The Swami Chidananda Sevashram is a monastery for the modern world. We integrate Vedic concepts with modern technology, blending science and spirituality. A blend of ancient wisdom and modern science is required to deal with the challenges of life today, and we hope to inspire a new spiritual synthesis.
Ayurveda and Yoga were not conceived simply as a system of medicine and a system of physical exercise, respectively. In their original context they are part of a way of life, which, together with Vedanta, addresses the individual’s quest for personal development and self-realisation. We propose to create a model community where people of all ages and backgrounds can live lives based on the principles and practices of Ayurveda for the body, Yoga for the mind and Vedanta for the soul.
We want to teach individuals a holistic approach to living a fulfilling life. By providing instruction in Yoga, Meditation, Vedanta and Ayurveda, we seek to nurture, rejuvenate, improve their well-being and maintain harmony and joy in the midst of today’s stressful life, ultimately leading individuals towards enlightenment.
The Mission of the Sevashram is guided by the words “SEEK DIVINITY, SERVE HUMANITY”. This precept was handed down from Sri Adi Shankaracharya to Parama Gurudev Sri Swami Sivananda, and to Gurudev Sri Swami Chidananda and the current generation of spiritual savants, all serving humanity in pursuit of divinity.
Swami Chidananda Sevashram is a collective vision to promote the teachings of this lineage—to achieve universal well-being through Vedic Knowledge.
The traditional lineage followed teachings based on the belief that all knowledge systems emanate from the Vedas. Vedanta, Yoga, Ayurveda and all other Dharma Shastras are an integral part of the Veda Sampradaya whose goal is universal well being.
The School of Well-Being is established to promote these principles, as enunciated by Parama Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and practiced by Gurudev Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj.
“This Yoga of Synthesis will help you to attain God-realization quickly.”Thus Swamiji has given a very clear direction. He explains this further as follows – A bird cannot fly without two wings. Though the bird may have two wings yet it cannot fly without the tail. Tail balances and directs the bird to fly in the right direction and saves it from falling. This tail is Bhakti which balances Karma and Jnana. The two wings represent Karma and Jnana. Karma, Bhakti and Jnana are necessary to make you perfect; and to develop the head, hand and heart, and help you in reaching the goal. It is at this stage that one is able to absorb, assimilate and practice the teachings of Raja Yoga effectively.
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