History

The Late 1980s

  • Vision envisaged

1990

  • Inauguration and work begins

1991

  • CIF goes global with Bhagawad Geeta

1992

  • Pujya Gurudev takes CIF to the Universities, the construction work begins in earnest
  • Period of consolidation
  • Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda gives fresh impetus to further expansion and consolidation
  • Spiritual camps, further infrastructure for research CIF is recognized and new projects are taken up with greater enthusiasm

1999

  • Academic seminars and scholastic conferences

2000

  • CIF lends a helping hand to Sanskrit studies in Kerala

2000-2002

  • CIF marches on

2003

  • Further consolidation and new projects are taken up

2004

  • Year of consolidation

2005

  • Fresh academic programmes and long duration camps taken up; first research book published – CIF marches on

2006

  • More programmes, more camps, more publications, more progress Launch of Advanced Vedanta course

2007

  • Shankarabhasya Parayananjali inaugurated by Swami Brahmananda
  • Rashtriya Sanskrit Samsthan recognises CIF as Shodha Samsthan
  • Project Anusaaraka begins with the blessing of Poojya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda and signing of MoU
  • Sri Adi Shankara Jayanthi celebrated
  • Advaita In Classics (10 Days Residential Workshop)
  • West meets Eastern Vedanta
  • Sulabha Sanskritham (Advanced Level Residential Course)
  • Sanskrit Day celebration

New Book Releases:

  1. Holy Gita Ready Reference
  2. Sri Rama Jatakam/Work On Jyotisa
  3. Sulabha Sanskritam (Text Book and Work Book)
  4. Iswaradarshanam / Tapovanacharitam

2008

  • Advanced Vedanta Course launched worldwide in the month of January
  • The 2009 French Camp of Swamini Umananda of Chinmaya MIssion, Paris
  • Sri Adi Shankara Jayanthi celebrated
  • Sanskrit Day celebration was inaugurated by traditional scholar Dr. Pasupathy Nathan
  • Two day introductory workshop on Anusaraka inaugurated by Swamini Nikhilananda in the month of September
  • East meets West - A spiritual camp on Vivekachudamani conducted for the students from Italy and Switzerland
  • New book ' Gitanjali ' released
  • Students Empowerment Programme conducted for the students from Chinmaya Institute Of Technology (CHINTECH)
  • All Kerala Acharya Sastra Sadas under the guidance of Swami Viviktananda , Regional Head of Chinmaya Mission, Kerala
  • Inauguration of Chuttuvilakku in Sri Ayyappa Temple by Swami Nikhilananda, Regional Head Chinmaya Mission, Delhi
  • A 15 day Textual Workshop on Nyaya, Mimamsa and Advaita Vedanta was conducted in collaboration with the ICPR, Delhi
  • New ' Easy Sanskrit Self Study Kit ' released

2009

  • Republic Day, launching of Easy Sanskrit Online Course by Pujya Swami Tejomayananda
  • Two days Workshop on Anusaaraka conducted in the month of February
  • Sivaratri Day, Pujya Swami Tejomayananda released a book on Adi Sankara Nilayam
  • All Kerala Acharya Sastra Sadas under the guidance of Swami Viviktananda , Regional Head of Chinmaya Mission, Kerala
  • Anusaaraka Sevaks Training camp
  • Sri Adi Sankara Jayanti celebrated
  • Language Resourse Develpoment workshop at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Hyderabad

