The glory of life is not never falling. The true glory consists in rising each time we fall.

— Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

Tapovanji Maharaj and Gurudev

Inspired by Pujya Swami Chinmayananda, under the guidance of Pujya Swami Brahmananda (CM Bangalore), Swami Ishwarananda left his software profession and joined ‘Sandeepany Sadhanalaya’ in Mumbai, India, in 1991.

Upon completing his training, he served as a Brahmachari in CM Bangalore and CM Kolkata, in India.

In 1995, he was made resident acharya of Chinmaya Mission Southern California. In 2000, he received sannyasa diksha from Pujya Swami Tejomayananda. Swami Ishwarananda resided in Mumbai, India (2002-2004), as acharya of the 12th Vedanta course for Brahmacharis (2002-2004) at ‘Sandeepany Sadhanalaya’.

Swami ji is a dynamic speaker and has given talks on Vedanta, stress and mind management, management techniques, and related topics. His clarity in Vedanta is apparent in his talks as he presents with ease, humor, and wit, complex philosophical subjects. He has also authored two highly acclaimed books: ‘Conscious Living’ and ‘Silent Search.’

Swami ji currently resides in Tustin, California, and is the resident swami of CM Tustin and CM Bakersfield.

MahaSamadhi Camp 2018

Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati, the greatest Missionary and Visionary of our times, left His bodily form in San Diego on August 3, 1993 at 5:45 PM.

Each Year, Chinmaya Mission Worldwide observes this Holy Day as Chinmaya Ārādhanā Day honoring His Life and Legacy.

Chinmaya Mission San Diego is extremely privileged to host the 25th anniversary of this significant event with a six-day family camp in the very land that He left His mortal coil.


Program Details:


This is an introductory text which expounds the essence of Vedanta and its terminology in a simple question-answer style, thus becoming a foundation text for our Vedantic pursuits.

Venue :  10028, 124th Ave NE, Kirkland WA 98033
Time: 8:30 – 10 am every Sunday

Bhagavad Geeta for Adults

Join us every Sunday at 3:30 pm after General Assembly (parallel to BalaVihar for kids) to study the Bhagavad Geeta Chapter by Chapter, for better clarity and understanding of life. The Bhagavad Geeta is often called as the “Ashoka Upanishad” (that Upanishad which removes all sorrows) is thus the perfect GPS for a successful, fulfilled and happy life!

Let us all “Learn the Geeta and Live the Geeta“!

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Gita Chanting Competition

Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda worked tirelessly for 40 years to propagate the message of the Bhagavad Gita, Gurudev said that the Bhagavad Gita is the “handbook for everyday living”. In order to bring this philosophy into children’s lives, the Bhagavad Gita Chanting competition was created.

Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda explains the grand vision behind this project as “Chant – Study – Know- Live. Chanting introduces one to such a noble text. This kindles the curiosity to know more about the meaning and the contents. This in turn, leads to study. The knowledge gained thereby is translated into actions and thus becomes a way of life.”

The first three winners from each category receive trophies. Special recognition is awarded to deserving participants.

Registration guidelines and rules of the competition are available here:

To register, click here:


​​Bharadwaj Class – Verses 1-5

Dhruva Class – Verses 1-10

Sandeepany Class – Verses 1-15

Vyasa, Chinmayam and Adults – Verses 1-24