Vedanta, the essential core of Hinduism, is the universal science of life relevant to all people of all backgrounds and faiths. Vedanta inspires seekers to understand their own faith better.
There’s something here for everyone in the family, to gain the wisdom of Vedanta and the practical means for spiritual growth and happiness!
Shishu Vihar is an assemblage of infants, toddlers and young and new mothers for early introduction to spiritual education. Classes follow a modern structure of play groups where children learn through song, stories, arts and crafts, appropriate to their age and development. For effective learning outcomes, several props, music and an extensive use of colors, shapes and forms are utilized.
Inspired by the vision of Vedanta, several small groups of seekers meet locally, on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, to study and analyze their selected text in detail through interactive discussions, deepening their understanding. They seek guidance from an Acharya as needed. Special classes dedicated to women (Devi) are also available.
Geared for Children going into Grades 1 through 8, the campers immerse in theme-based learning in fun-filled age-appropriate activities for the mind and body under the guidance of trained Vedanta Teachers and youth volunteers. Camps are held locally in Maryland and Virginia chapters and typically are 5 days a week for a four-week period.
Geeta Chanting Competition
The annual Geeta chanting competition will be held locally at all chapters and is open to children, youth and adults. Both Chinmaya Mission members and non-members of the greater Washington DC area (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) are invited to participate. Everyone is encouraged to register and participate in a category that suits them.
Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (CHYK)
Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (CHYK) is the global wing of Chinmaya Mission where youth learn to discover their true potential and achieve success. CHYK provides college students and young professionals a spiritual forum for the discussion, exploration and practice of Vedanta.