To provide to individuals, from any background, the wisdom of Vedanta and the practical means for spiritual growth and happiness, enabling them to become positive contributors to society.


Our motto: “To give maximum happiness to maximum people for maximum time”

Chinmaya Mission Ottawa is part of a worldwide Chinmaya Mission organisation founded by devotees of Swami Chinmayananda in 1953 with the objective of spreading the knowledge of Vedanta to anyone of any walk of life to aid them in becoming positive contributors of society.  

We offer a number of programs to help community members connect with their spiritual self. These include weekly classes for kids, youth and adults, Bhagawad Geeta study classes, children summer camps and yoga classes. Read our latest newsletter to learn more.


Our Newsletter is out!

Hari Om! Salutations!

We have released our winter newsletter! Read through our latest community activities including recent volunteering experiences and improvements to the community building. 

Don’t forget about upcoming events:

  • Maha Shivarathri (18 Feb.)
  • Mother’s day (7 May)
  • Chinmaya Jayanti (8 May)
  • Visit by Swami Ishwarananda (26-28 May)
  • Annual Open House (May, tbd)
  • Father’s Day (18 June)
  • Visit by Swami Prakashananda (26 June to 1 July)
  • Guru Purnima (3 July)
  • Bala Vihar Summer Camp (10-21 July)

7th Annual Summer Camp 2023

Chinmaya Mission Ottawa will be once again hosting a camp this summer. 

  • When: July 10 -21, 8:45am – 4:30 pm
  • Whom: Grades 1-8
  • Where: Chinmaya Bharati, 1088 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa 
  • Activities: Inspiring stories, chanting, sports, drama, arts and crafts, music, field trips and games.
  • Cost: $450/child (2 weeks)
Email lakshmibalvihar@gmail.com for more information. 

Fall classes

Chinmaya Mission Ottawa will be offering the following programs this fall/winter to foster our spiritual achievement:

Young Adults: Every Monday at 7:30 PM. For university students and young adults (17 to 30). In-person classes at Chinmaya Bharati. Please contact Shailesh Sutarwala at hariomss@gmail.com or 613-591-5961 for more information.

Yoga: Every Tuesday at 6:00 PM. Based on the teachings of Patanjali, class covers yogic jogging, stretches, and pranayama (breath control). In your home on your yoga mat and give it a try… Starting on Sept 20. Please contact Anil Agarwal at agarwal.central@gmail.com for more information and meeting link.

Bhagavad Geeta: Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM. Starting Chapter 9 (raja-vidya-raj-guhya-yogo The Yoga of Royal Knowledge and Royal Secret) on Sept 21. Video lectures of Swami Chinmayananda along with discussions. Please contact Anil Parekh at parekh.anil@gmail.com or 613-738-7466 for more information and zoom meeting link.

Sunday Balavihar: Every Sunday at 10:30 AM. In-person classes begin on September 18 at our Chinmaya Bharati located at 1088 Ogilvie Drive. Study classes for children JK to Grade 12. Adult classes on Upanishads. To register, go to ChinmayaOttawa.com.

Looking forward to seeing everyone and the start of another wonderful year!


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all programs are taking place virtually. Whether you are a toddler or a senior, at least one of our weekly programs will appeal to you!



The best way to get an idea of what we do at Chinmaya Bharati is to see for yourself, please visit our media page for pictures and videos from our most recent events!