About Our Centre
On his final journey, to Sidhbari, Pujya Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda chose to rest awhile at the Delhi centre. At the very spot at which his body rested, he now sits, atop a granite pedestal, a picture of serenity and bliss. His presence continues to bless all those that pass that way and also those that do not.
Knowing that the need for understanding and wisdom would be most required in the capital of India, Pujya Gurudev appropriately named the Delhi Centre – Chinmaya Centre of World Understanding. The underlying philosophy being:
The spirit of Advaita is not to keep away from anything, but to keep in tune with everything. Swami Chinmayananda
After Pune and Chennai, Delhi has the distinction of having hosted the third yagna by Pujya Gurudev in 1953. The first Bala Vihar off site camp for children was organized by the Delhi centre.
Situated in Lutyens Delhi, over the years the centre has carved out its own niche and stands tall, as a beacon of knowledge and wisdom. Spiritual seekers in their quest for understanding are effortlessly drawn to its doors.
The centre owes its physical structure to the untiring efforts of Swami Jyotirmayananda and Sita Juneja (now Swamini Gurupriyananda). Though it came into being in 1997, after he attained Mahasamadhi, Pujya Gurudev’s vision and blessings percolate its very existence.
The activities in the centre grow and so too its tribe of devoted volunteers. Its halls resound with the laughter of children, the energy of youth, the questions of seekers, the spirit of seva. Through it all the seeker understands that:
Outer integration comes only when inner integration is established. The way to establish inner integration is to make our vision and values spiritual.
In children, Pujya Gurudev saw the future of the nation and in pursuance of his vision Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Delhi was established in 1978.
Other Chinmaya centres in the National Capital Region include a presence in:
- Chittaranjan Park
Swami Prakarshananda as the Acharya of Delhi Centre participates in and supervises all Mission activities.
CHINMAYA MISSION DELHI
DELHI CHINMAYA SEWA TRUST
C/O CHINMAYA MISSION
89 – LODHI ESTATE, LODHI ROAD,
NEW DELHI – 110003.
011- 41060024, 41060025, 24697848