The Dharma Rising Programme is the main learning programme and primary development framework of Dharmica School which offers structured, high-quality, non-fee based education to children (and adults) who wish to develop a well-rounded, holistic understanding of Dharmic principles, knowledge, art forms, values, and practices associated with Dharmic culture and ideology.
The Student age group is typically between 6 to 16-year-olds but is open to adults also. The Programme is administered and facilitated by Dharmica School staff and supported by third-party organisations, academic faculties, volunteer teachers, coaches, professionals and various online learning resources and centres.
The Programme consists of eleven Development Paths, each with three progressive Stages from Foundation, Intermediate to Advanced.
- Yogic Engineering
The Dharma Rising development path for Physical & Spiritual Fitness
- Dharma Vidya
The Dharma Rising development path for Dharmic Shiksha & Samhita
- Geet-Vadya Performance
The Dharma Rising development path for Sangeet (Indian Classical Vocals & Instruments)
- Vedic Sciences
The Dharma Rising development path for Vedanta Philosophy & Metaphysics
- Kshatriya Dharma
The Dharma Rising development path for Combat Arts & Self-Defence
- Natya-Kala Artistry *
The Dharma Rising development path for 64 Performance Arts & Crafts
- Karma-Kriya Yoga *
The Dharma Rising development path for Self-less Service & Charity
- Laws of Dharma *
The Dharma Rising development path for Dharamshastras & Sutra Studies
- Ayurvedic Wellbeing *
The Dharma Rising development path for Health, Medicine & Nutrition
- Raja-Rashtra Dharma *
The Dharma Rising development path for Administration & Political Science
- Supramental Realisation *
The Dharma Rising development path for Consciousness & Absolute Reality
* Offered at Intermediate and Advanced stages. Some paths may be introduced accordingly to ability and age group. For the Foundation stage, all students begin with the first five development paths: Yogic Engineering, Dharma Vidya, Geet-Vadya Performance, Vedic Sciences, and Kshatriya Dharma.
The Programme follows a ‘learn-practice-demonstrate’ approach within a Gurukula-like educational system. All Dharmica School staff and teaching resources are volunteers and are not paid for their community services. Students are not asked to pay fees but are expected to follow the programme on an annual basis. See Term Schedule below.
NOTE: Learning of Indic languages (reading, writing and speaking), e.g. Sanskrit, Hindi, Gurmukhi, etc. is optional and dependant upon our teaching resources and the school’s schedule.
The Dharma Rising Programme aims to equip children of primary and secondary school age with the essence of Dharma, its core principles, and to develop and foster understanding to focus on personally experiencing the ‘Absolute Truth’ through daily living, practicing and observing of core Dharmic values.
The programme is not affinitised to any one particular Dharmic path, i.e Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, or Sikhism, and follow’s the Dharmica School strict principle of remaining agnostic to ‘religion’ classification. This is an important aspect of Dharmica School (and the programme), and often attracts questions seeking clarity, e.g. Is Dharmica School a ‘Hindu’ school? Are you aligned to a particular school or philosophy, What Dharmic texts and scriptures do you follow or teach?, etc. To gain a full perspective of the programme’s affiliation with various philosophies and Dharmic path, we welcome all enquiries. To contact our staff with any questions, click here.
Our Teaching Framework
- A Class consists of up to seven Students. There can be multiple classes
- A Class attend a lesson called Classwork (for each Development Path and Stage), e.g. Dharmic Vidya
- There are eleven Classworks in total with each one ranging between 30 minutes to 2 hours duration of school time
- A DSA (Dharmica School Administrator) is an adult who teaches and parts knowledge to a Student, and is responsible for leading and managing the Classwork
- A Tutorial is necessary for each Classwork. One Tutorial document is maintained per Development Path and Stage, e.g. Yogic Engineering, Foundation stage. The DSA for the Classwork is responsible for managing, developing and performing the Tutorial with the Class.
- The learning content of a Tutorial forms the components of a weekly/monthly Assignment and the annual Assessment.
This template is for DSAs who teach and part knowledge to Student classes at Dharmica School. Every DSA should follow the Tutorial structure and format – as below. NOTE: The Quiz can feature in the Tutorial and performed in class or be sent to Students using Google Classroom.
To learn more about the Dharma Rising programme, please contact Dharmica School.