Chinmaya Mission San Jose conducts Bala Vihar for children and Vedanta discourses, Jnana Yagnas, and spiritual camps for adults. Bala Vihar is a very popular weekend cultural school for children, operating at four locations: San Jose, San Ramon, San Mateo and Fremont. Resident and visiting Acharyas conduct Jnana Yagnas and camps on the Bhagavad Geeta, the Upanishads, and other texts throughout the year.

2017 Thanksgiving Family Camp

Bhagavat Saptah 

  • Close out 2017 by reveling in the glory of the Lord
  • Dates: Dec 24th - Dec 30th, 2017
  • Time: 4pm to 7:30pm
  • Location: Chinmaya Sandeepany
  • Acharya: Swami Advaitananda

Swamiji’s Discourses

  • Swami Advaitananda-ji conducts discourses on various topics throughout the week. Classes open to all. Check page for location.
  • NOTE: Atma Bodha classes (Tue/Thu) started on Tue Nov 14th
  • NOTE: No classes during Thanksgiving Nov 22-26th. Regular discourse schedule resumes on Nov 27th

2017-2018 Bala Vihar Registration

Events Calendar

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Upcoming Events

November 29, 2017
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Geeta Jayanti/Sri Tapovan Maharaj Jayanti
Chinmaya Sandeepany, San Jose, CA
December 9, 2017
10:45 am - 1:45 pm
Monthly Homeless Feeding - Lunch Seva
Family Supportive Housing, San Jose CA
December 11, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monthly Shiva Puja
Chinmaya Sandeepany, San Jose California
December 16, 2017
5:00 am - 7:30 am
Monthly Homeless Feeding - Breakfast Seva
James F. Boccardo Regional Reception Center, San Jose CA

Quote of the day

  • Faults become thick when love is thin.

    - Swami Chinmayananda
  • Love is to human hearts what sun is to flowers.

    - Swami Chinmayananda
  • The tragedy of human history is decreasing happiness in the midst of increasing comforts.

    - Swami Chinmayananda
  • Restrain the senses first', so that you may finally throw overboard the inner enemy - 'Desire'!

    - Swami Chinmayananda
  • Knowledge without practice is a dull dreary load upon the shoulders of a seeker!

    -Swami Chinmayananda
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