Inspired by Amma (Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi), the Academy of Arts and Spirituality (AAAS) promotes a spirit-based education drawing from Amma’s teachings on the importance of spiritual knowledge, culture and values premised on compassion and the interconnectedness and wholeness of life.
Our aim is to empower students to acquire, articulate and value the knowledge and skills that will help build noble and compassionate characteristics, and nurture value-based living that will benefit humankind.
Our mission is to provide a rich learning environment where students can excel in the conceptual understanding of the ancient knowledge of Sanatana Dharma and Amma’s teachings, and imbibe their learning in all facets of their personality (physical, mental, intellectual and aesthetic) and their actions.
Seek – Serve – Shine
– Seek Knowledge and Truth
– Serve with Compassion
– Shine with Love and Devotion
The school programme is based on the values, traditions, and spiritual educational practices drawn from the ancient knowledge of Sanatana Dharma and Amma’s teachings. The design of the school curriculum is largely guided by Amma’s existing Balakendra and Amrita Vidyalaya School programme.
Our programme objective is to make spiritual learning enjoyable and perceivable at an early age, as well as to provide an in-depth and broad knowledge of Sanatana Dharma, Hindu scriptures, the theory and practice of spiritual traditions such as Vedic chanting, devotional singing, basic Sanskrit language, and virtue-based living.
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The School Governance Board (SGB) is the governing body that is responsible for the strategic direction, and oversight of the school policy on operations, governance, financial management and performance.
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AAAS Public LIBRARY
The Public Library was established to support AAAS’ mission through providing learning and educational resources that promote the ancient knowledge of Sanatana Dharma and Spiritual teachings on selfless service, compassion, and humanitarian values. It envisions a space where deep learning, reflection on the scriptures and creative, artistic endeavours can be nurtured.
The Library holds a wide selection of books and electronic media including translations of Hindu religious text and sacred chants, Amma’s books and talks on spiritual/values-based living, resources on conscious living, spiritual well-being; and self-development, as well as books and educational material for children. The library’s resources are in several languages including English, Tamil, Hindi and Sanskrit.
Hours of Operation:
11am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 2pm Sunday.
The library is open to the public.
For access please contact: [email protected]
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CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES
The Amrita Academy of Arts and Spiritual is located at 842 Dandenong-Frankston Road, Carrum Downs, Victoria 3201.
TO HELP SUPPORT SCHOOL BUILDING AND LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT
MA Centre (Aust) Foundation has established the Amrita Academy of Arts and
Spirituality Building Fund and the Amrita Academy of Arts and Spirituality Public
Both the above mentioned funds are endorsed with tax deductible gift recipient
status and thus any proceeds over $2 are tax deductible (under section 30-100
(item 12.1.2 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
Donations to these funds will go towards construction of additional infrastructure
and ongoing maintenance of the school and library and library book stock
For information about enrolments, school fees, classes including Sanskrit classes and the library please contact: [email protected]
Some people doubt whether children should meditate and do japa at such a young age. The training and discipline which are given in youth will create a strong impression in the mind and play a great role in the building of character. Parents should take care not only to feed and fulfill the wishes of their children but also to discipline them, instilling faith and good culture.
We should tell children while they are very young that there is a power known as God who controls everything. If we teach a child to remember this divinity in all circumstances of life, that child will be able to keep his or her inner poise in every situation, whether it be victory or defeat. ” — Amma