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(All events at Chinmayam/Kailas Niwas unless otherwise specified)


 

Saturday-Sunday, June 7-8, 2008 Bala Vihar Annual Day by Session

Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 11:30 AM to 4 PM, Chinmaya Vibhooti Fundraising Project. Authentic Indian food, snacks, grilled corn, beverages, cotton candy, henna and much much more. Sponsors are welcome. Sign up for volunteering. Contact Emani Reddy 443-416-4352, Varma Nadimpalli 240-421-1560 or Nagesh Gaddamsetty 703-867-1200

 

Sunday, June 1, 2008 12:00 PM - Language Annual Day; 5:00 PM - Performing Arts Annual Day

Saturday-Sunday May 24-25, 2008 Memorial Day Camp -  Sadvidya of Chandogya Upanishad by Sri Dr. K. Sadananda. All objective knowledge appears to be exhaustive; the more one learns the more ignorant one becomes.  He discovers that what he does not know is more than what he knows, in any field of knowledge.  It is only the Upanishad teacher makes a daring declaration that by knowing one thing you will know everything that need to be known – Eka vijnAnEna sarva vijnAnam bhavati. Chandogya Upanishad 6th Chapter on Sadvidya  focuses exclusively on this statement, analyzing exhaustively and logically how knowing the one (Self),  you can know everything – tat tvam asi.  It is an ideal chapter with an emphasis on the mahAvakya tomake it easier for the student to understand. We will explore how the knowledge of the Self is the ultimate knowledge to know everything that is needed to be known. For details contact Raja Kirkire 301-774-1022.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 3 PM CMWRC Graduation Ceremony

Saturday, April 19, 5:00PM at Chinmayam, Silver Spring, MD

Saturday, May 17, 5:00PM, Virginia, Venu to be announced

Sri Satyanarayana Swami Vratham (on an auspicious full moon day)

* Dinner followed by Puja and  Baby sitting Provided.

* Special seating for sponsors.

* Please arrive early  by 4:30pm,  Puja starts promptly at 5:00pm.

 *Priest team lead by Priest Krishnamurthy garu.

 

Saturday May 3, 2008 - Chinmaya Jayanti Seva Day - click here for Event Pictures

Sunday May 4, 2008- 10:00 AM Geeta chanting

May 4, Sunday at 4 p.m. : Ganesh Puja and signing ceremony by Swamiji of the contract for the purchase of property in Virginia at  Gomathi Nagaraj’s house. 

Sunday May 4, 2008, 5:00 PM Chinmaya Jayanti Celebration Kambodhi by  NADATARANGINI and CHINMAYA MISSION.  “An Evening with the raga- melody Kambodhi ”with Harikambodhi, Yadhukula Kambodhi, Shiva Kambodhi & Chenchu Kambodhi. Artists - M. S. Sheela – Vocal; Smt. Sandhya Srinath – Violin; Sri. Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma – Mridanga; For information, contact: A. R. Char at 301-570-3609 or ar.char@verizon.net Chandrika Sriram at 301-774-1170,   FREE ADMISSION

ALL ARE WELCOME

Saturday, April 26, 2008 - National & Global Youth Volunteer Day -  CMWRC will participate on this day of National volunteerism and an excellent opportunity to get volunteer hours and at the same time do seva to our community. Parents and children are encouraged to participate. Donations for purchase of mulch and plants will be matched by the mission. Please participate in this fun filled activity with your friends and family.  Please watch out for flyer and details. Contact youthseva@chinmayadc.org for details. Pictures

Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Hanuman Jayanti - Offering vada mala, hanuman stavanam, Hanuman Ashtotharashatha Namavali, Hanuman Chalisa and Bhajans. Mahaprasad at 7:30 PM. Come join your Chinmaya family in this evening. Devotees who plan to attend the program and/or offer vada mala, please call Sree Kumar at 301-926-0038 or email kskumar108@hotmail.com.  and confirm your attendance, which will help the food coordination to plan for the mahaprasad.

 

March 21, 2008: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM and March 22-23, 2008: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM  - Weekend Spiritual Camp on

KAIVALYA UPANISHAD (Flight to Freedom) by Swami Ishwarananda at Arcola Community Center, 24328 Goshen Road, Aldie, VA (Venue of Chinmaya Mission Dulles Center). Kaivalya Upanishad, from the Atharvana Veda, combines the best of philosophy (Brahma Vidya) as well as practical guidance for Sadhana (spiritual practice). Lord Brahma, the Creator himself is the teacher, the disciple is Asvalayana, the great teacher of Rig Veda. Kaivalya reveals the entire picture of evolution of man.

 

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - Mahashivaratri - 5AM-7AM and 5PM-7PM, Shiva Manasa Puja

7:00 PM  Lord Jagadeeshwara Puja

8:00 PM  Maha Prasad

8:30 PM Bhajans by Bala Vihar Children - 9:30 PM Bhajans 

10:30 PM Bhajans and Naama Japa led by Chandresh,  Hema, Anand & Group

11:55 PM Conch blowing, silence and MAHA ARATI. For further information contact Chandrika Sriram (301) 774-1170 or Urvi Mehta (301) 263-2954

 

Tuesday, January 1, 2008 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - New Year Celebrations. -----------------
Program will include - Ganesha Puja Chinmaya Ashtottara-Shata Naamaavali Puja (108 Names of Gurudev); Vishnu Sahasra Naamaavali Puja
(1000 Names of Mahaa Vishnu); Mahaalakshmi Ashtottara-Shata Naamaavali Puja (108 Names of Mahaa Lakshmi); followed by Prasad If you can help with a dish for the Prasad, please contact Meera Kirkire at 301-774-1022 or meerakirkire@yahoo.com Let us collectively invoke the grace of the Lord, Shri Gurudev and all our Acharyas on this New Year Day.

 

Saturday December 8, 2007 - The Joy of Giving - Keynote address at our Annual Banquet by Acharya Sumati Chaitanya. This is onne of the popular major events of the Mission. It will be held at  at the University of Maryland Marriott Conference Inn. Acharya Sumati Chaitanya  is a great speaker, wonderful kawwali style bhajan singer.

Please mark your calendars now. For details contact email  banquet@chinmayadc.org, or call Chandrika Sriram       301 774-1170;  Vijay  Kareddy 301 762-1061; Ramesh Golla 703-793-4840; Nagesh Gadamsetty 703-503-9525 or  Sukanya Sathya   301-694-5010. Click here for flyer

December 23-30, 2007 - Spiritual Discourses by Sumatiji at CM-Dulles. Click here for flyer

Saturday, Dec 1, 2007 6:30 PM - An evening of traditional Kuchipudi masterpieces in a dance performance by Vanaja Dasika Senior disciple of Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam and Deepika, Savita and Jyotsna Potarazu.  For information, contact - Jyotsna Potarazu:  301-299-0992. jpotarazu@erols.com

Saturday, November 3, 2007 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Ayanam - CMWRC Celebrates Diwali. West Potomac High School, Alexandria, VA. Enjoy the festival of lights with the innovative them of Shri Rama's journey through the Greater Washington Region. Rangoli Competition for Bala Vihar children, Dinner at 7:00 PM.

September 8-9, 2007: Bala Vihar Open House - Ganesh Puja, first day of classes

Saturday 10:00 AM (Session I), Sunday 10:00 AM (Session II); Sunday, 1:30 PM (Session III)

September 15-16, 2007 - Language Orientation and Open House

Saturday 8:45 AM (Session I), Sunday 8:45 AM (Session II); Sunday 12:00 PM (Session III)

Hindi (Sat, Sun), Sanskrit (Sat), Telugu (Sat, Sun), Tamil (Sat)

September 16, 2007: 12:00 PM Performing Arts Open House

Bala Vihar Class Assignments will be sent August 15-31, 2007

 

Summer Camp Times: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM  

Locations:

VIRGINIA - June 25 to July 20, 2007 Pinecrest School, 7209 Quiet Cove, Annandale, Virginia 22003.

Registrations closed for all groups

MARYLAND - July 23 to August 17, 2007 - Chinmaya Mission, 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Registrations closed for all groups.

RICHMOND -   July 23, 2007 through August 17, 2007,  Vision Learning Center at Grove Park Square, 11537 – B Nuckols Rd. Glen Allen, VA 23059

August 18-19, 2007:  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Yoga Weekend at Chinmayam

Fun filled yoga weekend for newbees and those wanting to learn more. Includes postures, breathing exercises, meditation and science of Yoga for physical and mental health. Contact Anjali Kumar 301-926-0038.

 

August 3, 2007:  Friday,7:00 PM to 8:45 PM Sadhana Day (Sri Gurudev’s Maha Samadhi Day)

PLEASE JOIN IN THIS AUSPICIOUS DAY POOJA. Program as follows:

7:00 PM   Invocation, Guru Paduka Pooja; 7:45 PM   Veda Parayanam; 8:15 PM   DVD on Sri Gurudev’s talk; 8:30 PM   Guided Meditation; 8:45 PM   Chinmaya Arathi followed by prasad distribution.

Devotees who wish to bring flowers for the Paduka Pooja  please bring them by 6.45 PM. For more information contact Chandrika Sriram  or Srikumar Gopalakrishna

 

July 2-6, 2007: Chinmaya YOUTH Camp  for Grades 8-12 (Tapovanam & Chinmayam Students) Conducted by  Swami Prakashananda, CM Trinidad & Tobago. Contact:  Meera Ravichandran (301-279-0434) or ravi5211@yahoo.com or Anjali Kumar (301-926-0038) or anjkumar@yahoo.com. "Youth is a stage in human development when the personality is bursting with energy, enthusiasm and dynamism. Youth is also a phase in life when receptivity and retentiveness are at the optimum." – Swami Chinmayananda

 

Saturday June 16, 2007: 5:00 pm Mayavaram Sisters (Smt.Uma and Smt.Gita) and Chinmaya Mission celebrate Fathers Day with A Grand Carnatic Classical Vocal Music Concert. Accompanied by Kumari Sudha R.S. Iyer – Violin; Kumari Rajna Swaminathan – Mrudangam. Admission: Free

 

June 3, 2007: 12:00 PM Language Annual Day ALL Sessions

June 9-10, 2007: Annual Performance by Session

June 9, 2007: Springfield Chapter Bala Vihar Annual Performance - details coming soon!

