Past events with Swami Shrikaranandaji
20th September – Free Public Talks on the topic “Secret of Success” followed by Bhajan and Prasad. This event was conducted with the support of Goldcoast Hindu Cultural Association(GCHCA) at 31 Discovery Drive, Helensvale.
21st-22nd September – Family camp at Kindilan Outdoor Education Centre, Cnr Days & German Church Rd, Redland Bay. For further details please contact Meena – 0457 318 645 or Jason – 0450 138 206. The topic is about Tips for Happy Living for Adults, Mahabharat for Teenagers and Parasurama for Children.
The program includes Morning and Evening Prayers, Bhajans, Yoga, Meditation, Stories, Exciting Games and Group Activities. Vegetarian food and snacks will be provided. This retreat is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with family and friends while learning and reflecting in association with like- minded seekers and is a great chance to build and strengthen bonds for the entire family. Look forward to hearing from you and sharing the experience of love, laughter and learning.
2nd November(10am-4pm) – Balvihar Teachers Workshop at Heathwood.
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 4 of our family program started on 13th of October 2019 from 10am to 11:45am at the Holland Park State High School, Bapaume Road, Holland Park and will end on 7th December 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 Fitzgibbon Community Centre, 545 Roghan Road, Fitzgibbon. 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.