New! Starting this week, see below for the ‘Health & Wellness Tip’ section by Amita Jain, certified yoga teacher
Monthly Shloka Class
Saturday April 8, 2017, 1-3pm

Meet in Kailas Niwas

Class will continue with Sri Lakshmi Astottara-Shata-Nama Stotram (also known as Sri Lakshmi Astottara Stotram). Make sure the printout is in the child’s binder.
Two Chances to Remember and Celebrate Hanuman at Chinmayam!
Monday April 10, 2017
Sri Hanuman Jayanti Celebration at Chinmayam!
One gets wisdom, strength, fame, courage, fearlessness, health, alertness and eloquence by remembering Hanuman! Come celebrate Hanuman Jayanti at Chinmayam!

Program Details:

6:30-7:00PM — Vadamala Offering
7:00-8:00 PM –Hanuman Chalisa, Bhajans
8:00 – 8:15 PM –Swamiji’s Message
8:15 – 8:30 PM — Aarati
8:30 – 9:00 PM — Maha Prasad & Dinner
For more information, contact —
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Hanuman Chalisa-thon!
Support our CHYKs and Chinmayam Students for a special EIGHT-hour nonstop chanting of the Hanuman Chalisa in alternating raagas! A unique celebration to share the joy of Hanuman Jayanti, in solidarity with other CHYK chapters across North America.
The program is open to all and will be followed by a special message from our Pujya Swami Dheerananda.
Live stream link:
For more info contact:
Sri Adi Shankara Jayanti Celebration @Chinmayam
Sunday April 30, 2017
Program: 6-7pm –Kuchipudi dance recital by Ashrita Keshav (from Chennai)

More details to follow, stay tuned!


Menu this week —
Saturday: Peas Pulav, Veg Kurma/Veg Curry, Curd Rice
Sunday: Peas Pulav, Veg Kurma/Veg Curry, Raita

Multiple slots OPEN for Saturday! If you have not signed up for Annapurna Seva to-date, please consider signing up!

Please sign up using the following links —

Please don’t forget to pack SPOONS/FORKS with your plates or lunch boxes previous night!
Donation Coupon — $1.00 per coupon
Annapurna Coorindators – Saturday – Sudha Chudamani
Sunday – Sashi/Sayee Srinivasan, Purnima/Suresh Bhogavilli

Questions/Suggestions, please contact

Health & Wellness Tip

It’s that time of year when sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes and runny noses are abound. With high pollen counts during Spring, many turn to medication looking for relief from nagging allergies. If you’re one of them, give the neti pot an honest try…you’ll be surprised with the results.

Jala Neti is the practice of cleansing the nostrils with saline water using a simple neti pot. It can be practiced daily by nearly anyone with no unhealthy side effects. You’ll experience clearer breathing and almost immediate relief from allergy symptoms, sinus, headache, snoring and more. It’s quick and easy to do, and once you get the hang of it, it’ll become part of your morning routine…keeping you free of sinus problems and medications. Click to learn How to practice Neti.

Author: Amita Jain. Amita is a certified yoga instructor teaching traditional Hatha Yoga and studying Ayurvedic medicine for over 20 years. She teaches a natural, holistic approach to healing, combining practices of Yoga and Ayurveda derived from the ancient Vedas.
Upcoming Events
Fundraising Goal: $600,000+
Update: $37,000 in sponsorships so far!!!!
Chinmayam Land Acquisition Project (LAP)

1. What is CM-LAP?

Chinmaya Mission Land Acquisition Project (CM-LAP) is our collective effort to acquire 17.81 acres of land adjacent to Chinmayam, our Chinmaya Mission center in Silver Spring, MD.

2. What is CM-LAP Fund Raiser on May 13th, 2017?

When we started CM-LAP, our projected cost was 1.5 Million Dollars. During the initial fund raising that started in June 2016, we received pledges from approximately 200 Chinmaya Mission families totaling $900,000. This left a gap of $600,000. To reach our goal, Swami Dheeranandaji suggested that we conduct a Music Yagna of its own sort, by one of the Bal Vihar student of Chinmayam Ashwin Balsubramaniam and his wife, Laxmi Chandrashekhar Balsubramaniam.

