Hindu Samaj Bala Vihar
Hindu Samaj Bala Vihar is the Hudson Valley chapter of Chinmaya Mission operated by local volunteers under the guidance of Chinmaya Mission Centre, New York.
Chinmaya Mission was founded in 1953 by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. Under the guidance of His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda, devotees formed the nucleus of a spiritual renaissance movement that now encompasses a wide range of spiritual, educational, and charitable activities, ennobling the lives of thousands in India and worldwide.The Mission is administered by Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, Mumbai, headed by Swami Tejomayananda. Under Swami Tejomayananda’s guidance, the Mission has continued mushrooming across the universe and stands today with over 300 centers worldwide.
Chinmaya Mission runs schools, centers, camps, lectures, study groups, bhajan groups, clinics, hospitals, research institutes, retreats and other programs all over the world, besides publishing various books, newsletters, audio, and videotapes.
What We Teach
Chinmaya Mission follows the Vedic teacher-student tradition (guru-shishya parampara) and makes available the ageless wisdom of Advaita Vedanta, the knowledge of universal oneness, providing the tools to realize the wisdom in one’s life.Vedanta, the essential core of Hinduism, is the universal science of life, relevant to all people of all backgrounds and faiths. Vedanta inspires seekers to understand their own faith better. Thus, although Chinmaya Mission is a Hindu organization, it does not seek to convert other religious practitioners.
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, promotes Indian classical art forms and operates numerous social service projects. To date, millions worldwide have benefitted directly or indirectly from Chinmaya Mission’s numerous centers, ashrams, classes, events, services, and projects.