"What is Chinmaya Jnana Yagna?"
Jnana Yajnas are series of public discourses on a Vedantic scripture given by an Acharya of the Chinmaya Mission.
The term yajna means to offer oblations to fire and Jnana means knowledge. Offering of our ignorance to the fire and kindling the light of knowledge is what is the import of this term.
CMA conducts 2-3 jnana yagnas of visiting Acharyas every year.

Camps & retreats

What is CORD?

CORD (Chinmaya Organization for Rural development) facilitates social service projects for the underprivileged.

CORD USA is a registered non-profit in the US providing a sustainable program to aid in the holistic welfare of the underprivileged in the US, India & Sri Lanka regardless of race, religion, color, gender or nationality.

Programs in India are facilitated through CORD India & in Sri Lanka through CORD Sri Lanka.

  • CORD has been serving humanity in an holistic & sustainable way since 1985.
  • Has the lowest overhead ratio (~0%) compared to any other organization.
  • CORD has built a sustainable and replicable model by focusing on development (teaching people to earn a living) as opposed to welfare (e.g. donating food).
  • The key success factor of CORD is their motto of Active Participation. The villager has to be willing to take the first step to transform his/her life and CORD will take 5 steps forward to assist the person.
  • Facilitates integrated, sustainable social help programs in local communities and in the Indian subcontinent through processes of self-empowerment and enrichment.
  • CORD has uplifted & transformed over 1000 villages in India & Sri Lanka.
  • CORD USA has been awarded the top rated charity award by Great Non Profits every year since 2012.

"Chinmaya Tej"

Chinmaya Tej is CMA's walkathon for CORD that is conducted yearly.
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“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
CORD is a bond of love & understanding; a sharing which enriches both the giver and the receiver.
– Swami Tejomayanandaji

Summer Camps at CMA

Summer camps at CMA are a fun and enriching way to enjoy the summer.  Kids 5-18 engage in various activities throughout the day from Yoga, music, art, shlokas, bhajans to discussions, interactive learning, indoor & outdoor activities. Sumptuous vegetarian meals are offered.
Every camp has a specific theme around which all the activities are planned.

To find out more about 2018 summer camp, please click here

Upcoming Fundraiser: Navratri Mela on Oct 14, 2017 from 6:00pm-12:00am at Lambert High School. Click here to buy your tickets online.  

Upcoming events

Ram Navami puja - Ashram

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Ram navami puja at ashram
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Regular BV Session

March 25 @ 11:00 am

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th - Regular sessions at SFMS
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Hanuman Jayanti puja & Sundarkand Path

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hanuman Jayanti puja & Sunderkand Path
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Spring Break - No classes

April 1

Spring break holiday
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Regular BV Session

April 8 @ 11:00 am

8th, 15th, 22nd - Regular sessions at SFMS
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Chinmaya Tej Walkathon for CORD

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Chinmaya Tej walkathon for CORD
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Regular BV Session

April 15 @ 11:00 am

8th, 15th, 22nd - Regular sessions at SFMS
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BV Seniors

April 15 @ 11:00 am

BV Seniors take blessings from teachers in assembly
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Regular BV Session

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

8th, 15th, 22nd - Regular sessions at SFMS
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BV Seniors - Grad Cermony at Ashram

April 22 @ 5:00 pm

BV seniors Graduation ceremony at ashram (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
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