Chinmaya Mission Houston

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Announcement for Sun. Apr. 22 , 2018

1.   Satsanga timings: Sun. Apr. 22, 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 PM Satsanga II for adults & Bala Vihar grades Pre-KG-11

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Hindi 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

1
KG-2
KG
N105

2
3-5
2B
N104

3 & 4
6-12
2A
N103

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

Group Grades Classroom Room Number

1
KG-2
8th
S201

2
3-5
6th
S202

3 & 4
6-12
Library
Conf Room
N205A

Please bring printed copy of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 16.
Attached herewith is the Bala Mandir Floor map for ease of reference.

2.  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.  The schedule is as below:

Saturday, May 5th
TIME Description
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Check in
8:25 AM to 8:35 AM Everyone gathers in Smrti Hall
Bhajana & Dhun in Smrti Hall
8:35 AM to 9:00 AM Arati
Pledge
Welcome note
Acarya's Address
Directions to participants and parents
Disperse to competition rooms
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Gita Chanting Competition
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM Gita Chanting Competition
12:30 PM Lunch

For complete details of the Gita Chanting Competition, please visit Chinmaya Houston website at   http://www.chinmayahouston.org/gcc2018

3.  Glimpses of CMH, its people and its activities through the Years

We are delighted to announce that we have a visual treat, in our library, in the form of a display of 8 beautifully & exceptionally well designed Photo Books as below:

  • The Making of Chinmaya Prabha
  • Chinmaya Mission Houston – Our Bala Vihar
  • Chinmaya Mission Houston – Articles published in Newspapers & Magazines through Dec. 2012
  • Volunteering at Chinmaya Prabha
  • Our Char Dham Yatra
  • Amazing Posters
  • Pujya Gurudeva’s Birth Centerany Celebration – May 8-10, 2015
  • Chinmaya Mission Houston – Bala Vihar Class of 2014

These books have been lovingly put together by one of our devoted and longtime, in fact a founding member, and are a pure joy to behold.  We encourage all members to visit the library on the first floor, at their convenience, and browse through these books.  These books are available for your viewing only, they cannot be checked out.

4. Houston CHYK Camp June 15-17, 2018

The Efficient, The Effective, The Enlightened - an exploration of the Bhagavad Gita

by Acarya Vivek ji and Br. Shwetaji


Dates: June 11 to 15

Time: 9AM to 5PM

Location: CMH

Age group: 14 to 17 (8th Grade onwards)

Registration details available from April 15th

5.  Houston CHYK Camp June 15-17, 2018

The Evolution Within:  From Prosperity to Peace

The Houston CHYKs would like to invite all CHYKs to join us from June 15-17, 2018 for an amazing weekend camp at Chinmaya Mission Houston.

The camp will be guided by Acarya Vivekji from Niagara Falls and includes discourses with Br. Shweta Chaitanya from Houston.

The theme of the CHYK camp is The Evolution Within: From Prosperity to Peace. In this retreat we will learn how to harness and channel the power of the mind to create a dynamic life of peace and poise.

The camp is open to 11th and 12th graders, college students, and young professionals up to age 28. Registration is open and can be done on  https://www.chykwest.com/houstoncamp2018/

Please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for any questions.

6.  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 AmazonSmile, at this link < http://smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0287512, CMH receives .5% of our member purchases towards donations.

For your convenience this link has now been provided on our CMH website http://www.chinmayahouston.org/

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.

7. 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 throughout 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