central chinmaya mission trust (CCMT)
Chinmaya Mission® was established in 1953 by devotees of the world-renowned Vedanta teacher, His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda, and is guided by His vision.
The word ‘Chinmaya’ means ‘true knowledge’. The Chinmaya Mission® is dedicated to global spiritual upliftment and Indian cultural renaissance. It is an organization where seekers of the Truth come together to acquire and impart the ancient teachings of the Upanishads.
A vital and unique contribution of Chinmaya Mission to the world at large is that it gives the logic of spirituality and the foundation of Vedic culture in the teaching tradition of Advaita Vedanta, the ageless wisdom of universal oneness. Vedanta, the universal science of life, is at the heart of Hinduism, linking the sacred to the secular. It is relevant to people of all backgrounds and faiths, inspiring all seekers alike.
The global governing body of the Mission is the Central Chinmaya Mission Trust (CCMT), Mumbai, presently headed by His Holiness Swami Swaroopananda. The Mission has over 313 centres all over the world which organize and coordinate the spiritual, cultural, educational and social service projects and activities of the Mission. More than an organization, Chinmaya is a movement that touches all aspects of human life and is therefore relevant at all times.