From birth to 12th Grade, we offer classes & activities based on the universal philosophy of Advaita Vedanta to achieve cultural sensitivity & awareness.
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!
Adult Study Groups
The study group syllabus was designed by Gurudev so that anyone could follow the curriculum systematically & advance their understanding.
Chinmaya Swaranjali (Choir) is the musical wing of Chinmaya Mission, we have a very active group, coming from all age groups and musical abilities.
Serving the community
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.
To help children learn
Values with fun
To delight like the moon
And shine like the sun
– Swami Tejomayananda
Children ask us many questions about our scriptures, the different forms of God and Goddess, the lives of saints and sages, and even about death. Many times we don’t know how to answer them in a way that is true and also speaks to their hearts.
Bala Vihar by Chinmaya Mission is a place where children and teens can learn about spirituality through the systematic study of Hindu scriptures from infancy until high school. Learning doesn’t only happen through a discourse or lecture but through stories, activities, interactive discussions, and even cultural programs and family retreats. Some of the Bala Vihars also offer Bhagavad Gita Chanting classes and Language Classes.
The best thing about Bala Vihar is that it’s not only for the children or teens but it’s for the whole family.
While the children and youth are engaged in their classes, the adults also have satsanga and discussions with like-minded individuals. They explore various texts of Advaita Vedanta that help them live fuller and more purposeful lives. Therefore, not only do the children and teens grow but the entire family grows. When the entire family grows, the nation grows. This was the vision of Swami Chinmayananda ‑ the key inspiration behind the Chinmaya Mission Movement.
Chinmaya Mission runs Bala Vihar all over the world and trains their teachers to conduct classes in-person or on virtual platforms. In North America alone, close to 20,000 children and youth have registered in this program.