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2016: The Birth Centenary Year – Dates for your Diaries!


8th May 2016 marks the birth centenary of our beloved Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. Chinmaya Mission UK are delighted to announce the events planned for 2016 to celebrate this most special and auspicious of occasions.

Be sure to mark your diaries and keep the following dates free.

A special dance performance on the life of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda
Date: 21st February 2016
Venue: Beck Theatre, Hayes

Swami Chidatmananda, the Acharya in Charge of Chinmaya Mission Hyderabad, and Regional Head of Chinmaya Mission Andra Pradesh, will be visiting the UK from 25th March to 5th April 2016. During Swamiji’s visit, the following programmes have been planned:

  • 26th to 27th March 2016: Retreat at Chinmaya Vidya Nagari (Oxfordshire) on the topic ‘Be Fearless’.
  • 28th March 2016: Birth Centenary Celebration (BCC) exhibition and event at Balaji Temple, Birmingham.
  • 29th March 2016: A talk on ‘Effective Leadership’ for the Chinmaya YuvaKendra (CHYK), the youth wing (18-35 year olds) of Chinmaya Mission UK, at Chinmaya Kirti in Hendon.
  • 30th March to 3rd April 2016: Discourses in English in South London on the topic ‘Essential Values of Mahatma Gandhi’.

Gurudev Jayanti Maha BCC Event

Date: Saturday, 7th May 2016
Event: Science of Happiness Event & Exhibition
Venue: Friends House, Euston
Times: 11am to 6.30pm

Date: 8th May 2016
Event: Gurudev Jayanti
Event Description: A Visionary! A Master! A Saint! That describes Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, who stands as one of the greatest exponents of Advaita Vedanta in modern times. For decades, He traversed the globe taking the universal, timeless message of Vedanta to millions of people, and in the process inspired many to take up the quest to discover the Eternal within. Join us on Sunday, 8th May 2016 to celebrate the 100th birthday of this spiritual giant in the culminating event of Chinmaya Mission UK’s year-long Birth Centenary Celebrations. For those who are on the quest, it is also a time of reaffirmation of the commitment to practice the priceless wisdom of Vedanta and its expression in one’s life.

Date: Sunday, 8th May 2016
Time: 10.30am to 12.45pm (prasaad lunch will be served)
Venue: Chinmaya Kirti, 2 Egerton Gardens, Hendon, London NW4 4BA
Evening discourses in English by Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda
Dates: 5th to 9th August 2016
Venue: Logan Hall, Central London
Topic: Chapter 7 of the Bhagavad Geeta

Visit by Swami Swaroopananda in October 2016
Further details of the programme for Swamiji’s visit will be announced in due course.

Our motto is to give the maximum happiness to the maximum number of people for the maximum time.

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