Pujya Swami Swaroopananda will transport us to the realm of Pujya Parama Gurudev Sri Swami Tapovana Maharaj, through the sublime verses of Sri Tapovana-ṣaṭkam while Pujya Swami Shantananda will reveal to us the Supreme person through Chapter 15 of Śrīmadbhagavadgītā.
Starting from meditation in the morning hours to cultural programs in the night pleasantly interspersed with bhajan-s/kirtan-s and satsang-s, this camp encompasses a wide spectrum of activities for adults that will appeal to all four personalities in each of us – namely the physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual.
Children/Youth (Grades Pre-K – 12)
“Children are not vessels to be filled, but lamps to be lit.”- Pujya Gurudev
Children will learn noble values and ideas from watching, listening, questioning and interacting with the spiritual teachers. Children’s programs will focus on Chinmaya Mahimā and will include chanting ślokā-s, bhajan-s, stories, games, arts & crafts, yoga exercises etc. The children’s programs will be conducted by various swamis and brahmacharis under the guidance of Swami Sharanananda. While learning with children from all other Mission centers, they will also make many new friends.
Special session for CHYKs (College students and young professionals- age 18-27)
The youth program led by Swami Sarveshananda, will focus on Guru Stotram leading to an in-depth understanding of the role of Guru in one’s spiritual life. Activities such as debates, discussion groups, Q&A, meditation, etc. fostering leadership, teamwork, fortitude and other qualities will better equip the youth to handle challenges that life throws at them.
Special session for Setukārī-s (age 28-40)
Guru is the bridge between a seeker and the Lord, student and scripture, intellect and wisdom, logic and Truth. Inevitable role of the Guru will be evident only when one starts seeking true answers regarding life and its purpose. Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda was such an exalted spiritual teacher, revered by thousands of seekers even after He left his mortal coil 25 years ago. Expressing our gratitude with reverence to Him is our obligation as well as our commitment to His mission.
Swami Ishwarananda will speak on topics culled out from Kṛtajñatā (composed by Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda as gratitude to Pujya Gurudev) and Guru Stotram.
Twenty-Fifth Chinmaya Mahāsamādhi Anniversary – Ārādhanā on August 3, 2018
Chinmaya Jyoti will be lit ceremoniously, at the very hour in the very land that Pujya Gurudev left his mortal coil, by Pujya Swami Swaroopananda, in the presence of Pujya Swami Shantananda and many Chinmaya Mission swamis and brahmacharis from North America and abroad, and devotees and disciples.
Chinmaya Mahāsamādhi Ārādhanā Pujā will be conducted by Pandit Ravichandran with 108 jyoti arcanā, followed by bhajan-s, ārati and mahāprasādam.