Chinmaya Mission Houston

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Announcements for Sun. Sep. 23, 2018

1.  New Bala Vihar Year & Adult Satsangas start    Sun. Sep. 23, 2018

Satsang timings:

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

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Language classes for children in Session I and Orchestra/Slokathon

11:20 AM - 1:00 PM Satsanga II for adults & Bala Vihar grades Pre-KG-10

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

Additional Housekeeping Instructions

  • All members must remain seated until the end of their respective Sessions and should not get up and walk out while the Satsanga or Announcements are going on.
  • Please turn your cell phones off during the Bhajanas and Satsanga in Smrti Hall.
  • Please do not stream or record any Pravacan.
  • It is mandatory for at least one parent to be in attendance when children are attending Bala Vihar.
  • Parents of Pre-K children are requested to sit in the “reserved” area in the back next to the Sound Booth.
  • Except for Pre-KG, all Bala Vihar grades in both sessions are under freeze for the rest of the year.

Extra-curricular classes start this Sunday

We will be starting our Language, Slokathon and Orchestra classes, this Sunday.

Bhajana classes will start from Sep 30 and they will be held every other Sunday.

Please note that children who have enrolled in these classes during the reenrollment process will be the only ones allowed to attend. No new children will be enrolled for any extra-curricular classes.

Parents should go to their children's language class for this first class, as all the details for the class will be provided to children and parents this Sunday.

To view the Balamandira map please click here

2.  CMH Student Council is seeking new members.

We invite CMH Bala Vihar High School students to apply for Student Council.  We will be selecting up to 15 new members.  Following is the selection process:

CMH Bala Vihar High School Students need to submit a one page essay on "Why I like Chinmaya Houston, and Activities that I am involved in at CMH". Please specify for how many years you have been attending the Mission.

  • Please send the essay by email to " This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ".
  • Deadline for submitting the essay is October 1, 2018.
  • Selection will be confirmed by email on October 15, 2018.

3.  Devi Group Every Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

After a few months of break, our Devi Group classes resumed this week. It is an earnest request to all the devis, who can, to please take a couple of hours out of daily routine (mundane duties) and join these classes. Ultimately, you will thank yourself for deciding to cash this ‘golden ticket’. It is by all means, a rare opportunity!

So hope to see you all there,.  The class details are as follows:

  • Class held at Chinmaya Mission, Smriti building, 2nd grade classroom
  • Every Tuesday at 10:00 – 11:30
  • Text – Vakya Vritti of Adi sankara
  • Taught by Darshana Auntie

Please call or text Purvi Dhutia at 832-816-0287 about your decision to join so she can add your contact information for the weekly communication, with regard to this class.

4. Upcoming CMH Events – Mark your calendars please

Please mark your calendars for the following upcoming exciting events:

  • · Annual Dipavali Puja & Gurudaksina            Sun. Nov. 4, 2018
  • · Dipavali Family Night                                    Sat. Nov. 10, 2018

Please look out for more details in future announcements.

5.  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. 

6.  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

7.  CMH Worldwide Announcements - non CMH specific

A. Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) opens registration for the Easy Sanskrit Webinar Course

For further details please click here