Chinmaya Mission Orlando
Chinmaya Mission of Orlando serves Orlando and its neighboring communities by teaching values to the children and imparting the knowledge of the Hindu Scriptures to the people.
On July 19, 1993, CM Orlando purchased a 5-acre plot in Casselberry, Florida. The property included a small, two-bedroom house that was used for ashram activities and classes. The photos of Param Pujya Gurudev Swami Tapovanam and Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda were installed in the ashram’s main hall on the day Gurudev visited the ashram for the first time. Pujya Gurudev blessed the ashram and named it “Tapovan.” He guided CM Orlando’s devotees on the future installation of the murti of Lord Shiva as Lord Jagadishvara, Who presides over the temple of CM Mumbai’s ashram in India.
Chinmaya Mission Orlando offers Bala Vihar, Junior CHYK, CHYK, Bhagwad Geeta and Upanishad classes every Sunday morning. Additional classes include tabla and classical dance. In addition to classes at the ashram, study groups and classes are conducted in other local chapters which include Lake Mary, Sanford, South Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Ft. Myers and Gainesville.