Adult Study Groups

Chinmaya Balavihar

Bala Vihar
From birth to 12th Grade,  we offer classes & activities based on the universal philosophy of Advaita Vedanta to achieve cultural sensitivity & awareness.
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Hindi Curriculum

Hindi Curriculum
The Chinmaya Mission Hindi classes are the best sought out classes for the Hindi language in Greater Portland area, offering to all levels of students!
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Adult Study Groups

Adult Study Groups
The study group syllabus was designed by Gurudev so that anyone could follow the curriculum systematically & advance their understanding.
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Chinmaya Swaranjali

Chinmaya Swaranjali (Choir) is the musical wing of Chinmaya Mission, we have a very active group, coming from all age groups and musical abilities.
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Serving the community

From mentoring for English learners to neighborhood cleanup, we take up a leadership role in assisting those in need, in the community that we live in.
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Mere listening to my yajnas will not add to your beauty. These ideas are to be reflected deeply and digested slowly. This process is hastened only when you discuss what you have studied with others. Devi/Study Groups constitute the heart of our mission. The ideas gathered by you, when discussed with others, not only become deeply rooted in yourself, but as they become clearer in your own understanding, they also inspire those who listen to you. Thus, each student, while trying to strengthen his own understanding, can become an instrument for the spread of this knowledge. This process is the dynamic STUDY SCHEME followed in the Vedantic tradition. This is not a Chinmaya methodology, it is the most ancient Vedantic tradition of study.
– Swami Chinmayananda


The most important follow-up measure of the Jnana Yagnas (ज्ञान यग्न) is the Study Group (SG) program. The basic concept of the Study Group is to study the scriptures by those who have curiosity/thirst to benefit from the perennial wisdom of the Rishis.

A group of 10-15 like-minded people gets together at a place, time and day mutually agreed upon for 60 or 90 minutes a week for a systematic study of the scriptural texts prescribed in the Study Group Scheme by Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda after testing its validity over several years. A few thousand Study Groups function under the guidance of Chinmaya Mission Centers around the world.


Adult Study Groups by Chinmaya Mission Portland


Here is the list of SGs conducted by Chinmaya Mission Portland, please feel free to join them. Apart from reading and discussing a proposed text, the SGs also watch the DVD of Satsangs with Gurudev, Guruji, and other Acharyas of the Chinmaya Mission. Please make sure to check our calendar to see if there are any schedule changes.

If you are interested to know more about any of these SGs, please contact us and we will direct you to the lead of the specific SG.

SG Naming conventions:

RS – Rise & Shine Study Groups, meet early mornings before 10 AM
BR – Study Groups during Balavihar time
LM – Late Morning Study Groups
EG – Evening Study Groups

Study Groups Curriculum Leads Time
Sunday RS Kenopanishad Naveen G Sun 7 AM
Sunday BR1 Self Unfoldment Praveen G Sun 10 AM
Sunday BR2 Meditation & Life Kishore P, Suraj V Sun 10 AM
Sunday BR3 Jnana Sara Ramesh K, Raghav K Sun 10 AM
Sunday BR4 Kathopanishad Geetha N Sun 10 AM
Sunday BR5 Bhagavad Gita Narendar S Sun 10 AM
Devi Group EG Bhagavad Gita Subha P, Veena D Mon 7 PM
Wednesday EG Dhyanaswaroopam Rashmi S Wed 7 PM
Thursday LM Tattvabodha Rashmi S Thu 10 AM
Saturday RS1 Upadesa Sara Krishna S, Praveen G Sat 8 AM
Saturday RS2 Gurudev’s Bhagavad Gita Capsules Krishna S, Avinash K Sat 9 AM
Adult Group Activities

Here is the list of Adult Group activities conducted by Chinmaya Mission Portland, please feel free to join them. Please make sure to check our calendar to see if there are any schedule changes.

Group Activities Curriculum Leads Time
Yoga Hatha Yoga Anirudh M After Bala Vihar
Bhajan Group Gita/Stotras/Bhajans Suma K Thu/Fri 6 PM
Parayan Group Sunderkaand Parayan Seema N Last Sat 4 PM

Adult Study Groups Curriculum & Books
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