Chinmaya Mission Houston

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Announcements for Sun. May 06, 2018

1.   Satsanga timings:  Sun. May 06, 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

Children in grades PreK - 6 will be in Smrti Hall this Sunday instead of going to Sarasvati Nilayam for first half an hour. These children will sit according to their grade in the front lines of the Smrti Hall.

Please note that Slokathon classes will resume from Sunday May 13.

Please note Bhajana classes are held every other Sunday.

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


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
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

3.  Bala Vihar Re-Enrollment for 2018-2019

Bala Vihar re-enrollment is underway for the 2018-2019 academic year. Eligible families should have received the online re-enrollment link by email. Please fill out the online form and submit it as soon as you can.

Make sure that the following information is correct:

* Grade the Bala Vihar child will be attending in September 2018

* Session you would like to attend for the year 2018-2019

* Enter proper selection for extra class option - only one extra class can be selected.

* Please check all the pre-filled information and make changes where required.

Deadline to fill out Bala Vihar re-enrollment form is May 31, 2018.

Questions pertaining to re-enrollment should be directed to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

4.  CMH Photo Directory – Last Call

Upon request from members who could not schedule their photo sessions in time, due to various reasons, including being out of country, we are going to make one last attempt to provide an opportunity to those who missed out earlier.

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


  • Friday, May 11, 2018 through Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Friday, May 25, 2018 through Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Friday, June 8, 2018 through Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Friday, June 15, 2018 through Saturday, June 16, 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:


5.  Junior CHYK Day Camp     Jun. 11 -15, 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

6.  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

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

7.  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, CMH receives .5% of our member purchases towards donations.

 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.

8. 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

9.  CMH Worldwide Announcements – non CMH specific

A. Chinmaya Vibhooti Vision Centre, Pune – Various Camps

Please click here for further details.



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