Acharya Vilasiniji's Visit To CM Birmingham

The tentative program for Acharya's visit is as follows (Mark your calendar now):

Aug 19 6.30PM Orientation for teachers and volunteers (all volunteers and teachers of the program and those who wish to volunteer or teach at CM Birmingham must attend this session)

Aug 20 10 AM- 2 PM: Academic year opening day.  Acharya will spent time with all Bala Vihar students during this time, with lunch. All Bala Vihar students registering for 2011-12 must attend this session. (For exception contact your teacher). All volunteers be present by 9.00AM. Read more »

What is Duty? in Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda

Can self-realization be achieved without yogic practices and only focusing on duty? How is karma different from karma yoga?  The following story of the butcher in Vyadha Gita is remarkable in this context. Read more »

Academic Year Opens On Aug 20 With Guest Acharya Vilasiniji

Chinmaya Mission Birmingham

2011-12 Academic Year Opening Day and Guest Lecture

Next academic year will begin on Aug 20, 2011.  Acharya Vilasini Balakrishnan will be our Chief Guest. Acharya will spend a day with our Bala Vihar children.  She will also give discourses on how to achieve steadiness in wisdom (Stita Prajna), from Bhagavat Geeta, in the evenings of Aug 19, 20 and in the afternoon of Aug 21.  Read more »

Chinmaya Mission Birmingham

Chinmaya Mission Birmingham is an opportunity for children and adults to learn and grow together in the Greater Birmingham area in Alabama. By the Lord's grace and guidance from Swami Siddhananda, the first session was held on January 26, 2008. Since then, Chinmaya Bala Vihar and Chinmaya Study Group classes are being conducted regularly. The group has been fortunate to have additional satsangs and teacher training sessions with Acharya Vilasini Balakrishnan, Brahmacharini Bhamati Chaitanya, and Acharyas GV and Geetha Raghu. Read more »