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Chinmaya Mission Chicago Weekly Activities




Sunday School ActivitiesSession I
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
(Sept 17th, 2017 - June 3rd, 2018)
Session II
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
(Sept 17th, 2017 - June 3rd, 2018)
Summer Combined Session
(Both Sessions meet combined)
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
(June 10th, 2018 - August 26th, 2018)
Bala Vihar / Yuva Kendra9:00 AM – 10:30 AM1:00 PM – 2:30 PM 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Guided Meditation8:45 AM – 9:00 AMNot Applicable9:15 AM – 9:30 AM
Bhagavad Gita  Discourse in English9:00 AM – 9:30 AM1:00 PM – 1:30 PM9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Study Groups for Adults9:30 AM – 10:30 AM1:30 PM – 2:30 PM10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Concluding Prayers & Aarati10:30 AM – 11:00 AM2:30 PM - 3:00 PM11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Prasadam / Lunch11:00 AM - 11:30 AM11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
* NOTE: On special occasions classes will meet as a combined session. Proper e-mail notification will be sent as well as our web site updated when that occurs.

Other Classes/Activities on Sundays:
8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
From 09/17/17
Vishnu Sahasranam (Location: Room next to the bookstore in the Shrine Building) -
Instructor: Mr. Venkat Palli - vsp410@gmail.com
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
From 09/17/17
Vishnu Sahasranam (Location: Aashram Attic Room) -
Instructor: Mr. Madhav Madaboosi - madaboosi@yahoo.com
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Stuti Vandana (Location: Badri Shrine) - (For revision & learning new). Please click here for Stuti Vandana web site (New)...
Please contact: Mrs. Suchi Achar - suchiram@hotmail.com or Phone: 630-236-3292
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Stuti Vandana Testing
Please contact: Mrs. Suchi Achar- suchiram@hotmail.com or Phone: 630-236-3292
11:05 AM - 11:45 AM
(Mrs. Sudha Gouthama)

11:45 AM - 12:25 PM
(Mrs. Sheela Shankar)
Gita Chanting Class (Location: Guruji's Room - Next to Book Store)

For Competition Schedule, please click here.

For Online Chanting practice, please click here.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Vedic Chanting (Location: Room #3, Aashram)
Schedule of Vedic chants each year is as follows:
September - November - Shanthi Mantra, Ganapati Praarthana, & Sri Suktam
December - February - Durga Suktam & Medha Suktam
March - May - Mantra Pushpam, Narayana Suktam & Purusha Suktam.
NOTE: All the above will be chanted on the last Sunday of every month. Previous and current participants are encouraged to attend the last Sunday chanting session."
NEW (All must register using online registration). Please click here to register your family., or please contact:
Mr. Shashi Narasimhan - laksharag@gmail.com or Phone: 630-542-7499
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
(September to May - Not offered in Summer)
Chinmaya Swaranjali Bhajan Group
Bhajans and Devotional Songs Taught by Mr. Raman Mahadevan & Mrs. Pavithra Anand
(Location: Badri Shrine)
Please click here for Swaranjali web site (New)...
The purpose of Chinmaya Swaranjali is to provide an avenue for the students of Chinmaya Mission, who are musically inclined, to learn bhajans and devotional songs, and perform both within Chinmaya Mission and local temples/organizations. Those who are interested in joining the choir as vocalists or musicians may please contact Mr. Raman Mahadevan or Mrs. Pavithra Anand.
Please contact:
Mr. Raman Mahadevan - ramdevan23@gmail.com or Phone: 630-904-1386
Mrs. Pavithra Anand pavithra.anand@gmail.com or Phone: 630-440-9258
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
(September to May - Not offered in Summer)
Rudram/chamakam Chanting
Rudram/chamakam coordinated by Mr. Ramesh Krishnan
(Location: TV Room in the Asharam (Last room past kitchen)
Sri Rudram, also known as Sri Rudraprasnah, is a hymn offered to the all pervading Brahman, designated as Rudra-Siva, present in auspicious, benign forms as well as terrible forms. It occurs in the Taittiriya Samhita of the Krsna Yajurveda in the 4th kanda (chapter), 5th prasna (topic) and it is considered as one of 108 Upanisads.
It is the only hymn of its kind in the religious literature of the entire world which focuses on the idea of God, not only associated with the ideas of pleasant and good, but also with the idea of dreadful and destructive; that God permeates everything in manifestation. A very intriguing aspect of God present in this wondrous hymn is that God is exists in the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly, the right and the wrong, the positive and the negative, the high and the low, the conceivable and the inconceivable.
It is said that where ever a devout reciter of the Rudram lives, be it in a village or town, that place will be free from disease, drought, thefts, and other ills. Kaivalya Upanishad also declares: "Whoever reads satarudriya becomes pure as fire, becomes pure as air".
Please contact:
Mr. Ramesh Krishnan - ramesh_krishnan20@yahoo.com or Phone: 630-898-9776
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
On Sundays - September 17th,2017 - April 29th,2018
Fees: $200/child or $300/family
Please click here for more details.

Math Enrichment Classes at Badri
Location: TBA
Grades 2-9 (child must be able to multiply)
Purpose: to develop mathematical reasoning ability by solving complex word problems
Those interested can sign up online:
click here to pay by CC only. For payment by cash/checks pay to one of the co-oridnators listed below directly.)

Please contact:
Chair & Advisor: Dr. Krish Revuluri
Mr. Ramu Adusumilli (ramu.adusumilli@gmail.com or Phone: 773-318-8824)
Mr. Abhijit Joshi (abhijit_joshi@yahoo.com or Phone: 312-296-1477)
Mr. Siva Ramamurthy (siva.ramamurthy@gmail.com or Phone: 630-258-2960)
Format: Students will solve problems from Illinois and Continental math League (national league) as well as participate in the Math counts.

Grades: 2 & 3 Teachers:
Sujala Joshi (email:Iamsujala@gmail.com or 630-920-3775
Srivani Potnuru (email:vanikonchada@yahoo.com or 630-670-3584

Grades: 4 & 5 Teachers:
Abhijit Joshi (email:Abhijit_joshi@yahoo.com or 312-296-1477
Ramu Adusumilli (email:Ramu.adusumilli@gmail.com or 773-318-8824

Grades: 6 & 7 Teachers:
Siva Ramamurthy (email:Siva.ramamurthy@gmail.com or 630-258-2960
Venkat Potnuru (email:Vpotnuru@gmail.com or 331-201-8814

Grades: 8 & 9 Teachers:
Ram Achar (email:Kmsrachar@gmail.com or 630-414-2393
Praveen Bharati (email:Sbpraveen@gmail.com or 630-447-0608



7:00 PM - 8:00 PMViveka Choodamani Discourse in English by Swamiji


10:00 AM - NoonDevi Group; (Meditation, Bhajan, Chanting, Discourses - Gita Chapter VI)


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
(From September 28th, 2017)
Kenopanishad - Weekly discourses by Ach. Dhiren Khatri. Please click here for details.


None Scheduled!


9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Yoga & Meditation(Location: Ashram Prayer Hall)
(Instructor: Mrs. Shila Sanghani, Ph No: 630-697-6763 or email:shilaom@gmail.com)
On Saturdays from 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Session II: January 13th, 2018 to April 21st, 2018 (no classes on March 24th, 2018 & March 31st, 2018)
Those interested can sign up online:
(Please click here to pay by CC only. For payment by cash/checks pay to the Instructor directly!)
Fees: $50/adult/session; $25/child/session.

If you have any question about schedule or any particular activity, please call (630)-654-3370