Transforming Finite Contributions into an Infinite Impact

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

2023 marks the joyous 10th anniversary since Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda blessed our center 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 this day a celebration of generosity and positive change.

The Essence of Knowledge – by Brni. Stuti Chaitanya Dec 1-3 2023 6:00-7:15PM

Date & Time: Dec 1-3 2023 & 6:00-7:15PM PT
Location: Chinmaya Haridwar” 3551 NE John Olsen Ave
Free & Open to all

About the topic:

Jnana Sara means “the essence of Self-knowledge”. Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda had written this text in the year 1992, a little before the Mahasamadhi of Pujya Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda. It was written along the lines of Viveka Choodamani, following the same structural pattern, but greatly condensed.Let’s embark on a journey of self-discovery with the guidance of Brahmacharini Stuti Chaitanya!

About the speaker:

Brahmacharini Stuti Caitanya completed the two-year Vedanta course at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Mumbai and was posted at Chinmaya Mission Columbus, Ohio. Stutijī is an ardent student of Vedānta and believes that teaching is the finest form of learning. She conveys the Vedantic teachings effectively and energetically to all ages. She is talented and skilled singer with a beautiful voice. Every day, Yagna concludes with Stutiji’s melodious bhajans, transporting us to profound realms of devotion.

Informal Gathering for the Women Seekers: Let’s Connect!

When a mother is a true seeker, the whole environment of the house changes. Your family does not have to go out to hear a swami. You change, and your environment will follow suit. You are the mother, the model, the Guru.
– Swami Chinmayananda

Date & Time: Dec 1, 2023 & 11 AM PT
Location: Chinmaya Haridwar” 3551 NE John Olsen Ave
Free & Open to all women

Hari OM!

Dear Woman Seeker,

We trust this message finds you in good spirits. Over the course of history, women have held a pivotal role as custodians of tradition and culture across diverse societies. Serving as bearers of ancestral wisdom and guardians of cultural practices, women have been instrumental in preserving and passing down our shared cultural heritage from one generation to the next.

Acknowledging the unique and invaluable role you play within your family and in society, we extend a warm invitation to an informal gathering with Brahmacharini Stuti Chaitanya. This event provides an opportunity for us to come together, share experiences, and explore the path of spiritual seeking.

During this gathering, we will engage in an open forum to discuss various topics relevant to the group’s interests. Your presence will contribute to the richness of our discussions.

Please RSVP using this link to confirm your attendance, and feel free to bring along a friend or neighbor who may be interested in embarking on the journey of spiritual seeking with us. Please do stay back for lunch with Stutiji. We anticipate a relaxed and enjoyable late morning of camaraderie.

Looking forward to seeing you there!
In Chinmaya Seva,
Devi Group Coordinators

Please RSVP here:

    By signing up, I attest that:


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


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

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    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!

    FREE tutoring for ELL students (Translate)

    What: Free Tutoring
    When: In-Person on Sundays
    Location: 3551 NE John Olsen Ave Hillsboro OR 97124
    For English Language Learners (ELL) All-Ages!

    Online learning challenges pose a significant educational hurdle, particularly for immigrant students. Recognizing this, we have in-person one-on-one assistance to ensure they feel confident seeking and receiving help. Our high school students, supervised by adults, will serve as tutors for English language learners (ELLs) of all ages.

    We are pleased to offer free personal tutoring sessions for ELLs. To participate, prior registration is required. For optimal benefits, consistent attendance is necessary, and drop-ins are not permitted. You can register at:

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      Hatha Yoga In Person Class

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

      The spirit of advaita is not to keep away from anything, but to keep in tune with everything.
      – Swami Chinmayananda

      Hari OM!

      In-person classes will be conducted at

      Please signup the waiver below every week so that we know if we have the critical mass for the class. And you must get your own yoga mat for the class.

      Please come in 5 mins before class as we will start our class right on time. Please do not have any food intake for 2 hours before the class as it will interfere with asana and pranayama practice. The rough schedule for the class is as follows:

      45 minutes – Yoga Philosophy
      15 minures – Pranayama
      55 minutes – Asana
      20 minutes – Yoga Nidra/Meditation

      In Chinmaya Seva,

      Chinmaya Mission Portland Yoga Coordinator


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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.