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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    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.

     

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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.

      Love Thyself – by Shri Vivek Gupta May 16-19, 2024

      Topic: “Love Thyself – Balancing Self-Care & Societal Well-Being”
      Location: Chinmaya Haridwar
      3551 NE John Olsen Ave
      Dates: Sessions: Add to Calendar:
      May 16, 2024 Session 1 7:00-8:30 PM PT
      May 17, 2024 Session 2 7:00-8:30 PM PT
      May 18, 2024 Session 3 6:00-7:30 PM PT
      May 19, 2024 Session 4 6:00-7:30 PM PT
      Free & Open to all

       

      About the topic:

      Join us for an insightful workshop centered around the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, focusing on the practical art of disciplining actions, words, and thoughts for greater acceptance and adaptability. As caregivers or recipients of care, mastering the skills of acceptance and adaptation is crucial. How can we joyfully offer care while honing these essential qualities? Discover the keys to disciplining your thoughts and actions in this transformative workshop.

      About the speaker:

      Recognized as a contemporary spiritual teacher, Shri Vivek Gupta invites individuals of all ages to embark on lives filled with purpose and independent joy. Over the past fifteen years, Vivekji’s unique combination of formal monastic training and insightful life experiences has rendered philosophy accessible and pertinent across diverse cultures and generations.

      Continuing to disseminate his profound insights on a unifying and universal vision, Vivekji conducts weekly courses, interactive workshops, and international retreats. Additionally, as a trained Hindu chaplain, he has delivered speeches at prestigious venues such as the Pentagon, Amazon, Intel, and numerous universities throughout the United States and Canada, including Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Case Western University.