Adults - Chinmaya Mission Alpharetta

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 (Acharya Sessions): Attending talks by various visiting CM Acharyas as well as being a regular participant of the various Acharya conducted sessions 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:

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,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 collection

    Contact us at fundraiser@chinmayamissionalpharetta.org


  • Community Service - Puja Seva, Community Seva, CORD Walkathon.
    Contact us at communityservice@chinmayamissionalpharetta.org

  • Celebrations - Republic day celebration, Guru Paduka Puja, Holi, Diwali, Navratri, Dussera, Mother’s day, Gurudev Jayanti, Tapovan Jayanti, Annual Day, picnic.
    Contact us at cmacelebrations@chinmayamissionalpharetta.org
  • Sessions at SFMS

    Day Time Study Group/Session Facilitator Location
    Sunday 9:45am – 11:00 am Satsang for BV teaching sevaks Sudha Rm 148
    Sunday 11:30am – 12:30am Vishnu Sahasranamam & Bhagavad Gita Sushmaji Gym
    Sunday 11:30am – 12:30am Vishnu Sahasranamam & Jnanasara Sivaji Cafeteria
    Sunday 11:30am – 12:30am Self Unfoldment study group Sudha Rm 148

    Sessions at Marietta Location

    Day Time Study Group/Session Facilitator Location
    Sunday 4:30 -5:30 pm Vishnu Sahasranamam & Upadesha Sara Sivaji Main hall

    Weekly Sessions at Ashram & other locations

    Day Time Activity Venue Facilitator
    Mondays 10:30 -11:30 am Rudraabhisekam; Rudram Chamakam chanting Ashram Sivaji, Sushmaji
    Mondays 8:15 – 9:15 pm Tattva Bodh study group 3800 grey abbey dr, Alpharetta Sudha
    Tuesdays 11 am-12 pm Bhaja Govindam study group 3850 grey abbey dr, Alpharetta Anjali & Sudha
    Tuesdays 8:00 – 9:00 pm Hanuman Chalisa; Kanakadhara stotram chanting Ashram Sivaji, Sushmaji
    Tuesdays 8:00 – 9:00 pm Self Unfoldment study group 205 Harrogate way, Alpharetta Bhavana
    Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:30 am Krishna puja; Mukundamala class Ashram Sivaji, Sushmaji
    Thurs (1st) 8:00 – 9:00 pm Guru paduka puja; Stotrams on Guru & bhajans Ashram Sivaji, Sushmaji
    Thurs(2nd-4th) 8:00 – 9:00 pm Swaranjali 3422 Cape York trace, Alpharetta Lalitha
    Fridays 10-11 am Upadesha Sara study group 3800 Grey abbey dr, Alpharetta Sudha
    Fridays 8:00 – 9:00 pm Saundaryalahiri; Narayaneeyam study Ashram Sushmaji
    Saturdays 8:00 – 8:30 am Vedic Chanting class Ashram Sushmaji
    Saturdays 8:30 – 9:30 am talk on Saddarshanam Ashram Sivaji
    Saturdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm talk on Vivekachudamani Ashram Sushmaji
    Sundays 6:00 – 7:00 pm Bhaja Govindam study group 5390 Lexington woods ln, Alpharetta Sameer
    Sundays 5:00 – 6:00 pm Self Unfoldment study group 1030 Buxton way, Alpharetta (4 miles from ashram) Shekhar

    Enrichment Class Schedule

    Day Time Session Instructor Location
    Sundays 9:45 – 10:45 am Yoga class SFMS(Gym)
    Sundays 9:45 – 10:45 am Kathak class (for kids and adults) Leera Rawal SFMS(Gym)
    Saturdays 9:40 - 10:40 am Tabla class Shiv Kotagal Ashram

    Upcoming events

    BV New teachers/backups orientation & sevaks pre session meeting

    August 18 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    18 th – BV teachers & backups meeting (8:30 – 9:30 am), Teacher training breakout sessions (9:30 – 10:30 am)…
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    First day of Balavihar - SFMS

    August 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    19th – First day at SFMS 9:45 – 10:45 am – All teachers session; enrichment classes signups 11-11:30 - (Ganesh…
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    First day of Balavihar - Marietta

    August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    First day of Balavihar - Marietta Balavihar
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    Regular sessions at SFMS (11:00 am - 12:30 pm) & Marietta (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM), JCHYK session kickoff

    August 26 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm

    26th – All Sevaks pre session meeting (9:45 – 10:45); JCHYK kick off session (10:45-11:30); Regular sessions at SFMS; All…
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    Labor day Holiday - Janmashtami puja;

    September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    2nd - Labor Day Holiday; Janmashtami puja at ashram ;
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    Private event

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

    Ashram Hall booked for a private event
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    Regular sessions at SFMS (11:00 am - 12:30 pm) & Marietta (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM); JCHYK session (10:45 – 11:30 am);

    September 9 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm

    Sept 9th – First JCHYK session (10:45 – 11:30 am); Regular sessions at SFMS (11:00 am - 12:30 pm) &…
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    Swami Ramakrishnanandaji's yagna

    September 10 @ 7:00 pm - September 13 @ 9:00 pm

    Sept 10th -13th – Swamiji’s yagna at Chinmaya Gurukul
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    Ganesh Chaturthi puja at ashram

    September 12 @ 6:00 pm - September 13 @ 7:00 pm

    Sept 12th – Ganesh Chaturthi puja at ashram
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    JCHYK social (5:00 - 7:00 pm) at ashram

    September 15 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm


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