Applications invited to study Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita at Chinmaya Mission, Mumbai

  • What will I learn during two year course? Who were the Acharyas? And Eligibility


Hari Om.


Chinmaya Mission has announced the 19th Vedanta Course to commence on the auspicious Makara Sankranti day on 15 January 2024. The Mukhya Acharya for the Course is Pujya Swami Swaroopananda, the Global Head of Chinmaya Mission, and the Resident Acharya is Swami Advayananda (President Chinmaya International Foundation).


Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda conceived the idea of a ‘modern day Gurukula’, to impart the knowledge of Advaita Vedanta to young men and women, who would imbibe the wisdom and then share it with the world at large. For this purpose, he established the Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, in Mumbai, in 1963. Today as we celebrate the 108th year of Chinmaya Jayanti and sixty years of Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, the course continues to provide an ideal opportunity for all those who want to learn, live, practice and share the Vedanta way of life.


The two-year residential course focuses on the intense study of prasthana-trayi – the primary triad of the Hindu scriptures comprising Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Brahmasutra and the commentaries of Sri Adi Sankaracharya on them – and the many Vedanta prakarana-granthas, Srimad Bhagavatam, Ramayana and so on. 


Life during and after the course

In this two-year Course, students withdraw fully from worldly life and follow a disciplined schedule of study and activities in an ashram setting that promotes learning, reflection and contemplation. Thereafter, they are encouraged to work in the field as missionaries sharing the knowledge and serving the society, although this is not a stipulation for joining the Course. 


Who can apply?

Unmarried graduates in the age-group 20 to 32 years irrespective of caste, creed, nationality, religion and gender, are eligible to apply for this course. Youth with a keen interest in the knowledge of Vedanta and to walk the spiritual path, are ideal to apply for this course.   


Course Fee

The two year residential Vedanta Course is offered completely FREE for all selected candidates. The entire Course for all selected candidates is sponsored completely by the Chinmaya Mission, which includes board and lodging, study material and so on.


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