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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    Cookies 4 COVID Care (c4cc)

    Krpa is an attitude of sympathy ‘cooked’ in kindness, honeyed with love and served on golden platters of understanding.
    ~Swami Chinmayananda

    Hari OM!

    Yaamini & Vaani Aga
    Yaamini & Vaani Aga

    Yaamini & Vaani Aga have been Chinmaya Mission Portland Balavihar students since they were in Pre-K, now they are our Balavihar 7th graders.

    They have been pondering about the current times for a while and have over time observed how the virus has been impacting our community and the world.  Since they love baking and are very passionate about creating interesting flavors and combinations, girls came up with the idea to bake desserts and sell them to raise funds. Your donations go directly to CORDUSA which will in turn send the funds to the organization that works with COVID19 Relief in Oregon, with zero overhead!

    We request you to pre-order, and would greatly appreciate the encouragement.

    Here’s a list of *ALL ORGANIC* items they can make for you, please select checkboxes when you pre-order.  Please be advised that items may have come in contact with Milk, Eggs, Wheat, and Nuts.

    Agas will bring baked goods for you to pick up at Chinmaya Haridwar.

    Please pre-order here:

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      MahaShivaratri Celebrations, 03/11/2020 6:30PM

      It’s Shivaratri!
      Let us come together in prayerful contemplation.
      Time: March 11, 2021 6:30 PM Puja followed by Aarati
      Location:  Open to all over “Zoom” with RSVP.

      Hari OM!

      If you would like to make a Pooja offering, please click this link or use the QR code in the flier.

      Please RSVP below:

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        About Shivaratri:

        Literally, Maha Shivratri means, “The great night of Shiva”. It is also believed that on Shivratri, Lord Shiva became Neelkant by swallowing the deadly poison that came up from the ocean during the churning of “Kshir Sagar” (milky ocean). The poison was so deadly that even a drop in His stomach, which represents the universe, would have annihilated the entire world. Hence, He held it in His neck, which turned blue due to the effect of poison. Shivratri is therefore also a day of thanksgiving to the Lord for protecting us from annihilation.

        Shivratri is especially auspicious for winning the battle within ourselves – the battle between good and evil within “Kshir Sagar” – which is our mind, between right and wrong, between poison and nectar, between death and immortality. Let us use our puja, our prayers, our meditations on this day to pray for divine intervention so that within ourselves the good might vanquish the evil, the nectar within us might emerge, rather than poison, and that we too may be carried from death to immortality.

        Interactive Workshop on Integrating Gita – by Vivek Gupta March 17-20, 2021 – 6:00 to 7:30PM PST

        Date & Time: March 17-20, 2021 6-7:30PM PST
        Location: Over Zoom

        Open to all, free sign-up required to get zoom details


        About the topic:

        The Bhagavad Gita, undeniably, is the most important and influential Hindu scripture for its philosophical, practical, political, psychological, and spiritual value. Let us work on integrating Gita through this 4-day workshop on infusing its meaning in our lives.

        About the Speaker:

        Shri Vivek Gupta comes to us from Chinmaya Mission Niagara Falls, Canada. He also serves as the Deputy Director of Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (CHYK) West, the youth wing of Chinmaya Mission West.

        Please sign up here to receive zoom details:

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          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 “

            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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