Tarpan & Shanti Puja at Haridwar June 27th 2 PM

What: Tarpan & Shanti Puja
Participate & Pray for the departed.

Hari OM!

For the past few months, many of the Chinmaya Mission member families have suffered the loss of near and dear ones due to COVID-19. Some lost their relatives in India but were unable to travel to take care of the final rites.  In order to accommodate the need of the community during this unprecedented pandemic, we have organized Tarpan & Shanti Puja.

Fully vaccinated Chinmaya Haridwar members are welcome to attend this in-person event. Pre-registration is required.  If you want to pray for a departed soul, we encourage you to attend the event and also provide the name & relationship.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will NOT be available to attend over zoom.

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    By clicking "submit" below, I attest that

    - My group is fully vaccinated.
    - For the last 14 days, we have not been in close proximity with someone with COVID-19 or traveled abroad.
    - We will observe masking and social distancing guidelines given to us by Chinmaya Haridwar.

    Graduation & Father’s Day 2021 – 06/20/2021 9:20AM

    What: Balavihar Graduation 2021
    Participate & Bless our graduates.
    Listen to Swami Sarveshanandaji’s Valedictory speech

    Agenda for June 20th:

    9:20am to 9:30am – Bhajan and Opening Prayers
    9:30am to 10:00am – Paduka Puja by graduates
    10:00am to 10:45am – Graduation ceremony & Valedictory speech by Swami Sarveshanandaji
    10:45am to 11:00am – Pujya Guruji’s Graduation Song & Next year Balavihar lineup
    11:00am to 11:10am – Pledge & Arati


    Please signup to receive zoom details, please note that if you are fully vaccinated, you can choose to attend in person.

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      Sunderkaand Parayan 6/26/2021 9:30 – 11 AM

      Time: 9:30-11 AM every last Saturday of the month
      Location: Zoom – sign up to receive meeting information by email

      Open to all

      Hari OM!

      We would like to invite you to our monthly Sunderkaand Parayan, every last Saturday of the month.

      This is the most blessed Kaand or section in the whole of Ramayan and therefore it gains this unique name ‘Sunderkaand’. ‘Sunder’ means Beauty. Lord Hanuman’s other name is ‘Sundara’. In Sunderkaand, Sage Valmiki speaks about the achievements of Hanuman. For Hanuman nothing is impossible. His attitude always reminds us of self-confidence, faith, and devotion to Rama, fearlessness, and trustworthiness.

      Signup here:

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        Soap That Saves (sTs)

        Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.
        ~Swami Tejomayananda

        Hari OM!

        Agamya Guttal
        Agamya Guttal

        Agamya Guttal is a 7th grader at Chinmaya Mission Portland Balavihar who has always wanted to make a difference in her community. When Covid hit she felt the need grow even more and she decided to take action by starting Soap That Saves.

        Agamya sells handmade soaps and the proceeds go to organizations in need. She believes that not only does the project help with the money it earns but helps through the kindness it spreads. That’s why Agamya started this to spread positivity and kindness throughout her community.

        She makes sure that the soaps are made in a safe environment that ensures safety for customers. She is always open to specific requirements for soap orders.

        The money that comes from the soaps will go to CORDUSA towards cooking for the homeless shelters along with any additional donations.

        We offer three types of soaps: Rose, Lavender, and Vanilla. Additional modifications are accepted.

        Each soap costs $5

        Agamya will bring soaps for you to pick up at Chinmaya Haridwar.

        Please pre-order here:

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          How many soaps? *

          Sing Bhajans During Assembly!

          What: Sing Bhajans at Haridwar!
          Location: “Chinmaya Haridwar”, 3551 NE John Olsen Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124

           Exclusive Opportunity for our members!

          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 by 9:15 am. The lyrics of the bhajan need to reach our AV coordinators by Friday of the preceding week at the latest.

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            Cooking for Homeless Shelter continues

            What: Cooking & serving for Homeless Shelter, on Saturdays
            Location: “Chinmaya Haridwar”, 3551 NE John Olsen Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124
            Volunteering opportunity exclusively for Chinmaya Haridwar 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…

            For the last 4 years, twice a month, volunteers cook and serve a meal at a homeless shelter, for about 100-120 residents. 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 send mail to “sheltercooking@cmportland.org

            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!

            Sign up for FREE tutoring for ELL students (Translate)

            What: Tutoring for ELL Students – Elementary and Middle School
            Location: “Chinmaya Haridwar”, 3551 NE John Olsen Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124 or on the “zoom”

            Exclusively for elementary and middle school English Language Learners (ELL) students!

            ‘Coronavirus Lag,’ online learning issues is the educational pandemic striking immigrant students hardest.

            FREE registration required. Every Sunday at Chinmaya Mission Portland we advise ELL students in math and English. We have found it important to help them when they are younger to give them a head start in their academic studies. We need the number of children and their age/grade so that we can prepare lesson plans and line up enough volunteers.

            Please register:

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              Student's Grade *
              Parent's Name *
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