Chinmaya Madhuvan - Philadelphia
Chinmaya Madhuvan is one of the latest centers located in Yardley, PA. Our typical Sunday morning, is a buzzing bee hive of activity. Over 70 children and adults descend into the campus of Chinmaya Madhuvan, bright eyed and ready for 2 hours of fun and learning. Children ranging from 4 years to 17 years sit in rapt prayer to mark the beginning of the Bala Vihar classes.
Our beautiful Chinmaya Madhuvan also houses a Lord Krishna Temple where families participate in religious ceremonies officiated by a learned priest. Be it a fun environment for learning for children, an interactive spiritual study session for adults, a religious experience for the devoted or a peaceful refuge for the seeker, our ashram caters to everyone’s needs.
Swami Siddhananda, a graduate from Kerala University, joined Chinmaya Mission in 1972 at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Mumbai and studied Vedanta under Swami Chinmayananda. He was one of those fortunate to meet Gurudev in his youth. He decided early on that he must follow wherever the Master led him. He served at the Chinmaya Mission Chennai for many years and also at the Chinmaya International Foundation Cochin for a few years. He made significant contributions to the monthly magazines Tapovan Prasad and Balavihar.
He has inspired generations of youngsters through his love and dynamic active association with the Chinmaya Yuva Kendra and worked with them in many spiritual and social projects in Chennai, India. Swamiji is the resident Acharya at Chinmaya Mission “Kedar” at Langhorne and also the in-charge of Chinmaya Mission West Publications Division for the last 11 years.
He is today the man behind the success of revitalization of the sales of the Chinmaya Publications in the west. Swamiji regularly conducts Satsangh, Camps, and many youth/Balavihar classes in Tri-State areas and also visits the Chinmaya Mission West centers. He is an artist and a singer, has composed many Bhajans and has brought out CD albums. The most famous among them are Hari Om Smaran, Shivoham, and Sivam Sivakaram Shantam.