2010

  • 2010 began on an auspicious note with a five day camp on Manisa-pañcakam and Dhanyastakam held under the guidance and lectureship of Br. Jaganmitraji of Chinmaya Mission Bhopal and Brni. Sucheta Chaitanyaji of Chinmaya Mission Bokaro.
  • Upanisad Lahar« Camp, švet›vatara-upanisad. The fourth camp by Swamini Niranjananandaji in the Upanisad Lahar« series was conducted in Adi Sankara Nilayam.
  • Fr. Massimo d' Orlando, from Satchidananda Mission, Italy conducted a spiritual camp for 12 delegates from Italy.
  • P«jya Guruji's Chinmaya Dhām Yātra. P«jya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda, led a group of 58 devotees from all over the world on the Chinmaya Dhām Yātra and they visited some very sacred spots across the length and breadth of the country. One of the milestones of their Yātra was CIF.
  • Brni. Namita Chaitanya, €crya of Chinmaya Mission Trivandrum brought 30 Vedānta students to CIF. Although she had intended for them to know and feel the birthplace of ÅšrÄ« Ä€di Åšankara closely, she also took them to the neighbouring Chottanikkara BhagavatÄ« temple and Pazhoor Åšiva temple.
  • Br. Prahlad Chaitanya Ä€cārya, Chinmaya Mission, Margao, Goa, visited CIF with a group of 25 delegates as a part of their pilgrimage.
  • Chinmaya Mission's vedaputras who are students of the Purohit course at Chinmaya Vaidika Vidyapeeth, Coimbatore, visited Adi Sankara Nilayam.
  • ÅšrÄ« Rāmakrnsacaritam (Sanskrit): A work on Sri. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa in anustup composed by Sri. K. Ramakrishna Warrier. It includes anecdotes surrounding Sharadadevi, his teachings and his students. This book is in very simple Sanskrit so that beginners also can read.
  • Synthesis of Yoga (English): This book is written by Prof. R Balasubramanian, former Chairman, Indian Council for Philosophical Research, New Delhi. This book with its study of Bhakti-yoga, Jñāna-yoga and Karma-yoga is sure to provide good clarity on the theory as well as the practice of the Yogas. This short work offers an excellent bird's eye view of the yogas and their synthesis.

2011

  • International Camp "Take the Big Step" with Swami Swaroopananda
  • Kerala Acharya Sastra Sadas with Swami Viviktananda on Dakshinamurthy Stotra with Tattvasudha
  • Sadhana Camp with Swamini Nirmalananda and Brni Triveni Chaitanya on Bhakthi Sudha
  • Camp on Vivekachudamani with Br.Prayag Chaitanya and Brni. Prerna Chaitanya
  • Sadhana Camp on Sad-darsana by Swamini Niranjanananda
  • Workshop on Preparing Sanskrit Texts Suitable for Computational Research by Dr. Amba P. Kulkarni, Dr. Tirumala Kulkarni, Dr. Shrinvasa Varakhedi, Sri. Sridhar Subhanna on Computational Aspects of Ashtadhyayi
  • Balvihar Sevaks' Training Camp with Brni. Darshika Chaitanya
  • Beauty of Wisdom - Balvihar Camp by Br. Dhruv Chaitanya
  • Vedic Mathematics Camp - VEDIC MATHRIX (for students 12-21Years)
  • Adi Sankara Mahotsava Camp with Pujya Swami Viviktananda and Other Acharyas from Kerala on Works of Sri Adi Sankaracarya
  • Spiritual Sadhana Camp on Chandogya Upanishad and Aksharamanamalai with Smt. Vibhuti Shah and Br. Kutastha Chaitanya
  • Family Camp with Br. Atharvana Chaitanya on Nirvana Satakam and Bhajagovindam
  • Sadhana Camp with Sw. Viviktananda, Sw.Tattvananda & Sw. Viswananda on Bhagavad Gita - 13th chapter, Bhikshu Gita, Daivadashakam in Malayalam
  • Vedic Maths Camp at A.U.P.E.T. Chinmaya Vidyalaya – Tirunelveli under the joint collaboration of Chinmaya International Foundation and School Of Vedic Maths for their students of 5th, 6th and 7th standards
  • Taittiriya Upanishad Camp with Swami Adhyatmananda
  • Spiritual Camp By Swami Swatmananda on Amritbindu Upanishad and Guru Ashtakam
  • Textual camp by Swamini Nishchalananda and Swamini Kirtanananda on Dakshina Murthy Stotram, Bhagavad Gita Chapter-16, Vedic Chanting
  • Colloquium - Indian Aesthetics - Discourse on Dhvani on Evolution, Creativity, Emotive experience, Evaluation, Structural Analysis in English
  • Soundarya lahari camp by Swamini Sheelananda and Br. Hrishikesh Chaitanya on Drg drsya viveka, Soundarya Lahari, Bhagavad Gita chapter-12
  • Students Empowerment Programme, 2011 by Faculties from management and industrial fields on Leadership, Decision making, Problem Solving
  • Success Chalisa - All Karnataka Uth Camp with Swami Hamsananda and Br. Sujay Chaitanya on Sadhana Panchakam
  • Sanskrit Day Celebrations
  • Yoga camp by Yogacharya Saji on Yoga methods
  • Chinmaya Inspiration Yatra' of Acharya Vivek, along with 19 Chyks from various centres of U.S.A.
  • Workshop on Sanskrit Computational Tools to Understand Sanskrit Texts on Sanksheparamayana, Bhagavad Gita, and a sample from Raghuvamsha

