30th Mahasamadhi Aradhana Camp (Chicago) : Jul 29 – Aug 3, 2023
Hari Om! Chinmaya Mission Chicago was blessed to host the 30th Anniversary Chinmaya Mahasamadhi Aradhana Family Camp 2023. It is that auspicious time of the year when hundreds of Chinmaya families from all across North America gather to celebrate the glory and vision of our beloved Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda.
Life Changers – Wisdom from Kathopanishad
by Swami Swaroopananda – Global Head, Chinmaya Mission (Insights into Kathopanishad and the Bhagavad Gita as reflected in the life of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda.)
Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 17 – Swami Shantananda, President Chinmaya Mission West
Morning Meditation, Afternoon Satsang with Q&A “Spirituality 101” – Swami Ishwarananda
Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (CHYK) program for college students and young professionals led by Swami Aparajitananda
Krishna Krishna Everywhere (for Bala Vihar children) led by Swami Sharanananda
Sampoorna Ramayana Saptah : Apr 22 – 29, 2023
Shri Ramcharitmanas, is an epic poem in the language of Awadhi, composed by the 16th-century Indian poet, Goswami Tulsidas (c.1532–1623). Ramcharitmanas literally means the lake of the deeds of Rama. It is a poetic retelling of Valmiki Ramayana also called the Tulsi Ramayan. This beautiful Ramcharitramanas covers Dharma, Knowledge and Devotion insights which can awaken our hearts and minds.
Over 7 days (a saptah), Swami Shantananda ji, the head of Chinmaya Mission West and a senior disciple of Pujya Swami Chinmayananda took us through this inspiring epic. Along with his discourses, we also had chanting, bhajans, puja and prasad. In addition, the special occasions of Rama’s birth, Rama-Sita wedding and Rama’s coronation were celebrated in a very grand manner.
- The Saptah started with a Pothi Puja, followed by a grand procession accompanied by traditional chenda melam, the percussion ensemble from Kerala.
- The discourse started with the narration of Narada’s story, which was the starting point for Lord Narayana to commit taking a human birth and appear as Lord Ram at the Kingdom of Ayodhya….
Swami Swaroopananda ji’s visit to Chinmaya Mission Chicago : Aug 23 – 28, 2022
An enlightening series of discourses on “Happiness, Peace and Love” by Swami Swaroopananda, Global Head, Chinmaya Mission was conducted at our Chinmaya Mission Chicago, Badri Center, Willowbrook, IL