"The future is not in the sun and moon and the stars; it is not in the planets. The future is the past modified in the present."

Swami Chinmayananda

Swami Chinmayananda, founder of Chinmaya Mission, taught the logic of spirituality, while emphasizing the balance of head and heart. Selfless work, study, and meditation are the cornerstones of spiritual practice, he said. Not satisfied with degrees in literature and law or other worldly aspirations, he pursued the spiritual path in the Himalayas under the guidance of Swami Sivananda and Swami Tapovanam.
He is credited with the renaissance of spiritual and cultural values in India and with awakening the rest of the world to the ageless wisdom of Advaitic Vedanta as expounded by Adi Sankaracharya. On 3 August 1993, in San Diego, USA, Swami Chinmayananda attained Mahasamadhi. He worked tirelessly to the very last moment and created an international spiritual revolution His legacy remains in the form of books, audio and video tapes, schools, and social service projects, Vedanta teachers whom he taught and inspired, and Chinmaya Mission centers around the world serving the spiritual and cultural needs of local communities.

Swami Tejomayananda

Born into a Maharashtrian family on June 30, 1950, in Madhya Pradesh, India, Sudhakar Kaitwade was not spiritually inclined as such. At the age of 20, a year away from getting his Master's degree in Physics, Sudhakar intended to pursue a teaching career.
Sudhakar's revolutionary change came about the day he was attracted to a large banner announcing Swami Chinmayananda's talks on Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 3. A couple of talks later, he was so thoroughly inspired that he sought the permission of his mother to join the Chinmaya Mission's residential Vedanta course at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya in Mumbai.
Upon completion of the Vedanta course in 1975, Sudhakar was initiated into the Chinmaya Mission's monastic order of acharyas (teachers) as Brahmachari Vivek Chaitanya. Over the years, he served as acharya at the Mission Centres in Bhopal, Kanpur, and Sidhabari. He conducted the first residential Vedanta course in Hindi at 'Sandeepany Himalayas' in Sidhabari.
On October 21, 1983, Swami Chinmayananda initiated him into sannyasa, bestowing upon him the name, Swami Tejomayananda. He was then appointed as acharya of the Sandeepany Sadhanalaya ashram in Mumbai, where he taught two consecutive residential Vedanta courses in English.
In 1989, Swami Tejomayananda was posted to Chinmaya Mission's U.S. Centre in San Jose, California, where he remained as acharya until 1993. After Pujya Gurudev attained Mahasamadhi he became the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide.
As the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide, Swami Tejomayananda-now known in the Mission as Pujya Guruji-has continuously and dynamically pursued his guru's grand spiritual and organizational vision. Progressive in thinking and precise in decision-making, he has inspired and executed many notable, innovative projects, including the Chinmaya International Residential School in Coimbatore, the Chinmaya Centre of World Understanding in New Delhi, the Chinmaya International Foundation near Cochin, the Chinmaya Heritage Centre in Chennai, the expansion of the Chinmaya Mission Hospital in Bangalore and the Chinmaya Vibhooti Vision Centre near Pune which is at present and still in progress.
In overseeing the Mission's global activities and projects, Swami Tejomayananda's tours around the world are extensive and continuous. Throughout his travels, he conducts jnana yajnas (3-7 day Vedanta lecture series) in different cities and various countries every week. His gentle manner, devotional heart, intellectual clarity, joyful wit, and open availability have earned him intergenerational appeal and endeared him to millions across the globe.

Swamini Samhidanada

Swamini Samhidanada identified Swami Chinmayananda as her spiritual guru from the younger age. She followed his teaching and joined Sandeepany Sadhanalaya for spiritual training. Here she got training on Vedanta and Sanyasa life.
After two years training she become Brahmacharini Namita Chaithanya and started to serve society according to the preaching of Swami Chinmayananda. She had started Vedanta classes for different age groups. Also conduct ‘Gyan Yagna’ on Upanishads and Bhagavat Gita, at various locations through out the country.She becomes main Acharya of Trivandrum Chinmaya Mission from 2003.
After 10 years of service as Brahmacharini she is blessed with ‘Sanyasa’. She received Dheeksha from present Paramacharya of Chinmaya Mission ‘Swami Thejomayanandji’and named as Swamini Samhidanadaji during the Sivarathri day of 2013.
She is conducting classes, Gyana Yagnas, camps; talk series, service to the weaker section and so on. Any one from any walk of life can contact her for any clarification on Vedanta and for any service which Chinmaya Mission intends to provide.


