Guruvayurappan Temple of Brampton, Canada (GTOB’s) Winter Lecture Series

Listen to speakers from Chinmaya Mission and more talk on a variety of Vedantic topics. February – March 2023. On Zoom.

  1. Self Knowledge in the Bhagavad Gita. Feb 3rd, 8:35- 9:35 pm
  2. Connecting with the Divine. Feb10 8:00-9:00 pm
  3. Krishna, a Complete avatar. Feb17, 8:00-9:00 pm
  4. Krishna – The Universal Teacher. Feb24, 8:00-9:00pm
  5. Essence of Vedanta Chatusloki Bhagavatam. Mar3, 8:00-9:00 pm
  6. Concept of Life after death and principles of Sradha. Mar10,  8:00-9:00 pm
  7. Sakti: The Power of Life and Sadhana. Mar 17, 8:00-9:00pm
  8. Lord Guruvayurappan- Bhagavan, Bhakti & Bhaktas. Mar24, 8:00-9:00pm

A Special Pilgrimage to Sidhbari from the comfort of your home!

The sacred ceremony of the 9th Mastakabhishek of Shri Veer Hanuman was celebrated on 10 October 2022, at Sidhbari, Himachal Pradesh, India. To mark the 40th year of this once-in-five years celebration, the Chinmaya Archives team invites you on a special pilgrimage to Sidhbari. On this memorable journey, you are welcomed into the sanctity of Sidhbari to bow in awe of the magnificent Shri Hanuman and glimpse into the Mastakabhisheks of years past. You are invited to experience the inexplicable aura of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s Kutia, preserving His precious belongings, and to immerse yourself in His beloved abode. Chinmaya Archives welcomes you to this inspiring experience at: Sidhbari link

Link to the video launch: If you missed the live broadcast, you can still watch the entire program on YouTube here:

Highlights of the Sri Hanuman Mastakabhishek here:


15th Global CHYK Camp- Dec 18th to Dec 24th- Coimbatore, India

Over a course of 7 days, Swami Swaroopananda ji will take the youth (18-35 years) through an unforgettable journey of self-inquiry, contemplation and personal growth, through lessons from the Ramayana, delving deep into its episodes and characters and bringing them to life through his mastery of storytelling.

For enquiries please contact : 

For registration: Click here

Vedanta Daliy – Download the App now!

After the global success of Gita 365 and Upanisad Daily Apps, we now have a new App called “Vedanta Daily”. The App is intended for both beginners and advanced seekers of the knowledge of Vedanta. Complex concepts of Vedanta are presented using multimedia technology, and creative ways to make them easy to understand. The short messages that are derived from Pujya Gurudev’s Jnana Yajnas uplift, enlighten, and guide the seeker’s thoughts throughout the day, transforming each day. Please download the free App from App Store or Google Play Store.


Android :

Jnana Yajna with Swami Ishwarananda ji

Join us every evening to learn more about Vedanta and its value in ones life. Vedanta Chintanam is a practical guide to how we can live a life that is happy, fulfilled, and enlightened (virtual + in person). In the mornings (in person only) Swamiji will help us to understand the power and practice of meditation!

Attend in person at Chinmaya Shivalaya, 8832 The Gore Road, Brampton.

Register here to attend evening lectures online: To offer sponsorships, bhiksha or seva please contact Vinod (416.666.9141) or Vijaya (416.768.0250)

Family Hike in Vaughan on Sunday August 7th, 8:30-10:30am

Join us on a family hike allowing us the opportunity to disconnect from the hustle of reality and reconnect with the beauty of nature. We will be exploring some beautiful trails in Vaughan while enjoying the sounds of the Humber river and some other surprises along the way! Dogs (on a leash) are welcome to join on the hike. If you aren’t comfortable around dogs, no worries, we will send them up ahead. The hike is open to all ages, and don’t forget to pack some snacks as we will stop along the way.

Register (free) by Friday Aug 5: Register here

(exact meeting details etc. will be shared with registered families) For more information contact Pritee at 416-893-8490

Study on the Go at Your Pace With Svadhyaya Series!

Wish to explore the texts that our rich Indian culture has to offer? Try Svadhyaya Series! It is an online immersive text-based study programme which aims to fulfil Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s vision of bridging ‘the pundit and the public’. Svadhyaya Series features a host of online courses based on various texts belonging to Indian Knowledge Traditions (IKTs), especially Vedanta. The course material including video/audio discourses by expert teachers cover the prescribed text in depth. The student can cover the material at his/her own pace. Students can also test their knowledge by attempting the questionnaires at the end of each lesson!

For more info please Click here

Certificate in Hindu Chaplainacy

Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (University) is launching a Certificate in Hindu Chaplaincy program on January 19, 2022, starting with two online courses. The program lasts for 8 months, and will require about 8 hours/week of classes and field work. This will earn a Certificate with graduate credits recognized by the US Assn of Professional Chaplains. Members who have a strong spiritual foundation and wish to provide compassionate spiritual care are encouraged to take this online Hindu Chaplaincy Program. It will give the initial preparation to serve the community as Hindu Chaplains, or Spiritual Care Providers, in meaningful and versatile ways. Hindu Spiritual Care Providers will be able to serve the Hindu community in hospitals, universities, congregations, the military, speak at Interfaith events, and more.