June 2, 2007: 1:00 PM Performing Arts Annual Day -   Our talented and dedicated teachers have been imparting the joy of various cultural arts for the whole year.  All are welcome to join in cheering the presentations.   They will include Carnatic Music, Violin, Garba raas, Bhangra, Dandiya raas and Bhajans.  We will conclude with Garba and Dandiya raas with all the attending families in the Chinmayam hall followed by refreshments.  For further inquiries, contact Vandana Bapna at (410) 828-6899 or 108vandana@gmail .com.

March 24, 2007 5:00 PM Chinmayam Talent Show -

April 21-22, 2007 Bala Vihar Annual Performance by Session - 10 AM Sat, Sun, 1:30 PM Sun

April 21, 2007: Bala Vihar Participate in National Youth Volunteer Day - see below.

May 13, 2007: 4:00 PM Tabla Annual Day

 

 

May 26 and 27, 2007; 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.  Advaita Makaranda by Dr. K. Sadananda.  This Spiritual Day-Camp during the Memorial Day Weekend is based on one of the most beautiful texts on Vedanta sastra. It is a work of Sri Lakshmidhara Kavi. The poet in this short treatise of just 28 verses has brought out the nectar of Upanishad mantras. He establishes through reason and logic the identity of individual self with the universal self. He tries to remove the doubts that arise     in our minds regarding the nature of Reality. Dr. Sadananda is one of the founding members of CMWRC. He has been the spiritual guide and teacher of the Northern Virginia Chapter of Chinmaya Mission for over ten years. See flyer for details or email camp@chinmayadc.org.

Saturday, May 19, 2007 3:00 PM: Chinmayam Graduation.

Saturday April 21, 2006: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Bala Vihar participates in National Youth Seva day. Our seva to our community. There will be regular Bala Vihar Classes, Saturday students can join after BV Classes. Coordinator: Email  Dr. V. Sreenivas or call 301-879-0911. Earn volunteer hours and enjoy the spring with your friends. Project: Outdoor Environmental Site Clean-up and Beautification Location:  DC Department of Parks and Recreation,  Takoma Community Center, 300 Van Buren Street, NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 576-7114. See details and pictures from last year's event on Youth Seva Page.

Saturday April 28, 2007, 4:00 PM - Ramjhi’s Issai Mazhalai presented by Chinmaya Mission and Rhythm Fantasies presents  - Talented young Musicians from Chennai, India . Vidya Kalyanaraman (vocal); K. Dharini (vocal); Bharath Sundar (vocal); Parur Ananthakrishnan (violin), Sudha Iyer (violin) and Rajna Swaminathan (mrudangam) Admission:  Free.

Saturday May 5, 2007 Gurudev Jayanti - Seva Day.

Plan to spend entire day in the Mission. The program will start at 10:00 with Puja, Please bring flowers and fruits for the Puja. Lunch at 11:30 AM - Please sign up for making a dish. SEVA there after -  We need many Sevaks young and old who will be willing to help clean up Kailas Niwas, Chinmayam and spruce up the parking lot. FREE Ice cream at 3:00 PM for all. Tea, snack and clean up between 4:00 –5:00 Concert at 5:00 PM. Girls and Boys dressing rooms will be available to freshen up before the Concert. Don't forget to bring change of clothes. Nadatarangini and CM wil present a concert GANGA – KAVERI SWARA LAYA SAMMILANA,  Flute Bansuri Fusion accompanied by Mrudangam and Tabla. Festive catered Dinner to all  Hope to see you all. Hari OM!

 

Sunday May 6, 2007, 9:00 AM Gita Chanting 2007 Competition,

REGISTRATION: Each participant must register for the competition by submitting the Registration Form along with the Registration fees of $25 (by cash or a check made payable to CMWRC. Registration Forms should be submitted to the Gita Chanting coordinator for your session.

 

April 8, 2007:   One Day Spiritual Camp 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM By Swami Ishwarananda on Maneesha Panchakam CMWRC-Dulles Center.  

April 9-15, 2007 JNANA YAGNA, Morning and Evening Talks by Swami Ishwarananda at Chinmayam
Amrita Bindu Upanishad in the Morning  (mind alone is the cause of bondage and liberation - let us hear about the ways and means  to purify the mind)
Bhagavad Gita Ch 9 in the Evening (He who is capable of tuning himself to the whole becomes free from all the limitations of finite existence. Unravel the science of self perfections).
Click on the titles for the flyers.
Tuesday April 10- Saturday April 14th
7:00 - 8:10 A.M.  - Amrita Bindu Upanishad
8.10 - 8.30 A.M.  GUIDED MEDITATION
Monday, April 9th through Sunday April 15th
7:00 - 8:30 P.M.  - Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9

 

April 2, 2007: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Hanuman Jayanti: Sri Hanuman Puja, Offering vada mala, Hanumat Stavanam,

Hanuman Ashtotharashatha Namavali, Hanuman Chalisa, Bhajan ; Swami Dheerananda message; Aarathi & Mangala Stotram, Maha Prasad. Devotees who plan to attend the program and/or offer vada mala, please call Sree Kumar

(301-926-0038) or and confirm your attendance, which will help the food coordinator to plan for the maha Prasad.

 

March 10, 2007: Sri Tyagaraja & Sri Purandara Dasa Aradhana by CM Frederick Music Class.

at the Grace United Church of Christ, 25 E 2nd  Street Frederick, MD 21701. Pancharathna Kruthis by Sri. Raju Soundararajan and group accompanied by Sri Subhash Vinjimuri on Violin and Sri VijayGanesh on Mrudangam.Concert by Smt Shashi Nanda , Director of Swaralaya School of Music and her students accompanied by Mr Satish Dokai on violin. Master Rohan Prasad on Tabla. Violin solo conert by Smt Sandhya Srinath accompanied by Mr Srinath Bala on Mrudangam and Sri Vijay Ganesh on Khanjira.

Friday February 16th, 2007, 5:00 PM Maha Shivaratri Celebration , All are welcome as Chinmaya Mission celebrates Maha Shivaratri.  The day starts out at 5 AM - 7 AM with a Shiva Manasa Puja, with another Shiva Manasa Puja at 5 PM- 7 PM. From  7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Lord Jagadeeshwara Puja by 11 familes (families interested in doing the Pujas should fill out the sign-up form and turn it into the session coordinator and people interested in participating in the bhajans should do the same); 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Bhajans and Dances by Bala Vihar children; 9:00 PM to 9:30 PM - Mahaprasada; 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM Bhajan by groups; 11:00 PM to 11:55 PM Bhajans and naama japa led by Chandresh, Hema, Anand and group. 11:55 PM to 12:05 AM - Conch blowing, silence and mahaarti. For further information contact Chandrika Sriram (301)-774-1170, or Urvi Mehta (301)-263-2954

Saturday, January 6, 2007, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Born to Succeed - Brni Sumati Chaitanya, Frederick Chapter presents Acharya Sumati Chaitanya from Chinmaya Mission UK. This beautiful presentation and potluck lunch will be held at Aparna & Sharavanan Parandapalli's residence - 146 Polaris Dr, Walkersville, MD 21793. Call 301-845-0292 for details and directions. EVENT CANCELLED

Monday, January 1, 2007 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM  New Year celebration.  Join the celebration as we invoke the grace and blessings of the Lord and Sri Gurudev on New Years Day.  Program will include Ganesha Puja, Chinmaya Ashtottara-Shata Namavali Puja, Vishnu Sahasra Naamaavali Puja, Mahaalakshmi Ashtottara-Shata Naamaavali Puja followed by prasad. Come enjoy the prayers and pujas with our Acharyas (Swamiji, Vilasiniji, and Sumatiji). Release of second Chinmayam Bala Vihar audio album, Mantra II.

Sunday, December 24 to Saturday, December 30, 2006 A week long yajna by Brahmacharini Sumati Chaitanya at the Arcola Community Center (venue of Dulles Chapter).  All discourses are free!  Sumati ji will also be taking a 1-day camp on Manah Shodhanam on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at Chinmayam, Silver Spring, MD.   Click here for details or contact -  Anu Bhargava  703-349-5710, Ramesh Golla  703-793-4840, or Sri Gopalakrishna 703-327-8307.  Email: yajna@chinmayadulles.org

Saturday December 9, 2006, 5:30 PM  Annual Banquet In Support Of The Chinmayam Children’s Spiritual Center at the Grand Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union Bldg, College Park, University of Maryland, Keynote Address by Immaculée Ilibagiza Author of the Best-Seller Left to Tell.   Listen to the experiences of Rwanda genocide survivor’s Power of Prayer, Positive Thinking and Triumph of Faith Tickets: $60 per person (50% tax deductible); Please register by November 19, 2006. $20 per child. Click here for Flyer. For details contact - Chandrika Sriram 301 774-1170, Ravi Ravichandran  301-279-0434  Kovilvenni Ramaswamy 571-218-7258 Andrea Beri 410 -531-1713

October 21, 2006 Saturday, 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM. CMWRC Diwali Celebration at Springbrook High School

201 Valleybrook Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Children and adults interested in participating fill up the signup sheet  at Chinmayam This years Diwali theme is SCRIPTURES OF INDIA. The rehearsals will start the coming week. You are strongly encouraged to sign up. This is ONLY event where all chapters come together. Please contact Chandrika Sriram for more information 301 774 1170

Saturday, October 7, at 6:00 PM and Sunday, October 8, at 6:00 PM; An Inconvenient Truth. Please bring your children, relatives, and friends for this engaging, informative, and important documentary by Al Gore about the issues of Global Warming. In October 2006, thousands of congregations across America will show this new film (100 minutes) as a way of educating ourselves about the issues of Global Warming. You will come away feeling vastly educated about the evidence, controversy, and effects of Global Warming around the world, with a motivation to learn more.  For more information, please contact John Carr or Suchitra Balachandran at 301-935-0171 or nosambar@yahoo.com. (We thank the Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light group for initiating this project and distributing free copies of the DVD to interfaith congregations for Helping You and Your Congregation Protect God’s Creation)

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September 9-10, 2006 Bala Vihar Open House - Ganesh Puja, first day of classes

Saturday 10:00 AM (Session I), Sunday 10:00 AM (Session II); Sunday, 1:30 PM (Session III)

September 16-17, 2006 - Language Registration, Orientation and Open House

Saturday 8:45 AM (Session I), Sunday 8:45 AM (Session II); Sunday 12:00 PM (Session III)

Hindi (Sat, Sun), Sanskrit (Sat), Telugu (Sat, Sun), Tamil (Sat)

September 17, 2006: 12:00 PM Performing Arts Open House

 

Friday September 1, 2006 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Hindustani Classical Music, Sangeeta Chakravorty. Thumris, Gazals and Bhajans. Sangeeta Chakravorty is one of the foremost Bengali vocalists with a unique musical repertoire spanning the universe of Hindustani Classical music, Thumris, Ghazals as well as other lighter musical forms like Adhunik, Nazrul Geeti and Rabindrasangeet.

