welcome to Chinmaya Mission West


Center Name: VANCOUVER

Chinmaya Mission Vancouver
155 East 54th Ave.
Vancouver, British Columbia V5X 1K7
Phone: (604) 325-9390
E-mail : acharya [a|t] chinmayavancouver [d|o|t] org
Web Site: https://www.chinmayavancouver.org/



Inspired and driven by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda's powerful teachings, Kamal Deshpande became an acharya of Chinmaya Mission after completing the two-year, residential Vedanta course at 'Sandeepany Sadhanalaya' in Mumbai, India.

She presently resides in Vancouver, Canada, and conducts Chinmaya Study Groups, and Vedic chanting classes for adults and children.


Brahmacharini Robyn Thompson was initiated as a brahmacharini after completing her studies at 'Sandeepany Sadhanalaya' in Mumbai, 1984-1986, under the tutelage of Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda.

Brahmacharini Robynji resided in Vancouver, Canada from 1986 to 2000, where she taught weekly Vedanta classes for adults, youth, and children. Having returned to her native Victoria, she now continues to conduct weekly Vedanta classes within the local community and travels to Vancouver for special Mission events and programs.


Inspired by Pujya Swami Tejomayanandaji's discourse on Chapter 12 of the Bhagwad Geeta
Jaya Muzumdar joined the Chinmaya Mission, Vancouver in 1988. She remained an active
listener for 11 years while her two children were growing up and in 1997 joined the board
as Treasurer. She took over as President in 2003 and since then has been managing the
administration of the Mission while continuing studies on her own.

In the year 2008 Jaya joined the 2 year Vedanta course in Mumbai. Having successfully
completed the course by the grace and blessings of Pujya Swami Tejomayanandaji, she returned to
Vancouver as President of the Mission.   
In 2015, Jaya resigned as the President and has now been appointed as Acharya of Chinmaya Mission,
Vancouver by Pujya Guruji, Swami Tejomayanandaji.

Jaya now teaches spiritual texts at our centre in Vancouver. Classes are held on Wednesday
and Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings in Vancouver and Burnaby. Jaya also gives a class
on Skype every Monday evening for our Calgary mission Members.

For further information, please refer to our website or call her at 604 325 9390.

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