Summer Camp 2024: Empty Nest Escapes: Rediscover, Reconnect, Rejuvenate – Aug 23, 24 & 25 2024

What: Empty Nest Escapes: Rediscover, Reconnect, Rejuvenate
Dates: August 23, 24 & 25, 2024
Total 5 Sessions
Time:  Friday 6-8 PM,
Saturday 10 AM-Noon 1-3 PM
Sunday 10 AM-Noon 1-3 PM
Who:  Soon-to-be & Already Empty Nesters
Valedictory Address:  Swami Shantananda, President, Chinmaya Mission West
Camp Coordinator:  Ramesh Krishnamurthy
Description: Step into a transformative journey designed specifically for empty nesters. At Empty Nest Escapes, we provide a serene and nurturing environment to rediscover your passions, reconnect with your inner self, and rejuvenate your spirit. Through guided meditations, reflective workshops, and meaningful connections, embrace this new chapter of life with a renewed sense of purpose and joy. Join us for an unforgettable experience of growth, peace, and community.span>home for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

Summer Camp 2024: Bake to Take – Yum Yum ( July 15 to July 18 )

What: Bake to Take – Yum Yum
Date: July 15, 16, 17 , 18 – ( 3 hours each day )
Time:  10AM to 1PM
Who:  Elementary & Middle School Kids
Lead:  Aga Sisters ( Yaamini & Vaani )
Enrollment Fee: Free for ELL students
$25 for CMP 22-23 sponsors
$35 for others
Description: Come in with your taste buds to make yum cookies, scones, breads & mousse and take it home for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

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    Summer Camp 2024: Infinity & Beyond ( July 2024 – Every Sunday )

    What: Rockets – Learn, Build & Launch
    Date: Every Sunday in July ( 7, 14, 21, 28 )
    Time: 5pm to 6pm
    Who: 6th Grade & Above
    Lead: Nikaansh Singh
    Enrollment Fee: Free for ELL students
    $25 for CMP 23-24 sponsors
    $35 for others
    Description: Learn the physics of rockets, Build and launch small rockets

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      Summer Camp 2024: Speech and Debate Camp ( August 8 to 10 )

      What: Speech & Debate camp
      Date: 3 days – August 8, 9, 10
      Time: 4pm – 5.30pm
      Who: 6th Grade & Above
      Lead: Aditya Muthaiah & Avaneesh Sistla
      Enrollment Fee: Free for ELL students
      $25 for CMP 23-24 sponsors
      $35 for others
      Description: Learn essential public speaking skills & effective discourse techniques that helps you to be an effective speaker.

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        Summer Camp 2024: Crafty Campers (Aug 12 – Aug 20 every workday)

        What: Learn beginners and intermediate crochet skills
        Date: Aug 12- Aug 20 everyday 1-3PM
        (excluding Aug 17, Aug 18)
        Time: 1pm – 3pm
        Who: Age 8 & Above plus Adults
        Lead: Spriha / Puniti Garg
        Enrollment Fee: Free for ELL students
        $35 for CMP 23-24 sponsors
        $45 for others
        Description: Learn beginners and intermediate crochet skills. Please bring 0.5mm crochet hook, yarn will be provided

        Level-Beginners: Chain, Double (UK terms), Treble (UK terms) Projects covered: Basic coaster pattern, Granny square

        Level-Intermediate (only for those who know Chain, Double and Treble stitches) Projects covered: Cat, Penguin, Advanced coaster pattern

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          Summer Camp 2024: Learn Gita Chanting for ICA

          What: Gita Chapter 5 Chanting during ICA Event, August 11 2024
          Details: Classes will be scheduled and communicated with the parents later
          The performance will be at the Beaverton City Park
          Fee: ICA charges $20 per participant
          Exclusively for CMP Balavihar children


          From the recitation of the Bhagavad Gita arises the desire to know its meaning. Thence arises the Knowledge (of the Self). From this Knowledge arises fulfillment. Hence an individual must recite the Bhagavad Gita. —Swami Tejomayananda

          The study of the Gita is the key to opening the vast treasure of God’s love for us. It starts with chanting, then studying, and over time, assimilating (embracing) that same love wholeheartedly and completely. Gita Chanting allows one to begin this journey here and now, and open themselves to the embrace of the infinite love.

          The children MUST BE AVAILABLE for the practice sessions scheduled by Yasodhara Somayajula for them to participate in this event. Please have your child(ren) practice at home once our practice sessions start.

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            Transforming Finite Contributions into an Infinite Impact

            Give in plenty, with both hands give”
            – Swami Chimayananda – Discourses on Taittiriya Upanisad

            In 2023, we celebrated the joyous 10th anniversary of Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda’s blessing bestowed upon our center, gracing it with the sacred name ‘Chinmaya Haridwar’. Join us in celebrating 10 Years of unity, growth, and community! May 8th, 2024 marks the 108th birth anniversary of our most beloved Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda.. On this momentous occasion we’re reaching out to you, our valued supporter, with an exciting opportunity to make a lasting impact.

