Chinmaya Yuva Kendra Vadodara

"Youth is not useless, Youth is used less..."                                    
-Swami Chinmayanda

Chinmaya Yuva Kendra
CHYK Motto: Harnessing Youth Potential through Dynamic Spirituality
CHYK Mission Statement: To empower youth with the vision, values, and dynamism for success in all fields.
"Youth is a stage in human development when the personality is bursting with energy, enthusiasm and dynamism. This is also a phase in life when receptivity and retentivity are at the optimum. What they require is a clear vision of a goal in life and exercises for the cultivation of the right values of life to enable them to mould their personality and harness their inner resources along constructive channels. This systematic preparation alone can equip the youth to face the challenges of life with a smile".
 - Swami Chinmayananda
This essential training of youth for leadership in life is being successfully accomplished through the Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (CHYK) – the Global Youth Wing of Chinmaya Mission.
Swami Chinmayananda founded CHYK with the vision of helping youth realize their latent and infinite inner potential. Having created for them a conducive atmosphere of learning, and to guide them in their spiritual studies and growth he encouraged them to test the logic and practicality of Vedantic scriptural teachings through applications in daily life. This emphasis on knowledge through application he called, ‘Spirituality in Action’ or ‘Dynamic Spirituality,’ and its tradition in CHYK continues till date.
What We Do
“Our aim is to live to our True Potential”, says Swami Tejomayananda, Global Head of the Chinmaya Mission. In CHYK, we groom leaders and manifest their potential through study, reflections and various activities. With the underlying message of Self Knowledge, we strive to blend the subtle philosophical concepts with practical activities. With the support of values and knowledge, we focus on making every effort and attempt a work of excellence.
Study Class - Discover through Discussion
CHYK study classes are interactive reading and discussion sessions where participants study a Vedantic text based on the syllabus developed by Swami Chinmayananda and supplemented by Swami Tejomayananda. Knowledge through books goes only that far. Get to know what others feel, broaden your perspective and THINK!
Movie Workshops
Popular movies such as Matrix, Kung Fu Panda, Peaceful Warrior are interpreted using the wisdom of the sages! These take you on an introspective reel life to real life journey... And ensuring you absorb celluloid wisdom like you’ve never done before!
Camps, Night-outs at the banks of River Narmada
These camps, night-outs and other adventurous activities are the all-in-one package of talks, discussions, games, and interactive sessions, adventure, not to forget the nostalgic memories, friends and life lessons to return home with.

Sessions, Workshops and Symposiums
So often, we get caught up with work and our routines that we need constant recharging of Vedanta into our lives! Thus, we present inspirational weekend sessions on unlocking the secrets to better living and demystifying Indian culture for Generation Next.
Chinmaya Yuva Rhythm
Music, as a medium to spread a message, is so endlessly fascinating, as it draws constant parallels to life. Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, Vadodara has formed a group of music aspirants to prepare musical retreat of bhajans and other songs, which helps them showcase the messages of the Masters, in innovative ways! As in
Swami Chinmayananda’s words, “Music is an ornamentation of Silence” and should be used by seekers to experience the silence within.
Festival Celebrations
The rich cultural heritage of India often fascinates, puzzles and befuddles us! Why so many poojas, festivals, temples and rituals? At CHYK, we celebrate Indian culture with zeal and enthusiasm with the right understanding of why we do, what we do.
The end objective of all these activities and programmes in CHYK is to soak up the underlying message of the Rishis. Tuning ourselves to the inner silence, diving into the depths of life and exploring it, getting the clarity to define our roles and play them, and most importantly the vision to think big and look at the larger picture.

CHYK Activities

CHYK Class Timimngs
Sunday 10:30am - 12:00pm
At Chinmaya Sadhana Kendra Vadodara

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Contact Us

Chinmaya Mission Vadodara

Address:Chinmaya Sadhana, Kubereshwar Mahadev Marg, Manjalpur, Vadodara - 390011