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May 30, 2018 Announcements for CMH Summer Schedule and Activity Details

CHINMAYA MISSION HOUSTON

Summer Schedule starts from Sun. May 27 thru Sun. Sep. 02, 2018

Please note that we will not have regular Bala Vihar Classes and Adult Satsangas from Sun. May 27 thru Sun. Sep. 02, 2018.

Sun. Sep. 09 will be the opening day of the new Bala Vihar session and Adult Satsanga.

We will continue to have Poojya Uncle’s Bhagavatam class once a week. Basic knowledge of Hindi language is necessary to enjoy the class, which is in a combination of Hindi and English language. If you wish to attend the class please contact Bharatiben Sutaria @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 281 798 4628, for further details.

Please note that we will have one more weekly e-announcement next week and then the next e-announcement will be sent out by Fri. Jul. 27, 2018

Please note that we have a lot of activities planned for the summer months which are outlined below:

1. 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

2. Graduation Ceremony - Sun. June 3, 2018

On Sun. June 3, we will have a special program in honor of our graduating class.

Program will be as follows:


8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Short Puja for Graduates in Sivalaya
Procession from Sivalaya to Smrti Hall


9:12 AM - 10:05 AM Convocation address by Acharya Gaurangbhai Based on Taittereya Upanisad

10:05 AM -   10:50 PM Graduation ceremony

All adults and Bala Vihar children in grades 9 – 12 are encouraged to be part of this special program.

Plan to be seated in Smrti Hall by 8:50 AM.

Please note there will be no Bala Vihar classes or any special program for children in grades Pre KG – 8.

3.  New Member Registration for Bala Vihar   Sat. & Sun.  Aug. 12 & 19, 2018

 Date: Aug. 12 & 19

Time: Aug. 12, 2:00PM - 5:00 PM & Aug. 19, 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

Place: Chinmaya Smrti Hall 

  • Bala Vihar New Registration will be conducted in Chinmaya Smrti Hall by our Welcome team. Detailed information will be provided at the time of registration.
  • Registration will be open for all grades for both the sessions on the above two dates, except for 5th grade which is frozen for both the sessions.
  • No Registrations will be done for Bala Vihar during September 2018.
  • Many of our Bala Vihar classes are nearing capacity, if we reach maximum capacity during registration period, we may stop new registrations altogether for those grades in September.

Please share the above information with interested family and friends.

 Use the entrance from the courtyard into Smrti Hall to meet with the Welcome team for new registration.

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:

 Dates:

  • Friday, June 8, 2018 through Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Friday, June 15, 2018 through Saturday, June 16, 2018

Timings:

  • 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: https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y6yt3ejk/

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

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 All High School Students (8th Grade onwards)

 Register at the CMH website www.chinmayahouston.org and use the link for details about registration.

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  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.

7.  Pujya Gurudev Mahasamadhi Day   Fri. Aug. 03, 2018

Please hold the date for Pratima-puja at Smriti in evening.  Details will be sent out a week before this day.

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 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.

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 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

10.  CMH Worldwide Announcements - non CMH specific

A.  Bhakti Immersive Camp on Srimad Bhagavatam by Pujya Guruji

From: Oct. 28 thru Nov. 07, 2018

  Please click here for further details.