Adult Study Groups

Chinmaya Balavihar

Bala Vihar
From birth to 12th Grade,  we offer classes & activities based on the universal philosophy of Advaita Vedanta to achieve cultural sensitivity & awareness.
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Hindi Curriculum

Hindi Curriculum
The Chinmaya Mission Hindi classes are the best sought out classes for the Hindi language in Greater Portland area, offering to all levels of students!
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Adult Study Groups

Adult Study Groups
The study group syllabus was designed by Gurudev so that anyone could follow the curriculum systematically & advance their understanding.
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Chinmaya Swaranjali

Chinmaya Swaranjali (Choir) is the musical wing of Chinmaya Mission, we have a very active group, coming from all age groups and musical abilities.
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Community Service

From mentoring for English learners to neighborhood cleanup, we take up a leadership role in assisting those in need, in the community that we live in.
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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 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 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.

Due to COVID-19 #StayHome order, we have moved SGs to zoom. 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 10AM
BR – Study Groups meeting right after Balavihar Assembly, in breakout rooms
LM – Late Morning Study Groups
EG – Evening Study Groups

Study Groups Curriculum Leads Place / Time
Sunday RS Isavasya Upanishad Ramesh Krishnamurthy Sun 7:30-8:30 AM
Sunday BR1 Meditation & Life Kishore Pathial Sun 10:00-11:00 AM
Sunday BR2 Drg Drishya Viveka Srinivas Pandruvada Sun 10:00-11:00 AM
Sunday BR3 Manah Shodhanam Ramesh Krishnamurthy Sun 10:00-11:00 AM
Sunday BR4 Bhagavad Gita Narendar Sahgal Sun 10:00-11:00 AM
Sunday LM1 Self Unfoldment Kishore Pathial Sun 11:15-12:15 PM
Sunday LM2 Aparokshanubhuti Naveen Gudigantala Sun 11:15-12:15 PM
Tuesday EG Kindle Life Preeti Kashyap Tue 7:30 PM
Devi Group Bhagavad Gita Subha Pathial Wed 7 PM
Wednesday EG Kenopanishad Rashmi Sahgal Wed 7 PM
Thursday LM Self Unfoldment Rashmi Sahgal Thu 10 AM
Saturday RS1 Bhakti Yoga Texts Praveen Gopalakrishnan Sat 8 AM
Saturday RS2 Gurudev’s BG Capsules Avinash Kashyap Sat 9 AM

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 Modi Wed & Sat
Chanting Group Chanting Suma Krishnamurthy Thu 10 AM
Bhajan Group Bhajans Suma Krishnamurthy Fri 6 PM
Parayan Group Sunderkaand Parayan Seema Nema Last Sat 9:30 AM

Adult Study Groups Curriculum & Books
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