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.

All Classes in all Locations Canceled Nov 17/18th

    • Due to poor air quality and unavailability of school facilities, all classes canceled this weekend
    • All Bala Vihar and language classes will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holidays during the weekend of November 24th/25th at all four locations.
    • Fremont Bala Vihar will be closed on Dec 1st due to unavailability of the school and therefore will resume on Saturday Dec 8th.
    • All classes for San Jose, San Ramon and San Mateo will resume the weekend of December 1st/2nd.

2018 Thanksgiving Camp

  • Dates: Nov 21st – Nov 25th, 2018
  • Location: Krishnalaya, Piercy, CA
  • Discourses by: Swami Shivatmananda
  • Topic: “Nachiketa – The Prince of Dispassion” Text: Kathopanishad
  • Pre-registration opened at 6pm Pacific on Sunday Nov 4th
  • Please read 2018 Thanksgiving Camp FAQ for registration process

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Upcoming Events

November 18, 2018
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Geeta Jayanti/Sri Tapovan Maharaj Jayanti
Chinmaya Sandeepany, San Jose, CA
November 25, 2018
8:00 am - 8:55 am
Youth Sandwich Seva
December 8, 2018
10:45 am - 1:45 pm
Monthly Homeless Feeding - Lunch Seva
Family Supportive Housing, 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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