Category Archive for: ‘Religion’

  • I Love Gita: A South Florida Annual Tradition for Over a Decade

    I Love Gita: A South Florida Annual Tradition for Over a Decade

    I Love Gita is Chinmaya Mission Miami’s annual Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competition that celebrates and promotes learning the Gita among the younger generation. The competition has been conducted for over a decade in South Florida, showcasing the best of scholarship, discipline, and courage in …

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  • Reshaping Destiny with Swami Swaroopananda

    Reshaping Destiny with Swami Swaroopananda

    When Swami Swaroopananda stormed through Tampa and Miami ten years ago, over 1,500 listeners in the two cities were uplifted, mesmerized, and blown away by the treasure of wisdom and devotion found in his five-day Hanuman Chalisa talks. Chinmaya Mission is now pleased to welcome …

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  • Celebrating Ramadan in the United States

    Celebrating Ramadan in the United States

    Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. Celebrated during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, the fast is observed each day of the month from sunrise to sunset. …

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  • Discourse and Direction with The Real Embodiment of Bliss

    Discourse and Direction with The Real Embodiment of Bliss

    In this age where time moves faster than we can even feel it, we all look for a saviour, a sense of direction and someone who can give us answers to questions that we cannot handle. Religion and spirituality can help immensely, provided we have …

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  • Bal Vikas

    Festivals of India See how many you can guess correctly. 1. Which festival is also popularly called the “Festival of lights?” a. Onam b. Diwali c. Dussehra d. Guru Nanak Jayanti 2. This festival marks the birth of Lord Krishna. a. Karva Chauth b. Janmashtami …

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  • Solace for the Soul

    Solace for the Soul

    There are various ways in which we look for a chance to relax and escape the realities of life. When on vacation, we try and arrive at a change in location, mood and mindset. When we go to the movies, we look to leave behind …

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  • Words to live by

    Words to live by

    “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared” – Buddha Little did Buddha know that altruism, compassion, empathy – all the qualities that make us humans – …

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  • The Bhagavad Gita and Children

    The Bhagavad Gita and Children

    In the previous issue, we shared a poem written by a student of the Eklavya School, a small but very forward thinking and progressive school in Ahmedabad, India. Students were given an assignment to write poetry based on the Bhagavad Gita.         …

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  • The Bhagavad Gita and Children

    The Bhagavad Gita and Children

    Eklavya School, a small but very forward thinking and progressive school in Ahmedabad, India, gave students an assignment to write poetry based on the Bhagavad Gita.When Swamini Vimalananda, Director of Chinmaya International Residential School Coimbatore, found out about this project, she wrote a letter to …

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  • The Bhagavad Gita’s Guide to Effective Parenting

    The Bhagavad Gita’s Guide to Effective Parenting

    The upbringing of a child is the most delicate, crucial responsibility of a parent. While routine parental responsibilities like feeding, providing for and educating a child can somewhat be taken for granted, the molding of personality and character is truly the prime duty of any …

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