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                                                                                                April 2017, No. 22
The Master Speaks:
" Live dynamically, Think positively, Plan out deliberately, Pray ardently, Meditate regularly, Read daily, Achieve Homely, Correct minutely, and Grow Divinely."
 
 
                                        -Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda
In this issue of Chinmaya Pradipika
In This Issue
 CMSD Anniversary Celebrations
 Jñāna Yajña by Swami Shantananda
 Tyāgaraja Ārādhana Celebrations
 CHYK Corner: MLK Day Symposium

 Mahā Śivarātrī Celebrations
Jñāna Yajña by Swami Bodhatmananda
 108th Sundara-Kāṇḍa Mahotsava
 CMSD in the community
 Bala Vihar Students Corner
 Chinmaya Blossoms Montessori
  
 
The highlight of this quarter was the CMSD's Sixteenth Anniversary Celebrations presided by Pujya Swami Shantananda.
We were also blessed to hear Swamiji's
discourses on Hanumān Cālīsā and 
Gaṇapatyatharvaśīrṣopaniṣat.

The quarter began with auspicious New Year Celebrations and the third annual Tyāgaraja Ārādhana day led by Devesh Vashishtha. CMSD also celebrated the Mahā Śivarātrī in a grand way. The quarter concluded with an enlightening Jñāna Yajña by Pujya Swami Bodhatmananda and the 108th SundaraKāṇḍa Mahotsava.
CMSD Sixteenth Anniversary Celebrations
January 28, 2017 marked celebrations of sixteen glorious years at Chinmaya Mission San Diego. Amidst a rainy forecast, the Anniversary program commenced in the afternoon with a crisp clear sky and shining sun. One could experience Pujya Gurudev’s blessings all around.
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Jñāna Yajña by Swami Shantananda
CMSD was honored by the presence of Pujya Swami Shantananda between Jan 28 to Feb 2 2017. Swamiji graced his devotees during the Jñāna Yajña on Hanumān Cālīsā and Gaṇapatyatharvaśīrṣopaniṣat.
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Tyāgaraja Ārādhana Day Celebrations
After CMSD welcomed the New year with Śri Jyoti Vinayaka pūjā and Śri Viṣṇusahasranāma Pārāyaṇa, the third annual Tyāgaraja Ārādhana day was observed on January 17, 2017 with the Tyāgarāja aṣṭottaraśatanāmāvalī pūjā followed by soulful renditions of the Pañcaratna kṛti.
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CHYK Workshop - MLK Day Symposium
This year CMSD commemorated the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 13, 2017 with a Symposium: Be the Change. Present day challenges and their solutions from a moral imperative, which can influence decision making and shape the future, were discussed in sub-groups amongst a strong CHYK attendance.
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Mahā Śivarātrī Celebrations
CMSD celebrated the very auspicious occasion of Mahā Śivarātrīthe Great Night of Lord Śiva in conjunction with Akhaṇḍa Jyoti on the evening of Friday February 24, 2017. The āśrama resonated with the sonorous chant of rudram and camakam; as abhiṣeka was performed for Lord Śiva
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Jñāna Yajña By Swami Bodhatmananda
One of the most anticipated events at CMSD during the month of March-2017 was the visit and Jñāna Yajña by Pujya Swami Bodhatmananda. Swamiji presented discourses on Siva Gita from ŚrīRāmacaritamānas and on “Nature of Ātma” from Kaṭhopaniṣad.
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108th Sundara-Kāṇḍa Mahotsava
CMSD was abuzz with excitement and activity on the evening of Saturday, March 18, 2017; reverberating with the holy verses of Śrī Rāmacaritamānasa accompanied by dhol, manjira and kartal.  The occasion was the 108th Sundara-Kāṇḍa Pārāyaṇa.  Reciting the verses of the Sundara-Kāṇḍa from Śrī Rāmacaritamānasa, the epic poem in Awadhi, by the 16th century poet-saint Goswami Tulasidasji, is a monthly tradition that was started at CMSD nine years ago. 
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CMSD in the community
CMSD took part in two community events this quarter: The tree festival where speakers of different faiths presented their respect for trees and Diversity day event at the Francis Parker school.
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Bala Vihar Corner in Pictures
This quarter was very eventful for Bala Vihar Children with all classes participating in CMSD’s Sixteenth Anniversary program. Assigned classes presented the Food for thought. While many others showcased their winter projects, some classes participated in an outdoor activity.
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Chinmaya Blossoms Montessori
We are excited to report that Chinmaya Blossoms Montessori School recently reopened under the guidance of two former experienced teachers, Ms. Smita Bhatia and Ms. Mamatha Puttur, and a new director, Ms. Susheela Narayanan. We are actively recruiting for new students, and plans are underway for a modified summer program as well. We appreciate the help and support of the Chinmaya Mission congregation.
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In the achievement of everything there are two parts. One part is in our hands and ‘we’ should do it. The other part is not in our hands and we should ‘allow’ it to happen. 
 
-Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda
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