Chinmaya Mission of Columbus

Chinmaya Mission of Columbus

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Chinmaya Mission was established in India in 1953 by devotees of Swami Chinmayananda. Under his guidance, these devotees formed the nucleus of a spiritual renaissance movement that now encompasses a wide range of spiritual, educational, and charitable activities, ennobling the lives of thousands in India and outside its borders. Administered by Central Chinmaya Mission Trust in Mumbai, India, the Mission is now headed by His Holiness Swami Tejomayananda.

Following the Vedic teacher-taught tradition (guru-shishya parampara), Chinmaya Mission makes available the ageless wisdom of Vedanta, the knowledge of the one Reality, and provides the tools to realize that wisdom in one’s life. “To give maximum happiness to the maximum number for the maximum time” is the tenet that drives Mission workers to uplift humanity beyond selfish and sectarian attitudes and activities. Each person’s gain is manifold: personal growth, heightened efficiency, contentment, and the ability to live with others in peace and harmony.

 

Balavihar

The greatest boon given by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda to the younger generation is Balavihar. Balavihar provides a spiritual and cultural orientation to children of the modern age. The rationale of the Balavihars as elucidated by Pujya Gurudev in the “March of the future” talk is summarized below:

  • To train the children and inculcate in them a reverence for our ancient culture, and inspire them to live up to it with correct understanding.
  • To create self-confidence to serve and act cheerfully.
  • To generate a true affection in all contacts, inculcate personal discipline and a true spirit of leadership.
  • To bring out their dormant faculties and detect defects; cultivate and improve their creative abilities.
  • To help children to develop a healthy resistance against temptations in the atmosphere in which they grow.
  • To provide an atmosphere to grow with noble ideals, healthy emotions and physical discipline

Balavihars are meant for children in the age group of 5-15 years. The Balavihars provide a spiritual and cultural orientation for children.

Contact Phone Information

Balavihar classes – Bindu Menta – 614-767-5782
Adult classes – Venkat Menta – 614-767-5782

Timing Information

Monday through Friday – 7.00 PM – 8.30 PM depending on weather
Sunday – 9.30 AM – 1.00 PM

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