Sevaks and sevikas have been serving the Niagara Region through/with the teachings of Pujya Swami Chinmayananda since the late 1980s. Weekly classes were held from home to home until 1999 when Pujya Swami Tejomayananda created another chapter to Chinmaya Mission Worldwide.

Classes for Bala Vihar, Yuva Kendra and Adults shifted to schools for the next few years. However in 2006, Chinmaya Mission Niagara’s (CMN) committee felt the time had come to have their own home. With the blessings and a puja performed by Pujya Swami Shantananda, CMN moved 'home' in August of 2007. Pujya Swami Tejomayananda named the 16,000 sq. ft. facility as Chinmaya Dhara (Flow of Consciousness).

Just as there was demand for a centre in Niagara so too was there demand for a teacher. And the Guru Shishya Parampara has supplied the community with both. Born and raised in Niagara, Acharya Vivek turned away from the ordinary pursuits of life and took up the extraordinary path within. Having studied Vedanta at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya in Mumbai, India for over two years under the guidance of Pujya Swami Tejomayananda, Vivekji returned to Niagara to share this ancient wisdom with one and all.

Today, all activities are taking place at Dhara and are growing both in quality and quantity! Through Gita discourses and Vedanta discussions, Bala Vihar classes and celebrations, Bhagavan's Puja and Bharata Natya, CMN's volunteers continue to earnestly serve the community. And the regional community! CMN has established satellite Centres in London and Saskatoon and is actively supporting Chinmaya Mission Centres in Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Toronto.

Pujya Swami Tejomayananda has divinized Dhara at the Inauguration in 2009, the Murti Sthapana in 2010, a visit in 2011 and a Jnana Yajna in 2013!

Niagara has been fortunate to have many Chinmaya Mission Acharyas bless the centre and community with their presence and teachings over the years.

Acharya Vivek Gupta

Acharya Vivek Gupta


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