CHINMAYA MISSION CHICAGO YAMUNOTRI
A SCHOOL OF VEDANTIC STUDIES
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.
We value our community and welcome you to join us with your family & friends!
Bhagavad Gita Chanting
Lets celebrate Gita by chanting Chapter 4 - Jnaanakarmasannyasa Yogah on Dec 9th, 2023 at 12:30pm.
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
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
CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR TOP 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.
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”.
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.
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!