Chinmaya Naada Bindu (CNB) is a residential gurukul for Indian Performing Arts dedicated to fostering classical music and dance forms of India through education, research and performance. Inspired by the vision to propagate India’s Vedic heritage through the Performing Arts, CNB offers its students a nurturing spiritual environment in which to live and learn. CNB hones artistic excellence through world class training by exceptional residential and guest faculty, and celebrates the creative spirit through prominent performing arts festivals. CNB is a project of the Central Chinmaya Mission Trust.
(Pramodini Rao, Director, CNB)
When I take up a musical instrument as my medium to translate music in me to the listeners, I need to know the instrument well. What material are the parts made of and bound with? How tight should the strings be? What happens if the resonating valve is blocked? And, not to miss the maker!
(Ramaa Bharadvaj, Director-Dance, CNB)
Of the many quotes that come from Swami Chinmayananda, there are two that I have appreciated, experientially through dance. I share them here. “A mind that has forgotten the past and the future, that is awake to the now, to the present, expresses the highest concentration of intelligence.”