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


First Silent art auction fundraiser Kalaa seva did their first silent canvas art auction fundraiser just for CMA families in April. More than 50% of the paintings got sold with 100% of proceeds being donated to CMA

CMA Summer Art Exhibition & fundraiser
Open to all within & outside CMA
Date: Sat July 21st & July 22nd
Venue: Chinmaya Gurukul
Rules:
  • Participants - Open to all CMA artists (as well as their friends & relatives)
  • Art - Original, Creative & framed canvas art paintings only
  • Dates to submit Artwork - Sun June 30th & Sun July 7th (9:00 - 11:30 am)
  • 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
Please look out for the updates as we get closer to the fundraiser dates.

Enrichment classes for adults at CMA

CMA offers yoga and dance classes for adults at SFMS. These classes are 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

Kathak Classes (for kids (9+) & adults):
Sundays 9:30 - 10:00 am at the South Forsyth Middle school gym.
Teacher - Leera Rawal Leeraji having trained under Kumudiben Lakhia & Birju Maharaj has been practicing and performing for over 30 years. Leeraji is a long time CM devotee and sevak. Contact Leera Rawal at leera.rawal@gmail.com for all details.

Enrichment Classes at Chinmaya Gurukul, 4980 Pittman Rd, Cumming, GA


  Adult Classes by Sushmaji & Sivaji To get Zoom ID, please contact Sivaji at sivas.cma@gmail.com, Sushmaji at sushma.siva2@gmail.com.  
Sunday 10:00 -11:00am Bhagavad Gita CH 4 & Vishnusahasranama Sushmaji
Sunday 10:00 -11:00am Mukundamala & Vishnusahasranama Sivaji
Tuesday 10:00-11:00am Vedic chanting Sushmaji
Wednesday 10:30-11:30am Devi Group Sushmaji
Wednesday 8:00-9:00 pm Bhagavad Gita Ch 3 – Karma Yoga Sushmaji
Friday 10:30-11:30am Vedic chanting Sushmaji
Friday 9:00-9:00pm Narayaneeyam Sushmaji
Saturday 8:30 - 9:30am Upanishad class (Ganapati Atharva Shirshopanishad) Sivaji
Saturday 5:00 - 6:00pm Vivekchoodamani Sushmaji
Study Groups by CMA Sevaks To get Zoom ID, please contact it's coordinator: shekhar_kanetkar@hotmail.com or kumar.email@gmail.com or bhavanakss@yahoo.com or shalaka.pateria@gmail.com.
Sunday 10:00 -11:00am Bhaja Govindam Sandeep Gauba
Sunday 11:15 -12:15pm Upanishad Ganga - Video Study group Kumar Raman
Sunday 6:30-7:30pm Tattva Bhdha Shekhar
Sunday 6:30-7:30pm Atma Bodha Kumar Raman
Tuesday 8- 9 pm Self Unfoldment Bhavana & KS
Thursday 8- 9 pm Kindle Life Shalaka & 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,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
  • Upcoming events

    Thanksgiving Holiday - No Balavihar.

    November 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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    X'Mas Holidays

    December 20 @ 8:00 am - December 27 @ 5:00 pm


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    Republic Day Celebrations

    January 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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    President's Day -No School

    February 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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    Maha Shivaratri at Balavihar

    March 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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