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Vivekananda Cultural Centre launches new Yoga course

Vivekananda Cultural Centre launches new Yoga course

On the auspicious day of the birth anniversary of Srimat Swami Ramakrishnananda Maharaj, Vivekananda Cultural Centre(VCC) inaugurates a new training programme on Yoga. The course will be conducted daily at the VCC campus in the morning between 6:30 and 7:30 am. Ladies and Gents will be trained separately by qualified teachers. The course will start on 10th August 2014. To apply for the course, contact the VCC office on 044-28446188 or mail them at mail@vivekanandahouse.org.

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Swami Ramakrishnananda Jayanti – July 24, 2014

Namaste,

The 152nd Birth day Tithi puja of Swami Ramakrishnananda will be celebrated with Special Puja and Homa at the Math on Thursday, 24th July 2014.

We shall be glad to have the pleasure of your company and that of your friends on the occasion.

In the service of the Lord,
Swami Gautamananda
Adhyaksha

PROGRAMME

In the Temple
05.00 am : Mangala Arati, Bhajan
06.45 am : Special Arati to Shashi Maharaj (Ramakrishnananda Mandapam)
07.30 am : Special Puja
10.15 am : Sri Ramakrishna Homa
12.00 Noon : Special Arati
03.00 pm : Sri Ramakrishna Sahasranama Archana*
06.15 pm : Aratrikam

Bhajans & Chanting
06.30 am : Selvi. Lakshmi
07.30 am : Harikripa Mandali – Tmt. T.E. Vijayalakshmi & Party
08.30 am : Vishnu Sahasranama
09.15 am : Students of Sarada Vidyalaya, T.Nagar
11.30 am : Swami Atmajnananda

Old Temple Premises
02.00 pm : Smt. Ramkuwar Devi Fomra – Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Chrompet
04.15 pm : Kathakalakshepam: Swami Ramakrishnananda by Swami Harivratananda

07.00 pm : Special Talks :
1. Swami Atmapriyananda (Tamil) – Vice Chancellor, Vivekananda University, Belur
2. Srimat Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj

* Those who wish to participate in the Kumkum Archana are requested to be present in the Temple by 2.45 p.m.

  • A SPECIAL DISCOUNT upto 40% on Books of our Publications and 15% on our Magazine Subscriptions will be offered on the occasion.
  • All offerings and donations will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged.
  • Devotees are requested to give their email address to the Math office to facilitate sending of invitations through email.

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Vivekananda Cultural Centre Inauguration – Press Reports

The Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Selvi J Jayalalithaa, inaugurated on 8th July 2014 the newly constructed Vivekananda Cultural Centre located in the Vivekanandar Illam campus through video conference.

The Vivekananda Cultural Centre shall be an ‘Academy for Human Excellence’ to train the participants, especially the underprivileged youth, in achieving excellence through value assimilation and in adopting healthy, holistic and culturally enriched lifestyles. The Centre proposes to conduct programmes like Personality Development Courses, Youth Empowerment and Workshops for professionals, Seminars, Non-formal Research, Language Studies, Cultural Studies, Cultural Enrichment and Socio-Economic Development.

A section of the press coverage for this event has been presented below

 

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Vivekananda Cultural Centre inaugurated

The Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Selvi J Jayalalithaa, inaugurated on 8th July 2014 the newly constructed Vivekananda Cultural Centre located in the Vivekanandar Illam campus through video conference.

The Chief Minister had given a plot of land near Vivekanandar Illam on lease to Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai, for 99 years to establish this Centre. On 27th February, 2013, she had laid the foundation stone and given a financial grant of Rs 2 crore for the construction of the Centre.

Sri Ramakrishna Math and Mission centres of Chennai, expresses their gratitude to the Chief Minister for her support in promoting Swami Vivekananda’s ideal of social upliftment by developing values like self-confidence, humanistic impulse, service attitude etc. in the younger generation. With the sustained support of the Government of Tamil Nadu, the Math reinforces its commitment to serve the society.

The Vivekananda Cultural Centre shall be an ‘Academy for Human Excellence’ to train the participants, especially the underprivileged youth, in achieving excellence through value assimilation and in adopting healthy, holistic and culturally enriched lifestyles.

The Centre proposes to conduct programmes like Personality Development Courses, Youth Empowerment and Workshops for professionals, Seminars, Non-formal Research, Language Studies, Cultural Studies, Cultural Enrichment and Socio-Economic Development.

Some of the photos are given below

 

 

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Honourable Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa Inaugurates Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Chennai

The Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Selvi J Jayalalithaa, inaugurated on 8th July 2014 the newly constructed Vivekananda Cultural Centre located in the Vivekanandar Illam campus through video conference.

