‘Service to society for peace and harmony within and without’ – ways to serve with Chinmaya Mission UK
From hosting Swami Chinmayananda’s first ever ‘International Spiritual Camp’ in 1986, Chinmaya Mission in the UK has evolved from a mere handful of devotees to become a well-established global centre of Chinmaya Mission, organising spiritual discourses attended by more than a thousand people.
All major events (Gyana Yagnas), activities and classes are organised and run by dedicated sadhaks (spiritual aspirants) acting as sevaks (volunteers), and it is them along with the many class attendees who benefit from Swami Chinmayananda’s teachings and methodology that support the day-to-day running of Chinmaya Mission UK. Occasionally, Chinmaya Mission UK also engages in community seva (service).
Service or seva is typically considered as an action to help others. However, it also encompasses a wider definition to include cultivating an attitude of the mind that uplifts and enables the individual to connect with society and the universal principle of Truth.
Chinmaya Mission Sevaks (volunteers) strive to serve in a spirit of selfless action, dedicating their work to the Highest altar of Truth without any ulterior motives or expectation of personal gain, likes, prejudices and for the cooperative benefit of all.
Chinmaya Mission provides a field where such an attitude can be fostered, nurtured and cultivated to build for oneself a noble character and an integrated personality that is not only caring and sensitive to the needs of others but one that benefits the individual in every sphere of their lives.
There are a range of ways you can serve and support the noble work of Chinmaya Mission UK, these include:
• Volunteer for a role at one-off events, e.g. – annual Gyana Yagnas (spiritual discourses), or festivals including Hanuman Jayanti, Mahashivaratri etc.
• Volunteer in our growing bookshop at our UK spiritual centre, Chinmaya Kirti in Hendon & with the online bookshop and publications stock.
• Volunteer to help clean and maintain our centre, Chinmaya Kirti in Hendon.
• Set up & organise a seva outreach event in the community (e.g. a blood/organ donation programme).
Name: Smita Samani
Tel: 07961 177 106