 

July 2- August 20, 2006: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM every Sunday - Gita Navaneetham (Quintessence of Bhagavad Gita) by Dr.  Sadananda.

Dr.  Sadananda, a retired scientist by profession is a disciple of Swami Chinmayananda and he is one of the founding members of CMWRC.  Dr. Sadananda has been the spiritual guide and teacher of the Northern Virginia Chapter of Chinmaya Mission for over ten years. He has been conducting discourses on a variety of texts such as Bhagavad Gita, Upadesasara, Dakshinamurthy Stothram, Panchadasi, Atmabodha and Self-Unfoldment.  He is a gifted teacher and a great friend of the Mission family.  For further information, contact,   Prithivi Rao  Email: prithvi21rao@yahoo.com,  301-528-7863 or Girish Desai, Email: girishdesai101@yahoo.com , Ph. 410-744-5855

 

Wednesday August 16,2006,  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Krishnashtami - 7:00-7:15 PM Invocation; 7:15-7:30 PM Kaliya Mardan Presented by Chinmayam Shivam III class; 7:30 PM Bhajans by Brahmacharini Sumati Chaitanya Acharya, London  (visiting U.S.) and Ushaj Iyer's Bhajan Class. Please encourage the little once to come in Radha Krishna costume

 

Summer Camp 2006 -  Grow and Glow

VIRGINIA - June 26 to July 21,2006 - Pinecrest School, 7209 Quiet Cove, Annandale, Virginia 22003

MARYLAND - July 24 to August 18,2006 - Chinmaya Mission, 46 Norwood Road, Silveer Spring, MD 20905

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Chinmaya Summer Camp 2006 at Chinmayam under the direction of Swami Dheeranandaji and a core of talented teachers. Registration process has started and a limited number of spaces are available. This camp is open to members and non-members. Admission is based on first come, first served. Camp flier, registration form and other information can be obtained from this site (see Summer Camp).Click here for flyer

 

Thursday, August 3, 2006, 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM, Sadhana Day (Sri Gurudevs Maha Samadhi Day)7:15 PM  Invocation and Gurustotram; 7:25 PM  Guru paduka puja ; 7:45 PM  Veda Parayanam. 8:15 PM  Presentation on Sri Gurudev; 8:30 PM  Guided Meditation; 8:45 PM  Chinmaya Arathi followed by  prasad distribution.  Devotees who wish to bring flowers for the Paduka Puja please bring them by 7:10 PM. For more information contact - Sri Gopalkrishna,  Leela Sreenivas (301-879-0911); Harsha Desai (410-744-5855) Rama Inamdar (240-471-4224).

 

Sunday, July 30, 2006 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2 by  Brahamacharini Sumati Chaitanya. For further information, contact, Girish Desai, Email: girishdesai101@yahoo.com , Ph. 410-744-5855

July 30, August 6, August  13, 2006, 9:00 am to 10:30 am every Sunday - Workshop on Healthy Breathing by Dr. D.C. Rao. CMWRC Trustee and certified Yoga Teacher. For further information, contact,   Prithivi Rao  Email: prithvi21rao@yahoo.com,  301-528-7863 or Girish Desai, Email: girishdesai101@yahoo.com , Ph. 410-744-5855

 

Friday June 23 to Sunday June 25, 2006: Learning Through Relationships and Beyond Suffering by Swami Chidatmananda. Spiritual Day-Camp (Based on Upanishads). Swami Chidatmananda is presently Aacharya (Teacher in Charge) of Chinmaya Mission Hyderabad and Regional Head of Andhra Pradesh, India.  

Session

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1

 

Relationships-II      9:00am -10:30am

Beyond Suffering-I   9:00am -10:30am                     

2

 

Relationships-III    11:30am-12:30pm   

Beyond Suffering-II  11:30am - 1230pm                                                                 

3

Relationships-I   7:00pm-8:30pm

Relationships -IV   3:30pm -  5:00pm

Beyond Suffering-III

 3:30pm -  5:00pm

*Lunch  12:30pm - 3:30pm        *Snack & Tea  2:30pm - 3:00,       **Adult supervised Free Child Care**

Please complete the registration form on the attached flyer and send it to the Mission, (Attn: Rao N Linga 46, Norwood Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904).  Please include donations starting from $30 for Attendees and $50 for sponsors.  Do not miss out on this inspiring talk. For additional information, please contact  Rao N Linga (raolinga@comcast.net) at 571-331-4430 Prasad Bhamidipatti (prasadbh@aol.com) at 301 989-4624. Click on the title to get program flyer and outline of the camp

 

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Saturday-Sunday, May 27-28, 2006 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM - Mandukya Upanishad by Dr. Sadananda, a retired scientist by profession, a disciple of Swami Chinmayananda. This is one of the shortest upanishad involving only 12 mantras but is considered as one of the most scientific and profound upanishad revealing the truth. Vedanta itself glorifies the Mandukya Upanishad as one of the most important upanishad.  The Upanishad analyses the waking, dream and deep sleep states of human experiences and presents the truth that transcends all the three states of experience. Sadanandaji is one of the founding members of CMWRC, a spiritual guide and teacher for the Northern Virginia Chapter of Chinmaya Mission for over eight years. Those interested to attend the camp should contact Ram Chandran (703-912-5790), ramvchandran@yahoo.com for registration and details. 

Saturday, June 3, 2006, 5:00 PM Performing Arts Annual Day. The performing arts classes from all the CMWRC centers will have their annual day.  The presentations will include Tabla, Carnatic Music, Dance Drama, and Bhajans.  Please join in to cheer our young participants.

Saturday May 20, 2006. 4:00 PM CMWRC Graduation Ceremony.  Check the Graduation Page

 

Saturday May 20-21, 2006 Globalization and Spirituality - Creating a Language of Possibility by Acharya Vilasini and Dr. D.C. Rao. The will  represent Hinduism and Chinmaya Mission at the Conference at American University.  Six religions will be represented in an Interfaith dialogue on Pluralism and Unity, and Spiritual Ethics.   Registration for the entire weekend is $130.   For details, please refer to the web site: http://www.theosophical.org/mid-atlantic/ or call Diane of Theosophical Society at 800-669-9425, ext 354.

Theosophical Society in America Calls on World Religious Leaders to Work Together for Global Unity. Society’s Mid-Atlantic Conference to serve as starting point for peace

 

Saturday May 6, 2006 5:00 PM-  Chinmaya Jayanti Celebration. Chinmaya Mission and Nadatarangani  - Pictures from Chinmaya Seva

proudly present a A unique Karnatic Music Program based on the Raga (melody) “Thodi”. Artists -

Smt. M. S. Sheela – Vocal; Smt. Sandhya Srinath – Violin and Sri. Anoor Dattatreya Sharma – Mridangam.

 For information, contact: A. R. Char at 301-570-3609 or ar.char@verizon.net, Chandrika Sriram at  301-774-1170 FREE ADMISSION. ALL ARE WELCOME.

Sunday May 7, 2006 9:00 AM Chinmaya Seva Day:

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Guru Pooja, Guru Stotram, Tapovana Shatakam, Guru Astottara, Shata Naamaavalih, Guru Paduka Stotram.  Please bring your Paduka Pooja box, devotees may also bring flowers and fruits for the puja. 12:00- Chinmaya Seva by all Sevaks.

Saturday April 15th 2006 at  5:00 pm: Classical Vocal Concert - Rhythm Fantasies and CMWRC present  A Classical Vocal Concert celebrating Ramanavami / Hanuman Jayanthi by The Carnatica Brothers Sri K. N. Shashikiran & Sri P. Ganesh with Smt Sandhya Srinath (Violin) and Kumari Rajna Swaminathan (Mrudangam) Admission:  Free.

Saturday April 22, 2006 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Chinmaya Bala Vihar Youth Volunteer Project. Our seva to our community. Check details on Bala Vihar Seva page. click for pictures

 

Saturday April 22 to Sunday April 30, 2006. Jnana Yagna by Swami Ishwarananda. For details please contact - Srikumar Gopalakrishna, sri_gopalakrishna@yahoo.com (703-327-8307) or Sreedevi Kumar, sreedevi108@yahoo.com (301-926-0038). See program below.

Day

AM

PM

April 19-20

Evening talks (Shiva Mahima) at  Salisbury Temple 7:00 – 8.30 PM

April 22, Sat

Talk at Northern VA Dulles Center – ‘Mind your Mind’

Bhiksha Talk with NOVA Sevaks

April 23, Sun

Talk at Northern VA Springfield Center – ‘Message of the Upanishads’

YAGNA Inauguration

Evening Talk – Gita Ch 8

7.00 – 8.30 P.M.

April 24-28

Monday-Friday

Morning talk – Isavasya Upanishad

   7:00-8.30 A.M.

Evening Talk – Gita Ch 8

7.00 – 8.30 P.M.

April 29, Sat

Keynote address – HSC Conference – JHU, Baltimore - ‘Mind your Mind’

 

YAGNA Conclusion

Evening Talk – Gita Ch 8

7.00 – 8.30 P.M.

