The Chinmaya Mission National Camp in Brisbane to Empower Youth
The Chinmaya Mission Yuva Kendra (CHYK) global youth wing program aims to inspire young adults to reach their full potential. Weekly classes teach the youth about values and teachings from Vedanta that they can apply in their everyday lives.
In Brisbane, our CHYK community is thriving, with a vibrant group of over 20 active members who have forged strong connections through engaging in various events and fundraisers. Together, we strive to inspire personal growth and foster a supportive community.
In late December, Chinmaya Mission held its annual Global CHYK camp in the picturesque campus of Chinmaya International Residential School in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Centred around the timeless epic tale, the Ramayana, the camp explored the principles of leading a purposeful life. Pujya Swamiji Swaroopananda, the Global Head of Chinmaya Mission, inspired the youth to join the journey of self-development by illuminating the relevance of this ancient narrative in our contemporary lives. Six Brisbane CHYKs and many CHYKs from Australia and various countries such as the UK, Singapore and the US were fortunate to immerse themselves in the Ramayana through discussion groups, activities, bhajans and dance over the seven days. The inclusive environment fostered a sense of belonging and acted as a catalyst for personal growth.
Looking ahead, Brisbane Chinmaya Mission is thrilled to host the Annual National CHYK Camp, coinciding with the 108th Jayanthi celebration of our founder, Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. The camp will explore the theme ‘ Winning the World with Love ‘ led by Pujya Swamiji Swaroopananda and facilitated by Swami Shrikaranandaji, the resident teacher for NSW, ACT, SA, and QLD. Drawing inspiration from the Global CHYK camp, the National camp promises immersive activities, daily teachings from Swamiji, and captivating showcases of our youth’s talents. With many CHYKs registered all over Australia, we eagerly anticipate a weekend brimming with unforgettable experiences. We extend a warm welcome to new members, prepared to embark on a journey toward embracing and spreading love throughout the world. As Swami Chinmayananda illuminated, “Love is to human hearts what the sun is to flowers.”