With the blessings of H.H. Acharya Shri Mahashraman and under the guidance of Samanijis, JVB Houston Gyanshala for children opened its doors in the fall of 2006 and has been running successfully since then. Through the instruction of Jainism and Science of Living, Gyanshala strives to impart to its students, life skills for physical, mental and emotional health, a stress free and peaceful life, and spiritual bliss. It also strives to inculcate life values in children that help them grow into responsible adults, who respect and care for their fellow living beings and the environment, who tolerate other religious beliefs and have empathy for others.
Gyanshala is open to all children between the ages of 4 and 14 years who want to learn Non-violence, Jainism, Science of Living (Prayer, Yoga & Meditation) and the Hindi Language. Classes are taught by Samanijis, Volunteer teachers, parents and guest speakers. Classes typically begin in the month of September and run until the month of May. A graduation ceremony/Annual day of Gyanshala is generally held in the month of May.