Vanaprastha- Graceful Aging

Objective : To achieve Graceful Living for Seniors in our community

Time : 5- 6:30

Day : Sunday March 8th Kick off ( every 2nd Sunday of the month )

Location : CMA Ashram

Target Group : 60+

Introduction :

“You need not go to the forests to become a vanaprastha. You can start the life of a vanaprastha immediately, while living in your own house.”

– Swami Chinmayananda In accordance with the four stages taught in the Vedas, when a householder enters his later years or nears retirement, it is most beneficial for him or her to withdraw from the stresses and pressures of a materialistic lifestyle, to spend more time seeking and finding inner peace.

Chinmaya Mission’s services for senior citizens are innovative, practical and unique. They help society’s elders find a harmonious balance between action and inaction, a remarkable strength in retirement, comfort and security within a like-minded community and the beauty and wisdom of spiritual evolution.

It strives to improve the quality and style of life for senior citizens through lifelong learning and selfless service. The learning aspect includes training in prevention and cure of old-age diseases through a holistic approach, tackling financial, social, psychological problems of the aging population and above all, understanding the aims of the third and fourth stages of human life and the means of achieving them.

‘Art of Graceful Aging’ : “Graceful aging doesn’t happen in a few days, weeks, or months. It is a long process, but if followed, its rewards are great indeed…Grace comes only when we start living a beautiful, spiritual life. Otherwise, the days merely come and go. Conscious living, in remembrance of the Lord, is how we must make our lives meaningful, joyful, and a blessing to ourselves and others. This is called graceful aging.”

— Swami Tejomayananda


5:00 – 5:15 —————— Games / warm up session

5:15 – 5:30 ——————- Spiritual Talk / Story

5:30 – 5:45 ——————- Physical health related – Yoga / stretching exercise

5:45 – 6:00 ——————- Learning Session (Mental Health/Tech/Health session)

6:00 – 6:15 ——————- Interactive sessions (or Guest Speakers) – Social Well being Participants share something of their choice;Singing; Everybody has a story; Chanting etc. 6:15 – 6:30 —————— Snack & Socializing

Upcoming events


  • 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

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