Bala Vihar Registraion

Announcements / Upcoming Events

Parent Information sessions

Recently, we conducted 2 parent information sessions on May 22nd and 23rd, 2021 to share the information / updates relating to Chinmaya Mission Peoria, including Bala Vihar and other class registrations for the year 2021-22. Please click here to view the presentation shared during these two virtual sessions.

Graduation Ceremony

The parents of graduating children cordially invites you all with family and friends to attend the Virtual Chinmaya Mission Bala Vihar graduation on May 23rd, 2021 from 9:15am-11am. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Please join using this link:


The new Mananam book titled 'Egocentric to Ecocentric' is released.

"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it!" - Robert Swan

It is we who are spoiling the world around us. When we talk of moral values and ethical principles, man thinks that he is losing his freedom to live as he likes. We live as we like but in the long run, we will find that we are disturbing nature's balance. Uncontrolled greed, utter selfishness, incapacity to sacrifice for the sake of others, these are the values that we are living by today in the name of secularism and materialism - Swami Chinmayananda

  • Thought provoking articles by well-known thinkers and writers
  • Definite plans of action to save our beloved earth
  • How to enhance Ecology awareness among youth?

This is one of the best books that you can give to youth during graduation!

Buy your copy online:

For mananam subscription:

Chinmaya Hamsavāhini open for small in person classes

Chinmaya Mission Peoria (CMP) is following local and state government COVID PHASE 4 guidelines set for K-12 grade students, teachers, and family members. We are now open for small in person classes while limiting the occupancy to 50 people or less at a time or to 50% of overall room capacity.

To help maintain safety of all devotees, we kindly request people to refrain from entering if feeling sick and if within 2 weeks of international travel. We further request all attendees to follow the underneath while in the facility:
  • Abide to six feet minimum distance from each other
  • Wear mask that completely covers the nose and mouth all the time
  • Wash hands and sanitize periodically

Thanking You

With Prem and Om
Chinmaya Mission Peoria

GeetaJnana-Yajna by PM Modiji

Sri Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda's 105th Jayanti

(Swami Swaroopanandaji's Message)

Hari Om!

Our beloved and most revered Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda's 105th Jayanti next month will be a celebration to remember!

I am delighted to share with you that Pujya Gurudev's 18-day video Geeta Jnana Yajna on Chapter 7, starting on 8 May 2021, will be inaugurated by none other than the honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modiji, with a video message. This is a matter of great pride and honour for the entire global Chinmaya Mission family. Together we must leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the teachings and glory of Pujya Gurudev reach far and wide, transforming lives by spreading maximum happiness. Please share these video announcements and the attached flyer with all our members, with the special request that each one must share it further with all their contacts.

Announcement in English:
Announcement in Hindi:

Together let's make this celebration grand and befitting. Om Bharata-Gauravaaya Namah!

At His Feet,
Swami Swaroopananda

Gita Competition - Round 2 (Local) Results

We successfully completed the second round of Gita Competition over Zoom for this academic year on April 17 and 18. Results are shown below.

Prahladha (Preschool & KG)
1st: Hari Dittakavi
Judges’ Choice: Divum Taneja
Nachiketa (Grades 1-2)
1st: Gauri Dittakavi
2nd: Akshara Hemita Gundala
3rd: Arjun Kankati & Dia Taneja
Sri Rama (Grades 3-4)
1st: Sanvi Sajja
2nd: Anvi Sajja & Chinmayee Tatavarthi
3rd: Avyaktaa Nagulapalli & Saanvi Bhima
Vyasa (Grades 5-6)
1st: Advaitaa Nagulapalli
2nd: Sai Aniketh Muktevi & Soumya Boyina
Sri Krishna (Grades 7-8)
1st: Sampreethi Muktevi
Vishwamitra/Chinmaya (Grades 9-12)
1st: Shreya Perumalla
2nd: Mahathi Adivi
3rd: Neha Varadabandi & Saatvika Boyina
Judges' Choice: Dhriti Mudigonda & Tejus Kanathur
Adult Group
1st: Swetha Polana

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:
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"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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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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