News & Events

  • 2017-04-18

    DATES - April 18th to May 8th 2017
    Yagna Highlights - Upanishad Chanting Class, Talks on Prakarana
    Granthas, Talks on the ten Principal Upanishads by eminent personalities, Bhajan Sandhya, Shankara Jayanti Celebration, Chinmaya Jayanti Celebration

  • 2017-04-06
    VAJRA 2017
    Teenager's Residential camp exclusively for boys

    8th standard and above
    Venue - Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kattakada
    Dates - April 6th to 10th, 2017
    Camp Highlights - Personality Unfoldment workshops, Meditation, Kalari, Games, Adventure, Festival Celebration, Outing, Bhajans, Interaction with eminent Faculties, Fun and lots more

  • 2017-04-06
    SHAKTI 2017
    Teenager's Residential camp exclusively for girls

    8th standard and above
    Venue - Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Attukal
    Dates - April 6th to 10th, 2017
    Camp Highlights - Personality Unfoldment workshops, Meditation, Kalari, Games, Adventure, Festival Celebration, Outing, Bhajans, Interaction with eminent Faculties, Fun and lots more

  • 2017-03-29
    Summer Kids Balavihar Camp

    Dates - 29th March to 2nd April
    Time - 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
    Venue - Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vazhuthacaud
    Eligibility - 4rth standard to 8th standard
    Camp Donation - Rs 250.00
    Camp Highlights - Personality Unfoldment sessions, Meditation, Yoga, Games, Adventure, Festival Celebration, Outing, Bhajans, Fun and lots more

  • 2016-12-08

    1. Monthly chyk half day camp – on every second Saturdays – in our Chinmaya Vidyalayas 2. Junior chyk study class – every first and third Saturdays – in chinmaya vidyalaya, vazhuthycaud 3. Senior chyk study class – every Saturdays – in chinmaya vidyalaya, vazhuthycaud 4. Chyk classes after school hours in all our chinmaya vidyalayas Contact number Chyk secretary – Prem

  • 2016-12-08
    List of Study Group which is going on at present in Kudappanakunnu Subcentre

    1, Every Sunday 9.30 am to 11am Balavihar Class at C.M. Center Kudapanakunnu 2. Every Thursday 6.30 pm to Vishnu Sahasranam detailed Study Group 3. Every Sunday 6.30 pm to Ramayanam Detailed Study Group 4. Every 4th Sunday \"Antaryogam\" by Brni. Darshika Chaitanya, Subject Tattvabotham from 9.30 am to 1.Pm. Address of the Mission Chinmaya Mission Sub-Center Thriveni Gardens, Pathiripally, Kudapanakunnu Thiruvananthapuram Cont.Mob.No. 9447304865

  • 2016-11-05
    New Books

    1.Tattvabodha 2.Quote for the day 3.In Indian culture...Why Do We 4.Our Children,Our future 5.Yours Forever 6.Bala Bhagavatam 7.Gems of Wisdom 8.Tell Me A Story

  • 2016-11-05
    New Postings of Acharyas

    Bramhachari: DHRUVA CHAITHANYA and Bramhacharini: DARSIKA CHAITHANYA

  • 2016-06-30
    Transfer of Acharya

    Transfer of Acharya swamini:SAMHITHANANDA to Thrichur Chinmaya Mission

  • 09.08.2015
    Bhagavad Gita class

    on Sunday 9 am to 12.30 pm at Chinmaya Mission, Vazhuthacaud. Chapter - KARMAYOGAM


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