Purpose Of Study Groups

The most important follow-up measure of the Gnyana Yagnyas (discourses) is the Study Group program. The basic concept of the Study Group is to study the scriptures by those who have a curiosity and thirst to benefit from the perennial wisdom of the Rishis.

What is read or heard, in order to take root, must be thought over (tat chintanam). The test of clear thinking is in the ability to express our thoughts clearly (tat kathanam). Again, whether our understanding is right and proper, is brought out in the rational and mutual discussion of the Study Group members (anyonya prabodhanam)

Thus, to the sincere and diligent student, the Study Group technique provides an opportunity and a forum for gaining a deep and quick perspective of our scriptures. The forum, in the Satsang atmosphere also fosters and develops brotherly understanding amongst the members and strengthens the “One Family” concept.

How Study Groups Are Run?

Each Study Group member is allotted a portion of the text. During the subsequent class the Sevaka summarizes the proceedings of the last class and requests the allotted member to offer his/her contributions.

After the member has finished his contributions and raised questions, the Sevaka requests other members for their supplementary contributions on the topic under discussion, and also answers to questions raised. Repetition of stanzas and word meanings given in the text under study is essential in understanding and in becoming familiar with Sanskrit verses.

After the contributions are over, the Sevaka, as a member of the class also makes his/her contributions. After the 60 minutes of class time, the Sevaka will punctually close the class with the recitation of a prayer by all and quietly disperse with “Hari Om”. By following the procedure with sincerity and enthusiasm, members get the cream of the wisdom of the text under study by the technique of cooperative thinking.

Benefits Of Study Group

A. To The Member & Sevak

  1. Personality Transformation
  2. Inner strength to face challenges
  3. Knowledge of our scriptures and culture
  4. Clarity of thinking
  5. Poignancy of expressions
  6. Self Discipline
  7. Sense of brotherhood
  8. Patience and perseverance
  9. Art of listening
  10. Sense of belonging to the global Chinmaya Family

B. To The Families Of Participants

  1. Happiness and harmony at home
  2. Better value system
  3. Effective role models for children
  4. Strengthing of family bond

C. To The Society, Nation And The World

    Individuals living an integrated life make a healthy society. Such societies help to build a strong nation and peaceful world.

Class Schedule

Bhagavad-Gita Discourse by Acharya Jetindraji:
Saturday AM Session: 10:00am - 10:40am
Saturday PM Session: 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Sunday Session: 9:00am-9:40am

Study Groups:
Saturday AM Session: 10:40AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday PM Session: 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Sunday Session: 9:40am - 10:30am

Saturday AM Session:
Agastya Group
Text: Kindle Life
Sevak/Sevika - Lakshmi Gollapudi & Sankar Vaikuntapathi

Vasishtha Group
Text: Bhaja Govindam
Sevak/Sevika - Vivek Naik

Kashyapa Group
Text: Upadesha Sara
Sevak/Sevika - Mahavir Jain & Srinivas Gollapudi

Saturday PM Session:
Valmiki Group
Text: Kindle Life
Sevak/Sevika - Ashok Bhatia

Vishwamitra Group
Text: Bhaja Govindam
Sevak/Sevika - Shubi Mansukhani

Angirasa Group
Text: Manah Shodhanam
Sevak/Sevika - N.L. Sriram

Sunday Session:
Atri Group
Text: Kindle Life
Sevak/Sevika - Viney Kaushal & Jayanth Kuppuswamy

Bharadwaja Group
Text: Bhaja Govindam
Sevak/Sevika - Kartik Ram

Vyasa Group
Text: Upadesha Sara
Sevak/Sevika - Ganapathi Shankar & Premal Joshipura

 

Yamunotri Weekly Activities Time Table

Monday

07:00pm - 08:00pm

Tuesday

07:00pm - 08:00pm

Wednesday

07:00pm - 08:00pm

Thursday

07:00pm - 08:00pm

Friday

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday

08:00am - 08:45am
09:00am - 09:45am
12:45pm - 01:30pm
Session I - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Session II - 02:00pm - 04:00pm
10:00am - 10:40am
02:00pm - 02:40pm
10:40am - 11:30am
02:40pm - 03:30pm
12:30pm - 01:30pm
12:30pm - 01:30pm
12:30pm - 01:30pm
12:30pm - 01:30pm
04:15pm - 05:30pm
04:15pm - 05:15pm

Sunday

07:30am - 08:30am
Sunday Session - 09:00am - 11:00am
09:00am - 09:40am
09:40am - 10:30am
11:30am - 12:30pm
11:30am - 12:30pm
11:30am - 02:30pm
11:00am - 12:00pm

Yoga Classes

Chinmaya Mission Yamunotri offers Yoga classes periodically at a reasonable price. Please Click here for more information on the classes.

About Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga also called Hatha Vidya is a system of Yoga that was introduced by Yogi Swatmarama, a sage of 15th century India, and compiler of the Yoga that was introduced by Hatha Yoga Pradipika . In this treatise Swatmarama introduces Hatha Yoga as a preparatory stage of physical purification that makes the body fit for the practice for higher meditation. The Asanas and Pranayama in Raja Yoga were what the Hindu Yogis used to physically train their body for long periods of meditation. This practice is called shatkarma . The word Hatha is a compound of the words Ha and Tha meaning sun and moon, referring to Praana and Apaana, and also to the principal nadis (energy channels) of the subtle body that must be fully operational to attain a state of dhyana or samādhi . According to the Moneir-Williams Sanskrit Dictionary, the word "hatha" means forceful. It is a strong practice done for purification. In other respects Hatha yoga follows the same principles as the Raaja Yoga of Patanjali including moral restraint yama and spiritual observances niyama. Hatha Yoga is what most people in the West associate with the word "Yoga" and is practiced for mental and physical health throughout the World.

AM Yoga Class Picture (Instructor- Anithaji)

PM Yoga Class Picture (Instructor- Komalji)