Chinmaya Mission keeps this culture and tradition of sharing ‘Vidya’ (knowledge) alive in the 21st century; and Chinmaya Mission UK is one of more than 300 global centres that brings the divine, life-affirming knowledge of Vedanta to the modern man.
Globally, Chinmaya Mission trains Brahmacharis (monks) in authentic Indian scriptures, runs ashrams and a range of training and retreat centres. The Mission has a hospital, nursing college, more than 80 schools and colleges to produce spiritually grounded and successful students and runs temples and a music and dance school that enables artists to channel their art into a form of worship of the divine. Chinmaya Mission also runs a government-recognised Sanskrit and Indology research centre at the birthplace of Adi Sankaracharya and publishes thousands of spiritual books. It enables grassroots movements to flourish around the world to spread Indian culture and philosophy to all age groups in an accessible manner, and runs internationally award-winning development programmes to empower poor rural communities to lift themselves out of the cycle of poverty.
All activities and yagnas (spiritual discourses) in the UK are organised by Chinmaya Mission UK volunteers (sevaks) thanks to the generosity of public donations and support. Help us in our efforts ‘to give maximum happiness to the maximum number for the maximum time’. There are many ways to contribute as described below.
Scroll below to donate online.
You can also make donations by cheque to:
Chinmaya Mission UK
2 Egerton Gardens
NW4 4BA, UK
CHINMAYA MISSION UK FUNDRAISING EVENTS
2016 and 2017 London Marathon
The London Marathon is a challenging and gruesome 26.2-mile run that pushes runners beyond perceived physical and mental limits. Chinmaya Mission UK has two places available each year for inspired runners aspiring to represent our cause.
In 2016, our brave London Marathon runners were Siddhartha Vadeyarahalli and Nick Gawne. Click here to find out more about their marathon experience. We are now looking for two runners to represent Chinmaya Mission UK in the 2017 London Marathon. If you are interested in representing Chinmaya Mission UK in the next London Marathon – on 23rd April 2017 – please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is 11th July 2016.
On Sunday 2 August, Shreyas Iyer completed the Prudential Ride event, which is a 100 km cycle ride through Surrey and into London. This year was the first time Chinmaya Mission UK was represented in the Prudential Ride. Click here to find out more about Shreyas’s bike ride experience. If you are a keen cyclist and would like to get involved in this event in 2016 then please email email@example.com.
GAU SEVA – SPONSOR A COW
In Hindu culture, the cow is worshipped as Goddess Lakshmi – the bestower of prosperity, so ‘Gau Mata’ (mother cow) is the divine mother who feeds and nourishes. To feed and care for a cow is considered a great virtue (punya karma). Did you know you can make an offering to a Gaushala (cow shelter) run by the Chinmaya Gardens Ashram in Coimbatore, India? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and make a donation.
SPONSOR A CHILD’S EDUCATION
Did you know you can sponsor a village child living in poverty to study at a Chinmaya Vidyalaya (school) in India? You can also help buy vital equipment to help sustain many of Chinmaya Mission’s schools. There are more than 80 Chinmaya Mission schools across subcontinent, empowering the lives of thousands of children by grounding them in an academic education with a spiritual vision. To find out more about how you can support Chinmaya Mission’s wide-reaching education initiatives please email the CCMT Education Cell: email@example.com or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many companies and corporations are willing to match their staff donations at no extra cost to the individual staff member. Before starting your fundraising event, do find out from your company if they offer this programme, which can significantly increase your fundraising efforts.
Do you shop online? Perfect! As you shop online you can simultaneously raise money for Chinmaya Mission UK without any additional cost to you.
Every purchase or search that you make on Everyclick, an average of 2-7% of your spending gets donated to Chinmaya Mission UK.
All you need to do is register your details with Everyclick and then “click” away.
ORGANISE YOUR OWN EVENT
Beyond our annual centrally organised fundraising activity, there are plenty of things that you can do to help support Chinmaya Mission UK.
Simply think of an activity and raise money for it…its that simple. For example, if you are scared of heights then why not overcome this fear and raise money at the same by doing a sky dive or a bungee jump. If that does not interest you, why not do a day of ‘mauna’ by doing a sponsored silence, or organise a bake-sale? Click here for more fundraising ideas.
You can be as creative as you like and with an uninhibited imagination anything can be turned into a fundraising opportunity. However, we do kindly request that before you get started on any fundraising activity please contact email@example.com so we can provide you with some essential background and guidance.