From residential retreats, to one-day workshops, to seminars, symposia, debates, 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.

While CHYK events differ enormously in style and content, the purpose and result of positive and uplifting energy that characterizes every CHYK activity pervades each event organizer, participant, and spectator alike. All CHYK special events are planned and organized under the auspices of Chinmaya Mission’s host of Acharyas, who constantly motivate, guide, channelize, and strengthen CHYKs on their journey of inner purity and evolution.

Upcoming Events

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Hari Om!

Feeling stressed with school, work, time management, etc? It’s easy to think that calmness is anywhere but near you. However, we have just what you need. Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (CHYK) Los Angeles joyfully invites you to it’s annual Memorial Day retreat for young adults (ages 17-30) titled “Finding Calmness in Chaos” with Acharya Vivekji.

When: May 26 – May 29 2017

Where: Camp Cedar Lake, 1100 Mill Creek Rd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Registration: (Early bird ends April 2nd)

Centered in the serene Cedar Hill campsite in Big bear , this upcoming CHYK LA camp promises to be a valuable experience for all because of its engaging workshops, insightful lectures, thoughtful discussions and much more!

Born and brought up in Canada, Acharya Vivek ji is able to engage with young adults in a unique manner through his interesting lectures and Q and A sessions. He is able to advise young adults about how to understand Vedantic philosophy in a way that enriches their own lives.

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We hope to see you at the retreat. Register now and ask a friend to come along with you!

For questions or more information, please contact Nikhil Ladva (909.529.1413) or Hasmitha Vallabhuni (714.975.4776) or email

Prem and Om,

MDC 2017 Retreat Organizing Team

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Do you find yourself wanting to do more in life but struggle to find the motivation or time? Do you find yourself bogged down with daily monotony?  Do you want to unlock your highest potential? Come join us for this retreat, where we will explore ourselves deeply and learn how to live dynamically in every moment! Led by Acharya Vivekji, we will explore the Patanjali Yoga Sutras and discover how we can apply its wisdom to uplift our lives!


Hari Om!

Join Chinmaya Mission DC’s Young Adult wing, CHYK DC, this summer, from July 21st – 23rd, for Finding the Fundamental: Peace in a Restless World – a special dual Acharya retreat featuring Mukhya Swami Swaroopananda and Acharya Vivekji.

Campers will study the most fundamental mantra, the Gayatri Mantra, and essays of different faiths from the Mananam book Peace in a Restless World. In a time when the world—perhaps—needs it most, we will explore together how Vedanta reasons, concludes and guides one to experience unconditional, infinite peace centered in one’s own being.

Participants should be rising high school seniors through age 35. Campers will be housed by families of local area attendees and have the option to stay at a local hotel (at extra cost). All meals will be catered.

The retreat is open to all young adults, irrespective of Chinmaya Mission membership. All backgrounds and beliefs are welcome!

The early registration fee is $139 until June 12th.
The regular registration fee is $164 and ends on July 12th.

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