STUDY GROUP

Mere listening will not add to your beauty. These ideas are to be reflected upon deeply and digested slowly. This process is hastened only when you discuss what you have studied with others. Study Groups constitute the heart of our Mission. The ideas, when discussed with others, not only become deeply rooted in you, but as they become clearer in your own understanding, they also inspire those who listen to you. Thus, each student, while trying to strengthen his own understanding, can become an instrument for the spread of this knowledge. This process is the dynamic study scheme followed in the Vedantic tradition. This is not a Chinmaya methodology; it is the most ancient Vedantic tradition of study.
- Swami Chinmayananda

Objective of Study Group

Developing an inquiring, reflective mind is the first objective of the Study Group

“The ideas we gather from books, contain, along with grains, a lot of chaff. To winnow it all and separate the grains from the chaff is discussion.
The ideas gained in independent study must be brought out in the open and discussed. In the breeze of discussions, in the wind of arguments, the chaff gets blown off and the true teachings, in their clear depths, become evident. This is discriminative-knowledge”
- Swami Chinmayananda

How do we engage in Study Groups?

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.

Weekly Classes

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

S. No. Name Contact Text Days Time Mode Medium
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
12 Smt Renuka 9442535111 Panchadesi Sundays 11.00-11.45am Skype English

Curriculum

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
Dhyanasvarupam 2 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
Sad-Darshanam 1 stanza

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
Kathopanishad 2 Mantras
Prashnopanishad 2 Mantras
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