Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, or CHYK, is the global youth wing of Chinmaya Mission. It aims to help youth discover their hidden potential and tap into its infinite source at will.
CHYK Motto : Harnessing Youth Potential through Dynamic Spirituality
CHYK Mission Statement : To empower youth with the vision, values, and dynamism for success in all fields.
Swami Chinmayananda founded CHYK with the vision of helping youth realize their latent and infinite inner potential. Having created for them a conducive atmosphere of learning, and to guide them in their spiritual studies and growth he encouraged them to test the logic and practicality of Vedantic scriptural teachings through applications in daily life. This emphasis on knowledge through application he called, ‘Spirituality in Action’ or ‘Dynamic Spirituality,’ and its tradition in CHYK continues to date. ‘Action’ or ‘Dynamic Spirituality,’ and its tradition in CHYK continues till date.
CHYK study classes are interactive reading and discussion sessions where participants study a Vedantic text based on the syllabus developed by Swami Chinmayananda and supplemented by Swami Tejomayananda. Trained moderators and class coordinators guide students to reflect deeply, examine critically, and debate positively based on their comprehension and personal experiences.
From residential retreats, to one-day workshops, to seminars, symposia, debates, picnics, and competitions, CHYKs around the world have continued to think outside the box and organize unique, creative events, with catchy themes, relevant topics, and intriguing activities, to help exploit and unfurl all of one’s personality layers: physical, mental, intellectual, and spiritual.
Once a month on Sunday classes CHYKs organize viewing of a picture based on spiritual grounds and conduct an interactive session after the movie screening.
Once a month on Sunday CHYKs organize playing a sport like baseball,cricket or football.
Social Service Projects
Dynamic spirituality is best exemplified through the various social service projects CHYKs have served and fundraised for over the years. Countless CHYKs regularly undertake teaching value-based living to children and teenagers in rural areas of India through CORD USA and conducting walkathons to raise funds for CORD projects.
Age group: 18 to 24 Years
Contact: Chinmaya Ramdoot Heritage Center:726-666-0644 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Chinmaya Ramdoot Heritage Center
1941, Holland Brook Rd, Branchburg, NJ