Sewa Diwali – Food collection till November 21st

Date & Time: Ends on November 21, 2021
Location: Chinmaya Haridwar” 3551 NE John Olsen Ave

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

Hari OM!

Chinmaya Haridwar lobby has an OFB food barrel for Sewa Diwali food drive and we request all your help in ending hunger and its root causes. Food collection will end on November 21st.

Your support provides meals to neighbors facing hunger today and helps build a movement to ensure all of us have the opportunity to earn a living, get the health care we need and afford safe, secure housing. Whether you donate money, support one of our partners, or rally your community to give together, you are contributing to a future without hunger.

What should we collect?

Non-perishable vegetarian food items.

Across the Network, the top requested food items are:
● Peanut Butter and Almond Butter (low or no sugar)
● Rice
● Beans (canned or dried)
● Pasta
● Whole Grain Cereal
● Shelf-stable milk
● Cooking Oil
● Canned Tomatoes
● Other nutritious foods (preferably healthy, whole grain, low-fat, low-sodium, and low-sugar products)

Tapovan & Gita Jayanti Paduka Pooja 12/11/2020 5:30 PM

Date & Time: December 11 2021 & 5:30 PM
Location: Chinmaya Haridwar” 3551 NE John Olsen Ave
Open to All – Signup is required

Hari OM!

Paduka Pooja

The Bhagavad Geeta is considered the most important and influential Hindu scripture for its philosophical, practical, political, psychological, and spiritual value. Bhagavad Geeta Jayanti, or simply Geeta Jayanti, marks the birth of this holy book. Geeta Jayanti is an annual celebration to commemorate the day when Lord Krishna rendered his philosophical teachings – immortalized in the epic Mahabharata – to prince Arjuna on the first day of the 18-day battle of Kurukshetra.

This day also marks the Jayanti of our revered and beloved Tapovan Maharaj.  Just as a Shiva Linga represents Shiva, a Saligrama represents Vishnu, in the same way, the Padukas (sandals) of the teacher represent to the student not the sandals, but the concept behind.

Our Balavihar children will be chanting Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 during the Puja.
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     1. Everyone 12 & up in my group is fully vaccinated.
     2. For the last 14 days, we have not been in close proximity with someone with COVID-19 or traveled abroad. I will notify CMP if this status changes.
     3. We will observe masking and social distancing guidelines given to us by CMP.
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    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.

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      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!

      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

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