Sevanjali literally means “Offering of Service.” This has been the motto of Chinmaya Mission since its inception in 1951. Chinmaya Mission in Los Angeles (CMLA) has been serving the community over 2 decades in the areas of cultural promotion, education, social service and spirituality. Sevanjali 2011 is essentially an event to raise funds that will help CMLA to enhance these activities to wider spectrum of the community and also engage in promoting art and music.
Chinmaya Mission was founded in 1953 by devotees of Swami Chinmayananda in India. They formed the nucleus of a movement of spiritual renaissance that now encompasses a wide range of spiritual, educational and charitable activities, ennobling the lives of thousands in India and outside its shores. The Mission is administered by Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, Mumbai, headed by Swami Tejomayananda.
Following the teacher-taught tradition (guru-sisya parampara) since time immemorial, Chinmaya Mission makes available the ageless wisdom of Vedanta, the knowledge of the One Reality, and provides the tools to realize that wisdom in one's own life. To give maximum happiness to the maximum number for the maximum time is the tenet that drives members to uplift humanity beyond selfish and sectarian attitudes and activities. Each person's gain is manifold: personal growth, heightened efficiency, contentment, and living in peace and harmony.