April 30, Sun

Talk at Frederick Center- ‘Art of Meditation’

Swamiji departs from BWI

 

Thursday April 13, 2006 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM-  Sri Hanuman Jayanthi.

7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Sri Hanuman Puja , Offering vada mala, Hanumat Stavanam, Hanuman Ashtotharashatha Namavali and Hanuman Chalisa. 7:30 PM Bhajan; 8:15 PM Message by Swami Dheerananda; 8:25 PM  Aarathi & Mangala Stotram; 8:30 PM Maha Prasad. Devotees who plan to attend the program and/or offer vada mala, please call Sree Kumar (301-926-0038) or e-mail kskumar108@hotmail.com and confirm your attendance to help food coordinator plan for Maha Prasad. Click on Hanumanji for event flyer.

 

Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2, 2006 Ramanavami Celebration by Session (Remember Daylight Saving Time effective April 2, 2006 at 2:00 AM)

 

March 18, 2006. Frederick Chapter celebrates Sri Tyagaraja and Purandaradasa at  Grace's United Methodist Church, Frederick.  Please attend the festival and enjoy the music. Any body who can sing the compositions of these two musicians please Contact Sukanya at  301 694 5010 or email  Sukisathya@yahoo.com.  The function will be held in Frederick. Here is the Flyer

 

Sunday February 26, 2006: Mahashivaratri - 5:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

5:00 AM - 8:00 AM Shiva Manasa Puja; 

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Puja by Bala Vihar children

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Puja by Bala Vihar children

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   Bhajans led by Mission members;

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM   Maha Prasad;

10:00 PM -11:30 PM   Bhajans led by Chandresh Mamletdarna  Hema Anand & Group;

11:30 PM  - MN. Naama Japa by Chandresh and Group;

12:00 MIDNIGHT   MAHA ARATI. For further information contact  your session coordinator or Chandrika Sriram (301) 774-1170.

January 1, 2006: 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. JOIN US ON THE NEW YEAR 2006. Please join the New Year Celebrations. Program will include - Ganesha Puja Chinmaya Ashtottara-Shata Namavali Puja Vishnu Sahasra Namavali Puja Mahalakshmi Ashtottara-Shata Namavali Puja followed by Prasad.

December 19, 2005 to January 3, 2006 Bharat Darshan Tour led by Swami Dheerananda. The 16 day tour starts from Mumbai, India. The group will visit the following places, Mumbai, Delhi, Agra, Mathura, Vrindavan, Uttarakashi, Siddhabari, Trivandrum, Kanya Kumari, Chinmayaranyam, Thiruvannamalai and Tirupati. For details and flyer, click here. For Itinerary click here

ANNUAL BANQUET!!!! Saturday, December 3, 2005, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM The annual Banquet of the CMWRC for this year will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2005, 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union, College Park, University of Maryland, MD 20742.  Swami Ishwarananda, Acharya of our Mission in Los Angeles will give the keynote address on Stress Management.  Children from the age of 5 will have a separate program in the same complex.   Adult tickets $60;  children tickets $15.  Tickets can be obtained by calling Ravichandran, ph 301-279-0434.  For further details, please see the flier by clicking here.

Friday, November 4, 2005: 7:00 PM: Slide show on the Beauty of Indian Culture by Dr. Robert Arnett. Dr. Robert Arnett is the author of the book India Unveiled. In this presentation he will be sharing the beauty of Indian Culture, through his eyes, based on spiritual photography from his book India Unveiled. He will be accompanied by  Mrs.Turakhia, the illustrator of the award winning children’s book Finders Keepers. The emphasis of this presentation is to instill pride of our heritage, culture & roots, and to encourage the children to use their creative talents along with their intellect. For more information please contact:  Meera Madan meeramadan@hotmail.com  - Tel #: 301 236-4018

 Saturday Nov. 12th. 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Chinmaya Mission Diwali Celebration. The theme for this year Deepavali is "Saints of India.” (e.g. read Saints of India printout) We want volunteers interested in presenting Saints from various states and the state FOLK dance. Those who are interested in taking part in this celebration please sign up. The sign up sheets are kept in the lobby outside (in Chinmayam).  We also need help with Puja, Decoration, Dinner arrangements, etc. So, please sign up for these duties on an appropriate sheet.  If you want more information, please contact  Chandrika Sriram from session I, Urivi Mehta from Session II, Meera Madan from Session III

Saturday, October 8, 2005: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM: Geet Ramayan presented by Chinmaya Mission Washington Regional Center in celebration of Dashera. Performed by one of the most acclaimed vocalist of North America Shri Narendra Datar. Geet Ramayan is an original composition of the famed Marathi poet Mr. G.D. Maadgulkar and is translated into Hindi by Mr. Rhuddadatta Mishra. Click Here for Flyer. Suggested Donation $15, Sponsorship $101 and $51

 

MD OPEN HOUSE:

Saturday, September 10, 2005, 10 AM Bala Vihar Ganesha Puja and Open House for Session I

Sunday, September 11, 2005, 10 AM Bala Vihar Ganesha Puja and Open House for Session II

Sunday, September 11, 2005, 1:30 PM Bala Vihar Ganesha Puja and Open House for Session III

Saturday, September 17, 2005,  9:00 AM, Language Open House for Session I Classes

Sunday, September 18, 2005,  9:00 AM, Language Open House for Session II

Sunday, September 18, 2005,  12:00 PM, Language Open House for Session III Classes

Watch e-mails for acknowledgement of registration and class assignments

 

Wednesday August 3, 2005 Chinmaya Mahasamadhi Day (Sadhana Day). Program - Paduka Puja 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM; Veda Paraayanam 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Sri Rudram, Chamakam, Purusha Sooktam, Narayana Sooktam Bhrigu Valli (Chapter 3 of Taittirya Upanishad), Gnana Yajna (last para from 4th Prasna of Tattirya Upanishad); Maha Prasad 9:00 PM. Please observe the day as Sadhana Day in Reading (Swaadhyaya) and Listening (Shravana). Please contact Chandrika Sriram for more information 301 774 1170

Bala Vihar Annual Events:

Saturday June 4, 2005 9:00 AM: Language Graduation for Saturday Classes

Saturday June 4, 2005 5:00 PM: Arts & Language Annual Day

Sunday June 5, 2005, 9:00 AM: Language Graduation for Sunday Classes

Saturday-Sunday June 11-12, 2004: Bala Vihar Annual Day and Graduation - for each Session

 

Saturday May 28-Sunday May 29, 2005: Dakshinamoorthy Stotram Spiritual Day-Camp during the Memorial Day Weekend. Discourses On Adi Sankaracharya’s text:  Contacts: Shyam Harohalli  (703)222-5866 email at sharohalli@cox.net, or call  Raghu Nath (703)207-3983. Registration Required by May 18, 2005. Click here for Registration Form and detailed information.

 

Saturday May 21, 2005 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Babruvahana - Chinmayam Fund Raiser - a Yakshagana (Dance–Drama) with English interpretation presented by YAKSHA VRINDA, a group of yakshagana artists from MD-DC-VA. Admission $5, children free. For more information contact Chandrika Sriram 301-774-1170. Click here  for flyer.

 

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM: BHAJANS BY TULIKA GHOSH - Tulika Ghosh, daughter of the internationally acclaimed maestro of Tabla, Padmabhushan Pt. Nikhil Ghosh, represents the fourth generation of a family of distinguished musicians. Her elder uncle was the legendary Pannalal Ghosh, also revered as the ‘Father of Hindustani Classical Flute’. Her grandfather was Akshay Kumar Ghosh; an erudite Sitariya of the Senia school and her great grandfather was Shri Harakumar Ghosh, a Dhrupad singer and Pakhawaj player

 

Saturday May 7, 2005 5:00 PM - Nadatarangini & Chinmaya Mission Present “ An Evening with Bhairavi”, A unique Karnatic Music Program based on the Raga ( melody) “Bhairavi”. Artists Smt. R. A. Ramamani – Vocal, Smt. Sandhya Srinath – Violin, Sri. Anoor Dattatreya Sharma – Mridangam, For Information contact: A. R. Char @ 301-570-3609 or ar_char@verizon.net or Chandrika Sriram at  301-774-1170. ADMISSION FREE.  ALL ARE WELCOME. Click here for flyer.

 

Saturday, May 7, 2005 - Gita Chanting Competition 2005. Each participant must register for the Competition by submitting the registration form along with the registration fees to your coordinator. The Gita Chanting coordinator for your group will be announced in your session. Registrants will receive confirmations via e-mail. For details and contact information check the flyer. Click here for PDF Version of Gita Chapter III (1-20)

 

Sunday May 8, 2005 - Chinmaya Jayanti/Seva Day - Dedicate this day to the seva of our dear Master, Swami Chinmayananda. All families and children will do seva at Kailas Niwas and Chinmayam. 10:00 AM  Mother's Day (Matru Devo Bhava);  10:30 AM Chinmay Paduka Puja (Acharya Devo Bhava); 12:00 PM Lunch; 1:00 PM Seva. COME ONE COME ALL AND INDULGE IN THIS SERVICE TO PUJYA GURUDEV

Friday April 22nd, 2005, 6:30 PM  Ekal Charity Musical Concert: Ekal is organising an enchanting evening of Geet, Ghazal and popular film songs with singer Sushil Baweja (Ramayana fame) with Tabla King Ashok Pandey from India. 6:30 PM Dinner, 7:30 PM Program, 8:30 PM Fund Raiser, 9:00 PM Music Program, 10:15 PM Vote of thanks. Tickets are available at nominal price of $15 (dinner included). For tickets, please contact Rajeev Kumar (rajiv.kumar@comcast.net  or call 301-926-2985)

Tuesday, March 08, 2005, Mahashivaratri All are WELCOME! 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Sri Jagadeeshwara Puja, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Maha Prasad; 8:30 PM-11:00 PM Bhajans led by Hema Anand & Group,  Mandira Sarkar, Latha Kannan, Urvi Mehta, Ravi Venkatraman, 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM Naama Japa by Hema & Group, 11:30 PM - 11:45 PM    Guided Meditation lead by Swamiji, 11:45 PM - 12:00 AM  Midnight Naama Japa by Hema & Group 12:00 AM MAHA ARATI. If you want to sponsor Sri Jagadeeshwara Puja at 7:30 pm, Please call Seshu Cherukuru at 301-924-0696 orSend email to scherukuru@hotmail.com  (sponsorship $27/family). 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Shiva Manasa Puja. For further information contact - Seshu Cherukuru  (301) 924-0696 or Chandrika Sriram (301) 774-1170. Click here for flyer.

