Hari Om!


CHYK West DC serves the Maryland, Virginia and DC area under the guidance of Swami Dheerananda and Acharyas Rahul and Priya Maini. Started in 2010, we regularly hold study groups, socials, and retreats throughout the year.

Keep the satsaṅga going through one of the ways below!

April 29, 2017 1:30-9:30 PM – Hanuman Chalisa-thon

In celebration of Hanuman Jayanti, join us for a continuous, eight-hour chanting of the Hanuman Chalisa in different raagas.

Click here for more info—Jai Veera Hanuman!

June 19, 2016 – Carnatic-Hindustani Jugalbandi Concert!

When: Sunday, June 19, 5-7pm

Where: Chinmaya Somnath, 4350 Blue Spring Rd, Chantilly, Virginia 20151

Vinay Mallikaarjun and Purvi Nanavaty are two local musicians and CHYKs who have grown up with Chinmaya Mission. Both are now proficient in Carnatic and Hindustani Vocal music, respectively. Inspired by the love and knowledge that Chinmaya Mission has showered on them throughout their lives, the artists will be using the concert as a musical means of offering love and gratitude towards Swami Chinmayananda and the Mission in this year of Gurudev’s Birth Centennary. Admission is free and all are welcome!

August 26-28, 2016 – CHYK Retreat with Acharya Vivekji!

The purpose of life is a life of purpose. From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Building Self-Esteem Through Vedanta is a unique weekend retreat presented by Chinmaya Yuvakendra (CHYK) DC, as well as Chinmaya Mission Washington Regional Center (CMWRC).

Click here for more info!

October 9, 2016 5-8 PM – CHYK Sundara Kanda

A full musical offering of Sundara Kanda with English translation and subtext by CHYKs in the presence of our acharyas and Chinmaya family.

Click here for more info—Jai Bajrang Bali!

There’s no CHYK without a CHYK discussion. Check out the list below for a discussion group near you!

Day: Mondays
Time: 7:45 – 8:45pm
Place: University of Maryland, College Park; room varies
POC: Keshav Kowtha, 

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Dunn Loring/Merrifield VA
POC: Scinju Gadamsetty, 

Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm
Place: UMBC/The Mosaic Center (Room 2B23) in the Commons
POC: Nirav Shah, 

We are currently planning for a CHYK retreat this summer. More details to follow in the coming few months.

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Total … what?
Total Thoughts is the affectionate name for the ideas we takeaway from during our CHYK discussions: the questions, revelations and ideas we unearth to carry back with us throughout the week.

Why This Archive?
With over 100 posts, filed by category and text, and dating as far back as 2011, the Total Thoughts Archive serves
to provide, safeguard, and share the precious thoughts from our satsangs.

Not Just For Self Study
Referring to Total Thoughts is a great way to prep for Balavihar classes, find creative videos to share, and more! A resource for all who wish to study and share these texts.

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