Swami Swaroopananda, Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide

Greetings to all!

It is my pleasure to introduce all of you to the 3rdedition of Hari Patrika.  This release coincides with auspicious fifth anniversary since the inception of Chinmaya Mission Portland’s very own center, known as Haridwar.

Chinmaya Mission was formed in 1953 under the guidance of its spiritual head His Holiness Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda to expound the logic of spirituality as conveyed through the ancient teachings of Vedanta, to people all around the world. Today, the Mission is a global movement with thousands of members, where all activities are undertaken with the aim of ones own spiritual growth and happiness, enabling us to become positive contributors to society.

The synergy and dynamism of the community in Portland have made Haridwar the perfect locus for spreading the peace and tranquility transmitted by the values elaborated in Vedanta’s philosophy. It brings me great joy to see the continued growth and expansion of this center!

This year, in addition to being the 22nd year of continued service to the community of Portland, is marked by exciting new developments, such as the addition of a new annex to the center. This continued growth would not be possible without the committed efforts of our volunteers and sponsors. May our army of volunteers continue this noble service for many more years to come!