About Chinmaya Mission UK
Chinmaya Mission exists to provide individuals from any background, the universal wisdom of Vedanta and the practical means for personal growth and development, enabling them to become positive contributors to society. Based in London, we are the UK centre of this global educational and service-oriented spiritual and charitable organisation.
Our core annual activities include residential retreats (camps) and Gyana Yagnas (spiritual discourses) conducted by visiting Acharyas (spiritual teachers) on texts including the Bhagavad Geeta and the Upanishads. Acharyas are most commonly Sannyasis (monks) trained in Chinmaya Mission’s teacher-taught lineage, who have dedicated their lives to the study and dissemination of Vedic knowledge for the benefit of society.
We also offer classes in Sanskrit, social service projects, devotional singing, and yoga and celebrate a range of festivals and events throughout the year.
Chinmaya Mission publishes hundreds of titles on Vedanta and has two global divisions in the USA and India dedicated to producing the highest quality books and audiovisual content, including commentaries on every major Vedic text. We have a bookshop at our centre in London and a dedicated UK-based online bookshop on which it is possible to purchase most items: www.chinmayabooks.com
Chinmaya Mission UK is run entirely by volunteers and nearly all our activities are free to attend. In the spirit of the Vedic tradition that the highest knowledge should be given freely to all, the majority of our activities are supported by the contribution of individuals and generous sponsors.
To date, thousands in the UK have benefitted directly or indirectly from Chinmaya Mission UK's numerous classes, Gyana Yagnas (spiritual discourses), social projects and musical recitals.