Sunday In-Person Classes Guided by Shri Vijay Gupta

Vignesha Sunday Art of Man Making Sreelatha
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Kapisha Sunday Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 16 Kamini
4:15 – 5:45 PM
Skanda Sunday Chanting Suman
4:15 – 5:45 PM
Shankara Sunday Yoga, Meditation Ekaterina
4:15 – 5:45 PM

Monday – Saturday  Online Classes guided by Shri Vijay Gupta

Vivekachudamani & Meditation Monday 8:00 – 9:00 PM
Ashtavakra Gita Wednesday 9:00 – 10:00 PM
Yoga Class & Self Unfoldment (In person) Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Embracing Love  Friday 8:15 – 9:00 AM
Mundakopinashad Friday 8:30  – 9:30 PM
Ramayana (in Hindi & English) Saturday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tattvabodha Saturday 5:00 – 6:00 PM
DEVI for DEVI Satsang guided by Shri Vivekji and Sowmya DAY TIME
Devi Satsang in person at Chinmaya Ashram Third Friday 7:00 – 8:30 PM

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Coordinated by Sevika Sreelatha Varapravan.(

Every Sunday in person at Jack Chambers P. S from 3:00p-3:50p

This is a book based on 144 short talks on Bhagavad Gita by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. Gurudev made it a priority to revive the young generation of Indians, who were drifting through life without any clear goals, vision, or direction. He gave this ancient wisdom a contemporary context and presented it in a form that was palatable and practical to the modern youngsters.  Although delivered in the 1960s, these teachings are as relevant, fresh, and inspiring today as they were 40 years ago.

Coordinated by Sevika Kamini Vasudev. (

Every Sunday in person at Jack Chambers P. S from 4:30p-5:30p

In chapter 16 of Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna discusses the types of manifestations that are available in the living world when the same ‘Knower’, the one Eternal Spirit, expresses Itself through various ‘Fields’ of expression. The Divine and Devilish qualities of human beings have been described, which are the result of scientific observations made in the physical, mental and intellectual behaviours when the Lord expresses through a Disciplined and an Undisciplined personality, respectively.

Lord declares that a true seeker must refer to the scriptures in determining what ought to be done and what ought not to be done. Having acquired the knowledge from the Shastras, one must gather the courage to implement this knowledge in one’s lifestyle and persevere until the Supreme is realized within oneself.

Coordinated by Sevika Ekaterina Nikiforova.

Every Sunday in person at Jack Chambers P. S from 4:30p-5:30p

Coordinated by Sevika Suman Srikanth

Every Sunday in person at Jack Chambers P. S from 4:30p-5:30p

This is open to all adults of any age any any background. At the chanting class you will be learning various shlokas giving importance to simple chanting rules of pronunciation of the verses using phonetics and sound effects. You will also be provided with a methodology to be able to read the Devanagari script in the best possible way. There is no particular raga or rhythm that you need to follow, it will be learnt in simple tunes by anyone without a background in music. The meaning of the shlokas will not be covered in this class. All course materials will be provided as the class progresses.

Coordinated by Sevikas Malini Dhandapani and Sreelatha Varapravan.

Every third Friday from 7:30pm -8:30 pm at Chinmaya Hanuman Ashram (2156, Highbury Avenue)

Devi Sanga’s theme this year is ‘Rise with the Rishikas’ as we learn about one Rishika (women saints) each month. The focus will be on getting inspired by the life, teachings and legacy of women saints. The Devi Sanga is facilitated by Shri Vivekji and Sowmya ji

Devi Sanga offers powerful learning forums, healthy support system for women of all ages 18 and above from any background, open discussion arena, understanding the wisdom of the ages and purpose of Life

Guided by Shri Vijay Gupta

Every Monday on Zoom from 7:30p-8:30p

The beautiful text Vivekachudamani was composed by the Sage, Shri Adi Shankaracharya, Vivekachudamani is in the form of a dialogue between the student and the Teacher, with the latter guiding the student along the spiritual path. By developing the quality of discrimination, a power solely accorded to man, one can distinguish between the eternal and the temporal, which in turn opens the gateway to peace and happiness. Vivekachudamani, literally translated as the ‘Crest Jewel of Discrimination’ is a compendium of 580 verses on the ways to know, understand and reach Brahman, the Reality in us.

Coordinated by Sevika Srinidhi Srinivasan (

Every Wednesday in person on campus at Taylor Library from 7:00p-8:00p

In an age where skeptic youngsters are turning away from spirituality, there is a great need for a clear, systematic, and logical explanation of the ancient yet immensely relevant teachings of Vedanta. That is exactly what Swami Chinmayananda has given us in Self Unfoldment. Using a Step-by-step analysis, profound language, and applicable examples, he takes us from fundamental principles to the very highest philosophical truths in this timeless masterpiece. Self Unfoldment has inspired thousands of young people over the years, bringing out the noblest and best in them.

Guided by Shri Vijay ji

Every Wednesday on Zoom from 9:00p-10:00p

The Ashtavakra Gita is an ancient spiritual document of great purity and power. Pure, because it is relentlessly one-pointed. Every word is aimed at triggering Self-realization. Powerful, because the mere reading—or repeated reading–of it can be enough to send a ripe mind reeling into Truth. Ashtavakra Gita is a dialogue between Ashtavakra and Janaka on the nature of reality and bondage.

In a conversation between Janaka and Ashtavakra, pertaining to the deformity of his crooked body, Ashtavakra explains that the size of a temple is not affected by how it is shaped, and the shape of his own body does not affect himself (or Atman). The ignorant man’s vision is shrouded by names and forms, but a wise man sees only himself.

Coordinated by Sevika Ekaterina Nikiforova (

Every Thursday in person at Chinmaya Hanuman Ashram from 6:30p-7:30p

Coordinated by Sevika Kamini Vasudev. (

Every Friday on Zoom from 8:15 am-9:00 am

Guided by Shri Vijay Gupta and coordinated by Sevak Shiva Nair (

Every Friday on Zoom from 8:30p-9:30p EST

The Upanishads are the textbooks of philosophical principles discussing man, the world, and God. Mundakopanishad is a unique Upanishad that starts with a tale of two birds – Jiva and Iswara.  In short, this teaching is an extravaganza of spiritual knowledge and meditation that guides a student step by step to the glorious state of immortality, peace, and bliss.

Guided by Shri Vijay ji

Every Saturday on Zoom from 11:00a-12:00p

A course in Hindi and English on invoking your personal best. In learning about Bhagavan Sri Rama, we become Bhagavan Sri Rama! 

Coordinated by Sevika Suprita Sharma(

Every Saturday on Zoom from 5:00p-6:00p

 ‘Tattvabodha- Book of Definitions’,  was initially composed by Adi Shankaracharya ji. It is a basic text that is used in Vedanta studies and defines certain concepts, such as Viveka, Vairagya, etc. These concepts are used considerably in Vedanta studies, and this text gives us a strong foundation, through which we can build further upon in our spiritual journey. The verses are further explained by Guruji, Swami Tejomayananda. In his commentaries, he relates the concepts introduced by Shankara ji to our current situations in life. He gives a more relative association, through which we can understand better. So far, we have studied Sadhana Chatushtaye (The fourfold qualifications)- which is a description of the qualities to become a fit student (Adhikari), Tattva vivekah (enquiry into the Truth)- which is understanding what is Real and Unreal, and Sharira traya (the three bodies, Physical body, Mental/Intellect body and Causal body).

Currently we are studying Awasthaatraya (the three states of Consciousness) – The waking state, dream state and the deep sleep state.