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
2nd & 4th Saturdays 7:30-9:00AM
|Devi Group||Meditation & Life||Subha Pathial
|Online Google hangout
|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
|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|
|Virtual Gurukula||With Vivekji, CM Niagara||Seema Nema & Radheka Godse||Sundays 8:00-9:00AM|
|Meditation||Guided Meditation||Ramesh Krishnamurthy
|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
|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
Second Saturdays 4:00-6:00PM
|Parayan||Sundarkand Parayan||Seema Nema
Last Saturdays 4:00-6:00PM