Paduka Pooja by Chinmaya Mission Atlanta
1. Please join today Thursday May 7th evening (9.30 PM to 12.30 AM EST) and tomorrow Friday May 8th morning (8.30 AM to 11.30 AM) in the world wide Birth Day celebrations of Gurudev online. Details are below.
2. Again join us on Sunday May 10th afternoon in the Paduka Puja of Gurudev at 3.00 PM after the Balavihar to show our Kritajnata and offer our pranams. Details are below.
Virtual sessions: Chinmaya Mission Atlanta
Daily Live at Chinmaya Channel on YouTube. 7.30 am.
Online learning options also available. Contact: 678-615-7088
The Shri Sankara Jayanti Puja will be telecast live on Chinmaya Channel, right from the birth-room of Shri Adi Sankaracharya at Adi Sankara Nilayam.
When: Tuesday 28 April 2020
Time: 7.00-8.00 AM (IST)
There will also be various interesting online activities such as Chant Sankara, Draw Sankara, Write Sankara and Read Sankara which everyone can participate in. A further highlight is a unique programme organised by CVV called ‘Sankari Vākyārtha Sabhā’. This programme is a scholarly Sanskrit discussion-debate on the Sastras in the traditional style, presented by participants from universities across India, coming together for the first time.
For further information about participating in the programmes visit: https://
CHYK West and CM Publications is inviting YOU to join Booklight – an online, interactive satsang developed for CHYKs to interact with various Swamis and Sevaks of the Mission!
During this time of COVID-19, we want to stress the importance of keeping calm, proper hygiene, and continuing our spiritual path, and so we have extended our outreach to welcome ALL AGES to the Online Satsang, "Booklight", with our next session conducted by Swami Shivatmananda!
Please keep this schedule and take advantage of online satsang with our Swamis.
On the occasion of Sri Rama Navami falling on Thursday Apr 02, our volunteer priest will be doing the "Sri Rama Parivar Abhishekham" at 6.30 PM at Chinmaya Niketan . Due to the restriction of social gatherings, the "Abhishekham" will be streamed live through Chinmaya Mission Atlanta Facebook page. We will be sending more details about live streaming.
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I hope you all read the ... message ... “Living Gratefully in the time of CORONA virus”. How are you doing with the children at home? Consider this Indian Summer Holidays for your children, but with one exception, that they must stay home and not get out. How you handle this in a sane manner is left to your ingenuity. I recommend you set up a written day time table for children to do their school work, breaks, exercise, Yoga, games etc. Have a family time and do Bhajans, play games, watch a good TV program and cook with the children. Any innovative methods you come up with share them with your friends on whatsApp.
The present circumstances are temporary (even more temporary if we stay put), and when they are over, those of us who have used this time to create, mend, build, dream, clear, heal, will hit the pavement running and be ahead of all the others who may still have enough toilet paper, but have nothing to show for this enormous gift of time karuna bestowed.
If you want to practice yoga online, here is what our Yoga teacher Sainathan’s message.
Sunday 7 - 8.15 AM ET
Tuesday 6 - 6.30 AM ET
Thursday 6 - 6.30 AM ET
If you are new to yoga or have not attended classes with Sainathan in the past, Tuesday and Thursday classes will take sometime to catch up as the focus is to practice than to teach or correct. as he won't be able to see you to correct either. He generally does not recommend online classes unless you are familiar with what he teaches. Also, health conditions, age and ability to practice certain asanas matters as well. Here is what Sainathan would recommend: Start watching few classes, focus on warm-up, pranayama and slowly add more to the list. Once social gathering related conditions change, Sainathan will revert back to teaching Sunday AM classes at Chinmaya Niketan from 7.30 - 8.45 AM.
Contact: Sainathan Sivasubramanian sainathan@
If you want to have good scientific information regarding COVID19 please click on this link or go this podcast and listen to former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Moorthy and other specialists in the field of infectious diseases and clinical care sponsored by Hindu American Foundation. https://share.transistor.fm/s/
| Wish you all a wonderful peaceful week.
Teachers headed by Seema ji has come up with online ZOOM sessions for our Sunday spiritual classes.
Fear of the spread of Coronavirus, predominates conversations and is making headlines in the print as well as social media. News of countries shutting down their borders, the impact on businesses worldwide is causing concern across all cross-sections of society.
Against this background, I request you all to remain calm. To members of those centres that have had to suspend classes for a while, the advice is to please continue with your sadhana at home. Take advantage of any of the e-learning options that the Mission has to offer. There is no cause for panic, but please exercise caution and follow all the guidelines being put out by the governments of our respective countries.
In addition to all the physical measures being taken to eradicate the virus, we request members in Chinmaya Mission to daily chant – Hanuman Chalisa and Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah... for the good health of everyone and the restoration of world peace. It may not be understood by all, but prayers do have a mystical power of their own.
3/12/2020: Per our CMW President Swami Shantanandaji, in light of the focus of state, federal and local governments to limit the spread of COVID-19, all Centers have been asked to suspend all Bala Vihar sessions until further notice.
As for this Sunday Mar 15, Bala Vihar classes and Holi celebrations at Niketan have been cancelled. We will update you of the "Holi event' once the new date has been decided.
Our Niketan Bala Vihar Team is in the process of setting up an online Bala Vihar session. We will let you know once this is set up. Please look out for the emails and messages from the teachers for updates on online sessions.
Thank you for your patience as we work through this together.
3/10/2020: talks on Indian Knowledge Systems with Dean Dr. Gauri Mahulikar via CVV's sessions on Open Learning for All.
We are pleased to share with you the complete playlist of the talks webcast thus far. Click here to view the playlist. Please feel free to encourage others to register for the talks via the link - http://bit.ly/IKS-OLA
THE FOLLOWING ARE CANCELED:
* Masa Sivaratri Rudrabhishekham on Sunday Mar 22, 2020 @ 6.30 PM. There is an opportunity of sponsoring Rudrabhishekham for the monthly or yearly subscription at Niketan. If interested, please contact Kritivasan at firstname.lastname@example.org The sponsorship form is attached
* Sri Rama Navami celebrations at Niketan will be on Friday Apr 03,2020 with Sri Rama Parivar Thirumanjanam in the morning from 7.30 AM to 9.00 AM and Laghu Kalyanam in the evening from 7.00 PM to 9.00 PM followed by Arati & Mahaprasadam. There will be 51 families performing the Laghu Kalyanam. If interested please click link to register for the Laghu Kalyanam
The registration fee for the kalyanam is $51.00/family. All the puja samagri will be provided.
Also, please RSVP thru the evite link to help us plan better for the celebrations -
|"The Program for progress in yourself, as an individual, is called Spirituality" - Swami Chinmayananda