Quote of the Month

A true devotee will always have sterling character, conscious of his duties and ever ready to serve others.

Swami Chinmayananda

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all activities are currently in a virtual format. We hope to resume our in-person study groups and socials soon! 

Harnessing Youth Potential through Dynamic Spirituality 

Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (CHYK) is the global youth wing of Chinmaya Mission. It aims to empower youth with the vision, values and dynamism for success in all fields. The CHYK San Jose chapter is a community of young seekers in the San Francisco Bay Area.  

The group meets weekly on Thursdays 7:30-8:30PM PST on ZOOM for discussion on Vedantic texts guided by Chinmaya Mission San Jose resident spiritual teacher, Br. Soham Chaitanya. The group also meets occasionally for social events including hikes, yoga, bhajan jams and more! 


Current Study Group

Thursdays 7:30-8:30PM PST
Bhagavad Gita Ch. 17

In this chapter, Bhagavan Krishna describes to Arjuna how one's convictions shapes thoughts and actions and the three levels of śraddha (faith), sātvik, rājasik, tāmasik, through four indicators, āhāra (food), yajña (work), tapas (austerity), dāna (charity). Prior to discussion, we listen to a discourse from Sohamji on a set of verses from Ch. 17. In discussion, we reflect deeper on these verses to put them into practice and understand how our śraddha should be or what convictions we should develop.

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Upcoming Opportunities

Global Head of Chinmaya Mission Pujya Swami Swaroopananda ji will conduct a Jnana Yajna 'Ramayana - The Inner Journey' April 3rd to 10th, 7:30pm to 8:30pm PST. This will be followed by Ramacharitamanas Parayana from April 12th for 9 days leading up to Sri Ramanavami on April 21st. Details and link to join can be found at cmsj.org.

Booklight: Special topics from Sadhana Pancakam

Join Booklight for our new series in 2021! It features special topics from Sadhana Pancakam and includes discourses from Brni. Shubhani Chaitanya, study groups guided by Amar Shah, and reflections from our very own CHYKs! The group meets virtually on Mondays at 6pm PST (8pm CST & 9PM EST). Register for the zoom code at chykwest.com.

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