Chinmaya Mission Houston

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Announcements for Sun. Feb. 25, 2018

1. Entry Doors to the Building to be closed at the Start of Each Session

Please note starting this Sunday, Feb. 25 entry doors to the building will be closed at 8:45 AM and 11:30 AM for Session 1 & Session 2 respectively. Please plan to give yourself enough time to park and be seated 15 minutes before the start of your respective session.

Thank you for your co-operation.

2. Satsanga timings: Sun. Feb. 25, 2018

  8:35 AM - 10:15 AM    
Satsanga I for adults & Bala Vihar grades Pre-KG-12

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Languages, Bhajana & Orchestra Classes

11:20 AM -   1:00 PMSatsanga II for adults & Bala Vihar grades Pre-KG-11

  1:30 PM -   2:15 PMHindi classes for children in Session II

Please note Bhajana classes are held every other Sunday.

In order to prepare children for the Gita Chanting Competition (GCC), we will have Gita Chanting classes instead of Slokathon, from Feb 4 to Apr. 29, 2018. Slokathon children will attend GCC classes.

Gita Chanting Classes

Chanting Classes for Balavihara children will be held every Sunday at Chinmaya Prabha from February 3rd to April 29th.

Bala Vihar children are required to attend classes for their respective sessions as below:

Class Times for Session 1: 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM

Group Grades Classroom Room Number



3 & 4

Class Times for Session 2: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Group Grades Classroom Room Number



3 & 4
Conf Room

Attached herewith is the Bala Mandir Floor map for ease of reference.

3. Holi Celebration at CMH Sun. Mar. 4, 2018

We are excited to bring back due to popular demand, the most colorful and fun festival of Holi celebration at CMH.

Where:  At CMH premises

When:   Sun, Mar 4, after the second session

Time:    1:15 PM onwards

We will have a lot of fun with Holi Fire, lunch, music, games and color. So mark your calendars now. Ticket sales start on Sun, Feb 11 and the prices are as under:

Adults - $ 10/-

Bala Vihar Kids - $ 5/-

For further details please click here

4. Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam - Sunday, March 25, 2018

On the occasion of Sri Rama Navami on Sunday, March 25, 2018, you are cordially invited to the divine wedding of Bhagwan Sri Rama and Maa Sita Devi in our Sivalaya Courtyard from 9:15am-12:30pm.

Please save the date and plan to participate in the grand celebrations. More details will be shared next week.

5. Gita Chanting Competition for Bala Vihar children on May 5, 2018

On the occasion of Pujya Gurudeva's birthday, we conduct Gita Chanting Competition for our Bala Vihar children every year.

This year the competition is on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 16 and will be held on Saturday, May 05.

For complete details of the Gita Chanting Competition, please visit Chinmaya Houston website at

6. CMH Photo Directory

Please schedule your photo session appointments on one of the dates below, if you have not already done so:


  • Friday, March 2, 2018 through Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Friday, March 9, 2018 through Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Friday, March 23, 2018 through Sunday, March 25, 2018


  • Friday: 3:00 PM through 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM through 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM through 4:00 PM

Link for scheduling:

(Please note this link is also available through our CMH website)

7. CHORD Service Visit likely in Winter of 2018

Each year Chinmaya Organisation for Rural Development (CHORD) organizes Service visits for interested Bala Vihar children in India. Children gain invaluable experience and parents and children alike look forward to this opportunity.

In the past years these visits have been mostly in the summer months. However due to logistical reasons, the next Service Visit will likely be in Winter 2018.

Please make sure to sign up to receive the pertinent emails at this link so that you will not miss the Service Visit announcement.

8. Remember to use AMAZONSMILE - CMH receives .5% of member purchases, as donation

As announced, please note, that CMH has now been registered with the AmazonSmile program. This means that every time a CMH member buys through AmazonSmileCMH receives .5% of our member purchases as donation from Amazon. For your convenience this link has now been provided on our CMH website.

We encourage all members to save the above link in their “Favorites” and use this link for future purchases. This change does not cost members anything extra, but will most certainly help with CMH finances.


9. Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya

Temple timing:

Monday to Friday
9:00 AM - Noon
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday            
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Annual Sponsorship of Pujas at Saumyakasi Sivalaya

To seek the Lord’s grace through out the year and/or on special occasions like Birthdays and Anniversaries, and to have the priest perform Arcana and Arati on your behalf in the temple, please fill out the annual sponsorship form.

Puja Schedule:

Everyday  Arati 7:30 PM

Every Monday  Rudrabhisekam 7:00 PM

Every Pradosa day Rudrabhisekam 7:00 PM

Every Saturday Sri Sivasahasranama Puja 9:00 AM

Every Caturthi day Ganesa Puja 6:30 PM

Every Purnima day Sri Satyanarayana Puja    
6:30 PM

10. CMH Worldwide Announcements – non CMH specific

A. Chinmaya Mahasamadhi Aradhana Camp, San Diego, CA - Jul. 30 – Aug. 04, 2018

The Early bird deadline of Feb 28, 2018 to register for the 25th Chinmaya Mahasamadhi Aradhana Camp is approaching. Interested members may click here for further details

B. Mukhya Swamiji’s International Family Camp in Bali Mar. 29 – Apr. 03, 2018

For further details please click here

C. Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, offering world class University education built on Indian wisdom

For course offerings and further details please click here