Chinmaya Sandeepany 10th Anniversary Celebrations

जयतु जयतु केन्द्रस्सर्वदा चिन्मयाख्यः
भवतु भवतु चात्र वेदवेदान्त बोधः
भजतु भजतु भक्त्या देवमादिं जना वै
वसतु वसतु लोके शोभनः कर्मयोगः

May this Chinmaya Mission center always shine victoriously.
May there be study and teaching of the Vedas and Vedanta here.
May all members worship God with devotion,
and may the beautiful spirit of karma yoga be in the hearts of all.
– Pujya Swami TejomayanandaJi

It is a great joy reminiscing the past decade filled with study, service and worship as we proudly commemorate the 10th anniversary of our beloved Chinmaya Sandeepany ashram. In June 2014, we moved into this sacred ashram, a place where devotees could come and seek the grace of Lord Jagadeeshwara, spiritual wisdom, and inner peace. Over the years, this space has etched several sweet memories for us through Bala Vihar, festivals, discourses, camps and pujas. Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of our new Chinmaya Sandeepany ashram from 2023-2024 by participating in yajnas in different locations by Swamins from Chinmaya Mission. The celebrations will conclude with auspicious rituals led by Pandit RavichandranJi in June 2024 and a grand finale yajna by Pujya Swami SwaroopanandaJi, Global Head, Chinmaya Mission, in August 2024.

Discourses by Swami Ramakrishnananda

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Chinmaya Mission San Jose Sandeepany Ashram, CMSJ is excited to welcome Swamins for a series of Jnana Yajnas at the various Bala Vihar locations! The series will be inaugurated with Swami RamakrishnanandaJi at our CMSJ ashram on September 24th – 28th, followed by discourses in San Mateo September 29th – October 1st. On-site childcare will be provided for all discourses. Details and sponsorship options are provided below.

Kaivalya Navaneetam September 24th – 28th, 7:30-8:30pm

Kaivalya Navaneetam is a well known Advaita classic in Tamil by Sri Thandavaraya Swamigal. Navaneeta means butter. Kaivalya or kevala is the state in which the soul exists, isolated from all connection with the body. From the vast ocean of milk (the Upanishads) the great teachers have drawn the milk of wisdom and filled it in pots (ancient texts). Sri Thandavaraya Swami, the author of Kaivalya Navaneeta says that he has extracted the butter from the milk. Those who have obtained this (being fed on the butter of divine wisdom – Brahma Jnana – and being externally satisfied) will not roam about feeding on dust (non-real objects of the senses).
Discourses will be in English.

Chinmaya Sandeepany, San Jose
10160 Clayton Rd.
San Jose, CA

Harmonious Homes September 29th 7:30-9pm September 30th & October 1st 10-11:30am

Formulae for a fulfilling family life from Valmiki Ramayana.

San Mateo Senior Center
2645 Alameda de las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA

About the Speaker

Swami Ramakrishnananda is the resident spiritual guide of Chinmaya Mission Nagapattinam where there is also a very successful Chinmaya Vidhyalaya. He was earlier posted at Renuion Island and he is the author of Chinmaya International Foundation’s Easy Sanskrit Course as well as being part of a team of advisors at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth.
He has been called ‘The World’s Best Sanskrit Teacher’ by his students from around the world, as he has been instrumental in introducing and turning the key of a door that was previously locked for so many.
Apart from Sanskrit Courses, his talks on Shrimad Bhagavatam, Upanishad, Bhagavad Geeta and other Vedantic texts are very popular too. He makes even the most serious concepts very simple, interesting and memorable. He is passionate about sharing knowledge, and is keen that it should be learnt, understood and applied.
Swami Ramakrishnananda has studied “Valmiki Ramayana” in great detail and he has also completed a PhD in the subject at Amrita University.
He has a joyful and creative style of teaching, using props and teaching tools that play an important role as he uses everyday items and incidents to demonstrate subtle points.
Swami Ramakrishnananda meets each student wherever they are, leading them towards knowledge and empowerment in a most refreshing way.
Wherever he goes, be it small or big towns and ashrams in India, or centers in metro cities in the United States and other parts of the globe, Swami Ramakrishnananda is a much sought after teacher of Vedanta and Sanskrit.

Yajaman (sponsorship) opportunities

Yajaman sponsorships for all the Yajnas are planned for our 10th Anniversary celebrations. All Yajamans will be publicly acknowledged prior to the discourse and, again, prior to the Arati. In addition, Mukhya Yajamans will have the opportunity for a satsang with Swamiji prior to the Yajna, will perform the Arati and have front row seating.

Mukhya Yajaman : $2501 for entire Yajna
Prasad Yajaman: $501 per day
Arati Yajaman: $251 per day

Yajaman sponsorships are a part of our Kṛtajñatā sankalpa (Gratitude to Gurudev) campaign.

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