This is Chinmaya Mission’s newest creative device to ‘catch them young’; a forum for anyone aged below 6 years. Shishu Vihar is an assemblage of infants, toddlers and young and new parents for early introduction to spiritual education.
Bala Vihar is a weekly gathering of children, between the ages of five to thirteen years that takes place in Chinmaya Mission Centres or in private homes, under the supervision of trained teachers. The aim of Bala Vihar is to help children bloom, grow, and inculcate values through fun-filled activities. Bala Vihar enhances the overall development of the personality of a child at all levels — physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural and spiritual.
A platform where youngsters are chiseled to become dynamic leaders for tomorrow with a spiritual base and a national outlook through experiential learning of our ancient knowledge and wisdom.
Chinmaya Setukari serves as a bridge between the Yuva Kendra and mature age devotees of Chinmaya Mission, ‘building bonds’ between the young and the old in these fast-changing times.
Developing an inquiring, reflective mind is the first objective of the Study Group.
The objective of the Devi Group is to impart spiritual knowledge thus empowering women to disseminate the knowledge gathered to their family. Devi Group training enables women to equip themselves with the wherewithal to promote tradition with wisdom and understanding. They play an important role in raising the cultural standard in pockets of society becoming catalysts for family, community and societal transformation.
The Central Chinmaya Vanaprastha Sansthan (CCVS) is the senior citizens wing of Chinmaya Mission uniting people over sixty years of age. CCVS encourages senior citizens to pursue the final spiritual goal of life and shows them the means to achieve it. It assists and trains householders and near-retirees (vanaprasthis) to make a smoother and easier transition from life in grihasta ashram to life in vanaprastha ashram.
The musical wing of Chinmaya mission, aims at experiencing divinity through Bhajans. Swaranjali doesn't demand one to be a trained musician, all that is required is *'music from your heart'* and completely giving oneself to the Lord.
Swami Tapovan Maharaj was that pristine glacier of Self-knowledge through whom flowed the Ganga of Vedantic Wisdom of Swami Chinmayananda, the architect of the Chinmaya Movement.
Swami Chinmayananda was one of the 20th century's most world-renowned and revered exponents of Vedanta, the foundation of Hindu religion and culture.
Swami Tejomayananda is a living portrait of simplicity with depth, humility with courage, and wisdom with devotion. Always jovial, smiling, and welcoming, he is readily accessible and approachable to all who seek the knowledge of Vedanta from him.
"Fill the heart with the oil of love, place in it the wick of single-pointed mind. Light it with the knowledge of truth and remove the darkness of ignorance around you. Just as one lamp can light many lamps let each youth kindle this light in many hearts"
He is the Advisor of the All India Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (AICHYK) the global youth wing of Chinmaya Mission.
Brahmacharya Anand Chaitanya was a Business Programmer prior to being a full timer in Chinmaya Mission. Later, he has undergone the two year residential Vedanta Course in Sandeepany Sadhanayala, Mumbai and initiated as a monk to Chinmaya Mission.
Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Anna Nagar, was founded on 1st January 1989, under the able guidance of Swami Chinmayananda, with 11 students and four faculty members.
Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Taylors Road,the Vidyalaya marked its beginning with a meagre strength of 30 students at 13th Avenue Harrington Road, on 20th October 1968.
Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Virungambakkam, had its strong foundation laid by our Poojya Guruji H.H.Swami Tejomayananda, at Chittirai Street, Chinmaya Nagar Stage II, Chennai-92. Our Vidyalaya was given a benign beginning for the Higher Secondary in the Year 2002.
Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Tirupathi, a highly progressive school pledged to provide quality education with great emphasis on traditional values. We believe in moulding our students to be brave and courageous always, to face every experience in their life with a smile on their face.
Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Sri City, is a new chapter in the stream of Chinmaya Vidyalaya's run in Chennai. It was inaugurated on 20th June, 2011 by H.H.Swami Mitrananda. Located in Sri City which is an SEZ, FWTZ and DTZ, the school is located in a completely conducive environment for holistic education of a child.
Chinmaya Vidyalaya, VGN, is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education. With the ultimate prospective of being the channel of wholesome education to the students. The Chinmaya Vidyalayas stand unique in intertwining education with values and their by hitting at the ultimatum- VALUE BASED EDUCATION.
Developing an inquiring, reflective mind is the first objective of the Study Group
Chinmaya Study group involves five to fifteen people who meet at a mutually agreed time 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.
