Study Groups at CMB
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT STUDY GROUPS
- Who can join a study group and how much is the cost?
- How much commitment would I have to make?
- Do I have to know Sanskrit?
- Can I join after the study group has already started studying several verses of the text?
- Who appoints the moderator?
Anyone older than 17 years of age who is interested in learning vedanta may join a study group. You need not have previous knowledge of vedanta. And even if you are not a member of the CM Boston but are curious, we encourage you to give it a sincere try. Some of these study groups are for people starting off new in the study of vedanta. Please check the information about study groups in the table and contact the moderator for more information. These study groups are free — no charge.
Initially you may start with some time allotment, then as you get interested in the study your time commitment is bound to increase especially when you notice the benefit of attending the study groups. It would be most beneficial to you if you allot time to attend classes regularly.
Knowledge of Sanskrit is not mandatory. If you understand Sanskrit, it is advantageous since all the scriptures are in that language. But the group moderator might use some Sanskrit words to explain and elucidate the text. All chanting in the class will be done in Sanskrit, since they are readings from the original text, which is in Sanskrit. In addition, the meaning of the chanting is explained while discussing.
Yes, you can. You may have to read to come up to speed with the rest of the members of the group, so that you understand what is discussed in the study group. The moderator will always help if you have any questions. Please consult your moderator about it.
Chinmaya Mission has a number of individuals who have been trained to conduct study groups. Depending on many factors of convenience and availability one of these members have been requested to become the moderator.
Please write to CMB Study Groups for additional information or to join a study group.
|Sunday||6.00PM - 7.00PM||Bhagavad Gita||Dr. Shashikala Dwarakanath||Arlington|
|Sunday (Alternate)||5.00PM - 6.00PM||Bhaja Govindam||Padmini Narayan||Acton|
|Monday||8.00PM - 9.45PM||Upadesha Sara||Venkat Pula||Andover|
|Wednesday||9.00PM - 9.45PM||Tattva Bodha||Ajita Bhat||Andover|
|Thursday(Alternate)||7.30AM - 9.00AM||Taitireya Upanishad||Venkat Pula||Andover|
|Thursday(Alternate)||7.30AM - 9.00AM||Inner meaning of Valmiki Ramayana||Venkat Pula||Andover|
|Thursday||9.00PM - 9.30PM||Based on Tattva Bodha||Sumana Rao||Lexington|
|Friday**||7.00PM - 8.00PM||Upadesha Sara||Ameya Madduri (CHYK Class)||Boston|
|Saturday||8.00PM - 9.00PM||He did it - Swami Chinmayananda, A legacy||Marline Susairaj||Westboro|
** CHYK Class (For ages 18-30)