JNANA YAJNA Monday, January 10 to Friday, January 14, 2005, Morning 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM, Evening 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM by Swami Ishwarananda, Acharya,  Chinmaya Mission, Southern California and Former Acharya, Sandeepany Sadhalaya, Mumbai. KENOUPANISHAD. Inspirations from Bhagavad Gita. Click here for flyer

For his detailed itinerary it Washington Metropolitan Area click here

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2005, Saturday, January 1, 2005 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.   Ganesha Puja, Chinmaya AshtottaraShata Namavali Puja, Vishnu Sahasra Namavali Puja, Mahalakshmi AshtottaraShata Namavali Puja followed by Prasad.

Thursday, December 23, 2004: 7:30 - 9:00 PM. Geeta Jayanti, Tapovanam Jayanti.Tapovan Shatkam and chanting of Gita Chapters 6 through 9.

ANNUAL BANQUET!!!! Saturday, December 4, 2004, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Chinmaya Mission Annual Banquet - >  Dr. Kiran Bedi, will deliver the keynote address. Dr. Bedi is one of India’s most admired and recognized faces, the first Indian women taken in the Indian Police Service, recipient of Ramon Magsaysay Award (equivalent to Asian Nobel Price), a pathbreaker in prison reforms, community policing, crime-prevention strategies, drug-abuse treatment, spirituality in police training, and street children’s schooling.  Presently she is on a special assignment with the United Nations as Police Adviser.  For details:  Contact S. Balan, 703 845 0524. Click here flyer.

Saturday, November 6, 2004: 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Chinmaya Diwali Celebrations. Highlights of the evening’s program -  Invocation,  Laxmi Puja by children,    Aarati, Guru Paduka Stotram (Children),  Intellect Song (Children),  Gita Chapter III 1-20 verses (Children),  Festivals of India Showcase,  Garba / Dandya Raas ( don’t forget to bring dandyas). Dinner after the celebrations. Click here for flyer

Saturday October 23, 2004: Diwali Mela 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Germantown Soccerplex, Discovery Sports Center, 18031 Central Park Drive, Boyds, MD 20841 (301-528-1480).  This festival is an yearly sponsored by United Hindu & Jain Temples of Washington Area. All Mission members from are invited to participate in this important festivity. The program will have stalls featuring food, clothing, jewelry, audio-video items, books, cosmetics and information displays. This Grand cultural program ends with spectacular fireworks. For more information and to volunteer contact our liaison Mr. Nanik Lahori at 301-652-0696. Click here for detailed flyer.

Saturday October 9th, 2004, 4:00 PM - Chinmaya Mission Washington Regional Center & Rhythm Fantasies, Inc. Proudly present a Unique Instrumental Music ensemble (The artists are visiting from India on a National Tour lead by Mrudangam Maestro Sri Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman) featuring Sri Nemani Somayajulu - Jalatharangam (rare water-bowls instrument), Sri Nagai Sriram - Carnatic Violin, Kumari Rajana Swaminathan - Mrudangam (being presented by her illustrious Guru Padmabushan Sri Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman), Sri E. M. Subramaniam - Ghatam.  The program will start with a half- hour presentation by the Mrudangam students of Dr. P. K. Swaminathan. Admission: FREE

MD OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, September 11, 2004, 10 AM Bala Vihar Ganesha Puja and Open House for Session I

Sunday, September 12, 2004, 10 AM Bala Vihar Ganesha Puja and Open House for Session II

Sunday, September 12, 2004, 12 N, Arts Open House

Sunday, September 12, 2004, 1:30 PM AM Bala Vihar Ganesha Puja and Open House for Session III

Saturday, September 18, 9 AM, Language Open House for Saturday Classes

Sunday, September 19, 9 AM, Language Open House for Sunday Classes

Watch e-mails for acknowledgement of registration and class assignments.

 

VA OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, September 12, 2004: 10 AM Bala Vihar, Northern Virginia Center Open House at the West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield VA. For the first 40 min there will be general assembly and then for 40 min children will meet with their teachers. For information, please contact Vijay Kumar at 703-218-2824.

 

SUMMER CAMP 2004 - June-August 2004; Please visit the Summer Camp page for details regarding registration, date and guidelines.

Saturday, August 7, 2004 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM: Discourse on Hanuman Chalisa. Welcome to this wonderful discourse by Swami Dheeranandaji at Greater Baltimore Temple (2909 Bloom Road, P.O. Box 690 Finksburg, MD 21048);     Session 1:  9:00 AM to 10:30 AM; Session 2: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM; Session 3: 1:00 PM to  2:30 PM. Lunch will follow, the seminar is free but Registration is required by Saturday July 31, 2004. PLEASE CALL JANAKI BALAKRISHNAN AT 410-527-0740 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO balajana@hotmail.com        T

Tuesday, August 3, 2004 Sri Chinmaya Mahasamadhi Day, Sadhana Day 7:30PM to about 9PM  Gurupaduka Puja and Veda Parayanam by Ananth Krishnan and his group, Dinner Bhiksha, RSVP by July 30. Please spend the Sadhana Day in introspection, meditation, japa, spiritual reading and in remembrance of Pujya Gurudev. Chinmayam will be available from 9:00 a.m onwards.for devotees to observe Reading (Swaadhyaya), and Listening (Shravana). To volunteer for any of the above activities and for further information please contact Chandrika Sriram 301-774-1170; chandrika.sriram@ed.gov Sreedevi Kumar 301-926-0038, sreedevi108@yahoo.com.

Discourses by His Holiness Swami Tejomayananda, Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide. As the Head of Chinmaya Mission centers worldwide, Swami Tejomayananda is fulfilling the vision of his Master Swami Chinmayananda.  He oversees all the varied spiritual, cultural, educational, and social service activities, which were very dear to Sri Gurudev.  In the great Vedantic tradition of his Master, Swami Tejomayananda  unfolds the Hindu Scripture’s timeless message to modern audience with tremendous depth, humor, and practicality.  Lecturing around the  world for more than 25 years, Swamiji’s presence opens the heart with love and joy.  He is also an accomplished poet and musician, adding  sweetness of devotion and beauty of musical composition to his discourses.  This will be an extraordinary event not to be missed!

July 23-25, 2004 Salisbury, 10:00 to 11:30 AM and 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Hindu Temple of Eastern Shore: Bhakti Sudha (Nectar of Devotion). For information call Dr. Madhav Barhan or Dr Saroja Barhan 410-219-3242 or e-mail them at  barhanm@msn.com

July 25-27, 7:30 to 9:00 PM, Silver Spring, Blake High School:  Jnana Sara (Essence of Knowledge). For information call or e-mail S. Balan at 703-845-0524 (sbalan@cox.net) or Ravi Venkatraman at 410-480-0780 (v4ravi@comcast.net).

Click here for detailed flyer.

 

Bala Vihar Teacher's Training: June 26, 2004 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Are You Interested in Teaching Bala Vihar?
Or Learning About Imparting Spiritual Values to Children? If so, you are invited to attend Chinmaya Mission's BALA VIHAR TEACHERS' ORIENTATION WORKSHOP. All prospective teachers and new teachers are welcome. Please contact Anil Kishore by e-mail: anil.kishore@verizon.net.

June 27, 2004 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Bala Vihar Teachers' Planning Session at Chinmayam, Please contact Anil Kishore by e-mail: anil.kishore@verizon.net.

Bala Vihar Annual Events:

 Saturday June 5, 2004 9:00 AM: Language Graduation for Saturday Classes

Saturday June 5, 2004 5:00 PM: Arts & Language Annual Day

Sunday June 6, 2004, 9:00 AM: Language Graduation for Sunday Classes

Saturday-Sunday June 12-13, 2004: Bala Vihar Annual Day and Graduation - for each Session

Sunday June 20, 2004 ANNUAL PICNIC - Potluck at Kailas Niwas, see next item

Sunday, June 20, 2004; 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Kailash Niwas. Let us celebrate this annual day with a pot luck lunch. All the volunteers and teachers have worked hard to make this year a success. Please bring a dish for your family and for four more people to share. We will play some games, watch a movie and relax. We can enjoy each other's company and concluding this wonderful school year. There will be all informal unplanned events like some music, games, and a movies. Please make sure you bring some games to keep the children entertained.

 

 Bala Vihar Annual Events:

 Saturday June 5, 2004 9:00 AM: Language Graduation for Saturday Classes

Saturday June 5, 2004 5:00 PM: Arts & Language Annual Day

Sunday June 6, 2004, 9:00 AM: Language Graduation for Sunday Classes

Saturday-Sunday June 12-13, 2004: Bala Vihar Annual Day and Graduation - for each Session

Sunday June 20, 2004 ANNUAL PICNIC - Cancelled

Saturday, May 29, 2004 to Monday, May 31, 2004 - Inner Awareness, Spiritual Day Camp by Swami Chidatmananda, Resident Acharya of Chinmaya Mission, Hyderabad. Early Registration (prior to May 20), Single $30, Couple $45. After May 20th, add $10 extra. Please complete the form on attached flyer and send it to CMWRC,   Attn: Muralidhar Shenoy 46, Norwood Rd    Silver Spring, MD 20904. Make checks payable to CMWRC. For additional info, please contact:Muralidhar Shenoy 410 683-4935 email: mskr69@yahoo.com  or  Prasad Bhamidipatti  301 989-4624; email: prasadbh@aol.com

Click here for Flyer

 

Saturday May 22, 2004: Gita Chanting Competition - Each participant must register for the Competition by submitting the registration form along with the registration fees to your coordinator by 2/29/04.  The Gita Chanting coordinator for your group will be announced in your session.  Registrants will receive confirmations via e-mail. For details and contact information check the flyer.  

