Chinmaya Mission Kolwan Village

Chinmaya Vibhooti at Kolwan Pune is a vision and resource centre that spans over 70 acres of serene, pictorial landscape surrounded by the Sahyadri Mountains. It is situated in India's Kolwan Village, housed between Mumbai and Pune, where Pujya Gurudev conducted his first jnana yajna.

Chinmaya Mission is a Hindu religious and spiritual organization engaged in the dissemination of Vedanta, the science of the self as expounded in the Vedas, particularly the Upanishads, and other important Hindu scriptures including the Bhagavad Gita. The Chinmaya Mission was established in India in 1953 by devotees of the renowned Vedanta teacher Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati.

Administered by the Central Chinmaya Mission Trust in Mumbai, India, the mission was later headed by Swami Tejomayananda and is now headed by Swami Swaroopananda. There are over 313 mission centers all over India and abroad. North America had more than 30 centers.

Motto To give maximum happiness to the maximum number for the maximum time
Formation 1951
Founder Chinmayananda Saraswati
Type Spiritual organization
Legal status Trust
Purpose Spirituality, Vedanta
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Location 300 Centres
Area served Worldwide
Headed By Swami Swaroopananda
Main organ Central Chinmaya Mission Trust

The vision of Chinmaya Vibhooti is to promote the inner transformation of spiritual seekers through Vedantic knowledge, spiritual practices and social services, invoking a more harmonious and holistic world.

Chinmaya Vibhooti is:

  1. A grateful tribute to Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, by his disciples and devotees
  2. A vision centre to keep Pujya Gurudev's ideologies of Vedantic teachings and social services vibrant and glowing throughout the world
  3. A vast resource centre to empower and train Chinmaya Mission sevaks in various aspects, allowing them to better serve their local community and the world at large
  4. A monument to increase awareness around the world of Pujya Gurudev's life, teachings, and service to humanity.
At Chinmaya Vibhooti Kolwan

  • Shrines
  • Chinmaya Jeevan Darshan
  • Sudharma
  • Chinmaya Amphitheatre
  • Chinmaya Swagatam
  • Residential Complex
  • Dining
  • Camp Site
  • Chinmaya Naada Bindu
  • Chinmaya Enlightenment Park