Adults

Why Vedanta forums?
  • Vedanta is the spiritual philosophy component of the Vedas
  • It is timeless; very practically applicable & effective even in today’s world
  • Empowers individuals to live a dynamic and fulfilled life
  • Regular education teaches one to make a living, whereas Vedanta teaches one to make a ‘life’
  • Seva done with the right thinking brings deeper fulfillment
  • Helps eliminates blind faith & superstition
  • Helps develop & strengthen bhakti (true devotion)
Shravanam or attentive listening to scriptures : Attending talks by various visiting CM Swamijis as well as being a regular participant of the various sessions conducted by Sushmaji & Sivaji helps introduce & reinforce concepts of Vedanta.
Mananam or contemplating on the knowledge heard (Study Groups): Concepts are best understood when discussed in a interactive forum, which is what study groups provide.

What is a study group? A group of 5-15 adults engaged in the discussion of Vedantic topics based on the curriculum of books as prescribed by our masters

Why does one need to attend a study group?
  • Regular dose of ‘correct thinking’ & inspiration based on scriptures is essential for efficient living
  • Ideas & concepts get better understood and assimilated when discussed in a group
  • Encourages group bonding in holistic manner
  • Forum not available elsewhere
  • Helps one reach one's higher potential

Mere listening does not help. These ideas are to be reflected upon deeply and digested slowly. This process is hastened only when you discuss what you have studied with others. This is not a Chinmaya methodology; it is the most ancient Vedantic tradition of study.
- Swami Chinmayanandaji
Swaranjali CMA Swaranjali is a bhajan group. Different bhajans are practised and learnt in this group. There are 2 Swaranjali sessions currently.

Current Swaranjali sessions: Thursday Evenings 8-9 pm – Coordinator – Lalitha Yellumraju

Links to Balavihar Slokas and Bhajans:

Kalaa Seva creates avenues for CMA members to offer their seva to CMA thru the medium of art.
Their aim is to have fundraisers for original art done by CMA sevaks using topics conducive to CM.

Options for various mediums (canvas paintings, clay modeling, handicrafts etc.) will be explored for each year
Plan is also include talented Bala vihar kids & JCHYKs and have them use their creativity to explore CM topics relevant to their age group.

Events

  • Participants - Open to all CMA artists (as well as their friends & relatives)
  • Art - Original, Creative & framed canvas art paintings only
  • Submitted art work to be displayed at auction will be finalized by the kalaa seva coordinators
  • Participant artists need to email their name & contact info to Kalaa seva coordinator Ram

Enrichment classes for adults at CMA

CMA offers yoga classes for adults at SFMS. These classes maybe charged separately unless mentioned otherwise. Please contact instructor for all details. Yoga Classes : Sundays 9:45 - 10:45 am at the South Forsyth Middle school gym. Fee - No charge Bring a yoga mat Walk ins welcome
Online Enrichment Classes

Adult Classes by Sushmaji & Sivaji

To get Zoom ID for classes conducted between 10-1pm on Sunday, please see the Newsletter. For other classes, please contact Sivaji at sivas.cma@gmail.com, Sushmaji at sushma.siva2@gmail.com.

Sunday10:00 -11:00amBhagavad Gita Ch 5 & Vishnu SahasranamaSushmaji
Sunday11:00am-12:00Bhagavad Gita Ch 5 & Vishnu SahasranamaSivaji
    
Tuesday7:00-8:00pmVedic chanting (New session)Sushmaji
Wednesday10:00-11:30amDevi GroupSushmaji
Wednesday8:00-9:00 pmBhagavad Gita Ch 4Sushmaji
Friday8:00-9:00pmNarayaneeyamSushmaji
Saturday8:30 - 9:30amIshavasya UpanishadSivaji
Saturday5:30 - 6:30pmVivekchudamaniSushmaji

Study Groups by CMA Sevaks

To get Zoom ID for classes conducted between 10-1pm on Sunday, please see the Newsletter. For other classes, please contact it's coordinator: Sandeep Gauba at hariomshiv@gmail.com, Sudharshan at winsud@gmail.com, kumar.email@gmail.com, shekhar_kanetkar@hotmail.com, bhavanakss@yahoo.com or shalaka.pateria@gmail.com.

Sunday10:00 -11:00amTatva BodhaSandeep Gauba
Sunday10:00-11:00amSelf UnfoldmentKumar Raman
Sunday12 noonUpanishad Ganga - Video study groupKS Subramanian
Sunday6:30pmBhaja Govindam - Marietta FamiliesSudharshan
Sunday3:30-4:30pmUpadesha SaraKumar Raman
Sunday6:30-7:30pmTattva BhdhaShekhar
Tuesday8- 9 pmBhaja GovindamBhavana & KS
Thursday8- 9 pmBhaja GovindamShalaka & Gauri

Volunteer opportunities

We have many Seva groups the parents can get involved:
  • Yagnas and Retreats - Retreats : Family & youth retreats, Summer Camps for kids,Coordination with visiting Acharya, venue booking,Ordering & Selling books & CDs, Guru Dakshina collection, Tax receipts,Setup & decoration, Prasad / potluck, video recording. Contact us at yagnasandcamps@chinmayamissionalpharetta.org
  • Fundraisers - Navarathri Mela, Ashram Building, Amazon Smile, Kroger Community awards,Mega shows,Banquets,Corporate donors,Company Matches, Other donations/avenues for fund collectionContact us at fundraiser@chinmayamissionalpharetta.org

Upcoming events

Navratri Puja

October 6 @ 8:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm


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Diwali Laxmi Puja

November 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Diwali Laxmi Puja

November 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Gita Jayanthi

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Thanksgiving Holiday

November 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Christmas Holiday Break

December 26, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


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Republic Day Celebration

January 23, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Republic Day Celebration

January 30, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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President's Day Holiday

February 20, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Maha Shivaratri

February 27, 2022 @ 8:00 am - February 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


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Announcements

  • Due to COVID all classes will be online in Fall 2021. We will monitor the situation to determine when we can open in-person.
  • Open House and book pickup on Aug 8th 10-11:30am at South Forsyth Middle School.
  • Registration for Fall 2021 is Open now Classes will be held in 2 sessions: 10-11am and 12-1pm on Sundays.

Online classes for Adults :

Enrich yourself, take advantage of the sessions conducted by Sivaji and Sushmaji throughout the week. Read more

Enrich yourself, take advantage of the sessions conducted by Sevaks  throughout the week. Read more

CM News

Tapovan Prasad magazine online version: October September August July June
Collection of letters from Pujya Gurudev to householders, youth and children -By Chinmaya Mission Archives
Spiritual guidance from the Swamins and Brahmacharins of CMW