Youth and Teens

What is CHYK?

CHYK is the youth wing (18-35 years) of the Chinmaya Mission, dedicated to the study and dissemination of Vedanta. Through classes, seminars, and literature, enquiring young minds from all backgrounds explore this ancient knowledge, learn how to incorporate it into their fast-paced lives and discover the clarity, efficiency, and contentment that they seek.

MOTTO: “Harnessing youth potential through dynamic spirituality”

Activities

  • Weekly interactive study classes on Vedanta
  • Residential retreats
  • Organizing Youth Talent-based Events & Fundraisers

Is CHYK for me?

  • Have these questions ever come to your mind?
  • Why do I do, what I do?
  • What does it mean to be happy?
  • Career, wealth, family: is there anything more?
  • What is the purpose of my life?

Vedanta is the philosophy enshrined in the Bhagavad Geeta and Upanishads. It’s timeless wisdom helps us to discover answers to these fundamental questions through logic and reason. The CHYK class is a forum for discussion and reflection on essential questions which tend to slip our awareness on a day-to-day level.

Classes

Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (Senior CHYK)

Chinmaya Nikunj Ashram, Mangere
(Age Group: 18 – 28yrs)​
Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:00pm​
Contact: Rahul on 0212149243

​Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (JR. CHYK)

​Chinmaya Nikunj Ashram, Mangere
(Age Group: 13 – 17 yrs)
​Saturday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Contact: Jyoti Raj on balvihar@chinmaya.org.nz

Events

The CHYKs take on an annual fundraiser each year where they showcase their talents through a production or conduct a community event for the whole family. These events are organized by the youth themselves and full of fun and enthusiasm.

The Events organized by CHYK Auckland so far are:

  • Mahabharat – The Rise of Dharma (2017)
  • Ramayan – The Legend Relived (2016)
  • Quiz Nite 2014
  • Navsari Nights 2013 – Garba night
  • Navsari Nights 2012 – Garba Night
  • Life… Sunny Side Up (2011) – A Youth Production
  • Dhol-e-Dandiya (2010) – Garba Night
  • The Great Indian Time-pass (2009) – A Youth Production
  • Garba & Danidya Night (2008)
  • That’s So Indian (2007) – A Youth Production
  • Garba Night (2005)