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 Jnana Yagnas (ज्ञान यग्न) is the Study Group (SG) 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 gets 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 thousand Study Groups function under the guidance of Chinmaya Mission Centers around the world.
Adult Study Groups by Chinmaya Mission Portland
Here is the list of SGs conducted by Chinmaya Mission Portland, please feel free to join them. Apart from reading and discussing a proposed text, the SGs 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.
If you are interested to know more about any of these SGs, please contact us and we will direct you to the lead of the specific SG.
SG Naming conventions:
RS – Rise & Shine Study Groups, meet early mornings before 10 AM
BR – Study Groups during Balavihar time
LM – Late Morning Study Groups
EG – Evening Study Groups
|Study Groups||Curriculum||Leads||Place / Time|
|Sunday RS||Isavasya Upanishad||Krishna S||Sun 7:30-8:30 AM|
|Sunday BR1||Meditation & Life||Kishore P||Sun 10:00-11:00 AM|
|Sunday BR2||Parenting Culture||Praveen G||Sun 10:00-11:00 AM|
|Sunday BR3||Kathopanishad||Geetha N||Sun 10:00-11:00 AM|
|Sunday BR4||Bhagavad Gita||Narendar S||Sun 10:00-11:00 AM|
|Sunday LM||Aparokshanubhuti||Naveen G||Sun 11:15-12:15 PM|
|Devi Group EG||Bhagavad Gita||Subha P||Wed 7 PM|
|Wednesday EG||Kenopanishad||Rashmi S||Wed 7 PM|
|Thursday LM||Self Unfoldment||Rashmi S||Thu 10 AM|
|Saturday RS||Bhakti Yoga Texts||Praveen G||Sat 8 AM|
Adult Group Activities
Here is the list of Adult Group activities conducted by Chinmaya Mission Portland, please feel free to join them. Please make sure to check our calendar to see if there are any schedule changes.
|Group Activities||Curriculum||Leads||Place / Time|
|Yoga||Hatha Yoga||Anirudh M||TBD|
|Bhajan Group||Gita/Stotras/Bhajans||Uma S/Suma K||Thu/Fri 6 PM|
|Parayan Group||Sunderkaand Parayan||Seema N||Last Sat 4 PM|