Frequently Asked Questions

Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati was a great Visionary who tirelessly taught people about Advaita Vedanta, a philosophy of universal Oneness. He followed in the tradition of great teachers like Adi Sankaracharya and Swami Vivekananda. In fact, he is often called the “second Swami Vivekananda”. Swami Chinmayananda left His bodily form on August 3, 1993.

Chinmaya Mission® was established in India in 1953 by devotees of Swami Chinmayananda. Guided by his vision, devotees all around the world formed the nucleus of a spiritual renaissance movement that now encompasses a wide range of spiritual, educational, and charitable activities, enabling the lives of thousands in India and globally. Presently, headed by His Holiness Swami Swaroopananda, the Mission is administered by Central Chinmaya Mission Trust (CCMT) in Mumbai, India. Under his guidance, the Mission has continued mushrooming with grace and confidence across the world. Currently, Chinmaya Mission includes over 300 centers worldwide.

Camp officially starts on Thursday 7th May, 2020 at 8pm but you can arrive anytime after 6:30pm and settle in, relax and enjoy the premises.

The Camp is an ideal opportunity for immersion in Satsang, or uplifting and enlightening discourse. If you want to learn a new language, the best way is to live in a community that speaks that language exclusively. In the same way, this Camp is an opportunity to live with the Chinmaya Mission community, whose language is that of self-development.

At the Camp, you can meet, spend time, and practically live under one roof in the blessed presence of  several acharays of Chinmaya Mission, including the current head of Chinmaya Mission, Pujya Swami Swaroopananda. We can directly feel Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmanyananda Ji’s compassion reaching out to us via these masters who have devoted their lives to keep unfolding Gurudev’s vision for uplifting the generations to come. 

Swami Swaroopananda, Global head of Chinmaya Mission worldwide, Swami Aparokshananda (Melbourne), Swami Shrikarananda (Sydney) and Swamini Vinayananda (Castlemaine).

Daily activities start at 6:30 in the morning. Yes, there will be different program for children, teenagers and Adults.

Please see https://www.cmfamilycamp.com/registration-info/ for the various rooming options and fees related to the camp. The fee will cover Room and Board. 

There are opportunities to sponsor bhiksha and paduka puja. For further information, please contact Shubham Bhaskar on 040 243 8684.

There is no option for partial attendance. The camp programs including the discourses are designed with full time attendees in mind. 

There will be separate monitored activities during the time parents are attending the talks. These activities include Bala Vihar type class, art workshop, games etc. If the child is less than 5 years old, he/she can be in the Shishu Vihar class. If the child is signed up for Shishu Vihar, an adult needs to accompany the child in the Shishu vihar class.

A student under 18 is allowed to be registered at the camp as long as he/she is registered with an adult (i.e., 18 and above) who will take responsibility for him/her.

Respectful dress covering arms and legs for children and adults alike will be appreciated. During the Paduka Puja it is traditional to don Indian outfit (vesthi, Kurta, sarees for ladies).

We will be serving wholesome vegetarian food at the camp. All efforts will be made to adhere to special needs for allergies. 

Please email cmafamilycamp@gmail.com for any questions. If you need to speak to someone, please call Kadambari Kapadia at 0417 133 073.