The Chief Minister had given a plot of land near Vivekanandar Illam on lease to Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai, for 99 years to establish this Centre. On 27th February, 2013, she had laid the foundation stone and given a financial grant of Rs 2 crore for the construction of the Centre.

Sri Ramakrishna Math and Mission centres of Chennai, expresses their gratitude to the Chief Minister for her support in promoting Swami Vivekananda’s ideal of social upliftment by developing values like self-confidence, humanistic impulse, service attitude etc. in the younger generation. With the sustained support of the Government of Tamil Nadu, the Math reinforces its commitment to serve the society.

The Vivekananda Cultural Centre shall be an ‘Academy for Human Excellence’ to train the participants, especially the underprivileged youth, in achieving excellence through value assimilation and in adopting healthy, holistic and culturally enriched lifestyles.

The Centre proposes to conduct programmes like Personality Development Courses, Youth Empowerment and Workshops for professionals, Seminars, Non-formal Research, Language Studies, Cultural Studies, Cultural Enrichment and Socio-Economic Development.

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Balamandir Personality Development Programme for Children (Summer Camp) – May 2014

What is Balamandir?
Balamandir is a personality development oriented course for children, both boys and girls, in the age group of 8 to 14 years (students of classes 3 to 10). Two separate courses are held every year as per details below.

During summer vacation every year, classes are held throughout the month of May to enable the children to fruitfully utilize the vacation. The classes on all days (except Sundays) are held from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

After the reopening of the schools, classes are held every Sunday from the first Sunday of July to the last Sunday of the following February from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Aim of the Course:
One’s personality consists of different ‘sheaths’ or ‘coverings’. These sheaths are at the physical level, mental and intellectual level, moral level and spiritual level. Personality development is the harmonious development of these four different layers. The aim of the course is the development of personality of each individual child at these four levels.

Physical Level:

Physical health is important for achieving one’s goals. A healthy body can be attained through regular habits, healthy food, exercises and yogasana. Children are motivated to achieve this by teaching of yogasana and other healthy habits.

Mental and Intellectual Level:

The mental level is characterized by the activities of the mind while the intellectual level is the buddhi aspect of one’s personality. Just as regular habits, healthy food, exercises and yogasana are required to achieve a healthy body, healthy ‘food’ for the mind is required for achieving a sound intellectual level. Noble thoughts lead to a sound mental and intellectual level, which in turn helps in developing a strong mind, self-confidence, self-reliance, self-knowledge, self-control, self-sacrifice etc. Children are taught the ways and means of achieving this.

Moral Level:

Personality development is possible only on the foundation of a strong and good character, which in turn helps one to lead a moral life. This depends on the type of people we mix with, the books we read, the music we hear and the habits we cultivate. The children are taught the importance of noble, positive and constructive actions.

Spiritual Level:

All of us are children of God and we derive all strength and joy from one God. There is divinity in all human beings and spirituality helps us to realize this divinity. Swami Vivekananda says, ‘Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this divinity within, by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work or worship or psychic control or philosophy – by one or more or all of these and be free’. Spiritual progress can be achieved through prayers and other God related activities. Children are taught Vedic and Gita chanting, chanting of Slokas etc.

Below are some photos of the Concluding Day of Balamandir Summer Camp May – 2014

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சிறப்புச் சிறுகதைப் போட்டி

நூற்றாண்டை நோக்கிப் பயணிக்கும் ஸ்ரீராமகிருஷ்ண விஜயம் நடத்தும்
சிறப்புச் சிறுகதைப் போட்டி

மொத்தப் பரிசுத் தொகை ரூ. 34,000

பகவான் ஸ்ரீராமகிருஷ்ணர், அன்னை ஸ்ரீசாரதாதேவி, சுவாமி விவேகானந்தர் மற்றும் உலகளாவிய மனிதநேய அருளாளர்களின் சரித்திரங்கள், அவர்களது உபதேசங்கள் மற்றும் சாஸ்திரங்களின் அடிப்படையில் கரு உண்மை; உரு கற்பனை என்ற வடிவில் ஸ்ரீராமகிருஷ்ண விஜயத்தில் பல சிறுகதைகள் வெளியாகி வருகின்றன.

சிறந்த சிந்தனைகள் எப்படி நடைமுறையில் செயல்வடிவம் பெறுகின்றன என்பதைக் காட்டும் வகையில் தொண்டு, தியாகம், பக்தி, மனிதநேயம், தேசபக்தி, சமுதாயப் பொறுப்பு, சமய நல்லிணக்கம் போன்றவற்றை விளக்கும் சிறுகதைகளைப் படைப்பாளிகள் மற்றும் எழுத்தாளர்களிடமிருந்து வரவேற்கிறோம்.

