Castle Hill, June 9, 2023 – Chinmaya Mission Sydney organized a series of impactful events at their ashram in Castle Hill from 30 May to 7 June, graced by the esteemed presence of their global head, Swami Swaroopananda Ji. The events, which attracted over 800 spiritual seekers and devotees over the course of ten days, catered to all age groups, fostering spiritual growth and mental well-being.
The first event featured spiritual talks by Pujya Swamiji, Swami Swaroopananda Ji, who guided the attendees on integrating devotion and profound knowledge from the Bhagavad Gita. Titled “Awaken the Inner Avatar,” the talks revealed the secrets to unlocking one’s full potential and achieving happiness. Swami Swaroopananda Ji’s teachings provided insights into aligning one’s actions with higher values and purpose.
The following events catered to specific age groups, starting with “Be The Super Hero,” an engaging program designed for children. Through interactive activities and stories narrated by Pujya Swamiji, the young participants learned valuable lessons on character-building and ethical conduct, inspiring them to make positive contributions to society. Teenagers had the opportunity to attend “Listen to Your Heart,” a session tailored to their unique challenges and aspirations. Pujya Swamiji encouraged them to cultivate self-awareness, listen to their inner voice, and make choices that align with their true values, leading to a fulfilling life. The youth event, titled “Design Your Destiny,” provided a platform for young adults to explore their passions and purpose. Pujya Swamiji motivated the attendees to take charge of their lives, set meaningful goals, and pursue them with determination, thereby shaping their own destinies.
The highlight of the series was a grand Yagna or Havan, a vedic ritual where more than 30 havan kunds were set up, and Hindu priests chanted hymns from the Vedas, creating a divine & peaceful ambience. Devotees joined in, chanting the powerful and healing Maha Mrtyunjaya Mantra, offering their oblations into the Vedic fire to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. Swami Swaroopananda Ji then conducted insightful sessions over three evenings, delving into the esoteric aspects of the mantra and highlighting its profound healing powers. The evenings concluded with meditation, creating a serene and transformative atmosphere.
A large community Organizations, UNSW Students Hindu Society have Joined the events, Including Mr. Julian Leeser MP Federal Member for Berowra,Ms Charishma Kaliyanda MP, Member for Liverpool, Clr. Reena Jethi from Hillshire Council and Clr. Sreeni Pillamarri from Hornsby Shire Council.
Chinmaya Mission is a global non-profit organization dedicated to spiritual, charitable, and educational initiatives, with over 300 centres worldwide. It offers a wide range of spiritual study classes, family camps, and workshops for individuals of all ages. With millions benefiting from their activities worldwide, Chinmaya Mission Sydney stands as a beacon of grassroots activities, addressing the needs of families and individuals throughout their life journey.
In keeping with their motto, “To Give Maximum Happiness To Maximum People For Maximum Time,” Chinmaya Mission Sydney continues to inspire and empower individuals to lead purposeful and joyful lives.
For more information about Chinmaya Mission Sydney and its upcoming events, visit their website at www.chinmaya.com.au.