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.

Brahmachari Vibhu Chaitanya


Brahmachari Vibhu Chaitanya is currently serving as a Teacher of Vedanta at the Chinmaya Mission Trinidad And Tobago Ashram.Prior to studying in the Vedanta course, Brahmachari was highly active in Bala Vihar® and CHYK activities in Trinidad, under the guidance of Pujya Swami Prakashanandaji.

Brahmachari Vibhu Chaitanya is a graduate of the 17th batch of Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Powai, Mumbai under the tutelage of Pujya Swami Bodhatmanandaji.

During his time at the Vedanta Course, he studied various Vedanta texts and has also gained great interest in Sanskrit and its forgotten literature.Brahmachari Vibhu is passionate about music, and has learnt for several years both Western Classical and Hindustani Music.

Brahmachari Vibhu currently conducts classes on Vivekachudamani, and also Laghu Siddhanta Kaumudi ( Study of Sanskrit Grammar ). In addition, Brahmachari Vibhu conducts daily, morning classes on Sarva Vedanta Siddhanta Sara Sangraha.

Br Vibhu can be reached at vibhu@chinmayamission.org.

Br Vibhu Lecture Links and classes.

Sarva Vedanta Siddhanta Sara Sangraha:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQCNr6vrZAjds0dNkJkOzj44LN8wj4aZq

Join Live Via Zoom, every day except Sunday, from 6.15 to 7.15AM EST https://zoom.us/j/975670986

Lecture on Brhadaranyaka Upanishad Bhasya: https://youtu.be/gxGdWhs1-CU

Swamini Akhilananda

Swamini Akhilananda
Swamini Akhilananda first met Pujya Gurudev, His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda, at a Chinmaya Mission spiritual camp in Canada. Inspired by his life and teachings, she continued to seek his presence whenever chance permitted. With his blessings, she joined Chinmaya Mission’s intensive two-year Vedanta Course at the Sandeepany Sadhanalaya ashram in Mumbai, India in 1993. She was initiated as Brahmacharini Aparna Chaitanya in August 1995. On Mahashivaratri Day in 2013, she received sannyasa diksha from Pujya Guruji, His Holiness Swami Tejomayananda, and was initiated into the monastic order as Swamini Akhilananda.
She has lived and studied in the U.S. most of her life, and has been conducting Vedanta classes, camps, and workshops for all age groups for nearly 25 years. She formerly served as the Executive Secretary of Chinmaya Mission West (CMW, the guiding body for CM centers in North America) and as the Editor-in-Chief of CMW News, CMW’s former bimonthly newsletter, for more than 10 years.

Diety: Lord Shiva

Consecration Date : July 18th, 1999.
Location address:
1221 Chinmaya Way,
Casselberry, FL, USA 32707
Phone: +1-407-699 7331
Temple Timing:
Sundays from 9AM to 1PM and Mondays from 6.30PM to 8.30PM and other Special days with festivals and any Observances.
Temple description:
Chinmaya Mission of Orlando serves the Orlando and its neighboring communities by teaching eternal values to children and imparting the knowledge of the Scriptures to people.
Temple activities:

  • Balavihar (Children Philosophy and Language classes)
  • Sishuvihar
  • Geeta Study groups
  • Philosophy classes for Adult
  • Sanskrit classes
  • Indian Classical dance (Bharatanatyam)
  • Instrument classes (Mrudangam)
  • Arts classes.

Festivals celebrated:
Diwali / Lakshmi Pooja,Mahashivaratri,Holi,Hanuman Jayanti,Rama Navami,Navaratri, mainly Lakshmi puja and Durgashtami
And Gurudev Jayanti, Guru Purnima and Mahasamdhi observance

Web link,live streaming link:
www.chinmayaorlando.org

Special Events
Activities & More at Orlando
Contact

Address: 1221 Chinmaya Way, Casselberry, FL, USA 32707
Phone: (407) 699-7331
E-mail: 
info[at]chinmayaorlando.org

Chinmaya Mission Miami : Satellite of CM Orlando
Address: 12011 SW 97 Ter. Miami, Florida 33186
Phone: (305) 279-8456
E-mail: hariom@CMmiami.org
Website: https://www.cmmiami.org/

Balavihar Locations:
Chapter
Chinmaya Kaivalya
1221 Chinmaya Way,
Casselberry, FL 32707

Miami – location:
12011 SW 97 Ter.
Miami, Florida 33186

Online Bala Vihar locations:
Boca Raton,
West Palm Beach,