ABOUT THE MISSION

Chinmaya Mission Worldwide was founded by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. According to our Mission Statement, "The purpose of Chinmaya Mission is 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".

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.

Chinmaya Mission Boston meets every week at Chinmaya Mission, Andover, MA. Classes and Satsangs are also conducted in Westborough, MA. It consists of value based education for children from ages 4 through 18, called Bala Vihar including Youth group classes for teenagers, and a study group called Satsang for adults.

Swami Chaitanyananda ji is the resident acharya of Chinmaya Mission Boston. We frequently invite Acharyas and teachers from other centers to conduct lectures on various topics and speak with the adults, children and youth.

On a typical Sunday at Chinmaya Mission, Andover, the session begins at 9.00 AM with Balvihar and Youth group classes, while the adults attend Satsang. Language classes in Sanskrit, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil and  Telugu follow the Bala Vihar classes. Due to the large number of students, classes are conducted in two sessions in Andover, MA and one session at Westborough, MA and one session at Newton, MA. The second session follows the same pattern as the first session. Children from both sessions attend the language classes.

A simple lunch is served for free for all members between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM.