• Shree krishnaChinmaya Sadhana Kendra, Vadodara
  • Swami Chinmayanada
  • Swami TejomayanandaHead of The Chinmaya Mission Worldwide
    At inauguration of Chinmaya Sadhana Kendra, Vadodara
  • Swami DeveshanandaAcharya at Chinmaya Mission Vadodara
    With Guruji
  • CHYK's of VadodaraChyk- Camp at Hathni Mata Waterfalls.
Swami Tejomayananda1 Swami Deveshananda2 CHYK's of Vadodara3 Shree krishna4 Swami Chinmayanada5
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Jnana Yagna and Study Classes


Jnana Yagna
The principal forums through which Chinmaya Mission disseminates the man-making knowledge of Vedanta are Jnana Yagnas.
In a traditional Vedic Yagna, the ritual calls for the invocation of Fire and other deities in a sacrificial trough. As devotees single-pointedly offer oblations into the trough, they chant Sanskrit mantras and hymns of praise for blessings and protection. It is from the image of this ritual that Swami Chinmayananda coined the term, ‘Jnana Yagna.’ Here, the spirit of sacrifice and cooperation are retained, but instead of offering grains and herbs in a physical fire, ignorance and negative tendencies are sacrificed in the fire of Vedantic knowledge.
‘Jnana Yagna’ is also a term used by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-Geeta to refer to the study of scriptural texts by a student as a ritual of worship at the altar of Knowledge.
"The eternal values of life, which constitute the theme of the Upanishads and Bhagavad-Geeta, have a knack of influencing an individual’s heart and ultimately conquering it … even though, in some cases, it may take a relatively longer time. In fact, it is my experience that these ideas never die in the heart of the students, once they are logically explained and convincingly expressed."
- Swami Chinmayananda

Chinmaya Mission, Vadodara conducts the Jnana Yagnas over 5 days with 90 minute public discourses every day on the theme of Bhagwad Geeta or other Vedantic texts like, Metamorphosis series, Panchadasi, and others.
Organizing a Jnana Yagna is an effective way to introduce Vedanta to a community. For the organisers, Jnana Yagnas are cooperative endeavours that unite bands of like-minded people and provide a field for their learning and spiritual growth. For the attending community members, the event has manifold benefits at their personal, familial, and societal levels.

Study Class
"Mere listening will not add to your beauty. These ideas are to be reflected upon deeply and digested slowly. This process is hastened only when you discuss what you have studied with others. Study Groups constitute the heart of our Mission. The ideas, when discussed with others, not only become deeply rooted in you, but as they become clearer in your own understanding, they also inspire those who listen to you. Thus, each student, while trying to strengthen his own understanding, can become an instrument for the spread of this knowledge. This process is the dynamic study scheme followed in the Vedantic tradition. This is not a Chinmaya methodology; it is the most ancient Vedantic tradition of study."
- Swami Chinmayanda

Chinmaya Study Groups allow like-minded seekers to come together once every week at a mutually agreed time, place and day for about ninety minutes each week to read and discuss spiritual texts and topics, based on the set curriculum, thereby providing each other with in-depth study, clear and logical thinking, and inspiration for personal practice.
Chinmaya Mission, Vadodara conducts a special study class in Marathi also along with the regular classes.
Timings:
Marathi Class: Every Friday 7:00 pm
Vivek Chudamani Class: Every Sunday 8:30 am

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Chinmaya Mission Vadodara

Address:Chinmaya Sadhana, Kubereshwar Mahadev Marg, Manjalpur, Vadodara - 390011
Telephone:0265-2635900