Cooking for Homeless Shelter continues

When: Every Saturday
Location: Chinmaya Haridwar” 3551 NE John Olsen Ave
Volunteering opportunity exclusively for our members!

Develop noble and enduring qualities. Watch in others for weaknesses that you should guard against, in yourself. Love all. Serve all. Love creates and lust destroys the peace in the heart of man.
~Swami Chinmayananda

Hari OM!

On Saturdays, we cook for a homeless shelter…

Since 2013, we have been collaborating with Transition Projects to serve Portland’s most vulnerable residents. Volunteers cook and serve meals at a homeless shelter, for about 100-120 residents, every Saturday. Few service projects do as much immediate good or offer such a meaningful, personal experience as volunteering to prepare and serve a meal to people in need.

*During the COVID-19 pandemic, all meal providing is “delivery only,” and volunteers cannot enter the shelter to cook or serve. We are cooking either at home or at Haridwar following all COVID-19 guidelines. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us and we will connect you with Ravi, who coordinates this activity.

We encourage you to sponsor one time meal for the shelter ($150) or part of the meal through the button below, we will keep it as the seed money dedicated for this activity.  Please check with your employer about matching grants, it doubles your donation’s impact today!



Thank you for your kindness & generosity in advance!

Sing Bhajans During Assembly!

Location: Chinmaya Haridwar” or over zoom
Open to our members, Signup required to participate

Love is the heart of religions, the theme of all classical works of art and literature, the song of all devotees. Scientists know only what love does not what love is.
~Swami Chinmayananda

Hari OM!

Devotional Singing (Bhajans) and Namasmarana (repetition of the Divine name) have often been prescribed by eminent divine personalities and true spiritual leaders as an age-old tool for spiritual, mental, and emotional upliftment. In short, an end result is an act of purification to one’s being and surroundings.

If you are our member or trial member and you or your child would like to sing Bhajans, here is the perfect opportunity, during our assembly! The bhajan singing slot is from 9:20 to-9:30am. Any devotional song, in any language, can be sung as long as all can sing along. Please prepare bhajan(s) to be sung in an assigned 10 minutes duration. You will need to be in the hall (or login to zoom) by 9:15 am. The lyrics of the bhajan need to reach our AV coordinators by Friday of the preceding week at the latest.

Please signup below and appreciate your flexibility about the date.

    Name *
    Email Address *
    Phone Number *
    Bhajan Date: *
    Bhajan duration in minutes: *

    FREE tutoring for ELL students (Translate)

    What: Free Tutoring
    Location: Chinmaya Haridwar” 3551 NE John Olsen Ave or “Zoom”
    For elementary & middle school English Language Learners (ELL) students!

    “Coronavirus Lag”

    Online learning issues are the educational pandemic that affects immigrant students the hardest. We have found it important to help them when they are younger to give them a head start in their academic studies.  Our Highschool students, under adult supervision, will tutor ELL students in math and English.

    We offer free personal tutoring for English language learners (ELLs) using “Zoom”. Prior registration is required. For maximum benefit, it is necessary to continue and no drop-in is allowed. Please contact us for more information. You can register at

      Student's Name *
      Student's Grade/Adult *
      Parent's Name *
      Parent's Email Address *
      Parent's Mobile Number *
      Language used at home *