STUDY GROUP

Chinmaya Study group involves five to fifteen people who meet at a mutually agreed time, place and day for about ninety minutes each week. The group studies and discusses scriptural texts according to a prescribed syllabus that offers the seeker a systematic exposure to Vedanta.

Study Groups began through the enthusiasm of thousands of sincere seekers who attended Swami Chinmayananda's talks and yajnas, and felt the need to continue regular scriptural studies. It was at the end of the 17th Jnana Yajna in Delhi (March 1956), where Swami Chinmayananda emphasized the necessity for meeting regularly with a definite study scheme. Interested persons were allocated a ‘Study Group’ at a location near their home. Each week, the group met to study the various scriptures of Vedanta together, in a methodical and systematic manner. The Chinmaya Movement emerged, grew, and expanded into a worldwide spiritual organisation of Vedantic teachings based on the strength of its Study Groups.

The focus of the Study Group is ‘shastra-chintan-pradhan’ i.e. the emphasis is on the study and logical reflection on the teachings of the scriptures. The aim is to gain Self-knowledge. To explain the importance of constant reflection, Swami Chinmayananda gave the example of a cup of coffee with a spoon of sugar at the bottom. Until and unless the sugar is stirred, the coffee remains bitter. Similarly, knowledge is only absorbed when it is properly stirred by the intellect. The role of the Study Group is to stir knowledge so that its sweetness becomes one with the personality.

Thus, Chinmaya Study Groups are for those who find it difficult to study on their own and need to connect with like-minded individuals to meet and discuss spiritual texts. The ideal group-size is eight to ten people. Members of the group support each other by sharing their study, knowledge, reflections and experiences of personal application. There are no particular requirements for joining a study group. All one needs is a desire for gaining Vedantic knowledge, and a certain commitment to be regular and sincere.


Classes

Days Details Contact
Venue Class Time
Sunday Adyar - 11.00 AM-12.00 noon H.H.Swami.Sureshananda -
Sunday Avadi - 5.00 - 6.00 PM Smt.Kamala - +919841414448
Sunday Annanagar - 4.00 - 5.00 PM Sri.Hemachandrudu - +919841186086
Sunday Perungudi - 9.00-10.00 AM Sri.Ramani/Sri.R.Dorairaj - +919500196373
Sunday Tondiarpet - 10.30-11.30 AM Sri.M.K.Mittal - +919444058061
Sunday CHETPET - 10.30 AM-12.00 noon Sri.K.Muralidhar, Sri.K.K.S.Kaimal - +919840099293, +919940385151
Sunday T.Nagar - 4.00-6.00 PM Sri.R.Thangamuthu - +919841043270
Sunday Sriperumbudur - 3.30-4.30 PM Brni.Bharathi Chaitanya - +917094991344
Monday ANNANAGAR - 6.00-7.00 PM Sri.Hemachandrudu - +919841186086
Monday ANNANAGAR - 11.00 AM-12.00 noon Smt.J.K.Annapurna - +919840239090
Monday ANNANAGAR - 11.15 AM-12.15 PM Smt.Harsha Murlidhar - +919840398078
Tuesday Thiruvallur - 2.00-3.30 PM Brni.Bharathi Chaitanya - +917094991344
Tuesday Chetpet - 7.00-8.00 PM Smt.Santhosh Kumari Garg - +919381047742
Tuesday Thiruvallur - 11.00 AM-1.00 PM Brni.Bharathi Chaitanya - +917094991344
Tuesday Annanagar - 6.00-7.00 PM Sri.Hemachandrudu - +919841186086
Wednesday Adyar - 7.00-8.00 PM Sri.K.Balachandran, Sri.R.Dorairaj - +919444361106, +919500196373
Wednesday ANNANAGAR - 11.00 AM-12.00 noon Smt.J.K.Annapurna - +919840239090
Wednesday Kottur - 11.00 AM-12.00 noon Sri.K.Balachandran, Sri.R.Dorairaj - +919444361106, +919500196373
Wednesday Adyar - 5.00-6.00 PM Sri.B.L.Rao/Smt.Jayashree Kannan - +919841816134
Thursday Kottivakkam - 5.10-6.15 PM Sri.K.K.S.Kaimal, Sri.R.Dorairaj - +919940385151, +919500196373
Thursday Arumbakkam - 11.00-12.00 noon Smt.J.K.Annapurna - +919840239090
Thursday Annanagar - 5.15-6.15 PM Sri.Hemachandrudu - +919841186086
Thursday Annanagar - 11:00AM - 12:00 Noon Smt. Kavitha Shroff - +919600163222
Thursday Madipakkam - 6.00 - 7.00 PM Janani - +919940249158
Friday Besant Nagar - 5.00-6.00 PM Prof.A.N.Rao, Sri.R.Dorairaj - +919884145950, +919500196373
Friday Annanagar - 7.00-8.00 PM Sri.Bhaskar Raman - +919999685388
Saturday R.A.Puram - 10.00AM-12.00 noon Sri.V.T.V.Sharma, Sri.R.Dorairaj - +919884043570, +919500196373
Saturday Koyambedu - 5.00-6.00 PM Sri.Hemachandrudu - +919841186086
Saturday Annanagar - 5.00 - 6.00 PM Smt.Ramalakshmi Duraisamy - +919790175965
Saturday Virugambakkam - 10.30 - 11.30 AM Smt.Shanthi Mulayath - +919840422544

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