            Why is your contribution to Chinmaya Mission Portland (CMP) so vital? Because it goes beyond a simple donation. It’s a statement of your commitment to growing our Chinmaya family and a tangible expression of your belief in the power of collective giving. Join hands with us to create a debt-free community space! Contribute today to pay off the loan on our beloved center and ensure a brighter, more secure future for us all.

            Since 1996, nearly a hundred Bala Vihar children have graduated from Chinmaya Mission Portland. We stand prominently as a pillar in this community. Our commitment shines through the ongoing dedication of our Bala Vihar students. They immerse themselves in preparing weekly meals for the homeless shelter, organizing quarterly street cleanups, spearheading impactful environmental awareness programs, and offering free English tutoring for immigrant families, just to highlight a few of our community activities.

            Together let us honor Chinmaya Hardwar’s decade-long journey, and support our cause: ‘Vedanta in Action: Celebrate 10 years of Chinmaya Haridwar‘ Let’s harness the collective power of our sankalpa to raise $500,000 to make our facility debt-free as an offering to Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda on His 108th birth anniversary.

            Here’s how you can participate and make a difference:

            1. Create a Fundraising Challenge today:

            Consider setting up a personal ‘Vedanta In Action: Celebrating 10 years of Chinmaya Haridwar‘ fundraising challenge. Don’t know how to get started? We’ve got everything set up for you, just go through the steps mentioned below to get started fast – 1-2-3!

            1 Go to “JustGiving” page and set up your user account.
            2 Click here Create your own fundraising page! Suggested choices below to get started fast.
            * Are you fundraising in the memory of someone? “No”
            * Are you taking part in an activity? “Just fundraising”
            * Are you fundraising for an occasion? “Skip this question”
            * How much would you like to raise? Type your target, Aim High as Gurudev says!
            * Optionally, personalize your page
            3 Kick off your fundraiser page! Bookmark the page so that you can send it to your friends & family, update the offline donations you collected and watch your campaign grow!

            2. Share Your Giving Story:

            Join us in spreading the spirit of giving! Share on social media why you support Chinmaya Mission Portland and encourage your friends and followers to join you in making a change for the sake of the community we serve. Use the hashtag #Haridwar10 #Gurudev108 #VedantaInAction #ChinmayaMissionPortland to be part of the conversation.

            Challenge your network to match your donation or beat your contribution amount. Together, we can turn individual acts of kindness into a collective force for good.

            Your support for Chinmaya Mission Portland is not just a donation; it’s an investment in the positive transformation it brings to individuals’ lives, the promotion of spiritual and cultural values, and its contributions to the well-being of communities. We believe in the power of collective giving to bring about meaningful change, and we’re grateful to have you as part of our community.

            Let’s make 2024 a celebration of generosity and positive change.

            Trinidad Trip Pre Registration

            Swami Prakashanandaji’s visit in April 2024 brought an exciting invitation for us to journey together to Trinidad in November 2025, coinciding with Thanksgiving week. This is an incredible opportunity!

            Trinidad, often dubbed the gem of the southern Caribbean, awaits us with its captivating beaches, ancient temples, and thrilling adventures. Join us for a group expedition where we’ll delve into new experiences, expand our horizons, and absorb knowledge that promises an unforgettable journey.

            Our itinerary, which you can help plan by joining our team early, will be packed with visits to revered pilgrimage sites such as the “Temple in the Sea,” the towering 85-foot Hanumanji statue, and the serene Chinmaya ashram & Vidyalaya. These historical marvels not only offer breathtaking views but also narratives to ponder upon and insights to absorb.

            As a finale to our adventure, we’ll trek up Tapovanam Hill, winding through the rainforest to reach the ashram at its peak. Traveling in Jeeps and pickup trucks, we’ll relish an incredible vista and experience.

            With numerous sights to behold, ample moments for reflection, and a plethora of activities to engage in, this trip promises to be enriching in every way! As a crowning glory, Swami Prakashanandaji has offered to be there throughout the trip, conducting one Vedanta class in the morning and a Ramayana session in the evening for our spiritual upliftment.

            To secure your spot, please complete the pre-registration process and submit an initial fee of $200 per person. Upon finalizing the trip’s planning, the remaining amount of $600 per person (totaling $800 per person) will be due. This fee encompasses accommodation, meals, and local transportation throughout the trip. Airfare is not included; you may choose to book your flights separately or explore group rate options with us.

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              Please Zelle this amount shown to "accounts@cmportland.org" and email the screen print to confirm your registration.