Due to the current pandemic, classes have shifted online and details are given below
Please contact the coordinators for more details +91 99403 51153 / +91 98404 22544
|1||Swamiji Sureshanand||Shanthi 9840422544||Narada Bhakti Sutra||Sundays||6-7pm||Skype||Tamil|
|2||Swamiji Sureshananda||Shanthi 9840422544||Essence of Upanishads||Wednesdays||6-7pm||Zoom||Tamil|
|3||Study Group Members||Shanthi 9840422544||Bhagavad Gita Relay Yagna - Chapter 18 every month on Gurudev Janma Nakshatra day||May 18th,2021||6-7pm||Skype||Tamil/English|
|4||Br.Bharathi Chaitanya||Shanthi 9840422544||Vivekachudamani||Every month First Monday / Thursday||11am-12.00 noon||Zoom||Tamil|
|5||Smt Shanthi Mulayath||Shanthi 9840422544||Vivekachudamani-Study Group Discussion||Every month 4th Saturday||11am-12.30 pm||Google Meet||Tamil/English|
|6||Smt.Shanthi Mulayath||Shanthi 9840422544||Atma Bodha||Saturdays||6.00am-7.15pm||Google Meet||Tamil/English|
|7||Sri Hemachandruduji||9841186086||Mandukya Upanishad||Mondays||7.00-8.00pm||Zoom||English|
|8||Smt Harsha Muralidhar||9840398078||Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 2||Fridays||6.00-7.00pm||Zoom||English|
|9||Sri Muralidharji||9840099293||Srimad Bhagavatham||Sundays||10.30-11.30am||Zoom||English|
|10||Smt Kamala Ganapathy||9176477467 Avadi||Vivekachudamani||All Days||5.00-6.00pm||Conference Call||English|
|11||Smt Kavita Shroff||9600163222||Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 13||Thursdays||4.00-5.00pm||Zoom||English|
The following study syllabus is for Chinmaya Study Groups. We recommend the Home Study Courses of Chinmaya International Foundation, namely, Foundation Vedanta Course, Advanced Vedanta Course, Bhagavad Gita Course to supplement the study group syllabus by Clicking here. Spiritual seekers wanting a more in-depth study of Vedanta are directed to attend any of Chinmaya Mission's various intensive, residential Vedanta courses.
|BASIC STUDY SYLLABUS|
|Study Texts||Daily Study|
|Kindle Life||10 pages|
|Bhaja Govindam||4 stanzas|
|Tattva Bodha||5 pages|
|Manah Shodhanam||2 stanzas|
|Atma Bodha||3 stanzas|
|Upadesha Sarah||2 stanzas|
|Narada Bhakti Sutra||5 sutras|
|Meditation & Life||1 chapter|
|The Holy Gita: Introduction, Ch.1-2||10 pages|
|Jnana Sarah||2 stanzas|
|Kena Upanishad||1 mantra|
|The Holy Gita: Ch. 3-6||3 stanzas|
|Kaivalya Upanishad||2 mantras|
|The Holy Gita: Ch. 7-9||3 stanzas|
|Ishavasya Upanishad||3 mantras|
|The Holy Gita: Ch. 10-12||3 stanzas|
|Bhakti Sudha||3 stanzas|
|The Holy Gita: Ch. 13-15||3 stanzas|
|Mundaka Upanishad||2 mantras|
|The Holy Gita: Ch. 16-18||3 stanzas|
|ADVANCED STUDY SYLLABUS|
|Study Texts||Daily Study|
|Yoga Vasishtha Sara Sangraha||1 stanza|
|Advaita Makaranda||2 stanzas|
|Aitareya Upanishad Mantras||3 Mantras|
|Dakshinamurti Stotram||2 stanzas|
|Taittiriya Upanishad||2 Mantras|
|Mandukya Upanishad||2 Mantras|
|SELF STUDY SYLLABUS|
|Study Texts||Daily Study|
|Vedanta through Letters||10 pages|
|We Must||10 pages|
|Sadhana Panchakam||1 stanza|
|Purusha Suktam||4 Mantras|
|Hymn to Badrinath||5 Stanzas|
|Vishnu Sahasranama||3 Pages|
|SELF STUDY CDs/DVDs|
|1||Bhagavad-gita by Swami Chinmayananda|
|2||Vivekachudamani by Swami Chinmayananda|