CHYK (Chinmaya Yuva Kendra) / Class for young adults
Two of the greatest gifts from Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda to the younger generation are ‘Chinmaya Bala Vihar’ and ‘Chinmaya Yuva Kendra.’ Both programs provide spiritual and cultural orientation to children and youth of the modern age. Chinmaya Bala Vihar (CMBV) is for children grades Pre K-12, and Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (CHYK) is for university students and young adults (ages 17-30).
Mission Statement: To empower youth with the vision, values, and dynamism for success in all fields
The purpose of CHYK, as given by Pujya Gurudev, is to harness dynamic potential. Gurudev said that today’s youth are not useless; they are used less. And that youth are not careless; they are cared for less than they should be. CHYK strives to unite youth and young adults by providing a forum to explore, discuss, and practice Vedanta while strengthening their lives in every endeavor.
The objectives of CHYK include:
To unite members spiritually and professionally through satsang and community service
To build and develop future leaders
CHYK classes include the Vedantic study of: Sanskrit stotrams and prayers, bhajans, Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, and the Upanishads. CMNY’s special events help purify the mind through sadhana (spiritual means) such as meditation, japa, puja, and community service.
Websites : www.chykwest.com
Find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/chyknyc/