 

Saturday, May 8, 2004;  Chinmaya Seva Day - Celebrate Pujya Gurudev's day with Devotion and SEVA

10:00 AM to 11:45 AM - Puja, DVD on Gurudev - Please watch for Puja sign up sheet in the office area.

11:45 AM to 1:30 PM - Lunch

1:30 PM to 4:30 PM -  SEVA - Cleaning up Chinamayam, Kailas Niwas coordinated by our Facilities Team - cleaning, fixing, gardening.

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Snack and tea, Ice cream for children

Dinner after Flute Concert

6:00 PM Indian Flute Concert, by India's topmost flute maestro Padmasri Dr. N. Ramani, with Sri C.S. Anuroop (violin) and Dr. P.K. Swaminathan (mrudangam). Admission is Free, Click here for Event Flyer.

Saturday April 17, 2004 8:00 PM: Bharat Sambhavam - World Premiere of an Indian Classical dance ballet on the advent of India, choreographed by Mrinalini Sadananda. Performed in the grand setting of the Eisenhower
Theater by a talented and well trained troupe of 60 young dancers to the melodious music provided by a live orchestra, with colorful costumes and stage props, Bharat Sambhavam will be a spectacular event that no one in our Mission should miss
. At John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets available at box office or by phone 202-467-4600. For additional information contact Mrinalini Sadananda 703-451-7909, Vijay Kunnath 301-279-9291, Kavitha Cheedalla 703-361-4172, Lakshmi Kumar 703-242-7828 or visit www.bharatsambhavam.com.

Click here for Event Flyer

 

Monday, April 5, 2004 Sri Hanuman Jayanthi: 7 PM to 8:30 PM.

7:00 to 7:30 PM, Sri Hanuman Puja, offering vada mala, Hanumat Stavanam, Hanuman Ashtotharashatha Namavali Hanuman Chalisa, 7:30 PM Bhajan, 8:15 PM Swami Dheerananda's discourse; 8:25 PM Mangala Strotram, 8:30PM Mahaprasada. Devotees planning to attend and/or offer vada mala, please call Sree Kumar (301-921-0570; or e-mail kskumar108@hotmail.com) and confirm your attendance, which will help the food coordinator to plan for the Maha Prasad.

 

Saturday, March 20, 2004 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, 13th day Memorial Service for Dr. Krupanidhi Naidu, 68, a  pioneer member of Chinmaya family, who suddenly left for his heavenly abode on Sunday, March 7. He is survived by his 91 year old mother, Nirmala Naidu, his son Nishit Naidu, daughters Kim Cleveland and Niyathi Naidu, and grandson Christian Cleveland. Please join this service to honor this departed soul. A half hour of devotional chanting,  Swami Dheerananda’s discourse and  Memorial Speeches are planned in his honor.

 

Wednesday, February 18, 2004: Mahashivaratri. 5:00 AM Shiva manas pooja, japa.  6:00 AM Abhisheka. 12:00 PM Pooja. Evening program - 6:00 PM Pooja, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Dance Program, 8:30-9:30 PM Dinner (Prasad), 9:30 to 11:30 PM Bhajans, 11:30 PM to 12:00 AM Midnight Japa and Aarti.  For details call Uma Vodela (301) 847-6709, Seshu Cherukuru  (301) 924-0696 or Chandrika Sriram (301) 774-1170    Click here for Event Flyer (Adobe)

 

 

Sunday, November 30, 2003, Chinmaya  International Foundation [CIF] E-VEDANTA COURSE launched by Pujya  Swami  Tejomayanandaji.  Registration for the course commences now. This innovative course brings the timeless knowledge of Vedanta  to  the  modern  man via the conveniences of internet technology.  You  will  find  the  details  about  the  course  on the website  http://www.chinmayamission.com/evedanta/vdnt_add.htm. Please contact Brni. Sumati Chaitanya (E-mail: hariomcirs@eth.net) resident spiritual guide at CIRS at and Sri. Anant Sarma (E-mail: anant_sarma@hotmail.com), a devotee of CMWRC in residence  at  CIF  on  his sabbatical.

Thursday November 27-Sunday November 29, 2003, Spiritual Day-Camp during the Thanksgiving Weekend. Discourses On the essence of  Adi Sankara’s Vivekachoodamani, The Crest Jewel of Discretion by Swami Dheerananda. For details contact Prasad Bhamidipatti at 301 989-4624 or email PRASADBH@aol.com. Registration required in advance, Single $35, Couple $50. Click here for flier and registration form.

Saturday, November 22, 2003, 5:30 PM: Annual Banquet in Support of Chinmayam Children's Spiritual Center at Marriott Conference Center, University of Maryland, University College, 3501 University Blvd, East, Adelphi, MD 20783. For directions call 301-985-7303 or visit their web site at www.marriott.com/wasum. Meet Dr. Amit Goswami, renowned quantum physicist from Univ. of Oregon, author of The Self-Aware Universe: How Consciousness Creates the Material World. Live entertainment by Hindi-midi artists and special program for children. For tickets and details call S. Balan at 703-845-0524 (sbalan@cox.net) or Chandrika Sriram at 301-774-1170 (chinmayam@netscape.net).

Click here for flyer (Adobe)

 

Saturday October 25, 2003:

Diwali Festival  5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. This festival is a common celebration for all Satellite Centers. All Mission members from these Centers are invited to participate in this important festivity. The program will start with Lakshmi pooja, followed by a cultural program, Dandya Raas and dinner.

As a part of the cultural program, we plan to stage "Dances of the Sub-Continent", by Mission members and their children.  If you would like to participate in this program, with an item from your state, region, country or continent, please respond immediately and include a description of the item.  Also, if any of you wish to assist in pooja, food or decoration arrangements please let us know. We have very little time for planning.

Please e-mail your reponses immediately to  Events Coordinator.

 

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Do join in, in the Joyous Spirit of Diwali.

 

BALA VIHAR OPEN HOUSE - SCHOOL YEAR 2003-2004

Saturday, September 6, 2003: Session I: 10:00 AM

Sunday, September 7, 2003: Session II: 10:00 AM

Sunday, September 7, 2003: Session III: 1:30 PM

Friday, August 22, 2003: 5:00 PM - Summer Camp Annual Day. Please come and enjoy the children's program and encourage their achievements. Please join at 5:00 p.m. for a reception and the program will start at 5:30 p.m. and is expected to go for about 3 hours. The program will conclude with Aarti followed by Gurudakshina offerings by parents. 
 

Sunday, August 3, 2003, Chinmaya Mahasamadhi Day, Sadhana Day:

3 PM to 4:30 PM Guru Paduka Pooja (Please bring your Paduka Box (also available from Mission).

4:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Devotees offering Gurudakshina at the alter of Sri Gurudev

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, Chinmayam Jagadeeshwaram Pranamaamyaham - Dance by students of Smt  Mrinalini Sadananda.

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Sri Gurudev's video lecture on Geeta (Ch 16)

8:30 PM to 8:50 PM: Meditation and Chinmaya Aarti

 Please contact Chandrika Sriram (301-774-1170) or Sreedevi Kumar (301-921-0570) to volunteer or obtain additional information.

June 15, 2003: CMWRC Annual Picnic/Father's Day - Cultural Program 10 am to 12 Noon  then picnic at Chinmayam Grounds.

July 13, 2003, 5 PM to 7 PM, Guru Purnima Bhajan Sandhya by Shri Shubashish Mukherjee

Shubhashish started his career at the age of 6. His training started with Pandit Chinmoy Lahiri and with Shyamal Lahiri. In 1988 he became a disciple of Padmabhushan Pandit V.G. Jog.  He has  given numerous concerts and is a visiting lecturer at The Ali Akbar College of Music in San Raphael, CA. Click on desired format to view flier MS Word, Adobe. Donation $10.

For details contact Prakash Soman 703-532-6829.

July 12, 2003, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM: Bala Vihar Teacher's Orientation Workshop. Are you interested in teaching Bala Vihar? or Learning about Imparting Spiritual Values to Children? If so you are invited to attend Chinmaya Mission's Teacher's Orientation Workshop with Swami Dheerananda, Bri Arpita, Bri Nishita (CM Hong Kong), Bri Suniti (CM Orlando) and Vilasiniji. Please RSVP to vbala@erols.com.

June 8, 2003: Graduation Day for Chinmayam Students/Cultural Program 10 am to 12 Noon, Language Students Graduation at 9 am

Sunday May 11th, 2003: Grand Indian Classical Flute Concert - CMWRC Fundraiser

Location: Chinmayam

Address: 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time:       Ticket sales beign at 4:30pm and Concert begins at 5pm.

Contact: P. K. Swaminathan at (301) 421 9040

Details:  Click Here to see flier in MS Word Format  or Click Here to see flier in Adobe PDF Format


Driving Directions:  Note the address of the location and Click Here To Get Started

 

Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday May 24th & Sunday May 25th, 2003

Spiritual Day Camp by Dr. K. Sadananda on text: Upadesha Saara

Location: Chinmayam - Kailas Niwas

Address: 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time:       From 8:30am to 5pm - both days.

Activities: Meditation 8:30am to 9am, Yajna1 9am to 10:20am, Tea Break 10:20am to 10:40am,

                Yajna2 10:40am to Noon, Lunch Break Noon to 2pm, Yajna3 2pm to 3:20pm

                Tea Break 3:20pm to 3:40pm, Yajna4 3:40pm to 5pm  (Lunch & Tea provided on site).

Details:  Vijay Kumar at (703) 323 6111 or Click Here to Start Email (vkumar3 @ aol.com

                                     S. Balan at (703) 845 0524 or Click Here to Start Email (sbalan @ cox.net

Registration:  Click Here to see flier in MS Word Format  or Click Here to see flier in Adobe PDF Format


Driving Directions:  Note the address of the location and Click Here To Get Started

Wednesday Apr 16th, 2003: Hanuman Jayanti Celebrations

Location: Chinmayam - Kailas Niwas

Address: 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time:       From 7pm to 9pm.

