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Hariye Gati Poster

Mythili Dance Academy of Peoria proudly presents Sri. Prasanna Jeer, in a Bharata Natyam fundraiser presentation for Chinmaya Hamsavāhini.

'Hariyé Gati'

An Ode to Lord Vishnu and His Daśāvatāras**...

We invite special sponsorships from all, standing tall in support of our children's spiritual education. Please view the attached sponsorship form and reach out to us if interested to sponsor at any level.

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Hari Om, Salutations

Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda always emphasized the importance of reflection in sadhana, reading or listening alone was not enough according to Pujya Gurudev. ‘Read and Think About It’ were the Master’s words! Mananam books published by Chinmaya Mission West are Pujya Gurudev’s brainchild, dedicated to promoting the ageless wisdom of Vedānta, with an emphasis on the unity of all religions application in everyday life.

Mananam team under the guidance of Swami Ishwaranandaji is happy to provide an opportunity for such reflection through an online Book Club. All registrants will read the assigned Mananam Book, then discuss the articles that will provide an opportunity for loud Mananam.

All Swamis, Brahmacharis and sevaks are requested to promote the Mananam Book Club during discourses and study groups encouraging attendees to register for the Book Club. We also request each center to promote by posting the information with the link to their respective website. First Book Club is tentatively scheduled to begin in the third week of September. Title of the book is Egocentric to Ecocentric: From Conflict to Coexistence.

Please click the flier link for more information.

To Register:
To Subscribe for Mananam Books:
To Purchase Mananam Books:

In His Service
Aparna Devi Jujjavarapu
Executive Secretary, Chinmaya Mission West

Learn to Meditate

Harih Om!

Chinmaya Hamsavāhini is happy to announce the start of a new class *"Learn to Meditate"* on Saturdays from 10:00 - 11:00 am (starting March 13, 2021).

Meditation (Dhyanam) is a religious discipline and spiritual practice to invoke the grace of the Lord and live a life of joy, peace, harmony, and love. Whether one is looking for physical wellbeing, or emotional freedom or to improve relationships or learn the ways of the mind - meditation is an effortless practice that helps an individual at all levels. Ultimately practice of meditation is to discover that one's essential nature is free (free from all the sufferings, miseries, and challenges of day-to-day life) so one can enjoy the inner freedom that is always there.

We welcome and invite all to join Shri Venkateshji to learn all aspects of the practice of Meditation. Please come and enjoy practicing Meditation that has been passed on to us from our rishis/teachers.

We will be following IDPH guidelines of wearing masks, six feet social distancing (a temperature checking unit is made available for your convenience) to ensure safety for everyone.

Om Tat Sat

With Prem and Om
Chinmaya Hamsavāhini

The Holy Geeta - Book Study Group

Harih Om! Dear All,

With the blessings and divine grace of Bhagavan and Pujya Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda ji, we are happy to announce ' The Holy Geeta' book study group from March 22nd 2021. We are inviting you all to join this study group.

Book: The Holy Geeta by H.H. Swami Chinmayananda ji (See below for details on how to obtain a copy of this book)
Time: Every Monday 7:00 – 8:00 PM US Central Time starting March 22nd.
Location: Virtually via Zoom Conferencing Platform.
The book study would be under the able guidance of Sri Venkatesh Anandasayanam Ji and facilitated by Sri Rohinikumar Adivi.

The vision that Bhagavan Sri Krishna gave Arjuna via the Srimad Bhagavad Geeta, in its essence is the inner transformation of individuals through knowledge of Vedanta, spiritual practices and service to society, resulting in a happy world around them. To support this vision Chinmaya Mission Peoria, as part of the Chinmaya Mission Geeta Doota program is launching this book study group.

Please contact Vyjayanthi Adivi at to obtain Zoom Conference and for any additional information.

How to obtain a copy of book:
  1. Obtain a Hardbound paper copy, visit
  2. E-book for your E-Readers:

For Additional information and resources please visit

In HIS Seva,
Chinmaya Geeta Doota team, CMP
(Vyjayanthi Adivi, Jyotsna Muktevi, Rajeshwari Addepalli, Sreenivas Ravipati)

Griha Pravesha of Chinmaya Hamsavāhini

Hari OM!

Dear Chinmaya Families,
Thank you all for coming and participating in the Chinmaya Hamsavāhini Gṛha Praveśa ceremony on January 3, 2021. It was a successful journey for all of us that culminated as a milestone day with a special pooja that purified our new home and established the divine energy of Goddess Saraswathi throughout the premises. The divine grace, Pujya Gurudev’s blessings and support from all of you resulted in this excellent community accomplishment. Our sincere and heart-felt thanks for the continued support throughout this endeavor.

Please use the following links to watch a brief video on the Chinmaya Hamsavāhini Gṛha Praveśa ceremony and browse through the pictures.

Opening Ceremony Short Video:
Opening Ceremony Pictures:

We will continue to use our current On-line tools and approach for conducting Bala Vihar and related spiritual programs & events. We will continue to monitor, take appropriate action, and notify all concerned on when to start using our new home for in-person classes and programs based on the COVID-19 guidelines on the In-Person learning and assembly from the Illinois State Government.

In the meanwhile, we are open to requests for renting our facility for certain special needs such as conducting music/dance/arts classes for a small group of students provided they meet all COVID-19 learning framework guidelines issued by the Illinois State Government. Please send your request with all details for consideration to We will revert to the requestor in a timely manner. Thank you.

With prem and OM!
Chinmaya Hamsavāhini

Has the Bhagavad Geeta gone through YOU?

Single stop for all Bhagavad Geeta related material available in Chinmaya Mission!


The Sages Speak About Immortality

The latest Mananam issue, 'The Sages Speak About Immortality' is on its way. This issue will reach the subscribers before the end of Dec 2020.

Those who would like to subscribe can click the following link:
COVID19 Seva Gratitude


"What you have is His gift to you, and what you do with what you have is your gift to Him!" --Swami Chinmayananda

Chinmaya Mission West's humble offering to the society.
Video Messages from Swamins and Brahamacharins

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 find below messages from Swamins and Brahamacharins from various centers in North America.

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In Love, Rise Up And Up!

In true love or prema, there is identification with an entity that brings a lasting sense of happiness, contentment, and peace, without any anger, agitation, or frustration...


Gita 365 App - Free download on Google Play and Apple App Store

To: All Chinmaya Mission Centers

Hari Om!

Dear Chinmaya Family,

Chinmaya Mission Houston (CMH), inspired and led by Acarya Pujya Darshanaben Nanavaty, has developed an App "Gita 365".

Gita 365 virtually takes Pujya Gurudeva's teachings of Holy Gita to the seeker, through 3-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.

To introduce the Gita 365 App, CMH has also developed a trailer that explains the content, the navigation and downloading of the App.

We are extremely happy, and very indebted to Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda and Pujya Swami Swaroopananda for officially launching Gita 365 on October 4, 2019.

Below is the link to the YouTube video of the launch:

We want each of our members to download the App and listen to Pujya Gurudeva's teaching everyday. Also, please send this message to your family and friends so that they can benefit from Pujya Gurudeva's teachings of the Holy Gita.

App is available for free download on Google Play and Apple App Store.

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