Chinmaya Gardens:

Chinmaya Gardens is a beautiful, serene and spiritually elevating ashram at the foothills of the Nilgiri Mountains at Siruvani, 30 Kms away from the hustle – bustle of the city of Coimbatore. With the golden sun rises the Vedic Chants from the temple, followed by poojas, and Aarati to Sri Ananada Nartana Vinayaga, the presiding diety of the ashram, consecrated by Pujya Swami Chinmayanandaji.Gurudev used to refer to this Ashram as ” Siddhabari of South”

A glimpse of activities at the ashram:

Sandeepany Vidya Mandir :
Two year residential courses conducted to train full time workers with inner spiritual strength and inspired missionary zeal.
·        1988 – The first Sandeepany Gurukula under Acharya Br. Atma Chaitanya,inaugurated by Pujya Gurudev.
·         1994 – The tamil Sandeepany Gurukula under Acharya Br. Dharmesh Chaitanya inaugurated by Pujya Guruji 
·         2000-  The first Tamil – English Course under Acharya Br. Samahita Chaitanya, now, Sw. Advayanandaji, inaugurated by Pujya Guruji.
·         2012 – The second Tamil – English Course under Acharya Sw. Sivayoganandaji inaugurated by Pujya Guruji.
 
Chinmaya Vaidika Vidyapeet:
 
Yet another unique 18 months residential course to train “Purohits” (Hindu Priests) with knowledge of Puja Vidhis, shodasha samskaaras, Vaidik Chanting, Sanskrit and Hindu Culture was started at Chinmaya Gardens.
·        The first course was started in 2008 under Acharya Br. Samvid Chaitanya, now Sw. Sharadanandaji.
·        The second course was started in 2010 under Acharya  Br. Bhasa Chaitanya, now Sw. Paratmanandaji.
·        The Veda Putras after completing the course either serve in the various temples of Chinmaya Mission or go back to their villages and towns and take care of temples.
 
·        Short residential courses for householders and youngsters, who later conduct grass root activities Balavihar, CHYK,Study group, Devi group & Vanaprasta in their towns.
 
The Dharma Sevak Course – Foundation course in Vedanta, 6 weeks, residential.
 
“A Dharma Sevak is one who humbly and daringly nourishes the right values, seeks the Lord within and serves HIM through service to Mankind”. Started in 2003, continues without a break every year, with Swamini Vimalanandaji as Achraya. This year will be the 13th course starting from July 16th.
 
 
Meditation Demystified course  - Intensive ,1 week residential course.
In the words of Pujya Gurudev “Meditation is the highest vocation in life and man alone is capable of it. Let us meditate and discover for ourselves its benefits and blessings”
Started in 2011 continues without a break, every year, with Swamini Vimalanandaji as Acharya. This year will be the 6th course starting from 28th November. The flyer with details of the course will be given as you leave the hall.
 
 
Vedanta Darshan Course – Advance course in Vedanta, 4 weeks residential course.
Started in 2015. The second course will start on 13th February 2016. The flyer with details of the course will be given as you leave the hall.The ashram is also being used by Acharyas from other centers abroad like US and Australia to conduct Janan Yagnas and make the participants to get a feel of a gurukula. Acharyas from other centers in India also bring devotees for residential yagnas. Other organizations like Yoga groups, auditors, Corporate companies & Rotarians  use the ashram for conducting residential classes, seminars and workshops. Our own mission Acharyas also come to the ashram for retreats.
The ashram has an infrastructure to accommodate 200 devotees at a time. There were instances when two courses have happened simultaneously.
 
Summer Camps:
Every year 5 Vidya Vihar Camps, for personality development are conducted for 9th, 10th 11th and 12th standard students. About 1000 students participate every Year.
The physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects of their personality  gets developed to bring out the inherent beauty in them and make them life long achievers. 3 Bala Vihar Camps are also conducted every year in which about 750 children participate. These camps help the children to stand tall on the edifice of greatness built on the firm foundation of goodness.
 
Chinmaya Rural Development Centre (CRDC) (functioning under Chinmaya Gardens)
CRDC provides low cost basic health care, immunization to villagers around Chinmaya Gardens. Outpatient clinics in 3 nearby villages run by a team of Doctor and health workers, provide them medicare and medicines at nominal cost to many patients.The CRDC also conducts free medical camps (eye camps, dental camps, skin care Camps and diabetic awareness camps) 
 
Pitamaha Sadan
Chinmaya Gardens houses a pitamaha sadan (senior citizen’s home), which encourages senior citizens to pursue the final spiritual goal of life and shows them The means to achieve it. For the past 26 years, the vanaprasthis have been leading a healthy and spiritually elevating life in the ashram.
 
CCMT Education Cell
The governing body of the Chinmaya Education Movement came to Chinmaya Gardens in 1999 and is functioning under dynamic guidance Of Swamini Vimalanandaji.