Acharya Shashi ji

Resident Acharya of Boston Center

Shashi Dwarakanath-ji is the resident Acharya of Chinmaya Mission Boston. She has met Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda in 1980's and started organizing Bala Vihar classes in her basement since 1992. In her guidance the Boston area Bala Vihar program has grown to over 700 children. Shashi ji has completed a 2 year residential Vedanta program in Mumbai. 

Acharya Shashi ji has retired as a Pathologist from Lowell General Hospital.

Acharya Shashi ji's Summer Schedule

Day Time Location Topic
Sundays (July 9, 16, 23, August 6, 13, 20, 27) 10 AM Andover Purusha Suktam - Chanting and meaning
Wednesdays (July 12, 19, 26,
August 9, 16, 23, 30)
11 AM Andover Aditya Hrudayam - Chanting & meaning
Thursdays 7 PM Andover Guru Paduka Puja - Acharya Shashi ji can perform Guru Paduka Puja at devotees homes on any day. Please email to setup an appointment

Acharya Shashi-ji's Weekly Schedule (Academic Year):
Day Time Location Topic
Every Sunday 9 AM - 10:30 AM Andover Satsang for Adults
Every Sunday 10:45 AM to 11:40 AM Andover Satsang for Teachers
Every Sunday 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM Andover Satsang for Adults 
1st Sunday of the month 3:30 PM to 5 PM Westborough Satsang for Adults 
2nd Sunday of the month 2 PM to 3:30 PM Newton Satsang for Adults
3rd Sunday of the month 2:30 to 4 PM Dover, NH Satsang for Adults
Wednesday 11 AM to 12 Noon Andover Devi Group - Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 11
Wednesday 7:30 PM to 8 PM Andover Guided Meditation
Thursday 7 PM to 8 PM Andover Guru Paduka Puja - Click here for detailed schedule and signup
Friday 7 PM to 8 PM Acton/I-95 (Alternate fridays) Study Groups - Upadesha Sara
To sign up for Acton, click here.
To sign up for I-95 area, click here.
Saturday 7:30 to 8:30 AM Andover Drg Drsya Viveka

Guru Paduka Puja:

Acharya Shashi ji will be able to conduct Guru Paduka Puja on Thursdays either at the temple or at members' homes. If you liike to sign up for Puja, please click here.
Acharya Shashi-ji is also available for Satsangs at our members’ homes. Members can invite their family and friends to these discourses. Please contact us to set up these discourse dates by emailing  at