A study group is a group of five to fifteen people who meet regularly to discuss one of the Vedantic texts. All members of the group participate equally, with one of them being a Coordinator. Poojya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda put the highest emphasis on participation in study groups by all sincere seekers. It aims to provide the wisdom of Vedanta and the practical means for spiritual growth and happiness, to individuals from any background, enabling them to become positive contributors to society. Study Group members are those who study the scriptures because they have a thirst to imbibe and benefit from the perennial wisdom of the rishis.

The systematic Study Group Curriculum has been developed and prescribed by Pujya Gurudev himself, after testing its validity over the years. Today, there are over 1,000 Chinmaya Study Groups worldwide. Inspired by the vision of Vedanta, thousands of spiritual seekers across the world meet in groups to study and discuss Vedantic texts. Setting aside blind beliefs, they discuss scriptural teachings, deepening their personal philosophical understanding.

What is read or heard, in order to take root, must be thought over (tat chintanam) or reflected upon. The test of clear thinking is in the ability to express our thoughts clearly (tat kathanam). Again, whether our understanding is correct and proper, is brought out in the rational and mutual discussion of the Study Group members (anyonya prabodhanam). Thus, the sincere and diligent student gains a better perspective of our scriptures through this process. Additionally, this forum, in the atmosphere of satsanga, also fosters and develops brotherly understanding and cooperative thinking among the members, and affirms the wisdom of Oneness.Chinmaya Adult Study Groups follow a syllabus that includes introductory Vedantic texts, Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, and the Upanishads.

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Time11 am to 12 pm, Sundays (9/11/22 to 5/14/23)

Location
Chinmaya Sanjeevani, 3817 Northern Pike, Monroeville PA

DescriptionKathopanishad is the famous dialog between the young boy Naciketa and Yama, the God of Death. We will study Kathopanishad using a combination of discussion, breakout rooms, and debates.

ContactSatish & Visala Muluk - satish@cmpittsburgh.org - 412-925-9646 

 
Time11 am to 12 pm, Sundays (9/11/22 to 5/14/23)
 
LocationChinmaya Amarnath, 358 Mars Valencia Rd, Mars PA
 
DescriptionFor the first half of the year, we will be doing select episodes from Srimad Bhagavata Maha Purana. Srimad Bhagavatham is a devotion-filled elixir which revels in Bhagwaan Vishnu’s many leelas.
 
ContactSuresh & Sujana Mulukutla -  suresh_mulukutla@hotmail.com - 412-965-6078 
Time11 am to 12 pm, Sundays (9/11/22 to 5/14/23).
 
Location3700 Old Oakdale Road McDonald, PA 15057
 
DescriptionFor the first half of the year, we will be doing select episodes from Srimad Bhagavata Maha Purana. Srimad Bhagavatham is a devotion-filled elixir which revels in Bhagwaan Vishnu’s many leelas.
 
ContactGanesh Krishnamurthy - ganeshk76@yahoo.com - 412-916-8780 
Time10 am to 11:30 am, Sundays 
 
LocationZoom
 
DescriptionHymn to Badrinath by Swami Tapovan Maharaj  commentary by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda
 
ContactVenkatram Dharmarajan - vdharmarajan@yahoo.com - 412-498-2689 
Time8 pm to 9:15 pm, Tuesdays 
 
LocationZoom
 
Description: Vedanta Book Club : Completed Kindle Life and Bhaja Govindam. Starting Tattvabodha on 9/13.

ContactSatish & Visala Muluk - satish@cmpittsburgh.org - 412-925-9646 
Time7 pm to 8:30 pm, Tuesdays 
 
LocationZoom
 
DescriptionChapter 6 of Bhagavad Gita using commentary by Swami Chinmayananda (we use the 15-Gita booklets for the study )
 
ContactVenkatram Dharmarajan - vdharmarajan@yahoo.com - 412-498-2689 
Opportunities for Self Development through weekly classes
led by Shri Vivek Ji


Link to Chinmaya Niagara Courses
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Link to Chinmaya International Foundation Courses
Time9:30 am to 10:30 am, Fridays 
 
LocationZoom
 
DescriptionAtmabodha commentary by Swami Chinmayananda 
 
ContactVenkatram Dharmarajan - vdharmarajan@yahoo.com - 412-498-2689
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Study groups present a golden opportunity to improve one's spiritual progress and indeed, one's happiness.

C hinmaya Mission Pittsburgh has many in-person and online study groups. Explore and Register!!

Time: 9 pm to 10 pm, Thursdays, starting 10/06/22 
 
LocationZoom
 
DescriptionThis Vedanta Study Group will explore a variety of texts, starting with Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda's insightful text, Self Unfoldment.
 
ContactSuresh & Sujana Mulukutla -  suresh_mulukutla@hotmail.com - 412-965-6078 
                Ganesh Krishnamurthy & Sheela Raju - ganeshk76@yahoo.com
 - 412-916-8780