Activities: Vada Mala offering, Chantings, Pooja, Bhajans, Swami Dheeranandaji's Message, Maha Prasad, etc.

RSVP & Confirmation:  Since it is a weeknight, it is essential that those devotees who would like to participate or offer Vada Mala to Sri Hanumanji please call Sree Kumar at (301) 921 0570 or Click Here to Start Email (kskumar @ hotmail.com) and CONFIRM your attendance. This will also help the Food Coordinator to plan for the Maha Prasad  

Driving Directions:  Note the address of the location and Click Here To Get Started

 

Saturday Mar 1st, 2003: Mahashivratri Celebrations

Location: Chinmayam - Kailas Niwas

Address: 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time:       From at 4am till Midnight.

Activities: Different Poojas (all day long),  Cultural Program in the evening, etc.

Driving Directions:  Note the address of the location and Click Here To Get Started

For more info:  More information will be posted later when available  

 

Wednesday Jan 1st, 2003: Vishnu Sahasranama Chanting

Location: Chinmayam - Kailas Niwas

Address: 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time:       Begins at 11am.

Activities: Chanting of Vishnu Sahasranama (for an auspicious New Year), and Maha Prasad

Driving Directions:  Note the address of the location and Click Here To Get Started

To Volunteer or for more info:  Send email to Sree Kumar at kskumar108@hotmail.com  or to Start EMail Click Here  

 

Saturday Dec 7th, 2002: Annual Banquet Fundraiser 

Keynote Speaker: Shri Nitish Bharadwaj ("Krishna" from Mahabharat TV Series in India)

 

Children's Program

Location: The People's Community Baptist Church

Address: 31 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905 (Across the road from Chinmaya Mission)

Time:       Kids drop off by 5:15pm and kids pickup by 9pm.

Activities: Pizza, Fun, Games, Meeting with Nitishji, Garbha dancing, etc.

 

Adult's Program

Location: Briggs Chaney Middle School

Address: 1901 Rainbow Drive, Silver Spring MD 20905

Time:       Reception begins at 5:30pm

Activities: Reception, Keynote Speech by Nitishji, Banquet Dinner, Fundraising, etc.

 

Tickets & other Information:

S. Balan: (703) 845 0524  EMail: sbalan@cox.net   or Click Here to start email

Seshu Cherukuru: (301) 924 0696  EMail: scherukuru@hotmail.com   or Click Here to start email

Maruthi  Tella: (410) 531 3464  EMail: mtella@nab.org   or Click Here to start email

 

Maps & Directions:

Note the address of the desired location and Click Here To Get Started

 

Saturday Nov 2nd, 2002: Deepavali Celebrations  

Location: Chinmayam - Kailas Niwas

Address: 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time:       5:30pm to 8:30pm

Activities: Invocation, Aarati, Ganesh Panchratna (Children), Shiva Panchratna (Children), Ram Stuti (Children), Invoking Goddess Lakshmi, the Divine Wealth of Values, Multicultural Showcase, Dandiya Raas/ Garba (don't forget to bring dandiyas), Dinner, etc.

 

August 1 to 7, 2002: Mahasamadhi Yajna with Swami Tejomayanandaji  

Yajna Theme: Knowledge And Enlightenment

 

 Aug 1 Highlights: Inauguration by Poojya Guruji H. H. Swami Tejomayanandaji

 Aug 2 Highlights: Lecture on Tulsi Ramayana (morning), Lecture on Bhagwat Gita Chapter VII (evening)

 Aug 3 Highlights: Dedication of "Chinmayam Building"

 Aug 4 Highlights: Lecture on Tulsi Ramayana (morning), Lecture on Bhagwat Gita Chapter VII (evening)

 Aug 5 Highlights: Lecture on Tulsi Ramayana (morning), Lecture on Bhagwat Gita Chapter VII (evening)

 Aug 6 Highlights: Lecture on Tulsi Ramayana (morning), Lecture on Bhagwat Gita Chapter VII (evening)

 Aug 7 Highlights: Lecture on Tulsi Ramayana (morning)

 

Day Location: Chinmayam: 46 Norwood Rd., Silver Spring MD

Evening Location: James Hubert Blake School: 300 Norwood Rd., Silver Spring MD

 

Complete Details (includes all following sub sections): Please Click Here

Schedule (Activities & Timings): Please Click Here

Directions to Chinmayam (Day Time Location): Please Click Here

Directions to Blake High School (Evening Location): Please Click Here

Paduka Pooja Information: Please Click Here

Bhiksha Information: Please Click Here

Sponsorship Of Program Events: Please Click Here

Texts used in Yajna: Please Click Here

"Olan Mills" Chinmaya Member Directory: Please Click Here

Food Arrangements: Please Click Here

Baby Sitting Information: Please Click Here

Contacts (for more information): Please Click Here

 

Sunday August 18 to Sunday August 25, 2002: "Sacred Vision" Art, Music & Nature Camp 

Teacher: Brahmacharini Arpita Chaitanya (Arpitaji)

Location: Piercy, Northern California (Chinmaya Mission’s Krishnalaya Ashram)

Camp Theme Info: Click here for MS Word Format     Click here for Adobe PDF Format

Camp Teachers Profiles: Click here for MS Word Format     Click here for Adobe PDF Format

Registration Form & Information: Click here for MS Word Format     Click here for Adobe PDF Format

 

Saturday Sept 7, 2002: Northern Virginia Bala Vihar (2002-2003) Open House  

Activities: Orientation Program

Location: West Springfield High School

Address:  6100 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152

Time:       10am to 12noon

 

Sunday Sept 8, 2002: Silver Spring Bala Vihar (2002-2003) Open House  

Activities: Orientation Program, Ganesh Pooja, etc.

Location: Chinmayam - Kailas Niwas

Address: 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time:       10am to 12noon

 

 

 

 

Sunday May 11th, 2003: Grand Indian Classical Flute Concert - CMWRC Fundraiser

Location: Chinmayam

Address: 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time:       Ticket sales beign at 4:30pm and Concert begins at 5pm.

Contact: P. K. Swaminathan at (301) 421 9040

Details:  Click Here to see flier in MS Word Format  or Click Here to see flier in Adobe PDF Format


Driving Directions:  Note the address of the location and Click Here To Get Started

 

Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday May 24th & Sunday May 25th, 2003

Spiritual Day Camp by Dr. K. Sadananda on text: Upadesha Saara

Location: Chinmayam - Kailas Niwas

Address: 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time:       From 8:30am to 5pm - both days.

Activities: Meditation 8:30am to 9am, Yajna1 9am to 10:20am, Tea Break 10:20am to 10:40am,

                Yajna2 10:40am to Noon, Lunch Break Noon to 2pm, Yajna3 2pm to 3:20pm

                Tea Break 3:20pm to 3:40pm, Yajna4 3:40pm to 5pm  (Lunch & Tea provided on site).

Details:  Vijay Kumar at (703) 323 6111 or Click Here to Start Email (vkumar3 @ aol.com

                                     S. Balan at (703) 845 0524 or Click Here to Start Email (sbalan @ cox.net

Registration:  Click Here to see flier in MS Word Format  or Click Here to see flier in Adobe PDF Format


Driving Directions:  Note the address of the location and Click Here To Get Started

 

 

Monday June 23rd to Friday Aug 22nd, 2003: Chinmaya Mission Summer Camp

Location: Chinmayam - Kailas Niwas

Address: 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Details:    Please Click Here for all Information & Registration Form.


Driving Directions:  Note the address of the location and Click Here To Get Started

 

Wednesday Apr 16th, 2003: Hanuman Jayanti Celebrations

Location: Chinmayam - Kailas Niwas

Address: 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time:       From 7pm to 9pm.

Activities: Vada Mala offering, Chantings, Pooja, Bhajans, Swami Dheeranandaji's Message, Maha Prasad, etc.

RSVP & Confirmation:  Since it is a weeknight, it is essential that those devotees who would like to participate or offer Vada Mala to Sri Hanumanji please call Sree Kumar at (301) 921 0570 or Click Here to Start Email (kskumar @ hotmail.com) and CONFIRM your attendance. This will also help the Food Coordinator to plan for the Maha Prasad  

Driving Directions:  Note the address of the location and Click Here To Get Started

 

Saturday Mar 1st, 2003: Mahashivratri Celebrations

Location: Chinmayam - Kailas Niwas

Address: 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time:       From at 4am till Midnight.

Activities: Different Poojas (all day long),  Cultural Program in the evening, etc.

Driving Directions:  Note the address of the location and Click Here To Get Started

For more info:  More information will be posted later when available  

 

Wednesday Jan 1st, 2003: Vishnu Sahasranama Chanting

Location: Chinmayam - Kailas Niwas

Address: 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time:       Begins at 11am.

Activities: Chanting of Vishnu Sahasranama (for an auspicious New Year), and Maha Prasad

Driving Directions:  Note the address of the location and Click Here To Get Started

To Volunteer or for more info:  Send email to Sree Kumar at kskumar108@hotmail.com  or to Start EMail Click Here  

 

Saturday Dec 7th, 2002: Annual Banquet Fundraiser 

Keynote Speaker: Shri Nitish Bharadwaj ("Krishna" from Mahabharat TV Series in India)

 

Children's Program

Location: The People's Community Baptist Church

Address: 31 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905 (Across the road from Chinmaya Mission)

Time:       Kids drop off by 5:15pm and kids pickup by 9pm.

Activities: Pizza, Fun, Games, Meeting with Nitishji, Garbha dancing, etc.

 

Adult's Program

Location: Briggs Chaney Middle School

Address: 1901 Rainbow Drive, Silver Spring MD 20905

Time:       Reception begins at 5:30pm

Activities: Reception, Keynote Speech by Nitishji, Banquet Dinner, Fundraising, etc.

