About CMNY

The purpose of Chinmaya Mission is to provide to individuals, from any background, the wisdom of Vedanta and the practical means for spiritual growth and happiness, enabling them to become positive contributors to society.

The Mission

The word ‘Chinmaya’ means ‘Consciousness / Knowledge’. Chinmaya Mission is an organization where seekers of Truth come together to acquire and impart the ancient teachings of the Upanishads.

Our Motto

To give maximum happiness to maximum number for the maximum time is our religion.

The Vision

Inner transformation of individuals resulting in a happy world around them.

A True Life Member

He, whose life is constantly dedicated to the service of others, is a true life-member of Chinmaya Mission.

Chinmaya Mission Pledge

We stand as one family
bound to each other with love and respect.

We serve as an army
courageous and disciplined
ever ready to fight against
all low tendencies and false values
within and without us.

We live honestly
the noble life of sacrifice and service
producing more than what we consume
and giving more than what we take.

We seek the Lord’s grace
to keep us on the path of virtue, courage and wisdom
May thy grace and Blessings flow
through us to the world around us.

We believe that the service of our country
is the service of the Lord of Lords
and devotion to the people
is the devotion to the supreme self

We know our responsibilities;
Give us the ability and courage to fulfill them.



CMNY Bala Vihar

Bala Vihars are meant for children in the age group of 5-15 years. These are conducted by trained sevaks/sevikas once a week in a selected host’s house. The Bala Vihars provide a spiritual and cultural orientation for children.

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CMNY Adult Study Groups

Study groups are small groups of aspirants that meet during Thursdays to partake in in-depth study and discussion of Vedanta topics under the guidance of our Acharyas.

CMNY Youth Class (CHYK)

Young adults meet to learn and facilitate discussions on the art of living by applying values and principles from Vedanta. CHYK Study Group meetings are occurring on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 P.M. in Manhattan.

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Chinmaya Mission New York welcomes donations from its patrons on an on-going basis. Chinmaya Mission New York is a non-profit organization and donations made to the Mission are tax-deductible.



Chinmaya Mission New York  functions under the umbrella of Chinmaya Mission West www.chinmayamission.org , the parent body of Chinmaya Mission centers in the US, and Central Chinmaya Mission Trust www.chinmayamission.com, the apex body of Chinmaya Mission worldwide.

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