3. If I have not contributed yet to CM-LAP, can I contribute now?

Exactly right, we want you to consider your generous donations to CM-LAP fundraiser. Keeping the goal of $600,000 in mind, we have kept limited seats for $1000 pledge per seat, plenty of seats with $2000 pledge per seats. We have limited seats in the front row with $5000 pledge per seat. We are requesting donations to have our respected Acharyas attend the fund raiser and be seated in front row.

4. If I have contributed to CM-LAP last year, should I contribute more?

Exactly right, we are requesting your generous sponsorship to help us reach our goal. Please reach out to your family and friends to see if they would support our worthy cause.

5. If I can not contribute in the range being requested, can I still contribute to CM-LAP?

Exactly right, please contribute as we value each and every dollar that we receive with great respect and admiration. Your help will definitely help us to reach our goal.

6. Are there separate tickets for adults and children?

No, for this particular fund raising event, each seat is sponsored at suggested donation.

7. Who should I reach out to if I have further questions?

Please send an email to with all your questions or concerns regarding CM-LAP Fund Raiser on May 13th, 2017

Annual Memorial Day Camp
by Acharya Dr. Sadananda
Saturday May 27, 2017, 8:30-5pm
TOPIC: How to be Always Happy
Come learn in a day’s time the secret to permanent happiness!!!
Lunch and tea served!

Registration is required before May 20, 2017. Please get the Flyer to register or email. You can pre-register by

For more information, contact: Subbarao Kari : 703‐981‐1808, Raja Kirkire : 240-938-6024

2017 Summer Camp
Register TODAY!
Registration Closed for Grades 3, 4 & 5
When – June 26 – July 21, 2017
Theme – Swami Vivekananda, Arise! Awake!
More Information available here
Call for Summer Camp Volunteers!

We are looking for adult volunteers to help with all phases of running a successful summer camp – planning, preparation, registration, oversight of daily activities, etc. Any amount of time you can donate is appreciated. Summer Camp is enriching for children and adults alike! If you are interested, please contact Rema Piratla, Director of Summer Camp, at

Mark your Calendars!
Youth Camp @Chinmaya Somnath
with Swami Swaroopanandaji and Acharya Vivekji
July 24-28, 2017, 9-5pm
Camp is open to rising 9th graders to entering College Freshman
Accommodation will be provided for out of town attendees!
Please spread the word and mark your calendars.
More details coming soon! Stay tuned!
For questions, please email
Chinmaya Naada Bindu (CNB) is a residential gurukul for Indian Performing Arts dedicated to fostering classical music and dance forms of India through education, research and performance.
CNB will host their Monsoon Intensive Program here in Chinmayam, MD!
Program will be conducted by our very own Purvi Nanavaty!
WHEN: July 31- August 11, 2017, Final Performance August 12, 2017
Details to follow.
For more information, please contact Meena Sankar,, Pratima Jadhav,
From Other Chinmaya Centers…
“Life of I” workshop by Swami Ishwaranada
April 20-22, 2017
The workshop is based on the book, ‘The Life of ‘I’ – On the Sadhana Trail’ written by Swamiji himself. It details the discovery of the True Self that is made through the story of an agnostic who becomes an ardent seeker. Workshop will be interactive with group discussions and activities and will cover the four paths – Karma Yoga, Bhakthi Yoga, Dhyana Yoga and Jnana Yoga.
VENUE: Chinmaya Vrindavan, Cranbury, NJ
WHEN: Thursday, April 20 & Friday, April 21, 8.00pm to 9.30pm,
Saturday April 22, 8:30am-2:00pm
Even if you cannot attend all sessions, you can attend the Saturday (April 22) sessions, since the topics are fairly independent.
Light meals will be provided on all days!To Pre-register: click here
For More Information: Please contact Manikandan, or Pratima Jadhav,
Registration is Now Open!
For camp website, click here
To register, click here
For Venue website, click here
Unto Sri Gurudev !
Chinmayam Team