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Our Motto: To Give Maximum Happiness To Maximum People For Maximum Time

We have so much to do and so little time and are constantly in a rush.  At the end of the day, we all want to be HAPPY! So how do we get there? 

Chinmaya Mission addresses this and similar questions of life by learning under the guidance of Gurus who are well-trained under a well-established lineage of Spiritual Masters. The life-changing knowledge from our scriptures with practical means for personal growth and opportunities are provided for Children & Adults on Saturdays & Sundays from September to June (school year).

We sow the seeds of values & character in children starting at a very young age while learning about Hindu culture. The Bala Vihar / Shishu Vihar classroom teaching curriculum is age appropriate from pre-school to High School in ENGLISH

Bhagavad Gita Discourses & Discussion study groups are offered for adults at the same time the children are in Bala Vihar classes. Whether you are action-oriented (karma yoga),  devotional (bhakti yoga), or exploring knowledge (jnana yoga), there is a path for your family's spiritual development and growth at Chinmaya Mission!


Check out how you can contribute to our non-profit organization towards our mission/vision to help our community grow spiritually!

Experience a class

Not sure what/how Yamunotri can help your entire family? Want to see what exactly is offered before signing up for the whole school year?

Bala Vihar / Shishu Vihar

Sign up your children (toddlers through 12th grade). Adult study groups, Bhagavad Gita discourses, cultural programs, etc. are included as part of the program.

Upcoming Events

We value our community and welcome you to join us with your family & friends!

Bhagavad Gita Chanting Event 2023-12 - Online

Bhagavad Gita Chanting

Lets celebrate Gita by chanting Chapter 4 - Jnaanakarmasannyasa Yogah on Dec 9th, 2023 at 12:30pm.

Tapovan Jayanti & Gita Jayanti 2023-12 - Online

Tapovan Jayanti & Gita Jayanti

Let's celebrate Gita Jayanti, the day on which Lord Krishna gave his most inspiring message to the World, by chanting all the 18 chapters.


Winter Vedanta Residential Retreat

Looking for something to do this winter break? Experience the residential retreat with Swami Sharanananda and Swami Aparajitananda from Dec  27 - 30). 

Yoga-Meditation Retreat 2024 - Online

Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Discover the profound power of physical postures, pranayama, meditation, yoga nidra, and the enchanting rhythms of bhajans and chanting during a comprehensive calming residential retreat from Jan 26-28

Our Programs



Bala Vihar 2023-24 - Online-1

Bala Vihar Classes

Secular knowledge from schools and colleges prepare our children for Standard of Life and leaves a big gap in Standard of Living. Balavihar program, designed by Swami Chinmayananda, encourages the kids to do their best at school while inculcating the knowledge and practices to navigate through Life’s diverse experiences. The teachings are from age-appropriate pre-Kg to High School curriculum. 

Shishu Vihar 2023-24 - Online

Shishu Vihar Classes

Prahlad learned devotion to Lord Narayana in his Mother’s womb. Children are sponges and are impressionable when they are toddlers. Shishu vihar program is for young children (not ready for Balavihar) to sow the seeds for becoming good Balavihar students.  We try to “Catch them Young”.

Indian Language Classes 2023-24 - Online (1)

Indian Language Classes

There is something intimate and satisfying about communicating in our Mother tongue. Our children are immersed in English and often do not have opportunities to learn an Indian language. We bridge this gap by providing opportunities to learn Hindi and Tamil.  This is one more way we bring India closer to us.

SAT-ACT Classes 2023 Fall - Online

SAT - ACT Classes

Registration is now open for our popular SAT - ACT Classes which will start Sep 17th. They are open to high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and select freshmen. They fill up fast so reserve your spot now!  

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

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"Chinmaya Mission education has provided me with the knowledge of who I am or the self and what my ultimate goal in life should be. My goal is now to abide in this and practice living it daily."

Rakhi K, Lake Forest
Parent, Study Group Member

I grew up attending Chinmaya Mission when I was a child and throughout my college years what I learned there was something so incredibly valuable that acted as my moral compass and guiding light throughout my 20’s. 

 Once I had children and they were old enough to attend Bala Vihar, I knew it was a gift that I wanted to give them. Despite our busy lives, attending Chinmaya has become a non-negotiable activity for not only my kids but also my husband, Ross, and I.

The Sevaks/Sevikas are kind and welcoming and we have really appreciated being a part of a like-minded, uplifting spiritual community. 


Archana S, Palatine
Parent, Study Group Member

I have been part of the Yamunotri family for the past 5 years. Our entire family feels blessed to be part of it. The kids look forward to the Bala Vihaar classes and my wife and I enjoy the time teaching, volunteering & participating in the spiritual & cultural activities. 

Himanshu V, Barrington
Parent, Sevak