"Rarely do you come across an opportunity to fundamentally change the course of your life. You go from living your life to watching yourself live your life. You go from waiting to talk to actually listening to people. You go from thinking about what others think to examining how you think....You become more positive, you become more compassionate, you question everything and you start to solidify what you have always heard but never understood."

- Sonia Sahney, Study group member, Toronto

The following study syllabus is for Chinmaya Study Groups and Devi Groups. We recommend the Home Study Courses of Chinmaya International Foundation, namely, Foundation Vedanta Course, Advanced Vedanta Course, Bhagavad Gita Course to supplement the study group syllabus. Spiritual seekers wanting a more in-depth study of Vedanta are directed to attend any of Chinmaya Mission's various intensive, residential Vedanta courses.

Study Texts Daily Study
Kindle Life 10 pages
Bhaja Govindam 4 stanzas
Tattva Bodha 5 pages
Manah Shodhanam 2 stanzas
Atma Bodha 3 stanzas
Upadesha Sarah 2 stanzas
Narada Bhakti Sutra 5 sutras
Meditation & Life 1 chapter
The Holy Gita: Introduction, Ch. 1-2 10 pages
Jnana Sarah 2 stanzas
Kena Upanishad 1 mantra
The Holy Gita: Ch. 3-6 3 stanzas
Dhyanasvarupam 2 stanzas
Kaivalya Upanishad 2 mantras
The Holy Gita: Ch. 7-9 3 stanzas
Ishavasya Upanishad 3 mantras
The Holy Gita: Ch. 10-12 3 stanzas
Bhakti Sudha 3 stanzas
The Holy Gita: Ch. 13-15 3 stanzas
Mundaka Upanishad 2 mantras
The Holy Gita: Ch. 16-18 3 stanzas
Sad-Darshanam 1 stanza

Study Texts Daily Study
Yoga Vasishtha Sara Sangraha 1 stanza
Advaita Makaranda 2 stanzas
Aitareya Upanishad Mantras 3 Mantras
Dakshinamurti Stotram 2 stanzas
Kathopanishad 2 mantras
Prashnopanishad 2 mantras
Taittiriya Upanishad 2 mantras
Mandukya Upanishad 2 mantras

Study Texts Daily Study
Vedanta through Letters 10 pages
We Must 10 pages
Sadhana Panchakam 1 stanza
Purusha Suktam 4 mantras
Hymn to Badrinath 5 stanzas
Vishnu Sahasranama 3 pages

1. Bhagavad-gita by Swami Chinmayananda
2. Vivekachudamani by Swami Chinmayananda

Home Study Course Syllabus
Course Details Suggested Study
Foundation Vedanta Course 1 lesson in 15 days
Advanced Vedanta Course 1 lesson in 15 days