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.

Children’s Diwali Samashti Puja

    • Children perform Lakshmi Puja under guidance of Pandit Ravichandran and in presence of Swami Advaitananda-ji
    • Where: Chinmaya Sandeepany Ashram
    • Date: Saturday Oct 21st, 2017
    • Swaranjali Bhajans at 5pm, followed by Puja, then Dandia at 8pm

Swamiji’s Discourse Schedule

  • Swami Advaitananda-ji conducts discourses on various topics throughout the week
  • Classes open to all – all backgrounds welcome
  • Where: Most discourses are at Chinmaya Sandeepany Ashram, Clayton Road, San Jose. Other locations on Saturday and Sunday.

2017-2018 Bala Vihar Registration

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Upcoming Events

October 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Diwali Celebrations - Lakshmi/Kubera Puja
Chinmaya Sandeepany, San Jose, CA
October 21, 2017
5:00 am - 7:30 am
Monthly Homeless Feeding - Breakfast Seva
James F. Boccardo Regional Reception Center, San Jose CA
October 21, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Children's Diwali Samashti Puja
Chinmaya Sandeepany, San Jose, CA
October 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Skanda Shasti Celebrations
Chinmaya Sandeepany, 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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