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.


  • 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. These classes maybe charged separately unless mentioned otherwise. Please contact instructor for all details. Online Yoga Classes : 11:10-11:50am    Yoga and Pranayama Class on ZOOM - By Lalitha Yellamraju and Jigna Patel - Zoom Link Here Meeting ID 844 9779 4989 Pwd: 009310 This class is for 'All Levels'. No experience with yoga needed. Please bring a Yoga mat and log on to the Zoom link. You will be guided through.

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, Sushmaji at

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 5Sushmaji
Saturday8:00 - 9:00amVedantic MeditationSivaji
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, Sudharshan at,,,

Sunday11:15 -12:15pmTatva BodhaSandeep Gauba
Sunday10:00-11:00amSelf UnfoldmentKumar Raman
Sunday12 noonUpanishad Ganga - Video study groupKS Subramanian
Sunday5:30-6:30pmBhaja Govindam - Marietta FamiliesSudharshan
Sunday3:30-4:30pmUpadesha SaraKumar Raman
Sunday6:30-7:30pmTattva BhdhaShekhar
Tuesday8- 9 pmBhaja GovindamBhavana & KS

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
  • 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

Upcoming events

First Day of Bala Vihar

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

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Janmashtami at Ashram

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Janmashtami for Bala Vihar

August 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Ganesh Chaturthi for Bala Vihar

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

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Ganesh Chaturthi at Ashram

August 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Labor Day

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

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Navaratri at Ashram

September 26 @ 8:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm

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Navaratri for Bala Vihar

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Diwali Lakshmi Puja for Bala Vihar

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Diwali Lakshmi Puja at Ashram

October 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • CMA Bala Vihar classes are on Summer Break. We will start back in Aug. 14th 2022.
  • Ashram Classes will be held in 2 sessions: 9:15-10:30am and 11:30-12:45pm on Sundays.
  • Marietta Location classes will be held at 4:30-6pm.

In-person & 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

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Collection of letters from Pujya Gurudev to householders, youth and children -By Chinmaya Mission Archives
Spiritual guidance from the Swamins and Brahmacharins of CMW