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Grand Inauguration Of Chinmaya Mission Boston

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July 24, 25 and 26, 2009
Chinmaya Mission Boston. 1 Union St., Andover, MA

Grand Inauguration of Chinmaya Mission Boston by Swami Shantananda

Keynote address by world renowned Vedanta teacher HH Swami Tejomayananda, Spiritual Head of Chinmaya  Mission

Hundreds of devotees and visitors from around the world are expected to attend the Grand inauguration and sanctification ceremonies for the new Chinmaya Mission Boston building in Andover, MA.

This is a rare opportunity for the Boston area to witness the ancient sanctification rituals and invocations conducted by Vedic priests. The ceremonies and rituals will be performed over the 3 days of the Grand Inauguration, July 24, 25 and 26, 2009.

“All functions of the celebration the are open to the public,” said Dr Dwarakanath, “ President of Chinmaya Mission Boston. “ We welcome members of all communities and faiths to our year round programs also. The three day inaugural program includes workshops, discourses, and of course delicious Indian food!”

The finale of the event will be an address by the worldwide spiritual head of Chinmaya Mission, HH Swami Tejomayananda, on July 26 at 6 pm. Swami Tejomayananda is renowned for his inspirational and life-changing discourses.
Chinmaya Mission Boston’s soon to be completed striking 30, 000 sq foot building, with a 50 foot high copper tower capped by a dome, will be a center for teaching Vedanta. Vedanta is a spiritual science based on the wisdom of the Upanishads, and the philosophical principles underlying the major religions of the world. Vedanta guides the unfoldment of spiritual potential; it is often described as the art of living or the science of life.

This spectacular new Center will have a 350 seat auditorium, a meditation hall with a soaring 30 foot high ceiling, 14 classrooms, and a temple to the deity Hanuman, also called Maruti, symbol of selfless service.

The Center will have cultural programs teaching Indian vocal and instrumental music, dance, and Indian languages. The children and youth program, called Bala Vihar, will provide valuesbased education founded on Indian spiritual and cultural traditions.

The programs at the Center, particularly the Vedanta, meditation and cultural programs, are for people of all faiths and backgrounds, not just for the Indian community.

With over 300 centers world-wide, the mission of Chinmaya Mission is to provide individuals, from any background, the wisdom of Vedanta and the practical means for spiritual growth and happiness, enabling them to become positive contributors to society.

Chinmaya Maruti, Andover, MA

The new center will have individual classrooms for each Grade, allowing students to study Hindu scriptures and Indian languages. The Maruti temple will be expanded allowing devotees to enjoy the religious and cultural festivals of India,like the colorful festival of Holi and the festival of lamps, Diwali ,  with their friends and family .

There will be adult Vedanta classes, or Satsangs, in the 350-seat state of the art Auditorium, . Adults will be able to discuss sacred scriptures, watch videos, and attend Bhajan and Vedic Chanting sessions.

The auditorium, which has a beautiful view of nature as backdrop to the stage, will also be used to foster the cultural heritage of India by hosting music and dance performances of visiting Indian artists, as well as local artists and their students.

The domed meditation hall will be the spiritual heart of the center. Guided meditation sessions for discovering the ‘Self’ within, will be one of the major activiies of the center.  Yoga classes for the public are also planned.

For further information please contact Maha Pula at 978-409-1449 or email mahapula@gmail.com. Further information is also available at Chinmayamaruti.org.

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