Chinmaya Mission was formed by a group of devotees, in 1953 in India after Swami Chinmayananda’s first series of talks held in Madras, India. The purpose of Chinmaya Mission is to provide to individuals, from any background, the wisdom of Vedanta and practical means for spiritual growth and happiness, enabling them to become positive contributors to society.Read more
Under the guidance of His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda, devotees formed the nucleus of a spiritual renaissance movement that now encompasses a wide range of spiritual, educational, and charitable activities, ennobling the lives of thousands in India and worldwide. Presently headed by His Holiness Swami Tejomayananda, the Mission is administered by Central Chinmaya Mission Trust (CCMT) in Mumbai, India. Under Swami Tejomayananda's guidance, the Mission has continued mushrooming across the universe and stands today with over 300 centres worldwide.
"The cultured give happiness wherever they go; the uncultured, whenever they go!"
"The spirit of advaita is not to keep away from anything, but to keep in tune with everything"
"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket"
"To give love is true freedom; to demand love is pure slavery"
"Continuous change alone is the changeless law"
"Grief is the state of mind created by the absence of objects of one's liking"
"Man becomes high or low according to his deeds"
"In the darkness of ignorance, we attach ourselves to the unreal and fleeting world; in the light of Knowledge, we identify ourselves with the real and permanent."