 

Tickets & other Information:

S. Balan: (703) 845 0524  EMail: sbalan@cox.net   or Click Here to start email

Seshu Cherukuru: (301) 924 0696  EMail: scherukuru@hotmail.com   or Click Here to start email

Maruthi  Tella: (410) 531 3464  EMail: mtella@nab.org   or Click Here to start email

 

Maps & Directions:

Note the address of the desired location and Click Here To Get Started

 

 

Saturday Nov 2nd, 2002: Deepavali Celebrations  

Location: Chinmayam - Kailas Niwas

Address: 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time:       5:30pm to 8:30pm

Activities: Invocation, Aarati, Ganesh Panchratna (Children), Shiva Panchratna (Children), Ram Stuti (Children), Invoking Goddess Lakshmi, the Divine Wealth of Values, Multicultural Showcase, Dandiya Raas/ Garba (don't forget to bring dandiyas), Dinner, etc.

 

 

August 1 to 7, 2002: Mahasamadhi Yajna with Swami Tejomayanandaji  

Yajna Theme: Knowledge And Enlightenment

 

 Aug 1 Highlights: Inauguration by Poojya Guruji H. H. Swami Tejomayanandaji

 Aug 2 Highlights: Lecture on Tulsi Ramayana (morning), Lecture on Bhagwat Gita Chapter VII (evening)

 Aug 3 Highlights: Dedication of "Chinmayam Building"

 Aug 4 Highlights: Lecture on Tulsi Ramayana (morning), Lecture on Bhagwat Gita Chapter VII (evening)

 Aug 5 Highlights: Lecture on Tulsi Ramayana (morning), Lecture on Bhagwat Gita Chapter VII (evening)

 Aug 6 Highlights: Lecture on Tulsi Ramayana (morning), Lecture on Bhagwat Gita Chapter VII (evening)

 Aug 7 Highlights: Lecture on Tulsi Ramayana (morning)

 

Day Location: Chinmayam: 46 Norwood Rd., Silver Spring MD

Evening Location: James Hubert Blake School: 300 Norwood Rd., Silver Spring MD

 

Complete Details (includes all following sub sections): Please Click Here

Schedule (Activities & Timings): Please Click Here

Directions to Chinmayam (Day Time Location): Please Click Here

Directions to Blake High School (Evening Location): Please Click Here

Paduka Pooja Information: Please Click Here

Bhiksha Information: Please Click Here

Sponsorship Of Program Events: Please Click Here

Texts used in Yajna: Please Click Here

"Olan Mills" Chinmaya Member Directory: Please Click Here

Food Arrangements: Please Click Here

Baby Sitting Information: Please Click Here

Contacts (for more information): Please Click Here

 

 

Sunday August 18 to Sunday August 25, 2002: "Sacred Vision" Art, Music & Nature Camp 

Teacher: Brahmacharini Arpita Chaitanya (Arpitaji)

Location: Piercy, Northern California (Chinmaya Mission’s Krishnalaya Ashram)

Camp Theme Info: Click here for MS Word Format     Click here for Adobe PDF Format

Camp Teachers Profiles: Click here for MS Word Format     Click here for Adobe PDF Format

Registration Form & Information: Click here for MS Word Format     Click here for Adobe PDF Format

 

Saturday Sept 7, 2002: Northern Virginia Bala Vihar (2002-2003) Open House  

Activities: Orientation Program

Location: West Springfield High School

Address:  6100 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152

Time:       10am to 12noon

 

Sunday Sept 8, 2002: Silver Spring Bala Vihar (2002-2003) Open House  

Activities: Orientation Program, Ganesh Pooja, etc.

Location: Chinmayam - Kailas Niwas

Address: 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time:       10am to 12noon

 

 

June 30 to July 6, 2002: Srimad Bhagwat Sapatah Yajna

Location: Chinmayam - Kailas Niwas

Address: 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

More Info:  Click here for the Flier  or  Call Prakash Soman (703) 532 6829   or   S. Balan (703) 845 0524

6/30/02 (Sunday) Katha 9:30am to 1pm, Mahaprasad 1:05pm to 2:15pm, Katha 3pm to 7pm

7/1/02 to 7/3/02 (Monday to Wednesday) Katha 7pm to 9:30pm

7/4/02 (Thursday) Katha 9:30am to 1pm, Mahaprasad 1:05pm to 2:15pm, Katha 3pm to 7pm

7/5/02 (Friday) Katha 7pm to 9:30pm

7/6/02 (Saturday) Katha 9:30am to 1pm, Mahaprasad 1:05pm to 2:15pm, Katha 3pm to 7pm

 

Sunday May 5, 2002: Chinmaya Jayanthi Celebrations 

Location: Cloverly Elementary School

Address: 800 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time: 10am to 10:30am - Paduka Pooja,  12 noon onwards - Picnic with potluck lunch

 

Sunday April 21, 2002: Ram Navami Celebrations 

Location: Cloverly Elementary School

Address: 800 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time: 10am to 11:30am

 

Tuesday March 12, 2002: Maha Shivaratri Celebrations 

Location: Kailas Niwas

Address: 46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time: 4am to Midnight (whole day)

 

Saturday March 9, 2002: Maha Shivaratri Celebrations 

Location: (Across the street from Kailas Niwas in) People's Community Baptist Church

Address: 31 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Time: 5pm to 7pm

 

Saturday December 1, 2001: Annual Banquet 

Reception: 5.30 to 6.00 p.m. & Banquet: 6.00 to 9.00 p.m.

At: The People’s Community Baptist Church, 31 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905 (opposite to Chinmaya Mission)

Click here for flier in MS Word Format  or   Click here for flier in Plain Text Format

 

(Thanksgiving) Thursday November 22, 2001: Chinmayam Member Tours & Open House 

There will be Guided Tours of the Chinmayam Construction Site. The First Tour will start at 10am, the Second Tour at 12noon, the Third Tour at 2pm and the Last Tour at 4pm.

For more information contact Balanji. Start email by clicking here.

Sunday November 11, 2001: Deepavali and Lakshmi Puja 

"Dandia Raas" dance after Sunday program where all can participate.

 

Sunday October 14, 2001:  Bhagwat Gita CD ROM Presentation

 By: Acharya Darshanaben Nanavaty (Chinmaya Mission Houston)

 At: Silver Spring Sunday Program in Cloverly Elementary School

 

Sunday October 21, 2001:  Vijaya Dasami and Saraswati Puja - Devi Bhajans

Sunday September 16, 2001:  Hindi Paathshala & Language Classes Resume for year 2001-2002

Contact person: Anil Kishore  Click Here to start E-Mail  or send an E-Mail to  at  Arkishore@aol.com

 

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th, September 14, 2001: 

ALL DAY CAMP WITH - SWAMI PURUSHOTTAMANANDA 

(Registration required)

At: Cloverly Middle School - 800 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

From: 7:15 a.m. To  6:00 p.m.

Download documents with more info:  MS Word Format   Adobe PDF Format   WordPerfect Format

Coordinater: Prakash Soman  (703) 532-6829  E-Mail: pgsoman@aol.com

 

Friday September 14, 2001:  "SPIRITUALITY AND LIFE" - Talk by SWAMI PURUSHOTTAMANANDA

(Open To All)

At: Cooper Middle School - 977 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, VA

From: 7:45 p.m. To 9:15 p.m.

Download documents with more info:  MS Word Format   Adobe PDF Format   WordPerfect Format

Coordinater: Prakash Soman  (703) 532-6829  E-Mail: pgsoman@aol.com

 

Sunday September 9, 2001:  Kailas Niwas (Silver Spring) Bala Vihar Open House - 

At: Cloverly Elementary School, 800 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring

From: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

 

Saturday September 8, 2001:  Northern Virginia Bala Vihar Open House - 

At: West Springfield High School:  6100 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152

From: 10:00 am onwards 

Contact: Vijay Kumar (703-323-6111) Send Email to vkumar3@aol.com  or  Click Here to start email.

For more info Click Here for the flier in MS Word format

 

Sunday June 17, 2001: At Cloverly Elementary School (800 Briggs Chaney Raod, Silver Spring MD)

Bala Vihar Graduation Ceremony, from 10am to 11am

Picnic At Cloverly Park (next to School), from 11am onwards

 For details and RSVP contact:  Rita Kishore- (301) 622-2395  (Ritakishore@aol.com)

Sunday May 20, 2001: Chinmaya Udayam - A multimedia Play about Gurudev's Life

 At: John F. Kennedy High School Auditorium, 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902.  Time: 5pm to  7pm

 Tickets: Adults $10, Free for 5-18 years children accompanying adults

 Ticket Sales: Available with Mission Members, Indian Grocery Stores, E-Ticket on the web, etc.

                   For more details & Flier click here

 

 

   Sunday May 6, 2001: Chinmaya Jayanthi Celebrations 

                    For more details & Flier click here

 

  

 

Saturday May 5, 2001: Gita Chanting Compettion

                    For more details click here

 

 

Sunday April 8, 2001: Hanuman Jayanthi at Kailas Niwas, 6pm to 8pm

 

Saturday Mar 17, 2001: Yagna by Acharya Gaurang Nanavaty  At Cloverly School, from 9am to 6:30pm

                                    Click here for detailed information

 

Sunday Feb 11, 2001: Balavihar Teacher Retreat, at Kailas Niwas

 

Wednesday Feb 21, 2001: Maha Sivaratri, at Kailas Niwas

 

Saturday Feb 24, 2001: Children's Sivaratri Program, at Kailas Niwas

 

   Monday January 1, 2001: Vasthu Pooja & Vedic Chanting  (Bhaskar Sastri)

 

   Sunday December 31, 2000: Vision 2001 Inauguration. For related information on the web click here.

 

 

Saturday Dec 9, 2000: Annual Fundraising Banquet at Blake High School & Children's program at Baptist Church.

 

Sunday Sept 17, 2000: CMWRC Burke Balvihar Open House

Sunday Sept 10, 2000: CMWRC Kailas Niwas Balvihar Open House

Sunday Sept 10, 2000: CMWRC Frederick Balvihar Open House

Saturday Aug 19, 2000: India in Western Classical Music - Bharati Soman, soprano

 Dasha Avatar - A dance program about 10 Avatars of Vishnu