Those with interest or questions may email to CMW at

CVV Certificate:

Video by Swami Swaroopanandaji:

Certificate Flyer:

Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth – The Crown Jewel of Chinmaya Mission

Puja Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda, was an enlightened master and a visionary. As part of His vision, Gurudev saw the need for a higher learning institution that integrated Indian knowledge systems with modern technology and educational approaches. In 2016, Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth (CVV) – the Chinmaya University, the crown jewel of Chinmaya Mission, was born. CVV is working to create values, share the vision of the Rsis, sculpt new leaders with knowledge of Indian heritage to selflessly serve society. This is the need of the hour. To support CVV, we will be joining the Mission’s global crowdfunding campaign. The Mission family will serve as Chinmaya Ambassadors and reach out to friends, colleagues, family members to help build awareness and raise funds for CVV. To learn more about the initiative, please see Pujya Swamiji, Swami Swaroopanandaji’s video.

We can, we must bring Gurudev’s vision to reality. Further details to follow.

Launch of ‘Guru Bhais’

On the blessed occasion of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s 28th Mahasamadhi day, Pujya Swami Swaroopananda released a wonderful new Chinmaya Archives module titled ‘Guru Bhais’. The link to the release is: When young Balakrishnan Menon joined Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh, he forged some strong bonds, made some long-lasting friends… Guru Bhais so to call them. One of his Guru Bhais is known by the world as Pujya Swami Chidananda Maharaj of Divine Life Society. Theirs was a divine connection; they were more like spiritual brothers, both disciples of Param Pujya Gurudev Swami Sivananda Maharaj.

To get an insight into the two great Masters and the deep bond they shared, view the module available at this link:

Sign up now: 3rd Online Guna Gaaun Main (G2M) Singing Competition

To cultivate love for the infinite is the ultimate dharma for all beings. For countless generations, Indian saints have used music as a means to free the heart to love without limit and to express the ecstasy and sweet agony of that supreme, divine love. G2M is a global, online, devotional singing competition meant to promote Indian music and spark this divine love in the hearts of all generations.

Registrations close: 21 August 2021

Further details:

Mahashivaratri Streamed live from Sandeepany, Mumbai

On 11 March 2021, Mahashivaratri Celebrations will be streamed LIVE on Chinmaya Channel from Jagadeeshwara Mandir, Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Mumbai. Connect to: To make an offering, contact: / +91-22-28035100 Don’t forget to tune in to Chinmaya Channel (YouTube) for talks in English by Pujya Swami Swaroopananda on Shiva Panchakshara Stotram, from 4 March to 9 March 2021 at 8:45 AM EST.

Hindi Vedanta Course in Sidhbari commencing May 2021

Dear All, Hari Om!

The Sandeepany Sadhanalayas or Vedanta Gurukulas of Chinmaya Mission are Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s greatest gift to the world. It is in their halls of learning that the transfer of the subtlest and most divine Knowledge takes place. The respect that Chinmaya Mission commands today is an expression of Pujya Gurudev’s vision and the work of the alumni from these institutions.

In keeping with this tradition of learning, Sandeepany Himalayas, Sidhbari, will inaugurate the 13th batch of the Vedanta Course in Hindi, on 8 May 2021, Pujya Gurudev’s Jayanti. Swami Avyayananda will be the Acharya of the Course. Over the years, the generous donations of well-wishers have enabled the legacy of the Vedanta Courses to grow in numbers and stature. Members can partake of the blessings of this rich heritage by contributing to the Rishi Putra Scheme. The sponsorship can be for the training of one or more brahmacharins, and part sponsorships are also welcome.

For all available seva options as part of the Rishi Putra Scheme, please contact:

Mona Malkani – General Manager Chinmaya Tapovan Ashram, Sidhbari

Mobile: +91 9899107730


The word ‘Sandeepany’ means ‘That which illumines’. May the Light of Knowledge continue to illumine, inspire and benefit innumerable seekers.

At His feet,


Residential 1-Year Vedanta Sadhaka Course for seekers 32-65 years

For those seekers wanting to delve deeper into the teachings of Vedanta, we are excited to announce our first Vedanta Sadhaka Course.

The primary objective of the course is to impart in-depth knowledge of Advaita Vedanta through the intensive study of the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and other important Vedantic texts and provide greater clarity on the spiritual path. Applications are welcome from those who are sincerely interested in the teachings of Vedanta and are eager to live the life of a sadhaka and are due Jun 30, 2021.

The Vedanta Sadhaka Course will be conducted at Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) in Adi Sankara Nilayam in Kerala, India, commencing on Vijayadashami next year (Oct. 15, 2021). The course will be conducted in English, with Swami Advayananda and Swami Sharadananda serving as the Resident Acharyas.

For more details regarding the course:

Contact: Br. Sudheer Chaitanya – (T: +91 974 682 4142) Smt. Sreelekshmi J (T: +91 920 771 1142)



Inspired reading at your fingertips!

Pujya Gurudev saw every opportunity to teach and spread far and wide this unsurpassed Knowledge through discourses and books, and now this tradition continues with a modern twist…e-books! There are over 70 titles available on iBooks (iTunes), Kindle (Amazon) and Playbooks (Google Play). Effortlessly carry this inspired reading wherever you are! Check out the collection!