There will be no Bala Vihar/Adult Study Group classes online on Sunday, May 24, 2020 due to Memorial Day Weekend.

 Corona Virus Advisory

  • In the context of current pandemic situation with COVID-19 virus, we are suspending all our activities at our Badri Center, through May 31, 2020. We shall re-evaluate the situation and inform all of you if any further extension of time will be needed, to resume our activities.
    This covers all activities Bala Vihar, Summer Youth camp, Study groups, Discourses, Bhajan programs & Religious activities and also programs such as ACT/SAT, Math Enrichment, Language Classes etc. They are all online now via Zoom.
    Please click here to see our online Zoom schedule.
    This decision is in keeping with the guidelines from CDC and local authorities and also instructions from Chinmaya Mission West.
  • Please click here to see our online schedule for May 2020.


Video Messages from Swamins and Brahamacharins

Under these uncertain times, we hope that these messages of hope and faith will be helpful to you. 

Please click here to view and listen to the messages from Swamins and Brahamacharins from various centers in North America.

In BalaVihar, children are taught the rich cultural heritage of India, using the medium of arts, crafts, drama, stories and discussion. 
Please click here to learn more / register.

Events & Activities

Virtual Satsang with Swamiji
and E-Study Group and E-Balavihar Group

Please click here to join the Virtual Satsanga via Zoom for all the Swamiji’s Discourses.
Please click here for the complete schedule of the Virtual Satsanga and also e-Study Group for all the Adult Study Groups.
NOTE:  Swamiji’s Tuesday’s VivekaChoodamani class is from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm (Temporary change from 7 pm for few weeks) as Swamiji has a conflict.

Kathopanishad lectures by Swami Tejomayananda

April 15, 2020 onwards (9am – 9.30am CDT) via Chinmaya channel.

Please click here to subscribe for Chinmaya Channel.


E-Balavihar Summer Camp

Jun 15 – Aug 15 | Mon – Fri | 10am – 12pm (CDT)
Yoga for all | 45 Satsangs on Mahabarata | Stotram & Vedic Chanting | Music | Bhajan Training | Arts & Crafts | Discussions & Workshops

Discourses on Mandukya Upanishad

Every Wed. 7 – 8.15 pm starting May 13.

Please click here to join the discourse.

Celebrate #ShankaraToChinmaya Jayanti with online #StotraYagna (April 28th - May 15th

#StotraYagna is our collective offering of stotras composed by Bhagavan Adi Shankaracharya in the form of our own personal chanting videos.

The videos can be submitted from Apr 28th to May 15th. The chanting videos have to be posted on social media tagging @ChinmayaMissionChicago.

Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for this program. All are welcome to submit. Open to Public.

Geeta Chanting

Bhagavad Gita chapters 1-18  audio by Swami Brahmanandaji

Chapter 18 – verses 59 – 78 audio
Chapter 18 -verses 40 – 58  audio
Chapter 18 pdf  –  verses 40-78

Sat. April 25, 2020, 1-4pm – Local Competition Postponed
Local competition (2) – Chapter 18, verses 59-78. 
Regional Competition Scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020 is canceled. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Sudha Goutama at 630-502-9341. 

Chinmaya Mission Graduation

June 2020

Seva Program to Support Covid-19

Badri seva team is launching the following four support areas. We need your support for these efforts through your work and donation:
Making or procuring the critical medical supplies which are in severe short-supply
Senior Seva
Unemployed/homeless support
Hospital support

Please click here to signup for any activity you can perform..
Please click here click here to donate for the above activities.  

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Mrs. Deepa Salem at 630-200-1134, Mr. Mahesh Chandramouli at 630-301-0795, Mrs. Sunitha Narayan at 630-518-6031, or Dr. Sudha Yalamanchi at 925-890-7284.

Gita 365: Chinmaya Mission Houston, has developed an App “Gita 365”. Gita 365 virtually takes Pujya Gurudeva Swami Chinmayananda’s teachings of Holy Gita to the seeker, through 2-4-minute multimedia segments, where Pujya Gurudeva uplifts, enlightens, and guides the seeker’s thoughts, transforming their day, one day at a time, 365 days a year. Below is the link to the Trailer of Gita 365:

Gita 365 Trailer  App is Available free in the App Store and Google Play store.Gita 365 LogoGita 365 Play Store linkGita 365 App Store link

Activities for Adults and Children

Math Enrichment Classes
Bhagavad Gita
Rudram/Chamakam chanting
Yoga Classes
Indian Language Classes
Festival Celebrations

Spiritual Retreats
Summer Camps
Swaranjali (bhajans)

Stuti Vandana
Vedic Chanting
Vishnu Sahasranamam

Summer Camps
Service Projects
ACT/SAT Training Classes