Upcoming events during June and July 2019 with Swami Shrikaranandaji
29th June – Adult day retreat at 4 Serendipita St, Bridgeman Downs
30th June – CHYKs(Chinmaya Yuva Kendra) retreat at Harvey Bay
1st & 2nd July – Dream Big Little Leader – Children’s holiday program at Oxley Bowls club
Chinmaya Mission Brisbane, regularly conducts Sunday family programs each week during the school term in three locations, Holland Park, Heathwood & Bridgeman Downs. In addition to this, it also conducts Adult Retreats, Children’s Holiday Program (for children 4-12 years), Family Camps, Youth workshops and retreats during the holidays to to enrich everyone. During this June-July, a day retreat for adults will be conducted on the topic, “Upanishad made easy” our beloved Spiritual Teacher, Swami Shrikarananda on 29th June at Bridgeman Downs from 9:30am – 3:30pm. Upanishads are the scriptural texts which reveals the Knowledge of the Self. These Upanishads form part of the Vedas. During this retreat, Swami Shrikaranandaji will guide the adults to explore the upanishads teachings thru talks, discussions and video presentations. This retreat is FREE. All are welcome.
In addition to this, the Children’s Holiday program will be conducted on the 1st and 2nd of July 2019 with our Swamiji on the topic, ‘Dream Big Little Leaders’ (Based on Avatars of Lord Vishnu – Lord Varsha, Lord Narasimha & Lord Vamana). The program will be conducted in English and is open to all children (not just the Balavihar children). During this Children’s Day camp, children will be exploring the stories of the avatars of Lord Vishnu and learn various lessons on being a good leader, role model and good team player at the same time gain devotion for the lord and have lots of fun. This two-day program helps children to develop their presentation skills, leadership skills, improves their emotional health and helps them to interact with other like-minded children. Morning tea, lunch and evening tea will also be provided to each child for both the days. Siblings discounts are also available.
Gurudev’s 103rd birthday celebrations by Chinmaya Mission Brisbane.
Our Gurudev Jayanti celebrations started with 2 beautiful bhajans rendered by our Balavihar children, ‘Hari Om Gurudev Hari Om’ in English and ‘Om Guru Om Guru Sachidhananda Guru’.
The Junior and Senior Balavihar children then narrated the story of the life of Gurudev – from his birth on the 8th of May 1916 in Ernakulam, Kerala as Poothampalli Balakrishna Menon to his initiation into sanyasa diksha on the 25th of February 1949 as Chinmayanada Saraswati until his Mahasamadhi on the 3rd of August 1993 in San Diego, California as Swami Chinmayananda.
Our Junior Chyks shared all the activities Chinmaya Mission does worldwide as a spiritual movement that aims for inner growth at individual and collective levels. The mission offers a wide array of Vedanta study forums for all ages, educational activities (schools, universities) and social service projects (CORD or Chinmaya organisation for rural development, hospitals, old age homes,
orphanages and much more). Adult devotees reflected on the Sunday classes and the difference that Gurudev has made to their lives and families.
The children also made a special gift for their mums and wrote a message to them on the occasion of Mother’s day. A fun game was organised for the special mothers that not only brought a smile to every face but helped the Mothers learn about one another. The program concluded with chanting of the 108 Names in praise of His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda and Aarti.
Term 2 of our family program started on 28th of April 2019 at 10am at the Holland Park State High School, Bapaume Road, Holland Park.
The dates for Term 2 are: Sunday 28th April to Sunday 23rd June 2019.
Please try to get there by 9.50am as this allows some time to settle down before we start with our chanting and meditation.
Please also note that the second Balavihar class will be continuing at Heathwood from Sunday, the 28th April 2019. The class will be held at Aashirwad, 95 Laurel St, Heathwood 4110 from 10am to 11.30am every Sunday of school term. Please contact Priya on 0413 490 308 / 3372 3494 or at email@example.com for more information. Please spread the word to family and friends.
We are delighted to inform you that we also have started our third Balavihar classes to cater for northern suburb members at Bridgeman Downs from Sunday, the 28th April 2019. The class will be held at 4 Serendipita St, Bridgeman Downs 4035 from 4pm to 5.30 pm every Sunday of school term. Please contact Priya on 0413 490 308 / 3372 3494 or Deepa 0400 035 762 at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing all of you on Sunday.