2012

  • Amrita Bindu Upanishad Camp with Swamini Gayananda from Maharashtra
  • Yoga Therapy Camp by Yogacharya Saji on Therapy methods
  • State Conference of Youth Wing of Kerala Brahmana Samaj
  • Ashtavakra Gita Camp by Swamini Niranjanananda
  • Painting workshop for College Students Organised by Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy
  • Two-day programme by Indian Institute of Transactional Analysis in English
  • Sanskrit in 21st Century - A National Seminar on - Formal Education, Sanskrit in Public Life, Sanskrit in Foreign Countries, Women and Sanskrit
  • Students Empowerment Programme, 2012 Organised by Chinmaya Institute of Technology, Kannur for its MCA Students
  • Uthram Mahotsavam – Annual Temple Festival
  • State Level Study camp of Bharathiya Vichara Kendram, Trivandrum on Various topics of social and cultural importance
  • "Mind Rocks" - A 4-day Residential Camp for Teenagers
  • 'Vedic Mathrix – Origins' - A 5-day residential camp on Vedic Maths
  • Easy Sanskrit Camp with Swami Ramakrishnananda at Chinmaya Vibhooti Kolwan
  • Vedic Maths Camp at Chinmaya International Residential School, Siruvani, Coimbatore
  • Upanishad Camp on Kaivalya Upanishad with Acharya Vibhhuti Shah from Trichy
  • Kalasa Puja Celebrations on Gurudev Jayanti
  • Vedic Maths Camp at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kottayam
  • Chinmaya Sadhana Vikasana Shibhiram by Swami Satyanandaji, CM Ernakulam on Jivan Muktananda Lahari
  • Meditation programme conducted by 'Art of living', Ernakulam Chapter
  • Balavihar Sevaks Training Camp with Brni. Darsika Chaitanya
  • Vedic Maths Camp at B. C. M. Sr. Sec School, Ludhiana
  • Upanishad Camp by Swami Madhavanandaji on Chandogya Upanishad - Chapter 6, Tat Tvam Asi and Upadesa Sara - Acharya - Shri. Narayan Bhatia
  • Vedic Maths Camp at Chinmaya Vidyalaya Tirunelveli
  • Academic Camp - A Course in Navya Nyaya Language and Methodology (Level – I)
  • Art of Teaching Sanskrit Making it easy and interesting (A three day workshop for the School Sanskrit Teachers) with Swami Ramakrishnananda
  • Sanskrit Day Celebrations, 2012 - A 2-Day programme with various competitions
  • SANSKRIT DAY CELEBRATIONS - A Two-day Seminar on Unpublished Manuscripts of Kerala
  • Emotional Freedom - a unique experiential workshop by Sri. Anil Eswaramangalam
  • Vedic Maths Camp at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kannamally