Adult Study Classes are complimentary. They meet from 9:30am-11am every Sunday while Bala Vihar is in session. You may join a group at any time; however participation from the start of the session is highly encouraged.

There are no particular requirements for joining a study group. All one needs is a desire for gaining Vedantic knowledge, and a certain commitment to be regular and sincere. Thus, Chinmaya Study Groups are for those who would like to connect with like-minded individuals to meet and discuss spiritual texts. Members of the group support each other by sharing their study, knowledge, reflections and experiences of personal application.

Both groups will meet at 9.30 am for Bhagavad Gita Discourse on Chapter 2 by Shri Dhiren Khatri. The Group study will begin at 10 am in the assigned rooms. Books will be available for purchase before and after class.


Swami Chinmayananda’s SELF UNFOLDMENT

Self Unfoldment introduces the fundamentals of Vedanta, the time-tested wisdom that forms the basis of the central spiritual traditions of India. Through the lens of Vedanta, Swami Chinmayananda shows us how to tap the immense power of our inner self and thereby transform our lives. The universal message of Vedanta is that the happiness we are seeking in the external world is actually to be found by turning inward, and this book serves as a manual for commencing that most fulfilling journey. Facilitated by Vijay Jayaraman.


Swami Chinmayananda’s Commentary on Atma Bodha

Vedanta is the science of life. It shows us the gateway to peace and happiness. To understand this subtle science, knowledge of certain terms and concepts is mandatory. That is why we have prakarana-granthas or introductory books which explain the definitions of the special terms used in our sastras. Adi Sankaracharya's Atma Bodha is one such text. It is a scientific journey, throwing light on the subtle concepts present in our sastras. With striking examples and ingenious poetry he guides the reader along the path of Vedanta terminology. Pujya Swami Chinmayananda in his commentary effortlessly presents to the common man the timeless wisdom of Sankaracharya. Reflecting on these verses will uplift the mind and elevate the soul. A great guide for beginners and a meditation prop for advanced seekers. Facilitated by Shri Dhiren Khatri


Benefits by Participants

  • Acquisition of a sound knowledge of Vedantic scriptures and Indian culture

  • Progress in clarity of thinking

  • Increase in self-discipline and perseverance

  • Greater strength to face the challenges and vicissitudes of life

  • Self-development and transformation leading to a happier personality