Chinmaya Mission UK
Geeta In Every Home
…Towards the Geeta Way of Life
“The Geeta is a ready-made textbook which serves us where we are; whoever we may be, whatever may be our problems, irrespective of place and time, caste and creed, the Geeta serves us. This is the special charm of the scriptural textbook – the Bhagavad Geeta.” (Swami Chinmayananda)
It was Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s vision to take the eternal and ever-relevant teachings of Bhagavad Geeta from the pooja-rooms to the living rooms, classrooms and boardrooms; from the pundit to the public. We offer you a unique opportunity to be part of this great movement.
Host a talk on the Bhagavad Geeta in your home, office, or organisation, conducted by our Resident Acharya, Brahmacharini Shripriya Chaitanya. The sessions can be held to mark a special occasion, to celebrate a festival, or simply to learn more about the teachings of the Geeta!
“Geeta in Every Home” in two simple steps:
1. Apply by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Ensure that you invite the maximum number of people to the session lasting 90 minutes. A minimum attendance of 20 people is suggested.
One copy of the Holy Geeta with Swami Chinmayananda’s commentary will be given as prasad to every host.
COST: Free. However, any donation to support the spiritual, educational, cultural and social outreach activities of Chinmaya Mission will be most welcome.
What does a ‘Geeta in Every Home’ session comprise?
The session will include a talk based on the Bhagavad Geeta by Brni. Shripriya Chaitanya on any relevant topic of your choice, followed by a discussion/a video-clip by Pujya Gurudev/pooja/chanting. A list of suggested topics is provided below.
Do I need to offer Prasad/refreshments/meal?
No, it is not compulsory. But you are welcome to do so if you please.
Is prior knowledge of Geeta or spirituality necessary for hosting or attending the session?
No. Geeta is a universal text for one and all.
Will the session be relevant to non-Chinmaya Mission members?
Absolutely! The session does not require the audience to be Chinmaya Mission members at all. Pujya Gurudev was an atheist when He started His journey!
Will it include Meditation/Pranayama/Yoga?
Depending on the topic, guided meditation may be included. The session will not include Pranayama/Yoga.
Can it be hosted for children/teenagers?
Yes, we can customize the sessions for a younger age group.
Can members of other religions attend the program?
Yes, if they have an open mind and are willing to learn.
What if my home is too small to accommodate a session?
You can host the session in a community hall or at the Chinmaya Mission Centre.
List of suggested topics
1. How should one live one’s life?
2. How can we gain success in life?
3. How can we gain self-control of emotions, stress or habits?
4. How can we get out of grief/depression/bereavement?
5. How can we make choices in life?
6. How can the Geeta help us in business?
7. How do we manage relationships?
8. How can the Geeta help us increase love & devotion?
9. Is there a God? Who is God?
10. Where did the Universe come from?
May 8, 2017
May 8, 2018