Swami Tejomayananda is the former Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide, a position he held since 1993 after Swami Chinmayananda attained Mahasamadhi. If Swami Chinmayananda served the cause of Vedanta with his service, knowledge and pioneering qualities, Swami Tejomayananda – fondly addressed as Guruji – completed that with his natural attitude of devotion. This is richly and abundantly evident in his talks, his singing, and his demeanour. But the gentleness of devotion arrived riding on the back of an intense education in physics, going up to a Master’s degree. Born, Sudhakar Kaitwade to a Maharashtrian family in Madhya Pradesh, this physicist had a close encounter that changed the velocity, direction and path of his life.
In an era rife with scepticism and confusion about matters spiritual, Swami Swaroopananda is a rare voice that blends authenticity with accessibility; theory with self- practice; logic with heart. Formerly the Regional Head of Chinmaya Mission Australia, United Kingdom, Middle East, Africa and Far East, and presently Chairman of the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth Trust (University for Sanskrit and Indic Traditions) and Director of the Chinmaya International Residential School in Coimbatore, South India, Swami Swaroopananda has now been bestowed by Swami Tejomayananda the privilege to also serve as the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide.
Swami Mitranandaji (direct disciple of Gurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji)
He travels across the world to impart the teachings of Hinduism. His innovative and logical interpretations of ancient Hindu philosophy has made him very popular among the youth
"Don't just invest on the child, also invest in the child. 'Investment on' gives outer prosperity. 'Investment in' ensures inner unfoldment and lasting prosperity. True education is 'investment on' the child complemented with 'investment in' the child." - Swami Chinmayananda
Hari Om, Namaste! Swagatham, Welcome! We welcome you to have a glimpse of the Chinmaya Education Movement. We are proud and privileged to share with you the activities of our grand and global education movement. The Chinmaya Education Movement is one of the most important contributions of Chinmaya Mission to the society envisaged by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda.
Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda was a visionary. He knew that children are the cream of our generation and are the rulers and makers of tomorrow. Upon them, depends the future of our nation. He said, “I am sure that the Chinmaya Education Movement will serve as a spiritual workshop to mould and march-out the new generation of men and women, who will grow to have great moral stature and ethical beauty. " This strong foundation for the future of India had its humble beginnings at Kollengode- Kerala, way back in 1965 with a nursery school. Since then many lamps have been lit, and many hearts have been kindled. The movement as of now encompasses 92 Vidyalayas, 8 Colleges, 8 Vision Schools and an International Residential School. These institutions are governed by the CCMT Education Cell.
INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENTIt implies good health and proper growth of students leading to the optimum expression of their overall well-being. It includes physical fitness, nutrition, hygiene, personal grooming, health education, health assessment, prevention of diseases and their treatment.
CULTURECulture is more than just art forms, festivals and rituals. Culture is the very way of life of a race and its thinking, which makes it unique and special. Under this head, the student is given a wide exposure to the various aspects of our culture, cultural awareness and appreciation of vast literacy, artistic and scientific heritage of India, explanations of customs and traditions and cultural motivation through hobbies and projects.
PATRIOTISMThis vital area of focus includes education in citizenship, civic consciousness, fostering pride in being Indian and vital national concerns such as unity in diversity. It aims at creating dedicated and committed citizens who take real pride in serving the nation.
UNIVERSAL OUTLOOKUniversal Outlook refers to instilling in children the concept of “Vasudaiva Kudumbakam”-“One world One Family. Such an outlook helps the child view himself/herself as a responsible citizen of world (including world issues), live in harmony with creation (environmental education and the synthesis between science and religion) as well as become aware of being an intrinsic part of the macrocosm.