Chinmaya Mission’s Vedanta institutes for spiritual studies were named by founder Swami Chinmayananda as ‘Sandeepany’-s (pronounced saan-dee-panee). He said, ‘Sandeepany symbolizes the perfect kindling and the kindling of Perfection in the hearts of men.’ In ancient times, the great sage, Maharishi Sandeepani, headed a gurukula, where spiritual knowledge, scriptural teachings, martial arts, and all aspects of learning were imparted to resident disciples. Gurukulas were much more than today’s boarding school and the students stayed
Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) is the Academia of Sanskrit Research and Indology, the academic and research wing of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide. CIF is housed in the maternal birth home of the saint and Advaita philosopher Shri Adi Shankaracharya, in Kerala – a 2000 year old heritage site. Swami Chinmayananda visualised the need to preserve the neglected branches of Indian knowledge – Ancient Mathematics, Vyakarana (grammar) and various sciences so as to bring out the essence of Indian culture and the wisdom hidden in the world’s
Chinmaya Mission Hospital (CMH) located at Indira Nagar, in the cosmopolitan city of Bengaluru, India, has been serving all sections of society and surpassing all language barriers. With the help of nearly 100 consulting specialists, it offers quality medical care for all: a saga of Commitment and Mission. It is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Hospital run under the aegis of the Karnataka Chinmaya Seva Trust. Mission Statement To provide prompt, humane Patient Care at affordable cost in all fields of medicine and surgery to all strata of society.
Swami Chinmayananda’s love for the arts, and his vision of a cultural renaissance, inspired Swami Tejomayananda to envisage Chinmaya Naada Bindu (CNB), a residential Gurukul for Indian Performing Arts which was inaugurated on September 13, 2009. Situated in Kolwan, near Pune, with a mighty backdrop of the Sahyadri mountain ranges, Chinmaya Naada Bindu offers a welcome setting for students, practitioners, artists and scholars from all over the world. The main art forms presently taught are Hindustani Vocal, Hindustani Flute, Bharatanatyam
The Chinmaya Institute of Nursing (CHIN) is a sister institution of the Chinmaya Mission Hospital (CMH), under the Karnataka Chinmaya Seva Trust. It was started in 1985 under the inspiration and guidance of Dr. Susheela Purushothaman. The three-year Diploma Course in Nursing and Midwifery recognised by the Indian Nursing Council and Karnataka Nursing Council commenced in 1986. The intake is 30 students per year. They receive clinical training at the Chinmaya Mis