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.

Re-Start Your Career – workshop

Location: Chinmaya Haridwar” 3551 NE John Olsen Ave
Signup Required

We all are on this adulting and career journey together, but all of our journeys look different. Likewise, our success will look different.

Hari OM!

The Pacific Phoenixes Career Restart Program by Women in Big Data is tailored to empower women aiming to re-enter the workforce following a career break or transition into the technology industry.

Please sign the waiver below for in-person meetings and workshops conducted for the above program at the Chinmaya Mission Portland facility.

 

    Name *

    Email *

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    Waiver and Release

    In consideration of my family’s participation in the above program, I hereby, for myself and my family, waive and release Chinmaya Mission and its officers, trustees, volunteers, and participants, and all other persons participating in the program, or involved in planning or execution of the program, from all liability or claims arising from any injury to myself, my family or my property. This release shall include, without limitation, all claims for negligence, and shall exclude only claims for willful injury, which exclusion for willful shall extend only to the person committing willful injury and not to any other person. I assert that my family’s participation in Chinmaya Mission activities is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all risks associated, whether such risks are known or unknown to me at this time. I hereby give permission for my family to have their picture/video taken while participating in activities associated with Chinmaya Mission. Said pictures/videos become the sole property of Chinmaya Mission and will be used only for recruiting/information-sharing purposes.

    Hari Patrika article submission for review

    Date & Time: Draft sumission due before April 30, 2024
    How: Submit draft using this form
    Typical Hari Patrika Elements:

    Foreword from our Gurus & the Board:

    A thoughtful introduction from our revered Gurus and the Board, setting the tone for the yearbook.

    Photos & Artwork:

    A cherished collection of group snapshots and artwork, thoughtfully organized by class or grade, accompanied by heartfelt notes from the respective teachers.

    Behind the Scenes:

    A tribute to the unsung heroes – the dedicated volunteers who contribute tirelessly to the seamless operation of our organization. Let’s recognize and appreciate the hard work of the many hands that ensure nobody is left behind.

    Community Service Chronicles:

    Showcasing the vibrant humanitarian work connected with Chinmaya Mission & CORDUSA. Dynamic action shots and amusing episodes capture the spirit of our active community service initiatives.

    Vedanta Milestones:

    A glance at the pivotal Bala Vihar & Study Group happenings, innovative projects, and significant achievements throughout the academic calendar.

    Tribute to Graduating Seniors:

    A special section dedicated to our 12th graders, encapsulating cherished memories through childhood photos, senior accolades, and aspirations for the future.

    Candid Captures:

    Unplanned moments that encapsulate the essence of Chinmaya Mission, featuring students and parents sharing their likes, and future aspirations, or recounting humorous incidents from the school year.

    Memorable Events:

    An in-depth exploration of notable events at Chinmaya Mission Portland, including festivals, programs, energizing pep rallies, enlightening field excursions, and other monumental occurrences.

    Please utilize this form to submit your draft entries for inclusion in the Hari Patrika yearbook. Ensure that your submissions are closely related to Chinmaya Mission activities. Following the review, detailed articles, artworks, or photos may be requested. Please be aware that we retain the right to accept or reject entries based on the submitted drafts.

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      Brief description of the entry: *

      Paste your article here. We will get in touch with you after reviewing to get any related images etc.
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      Sorry, Hari Patrika is for CMP related experiences.

      MahaShivaratri Celebrations, 03/10/2024 11:30AM

      Date & Time: March 10 2024 & 11:30 AM
      Location: Chinmaya Haridwar” 3551 NE John Olsen Ave
      Sponsor Event

      Hari OM!

      We invite you and your family to come and participate in the Shivratri celebration at Chinmaya Mission Portland and perform the Abhishekam! There will be regular Balavihar classes that day, the Abhishekam will be after the classes.

      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, and between death and immortality. Let us use our puja, our prayers, and 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 we too may be carried from death to immortality.

        PLEASE NOTE: As mentioned above, due to space limitations, this event is exclusively reserved for our annual sponsors. Are you a current sponsor? *

        By signing up, I attest that:

         1.

        No one in my group has any fever or COVID symptoms, and I will notify CMP if this status changes.

         2.

        We will observe masking and social distancing guidelines given to us by CMP.

        Name *

        Email Address *

        Mobile Number *

        Number of People *

        Sorry, due to space limitations, this event is open only to our current sponsors.

        Join our Shadras Kitchen Team and Share the Joy of Cooking!

        Hari OM!

        Are you passionate about food and love bringing people together through delicious meals? We’re calling on all culinary enthusiasts and food lovers to signup to cook for Shadras! Together, let’s create a warm and welcoming atmosphere where we can nurture both our bodies and our spirits.

        📅 Schedule: We’re looking for volunteers who can commit to cooking sessions once a year, make it an offering on your special day or in memory of someone passed.

        🍲 What’s Cooking: Bring your regional favorites! From soul-warming Sunday lunch to homeless shelter cooking and special events, our kitchen is always abuzz with opportunities to prepare delightful meals for our Chinmaya family and beyond. Share your culinary skills and explore new flavors as we create memorable lunch experiences.

        ✨ Why Volunteer with Us: By signing up to cook at Shadras, you’ll experience the joy of serving others and fostering a sense of community. Plus, you’ll have the chance to connect with like-minded individuals, expand your culinary repertoire, and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

        🆓 No Experience Necessary: Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a cooking novice, we welcome everyone! Our experienced volunteers and kitchen staff will provide training, guidance, and support every step of the way. All you need is a passion for cooking and a desire to make a positive impact.

        🙏 Sign Up Today: Ready to embark on this adventure? Sign up now for the upcoming academic year, with your preferred date (Sundays from September 10th 2023 to June 16 2024). Please be flexible with the date as there could be some schedule shuffling later on. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your love for cooking and serve our Chinmaya community!

        For any inquiries or further information, email us at contact [at] cmportland [dot] org!

        Thank you for considering this opportunity to cook with us. Together, let’s create a nourishing and loving environment that brings us closer as a Chinmaya family.

        Cooking for Homeless Shelter continues

        When: Every Saturday
        Location: Chinmaya Haridwar” 3551 NE John Olsen Ave
        Volunteering Opportunity Exclusively For Our Sponsors!
        Signup Required

        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!