Chinmaya Yuva Kendra Washington D.C.

Harnessing Youth Potential through Dynamic Spirituality

Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (CHYK) DC is a branch of the global youth wing of Chinmaya Mission. Our aim is to empower youth with the vision of Vedanta, values, and dynamism for success in all fields of life. The purpose of this group is so that like-minded young adult members interested in Vedanta and spirituality can come together to learn and study, discuss, serve, worship, contemplate, and enjoy being part of a community.

Young adults residing in or visiting Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland are all welcome. CHYK members (CHYKs) attend various weekly classes where they, as spiritual seekers, are guided to become aware of their potential through the study of Vedantic philosophy. CHYK also organizes and executes cultural, social, and spiritual programs for the larger community within Chinmaya Mission. Consider joining the DC Chapter of the Chinmaya Yuva Kendra today!

CHYK Registration for the 2023-2024 Academic Year is now open. Please register to be part of our activities and events!

Please note that there is a registration fee of $30 that will be requested from all registrants. All proceeds go to the CMWRC Foundation for sustainment. Thank you for your support!

CHYK Events

We have various opportunities for participation and engagement! See below for upcoming events:

  • CHYK DC & CHYSK DC Retreat 2023Dialogue with Dharma w/Vivekji and Shankarji
  • Chat and Chai with Swamiji
    • Bring your inquisitive mind with questions you may have about anything from spirituality to our various scriptures and history. Come to Kailas Nivas at Chinmayam to enjoy the satsang of Swami Dheeranandaji and fellow CHYKs.
    • When: Sundays 4pm – 6pm
    • Where: Chinmayam, 46 Norwood Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
  • Monthly Social Events
    • Check out our Calendar or Discord for upcoming socials!
  • Seva and Outreach Opportunities
    • Check out our Calendar or Discord for upcoming and ongoing seva and outreach opportunities

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