Chinmaya International Foundation

Research is to see what everybody has seen but to think what nobody else had ever thought.

Swami Chinmayananda

Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF), established in 1989, is a research centre for the advanced study in Sanskrit and Indology affiliated to Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi and recognised by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. It is a cross-cultural forum for the exchange of knowledge. Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda visualized CIF as a bridge between the East and the West, past and present, science and spirituality, and the pundit and the public.

CIF is located at the birthplace of Adi Sankara at Veliyanad in Kerala, which is about 30 kms from the city of Ernakulam. Originally known as the Melpazhur Mana, and named by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda as Adi Sankara Nilayam, this is the home of Aryamba, the mother of Adi Sankara. Set in Kerala's lush green and sylvan beauty, amidst sacred shrines and water ponds, Adi Sankara Nilayam has an ambience that is at once academic and divine.

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Overcoming the obstacles of distance and time, CIF brings you Webinar Satsang with Acharyas of CIF. With texts and topics ranging from the elementary to the advanced, these series of regular online discourses will help one benefit maximum from the transformative knowledge of scriptural teachings.

A sample of the past webinar discourses have been made available online (see below).

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Rasa Panchadhyayi from Srimad Bhagavatam