உங்களது சிறுகதைகளை அனுப்பும்போது

  • சாஸ்திரங்களின்  கருத்துகளையோ, மகான்களின் சம்பவங்களையோ கூறும்போது ஆதாரத்துடன் குறிப்பிடுங்கள்.
  • எல்லோரும் இந்தப் போட்டியில் கலந்து கொள்ளலாம். ஸ்ரீராமகிருஷ்ண விஜயத்தில் மூன்று பக்கங்களுக்கு மிகாமல் சிறுகதைகள் இருக்க வேண்டும்.
  • கதைகளை தபாலிலோ, இ-மெயிலிலோ அனுப்பலாம்.  இணையதளத்திலோ, வேறு பத்திரிகையிலோ ஏற்கனவே பிரசுரிக்கப்பட்டவற்றை ஏற்க இயலாது.
  • போட்டிக்கான கதை முடிவு தெரியும்வரை வேறு எந்தப் பத்திரிகைக்கும் அனுப்பப்படவில்லை என்ற உத்தரவாதம் தேவை.
  • தேர்வாகாத கதைகளைத் திருப்பி அனுப்ப இயலாது.
  • பரிசுக்குரிய கதைகளை நடுவர் குழு தேர்ந்தெடுக்கும். ஆசிரியரின் தீர்ப்பே இறுதியானது. முடிவு வெளியாகும் வரை கடிதம், தொலைபேசி, இ-மெயில் விசாரிப்புகளைத் தவிர்க்கவும்.

முடிவுகள் செப்டம்பர் மாத ஸ்ரீராமகிருஷ்ண விஜயத்தில் வெளியிடப்படும்.

சிறுகதைகளை அனுப்ப கடைசித் தேதி : 25.7.2014

  • முதல் பரிசு ரூ.10,000/-
  • இரண்டாம் பரிசு ரூ. 8,000/-
  • மூன்றாம் பரிசு ரூ. 6,000/-
  • 5 ஊக்கப் பரிசுகள் ரூ. 2,000/- வீதம் ரூ. 10,000/-

அனுப்ப வேண்டிய முகவரி :

ஸ்ரீராமகிருஷ்ண விஜயம், 31, ஸ்ரீராமகிருஷ்ண மடம் சாலை,
மயிலாப்பூர், சென்னை – 600004. இ-மெயில் : sriramakrishnavijayam@gmail.com

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Tamilnadu Youth Camp – 2014

Our Math will be conducting a Personality Development Camp for Youth (shortly, Youth Camp) from June 20th (Friday) to June 22nd (Sunday), 2014. Gents in the age group of 15 – 30 years can participate in this Camp.

Youth will be guided on the following themes (based on the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda):

1. Right living

2. Nurturing Leadership Qualities

3. Personality Development

4. Yoga 

5. Meditation

Venue:  Sri Ramakrishna Math, 31, Ramakrishna Math Road, Mylapore, Chennai 600004.

In the camp monks and eminent speakers will address the youth.

For your kind attention:

1. All participants must stay in the camp itself.
2. Programmes will be in Tamil and English.
3. First 200 entries only will be accepted.
4. Participants are requested not to bring mobile phones.

How to Register:

1. You can enroll your name in person or through your School or College.
2. Registration fee Rs. 200/-.
3. Those who want to participate, must submit the filled application form along with Rs. 200/- directly or by Registered post to this address:  Manager, Sri Ramakrishna Math, 31, Ramakrishna Math Road, Mylapore, Chennai – 600004.
4. Registration fee can be paid by Cheque/DD. Cheque/DD should be drawn in favour of ‘Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai’.

For more details please contact Math Office by phone: 044 24621110

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Sanskrit Course Inauguration function – Apr 15, 2014

ON 15th April 2014, Vivekananda Sanskrit Course commenced a new batch for it’s one year course. In a  small function, prayers were offered to the Holy Trio for an auspicious beginning and a welcome address was given to the new batch. Students who completed the course this year addressed the gathering and shared their experiences about the course. Later, Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj awarded certificates to the out-going students and gave a benedictory address.

The course details can be viewed at Vivekananda Sanskrit Course

Some pictures of the programme:

 

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Endowment Donors Meet – Apr 14, 2014

On 14th of April 2014,  the auspicious day of Tamil New Year, a small get together was organized at the Math to felicitate the devotees and well wishers who have contributed towards the various endowment funds. About 100 donors participated in the get together and few of them shared their experience as being part of various activities of the Math. As a part of the programme, a video presentation was shown detailing the various activities of the Math. Revered Gautamanandaji Maharaj delivered the benedictory address appreciating their valuable contribution and recollecting a few incidents about how the donations were used diligently and for the intended purpose. The programme concluded with dinner prasad to all the participants.

This day in pictures:

 

Video of Swami Gautamanandaji’s bendiction address:

Duration: 23 min

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