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( Teachings from Narada Bhakti Sutra )

Chinmaya mission Peoria invites all to Satsang with Brahmacharini Shubhani Chaitanya (from Chinmaya Mission New York). See flyer for full details.

Satsang TopicWho crosses Maya?
WhenMay 21st, May 22nd and May 23rd
Time6:30PM - 8:00PM
VenueChinmaya Mission Peoria,
5108 W Yoga Way, Peoria, IL 61615

All are welcome in person!

With Prem & Om
Chinmaya Hamsavāhini

Gita Competition - Round 2 (Local) Results

We successfully completed the Second round of Gita Competition for this academic year on April 23rd, 2023.

Results of Second Round Gita competition:

Prahladha (Preschool & KG)
Judges choice awards to the following participants for excellence and learning all Gita verses.

Ranit Kodak
Advesh Chingalwar

Nachiketa (1st & 2nd grades)
Virat Doddakula - 1st prize
Ovi Kodak - Judges Choice award

Markandeya (3rd & 4th grades)
Shivaa Iyer - 1st prize
Medha Doddakula - 2nd prize
Jashwanth Gaggara - 3rd prize

Upamanyu (5th & 6th grades)
Saathvik Bhima - 1st prize
Avyaktaa Nagulapalli - 2nd prize
Saanvi Sajja - 3rd prize

Shwethaketu (7th & 8th grades)
Advaitaa Nagulapalli - 1st prize
Medhansh Beeram - 2nd prize

Sudama (9th - 10th grades)
Not meeting the needed criteria for awards, judges did not declare any awards for Sudama class.

Vidura (11 - 12th grades)
Satvika Boyina - 1st prize

Adult Group
Lavanya Dommeti - 1st prize
Janaki Jayanty - 2nd prize
Sunita Tripathi - 3rd prize

30th Chinmaya Mahasamadhi Aradhana Camp 2023
In-person in Chicago

Hari Om! Salutations.

Did you miss the in-person MSC for the last three years? Did you miss in-person satsang with our Swamins & Brahmacharins? Did you miss the inspirational stories about our Pujya Gurudev shared by His devotees?

Our wait is over; this year the 30th Chinmaya Mahasamadhi Aradhana Camp is returning IN-PERSON at....CHICAGO!

Our love and gratitude for Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda binds us all together as One Chinmaya Family. The annual event which brings our Chinmaya family together to exclusively celebrate His life and legacy is our annual Chinmaya Mahasamadhi Aradhana Camp.

Our respected Swami Swaroopananda will be present in-person leading this 30th MSC along with Swami Shantananda, Swami Sharanananda, Swami Ishwarananda and Swami Aparajitananda who will be covering inspirational topics and planning activities for the entire family. There will be activities for children from pre-k through grade 8, high schoolers, young adults, and adults. There will be meditation, workshops, yoga, swaranjali, cultural programs and of course mouthwatering food. There will be opportunities to share in devotion and offer seva by participating in Bhiksha, Arati, and Puja.

We just can’t wait to meet again in-person and celebrate our Pujya Gurudev. Register today!

Click on the links below for more information and registration. Please register early and book your hotel rooms to ensure you don’t miss this inspirational Chinmaya Mission West event of 2023.

Our camp registration fee is inclusive of daily programs and activities and all meals starting with dinner on July 29- lunch on August 3, 2023. Children must be accompanied by at least one registered adult enrolled in camp. Each family must book their own overnight accommodations if needed. Special rates for accommodations have been arranged with Clarion Hotel (attached to camp venue) and Hilton Suites (1/4 mile from venue with free shuttle to venue). All details are available on our camp website link below.


Registraion link:

Chinmaya Annadātās Offer a Gift of Food and Nourishment

Harih Om! Dear Chinmaya families

Annadāta devotees of Chinmaya Hamsavāhini lovingly welcome families to a Sāttvika bhojanam.

Annapūrṇe sadāpūrṇe śaṃkara prāṇavallabhe
jñāna vairāgya sidhyarthaṃ bhikṣāṃ dehica pārvati

Salutations, Oh Mother Annapoorna! Nourish us with this gift of food, the alms of your loving Grace, so that we may attain Dispassion, and Spiritual Knowledge.

Sāttvika bhojanam: Bringing tranquility and purity to the mind.
A sāttvic meal is simple and healthy meal that nourishes and develops the body, mind, and intellect in keeping with the Scriptural teachings. To receive the Lord’s bountiful gift of food as Prasad and dedicate ourselves to His service is a most sacred Yajna. We invite you to participate in this sacred endeavor.

A Wholesome Sāttvic Bhojanam" will be offered every Sunday beginning February 5th, 2023, from 11:30 am-12:45 pm at Chinmaya Hamsavāhini.

We endeavor for our children and their families to connect with one another and take advantage of a delicious, nutritious lunch before proceeding to their afternoon activities.

Donation of $2/person is welcome.
***(Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis, until it lasts) ***

For questions and Annadātā sign up, please reach out to our Annadāta coordinators.

Lalitha Saraswathula @309-363-8055 or
Kavita Kallu @309-453-3592 or

Om Tat Sat
Chinmaya Hamsavāhini

CMP COVID-19 masking guidelines:

Based on the CDC and IDPH guidelines modified on Aug/11/2022, Peoria Community is at Medium risk level for COVID-19 transmission. Wearing a mask is optional for immunocompetent, asymptomatic individuals. Those who have known or suspected exposure to COVID-19 should wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days from their last exposure, regardless of vaccination status or history of prior infection. Immunocompromised individuals and those who are at risk for getting very sick with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

Please refer to this link for additional details at CDC website.

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

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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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