The followers of Swami Chinmayananda founded the Chinmaya Mission.
The Swami was a Vedantic teacher who, like Easwaran, got a degree in English literature. He met Ramana Maharshi (there will be a post on him later) in college and was inspired to begin thinking about the meaning of life.
Chinmayananda was involved in the movement to liberate India and spent several months in jail, coming very close to death. Eventually he studied Vedanta in a school in the Himalayas and after several years was allowed to take the Vedantic teaching out to a wider audience.
He died in 1993 at the age of 77.
|To provide to individuals, from any background, the wisdom of Vedanta and the practical means for spiritual growth and happiness, enabling them to become positive contributors to society.|
They have a focus on the path of knowledge/study and are Vedantic. A nice thing about them is that they are known for being welcoming of people from all backgrounds.
I have been a member for a couple of years and I’ve found them very welcoming. Though it is still mostly Indian, I do see one or two other white people on a regular basis!
Its methods and philosophy suit me very well, but I’m sure it’s not right for everyone.
* I am not endorsing any of the teachers highlighted in this feature