Adult Study Groups


Mere listening to my yajnas will not add to your beauty. These ideas are to be reflected deeply and digested slowly. This process is hastened only when you discuss what you have studied with others. Devi/Study Groups constitute the heart of our mission. The ideas gathered by you, when discussed with others, not only become deeply rooted in yourself, but as they become clearer in your own understanding, they also inspire those who listen to you. Thus, each student, while trying to strengthen his own understanding, can become an instrument for the spread of this knowledge. This process is the dynamic STUDY SCHEME followed in the Vedantic tradition. This is not a Chinmaya methodology, it is the most ancient Vedantic tradition of study.

Param Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

The most important follow-up measure of the Gnana Yagnas is the Study Group program. The basic concept of the Study Group is to study the scriptures by those who have curiosity/thirst to benefit from the perennial wisdom of the Rishis.

A group of 10-15 like minded people get together at a place, time and day mutually agreed upon for 60 or 90 minutes a week for a systematic study of the scriptural texts prescribed in the Study Group Scheme by Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda after testing its validity over several years. A few thousands of Study Groups function under the guidance of Chinmaya Mission Centers around the world.

Adult Study Groups & Group activities by Chinmaya Mission Portland

Here are the list of study groups conducted by Chinmaya Mission Portland, please feel free to join them. Apart from reading and discussing a proposed text, the study groups also watches DVD of Satsangs with Gurudev, Guruji and other Acharyas of Chinmaya Mission. Please make sure to check our calendar to see if there are any schedule changes.

Activity Curriculum Leads Place / Time
Rise & Shine Satsang Group One-off topics Relevant talks of Gurudev, Guruji & Pujya Swamiji
Local lead: Ganesh Krishnan
Chinmaya Haridwar
2nd & 4th Saturdays 7:30-9:00AM
Virtual Gurukula Vedanta in Bhagavata Vivekji, CM Niagara
Local lead: Seema Nema & Radheka Godse
Chinmaya Haridwar Sundays 8:00-9:00AM
Devi Group Meditation & Life Subha Pathial
Nivedita Bedre
Online Google hangout
Wednesdays 8-9PM
Study Group Self Unfoldment Kishore Pathial Chinmaya Haridwar Sundays 9:45-10:50AM
Study Group Bhaja Govindam Sanjay Bedre Chinmaya Haridwar Sundays 9:45-10:50AM
Study Group Self Unfoldment Srinivas Pandruvada Chinmaya Haridwar Sundays 9:45-10:50AM
Study Group Sadhana Panchakam Easwar Srinivasan Chinmaya Haridwar  Sundays 9:45-10:50AM
Study Group Bhagavad Gita Narendar Sahgal Chinmaya Haridwar  Sundays 9:45-10:50AM
Study Group for BV Teachers+ Atma Bodha Ramesh Krishnamurthy
Praveen Gopalakrishnan
Chinmaya Haridwar Sundays 11:00-Noon
Study Group Tattvabodha Ganesh Krishnan 16577 NW Canton Street, Portland, OR 97229 Wednesdays 6:30-7:30PM
Study Group Meditation & Life Rashmi Sahgal Wednesdays 7-8PM
Shravanam Group Bhagavata Saptah by Pujya Guruji Rashmi Sahgal Thursdays 10-11:30AM
Meditation Guided Meditation Ramesh Krishnamurthy
Praveen Gopalakrishnan
Chinmaya Haridwar Sundays 8:30-9:00AM
Yoga Yoga after Balavihar Narendar Sahgal Chinmaya Haridwar Sundays 11:00-Noon
Yoga & Meditation Yoga and Meditation Anirudh Modi Chinmaya Haridwar
Various timings
Bhajan Sandhya Bhajans at various member’s residences followed by pot luck Haritha Kajjam Various
First Saturdays 6:30-8:00PM
Chanting Vedic Chanting TK Ramchandar
Ramkumar
Chinmaya Haridwar
Second Saturdays 4:00-6:00PM
Parayan Sundarkand Parayan Seema Nema
Radheka Godse
Chinmaya Haridwar
Last Saturdays 4:00-6:00PM

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