We are all constantly seeking / searching for everlasting or permanent happiness in a continuously changing (impermanent) world. It is worth contemplating that the basis of the continuous changing state of the world is ‘changeless’ or ‘permanent’ – and this alone gives permanent happiness or bliss. The discourse series on Chapter 7 of Bhagavad Gita which deals with the ‘Yoga of Knowledge and Wisdom’ was held by Swami Swaroopananda from 10th to 14th April 2012 at John Curtin College of Performing Arts in Fremantle, Western Australia.» Read more
The month of October started on a positive note for us in Perth. We welcomed Gautamji who enlightened us on the secrets of joyful living. These talks were held at Murdoch University lecture theatre over three days and were very well attended each night.» Read more
The Perth Chinmaya Mission was delighted to have Gautamji visit during the October term break.
During his one week stay Gautamji had lots of things planned. At night there were lectures at Murdoch University where he shared the ‘Secrets of Joyful Living’. The evenings always started with a prayer and then the talks began. Gautamji kept his audience smiling and listening intently, by adding jokes and anecdotes into his talks. Through his talks Gautamji presented the secrets to joyful living into three main themes: vision, inspiration and courage (VIC).» Read more
The Perth CHYK group recently undertook the intriguing task to understand the Vibhishan Gita. As the scripture was written in Sanskrit and required a great deal of understanding it was quiet an enigma to some people. Our benignant teachers Ratna Aunty and Mamta Aunty took the task upon themselves to help us understand the importance of the virtues behind the Vibhishan Gita.» Read more
After three evenings full of inspiring discourse on ‘Rising High in Life’ in Perth, Br. Gautamji held a youth workshop for children aged 13 to 25. The workshop consisted of three sessions with two breaks in-between. In the first session Br. Gautamji talked us through the vast differences between lifestyle and culture and clarified our understanding of the Eastern and Western cultures that we follow today. We learnt many useful ways to enjoy our Indian and Australian lifestyle. Also we learnt that the conflicts between culture and lifestyle reside in us and we alone can solve them.» Read more
It has been said ‘Every discussion about change must be preceded by a conversation about continuity’. In this Einsteinian world of flux where change seems to be the only permanent thing that we consciously bring upon ourselves - like change of job or migration from one country to another, and others that are natural and inevitable - like aging, the only thing that is permanent is our own Self. Over 60 years ago Pujya Swami Chinmayananda started the tradition of inquiry into this only factor that provides continuous witness to all the changes in our lives.» Read more
For the past few days the Chinmaya Mission Perth society has been on a roll! With so many activities being organized and so much effort and precious time put into them that the Chinmaya mission Perth society knew that not just one but there were many exhilarating activities to look forward to. It is undeniable that Chinmaya mission has staged an absolutely outstanding and magnificent show of discourses, spiritual classes for adults, teenagers and children. Amongst all Chinmaya Mission Perth has also represented the Hindu Society of Western Australia very well.» Read more