Mere listening to my yajnas will not add to your beauty. These ideas are to be reflected deeply and digested slowly. This process is hastened only when you discuss what you have studied with others. Devi/Study Groups constitute the heart of our mission. The ideas gathered by you, when discussed with others, not only become deeply rooted in yourself, but as they become clearer in your own understanding, they also inspire those who listen to you. Thus, each student, while trying to strengthen his own understanding, can become an instrument for the spread of this knowledge. This process is the dynamic STUDY SCHEME followed in the Vedantic tradition. This is not a Chinmaya methodology, it is the most ancient Vedantic tradition of study.
– Swami Chinmayananda
The most important follow-up measure of the Gnana Yagnas is the Study Group program. The basic concept of the Study Group is to study the scriptures by those who have curiosity/thirst to benefit from the perennial wisdom of the Rishis.
A group of 10-15 like-minded people get together at a place, time and day mutually agreed upon for 60 or 90 minutes a week for a systematic study of the scriptural texts prescribed in the Study Group Scheme by Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda after testing its validity over several years. A few thousands of Study Groups function under the guidance of Chinmaya Mission Centers around the world.
Adult Study Groups & Group activities by Chinmaya Mission Portland
Here is the list of study groups conducted by Chinmaya Mission Portland, please feel free to join them. Apart from reading and discussing a proposed text, the study groups also watch the DVD of Satsangs with Gurudev, Guruji, and other Acharyas of the Chinmaya Mission. Please make sure to check our calendar to see if there are any schedule changes.
Due to COVID-19 #StayHome order, we have moved study groups to zoom. All Sunday study groups will meet right after assembly using breakout rooms for a smooth transition.
|Activity||Curriculum||Leads||Place / Time|
|Devi Group||Bhagavad Gita||Subha Pathial||Mondays 7:30 PM|
|Study Group||Jnana Sara||Rashmi Sahgal||Wednesdays 7:00 PM|
|Study Group||Hamsa Gita||Rashmi Sahgal||Thursdays 9:30 AM|
|Bhakti Yoga SG||Various Texts||Ganesh Krishnan||Saturdays 8:00-9:00 AM|
|Relevant talks of Swamins||Ganesh Krishnan||Saturdays 9:00-10:00 AM|
|BV Teachers++ SG||Atma Bodha||Ganesh Krishnan||Sundays 7:30-8:30 AM|
|Balavihar-time Study Group||Self Unfoldment||Kishore Pathial||Sundays 10:00-11:00 AM|
|Balavihar-time Study Group||Upadesa Sara||Srinivas Pandruvada||Sundays 10:00-11:00 AM|
|Balavihar-time Study Group||Atma Bodha||Ramesh Krishnamurthy||Sundays 10:00-11:00 AM|
|Balavihar-time Study Group||Bhagavad Gita||Narendar Sahgal||Sundays 10:00-11:00 AM|
|Yoga & Meditation||Yoga and Meditation||Anirudh Modi||Wednesdays & Saturdays|
|Bhajan Group||Bhajans||Suma Krishnamurthy||Fridays 6:00 PM|
|Parayan Group||Sunderkaand Parayan||Seema Nema||Last Saturdays 9:30 AM|