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 CHETPET - 10.30 AM-12.00 noon Sri.K.Muralidhar - +919840099293
Sri.K.K.S.Kaimal - +919940385151
Adyar - 11.00 AM-12.00 noon H.H.Swami.Sureshananda
T.Nagar - 4.00-6.00 PM Sri.R.Thangamuthu - +919841043270
Tondiarpet - 10.30-11.30 AM Sri.M.K.Mittal - +919444058061
Sriperumbudur - 3.30-4.30 PM Brni.Bharathi Chaitanya - +917094991344
Perungudi - 9.00-10.00 AM Sri.Ramani/Sri.R.Dorairaj - +919500196373
Monday ANNANAGAR - 11.00 AM-12.00 noon Smt.J.K.Annapurna - +919840239090
- 11.15 AM-12.15 PM Smt.Harsha Murlidhar - +919840398078
- 6.00-7.00 PM Sri.Hemachandrudu - +919841186086
Tuesday Chetpet - 7.00-8.00 PM Smt.Santhosh Kumari Garg - +919381047742
Thiruvallur - 11.00 AM-1.00 PM Brni.Bharathi Chaitanya - +917094991344
- 2.00-3.30 PM
Annanagar - 6.00-7.00 PM Sri.Hemachandrudu - +919841186086
Wednesday Adyar - 7.00-8.00 PM Sri.K.Balachandran - +919444361106
Sri.R.Dorairaj - +919500196373
- 5.00-6.00 PM Sri.B.L.Rao/Smt.Jayashree Kannan - +919841816134
Kottur - 11.00 AM-12.00 noon Sri.K.Balachandran - +919444361106
Sri.R.Dorairaj - +919500196373
ANNANAGAR - 11.00 AM-12.00 noon Smt.J.K.Annapurna - +919840239090
Thursday Kottivakkam - 5.10-6.15 PM Sri.K.K.S.Kaimal - +919940385151
Sri.R.Dorairaj - +919500196373
Arumbakkam - 11.00-12.00 noon Smt.J.K.Annapurna - +919840239090
Annanagar - 5.15-6.15 PM Sri.Hemachandrudu - +919841186086
Friday Besant Nagar - 5.00-6.00 PM Prof.A.N.Rao - +919884145950
Sri.R.Dorairaj - +919500196373
Annangar - 7.00-8.00 PM Sri.Bhaskar Raman - +919999685388
Saturday R.A.Puram - 10.00AM-12.00 noon Sri.V.T.V.Sharma - +919884043570
Sri.R.Dorairaj - +919500196373
Koyambedu - 5.00-6.00 PM Sri.Hemachandrudu - +919841186086

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