Who We Are2020-05-01T15:15:44-04:00

Our Vision

The inner transformation of individuals through knowledge of Vedanta, spiritual practices and service to society, resulting in a happy world around them.

Our Mission

To provide to individuals from any background, the wisdom of Vedanta and the practical means for spiritual growth and happiness, enabling them to become positive contributors to society.

Our Motto

To give maximum happiness to the maximum number for the maximum time is our religion.

Chinmaya Mission – Who we are

Chinmaya Mission was founded in 1953 by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. Under the guidance of His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda, devotees formed the nucleus of a spiritual renaissance movement that now encompasses a wide range of spiritual, educational, and charitable activities, ennobling the lives of thousands in India and worldwide.

The Mission is administered by Central Chinmaya Mission Trust , Mumbai, headed by Swami Tejomayananda. Under Swami Tejomayananda’s guidance, the Mission has continued mushrooming across the universe and stands today with over 300 centres worldwide.

Chinmaya Mission runs schools, centers, camps, lectures, study groups, bhajan groups, clinics, hospitals, research institutes, retreats and other programs all over the world, besides publishing various books, newsletters, audio and video tapes.

What We Teach

Chinmaya Mission follows the Vedic teacher-student tradition (guru-shishya parampara) and makes available the ageless wisdom of Advaita Vedanta, the knowledge of universal oneness, providing the tools to realize the wisdom in one’s life.

Vedanta, the essential core of Hinduism, is the universal science of life, relevant to all people of all backgrounds and faiths. Vedanta inspires seekers to understand their own faith better. Thus, although Chinmaya Mission is a Hindu organisation, it does not seek to convert other religious practitioners.

As a spiritual movement that aims for inner growth at individual and collective levels, the mission offers a wide array of Vedanta study forums for all ages, promotes Indian classical art forms and operates numerous social service projects. To date, millions worldwide have benefitted directly or indirectly from Chinmaya Mission’s numerous centres, ashrams, classes, events, services and projects.

 Guru Parampara

Swami Tapovan Maharaj
Swami Tapovan MaharajParama Guru
Swami Chinmayanandaji
Swami ChinmayanandajiPujya Gurudev
Dr. Shashi Ji
Dr. Shashi Ji

Prayer,in its truest sense,is an attempt to invoke the mightier potential that is already in us,through mental integration.

-Swami Chinmayananda

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

- Swami Chinmayananda

Tranquility is the Truth, Truth is beauty beauty is happiness and bliss is divine

- Swami Chinmayananda

Bala Vihar



Expose yourself to aloneness. When a person is left alone, he starts thinking of higher reality – about death, life, soul, God and the mystery of all.