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OutThink Uncertainty

December 25, 2017

OutThink Uncertainty

Bhaja Govindam is written by one of the greatest protectors and Gurus of Sanatan Dharma, Shri Adi Shankaracharya. Shankara emphasises that as long as we have Govinda as our highest vision/goal, all these material things which are filled with uncertainties can never affect us. As humans, change and uncertainty are things that cause us fear and…

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Exceeding Excellence

December 25, 2016

Exceeding Excellence

Hanuman is a symbol of devotion, service, strength, knowledge and awesomeness, an epitome of perfection that I can only hope to be a fraction of, that too if I try really hard. But here’s the thing, you expect someone as talented, hardworking, strong and blessed such as Hanuman to be confident, arrogant even. Yet I…

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He Did It – So Can You – 108 Ways To Perfection

December 25, 2015

He Did It – So Can You – 108 Ways To Perfection

All over the world elders, youth and children have all experienced a unique connection with our beloved Pujya Gurudev, an epitome of perfection with abundance of love for every single being in this world. Thus, begins the experience of the 8th Global Chyk Camp, He Did It – So Can You – 108 Ways To…

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In the Footsteps of Giants: The Saints of India

December 25, 2014

In the Footsteps of Giants: The Saints of India

There’s this stigma around the ancient sages of Bharat’s history that often inhibits the youth of our contemporary world from understanding the beauty of their timeless teachings. Particularly with the influence of scientific developments, the idea of religion itself has often been deemed whimsical and lacking proper foundation. Cue Global CHYK Camp, “In the Footsteps…

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At The Gateway of Truth

December 25, 2013

At The Gateway of Truth

130 youngsters from all corners of the world gathered at Chinmaya International Residential School (CIRS) on 25th December 2013. What could it have been that would pull such a crowd of youngsters away from their family, friends, parties, and comforts, missing two of the most internationally celebrated days of the year? And the answer to…

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Ramayana: Craft Your Character

December 25, 2012

Ramayana: Craft Your Character

My first Global CHYK Camp experience was at the end of 2011, where we were guided through Chapter 2 of the Taittiriya Upanishad by Swami Swaroopananda (Swamiji). I was completely and utterly blown away by the entire experience. There is nothing quite so profoundly simple yet overwhelming as being allowed to express the inner seeker…

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Where Eagles Dare

December 25, 2011

Where Eagles Dare

Where Eagles Dare was the most profound and spiritually intense camp yet because Swamiji took us through chapter 2 of the Taittiriya Upanishad, the subject of which is Brahma Vidya: knowledge that I am the Totality. Here, 130 CHYKs realised that the guru does not teach only through words and that Self Knowledge is knowledge…

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Take the Big Step

December 25, 2010

Take the Big Step

It is fast becoming an annual tradition for Swami Swaroopananda to gather a mighty army of inspired CHYKs from around the world to share in his magic over Christmas and New Year at the Chinmaya International Residential School (CIRS). It is rather apt that a camp on the Taittiriya Upanishad takes place when the rest…

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Mahabharata

December 25, 2009

Mahabharata

At the foothills of the lush Nilgiris mountains, in Chinmaya International Residential School (Coimbatore), 140 CHYKs from all over the world descended to learn the eternal lessons contained within the ancient epic of the Mahabharata. Some were excited to hear Swami Swaroopananda expound upon characters from favourite childhood stories, but all were curious to know…

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7 Days 7 Powers

December 25, 2006

7 Days 7 Powers

The first International CHYK Camp was held from December 25th 2006 to January 1st 2007 at Chinmaya International Residential School. Swami Swaroopananda led the camp with Br. Rishi Chaitanya, with the help of 3 Yuvaveers and a team of CIRS staff. The topic was ‘7 Days, 7 Powers’ and CHYKs from around the world gathered…

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