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Announcements for Sun.May 19, 2019

1. Seating for 11th graders in Smrti Hall on Sun. May 19,2019

There is a special activity planned for the 11th Graders, this Sunday.  All 11th Graders are requested to sit in the front rows in the Smrti Hall.

2. CMH Summer Schedule      May 20 thru Sep.07, 2019

Last day of this year’s Bala Vihar and adult Satsanga classes is May. 19, 2019.  The next academic year will start on Sep. 08, 2019.

During the summer months we have other activities planned including Jnana Yajnas, details of which are outlined in the items below.

3. Chinmaya Mission Graduation Ceremony     Mon. May 27, 2018

On Mon. May 27, we will have a special program in honor of our graduating class.

Time: 8:45 AM to 11:30 AM

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

4. Bala Vihar Re-Enrollment for 2019-2020

Bala Vihar re-enrollment is underway for the 2019-2020 academic year. Eligible families should have received the online re-enrollment link and if not, please send an email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please fill out the online form and submit it as soon as you can.

Please verify your individual forms, and make necessary edits to ensure that the following information is correct:

  • Grade the Bala Vihar child will be attending in September 2019
  • Session you would like to attend for the year 2019-2020
  • 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, 2019.

5. Junior CHYK Day Camp         Jun. 10 -14, 2019

Power of the Word - an exploration of the Puranas and Upanishads by Acarya Vivek ji and Brni. Shweta Chaitanya

Dates: June 10 to 14

Time: 9AM to 5PM

Location: CMH

Age group: 14 to 17 (All students that are in High School for the 2019-2020 academic year)

Please Register Online:

6. CHYK camp June 14-16, 2019

“L’eggo my ego” based on Sri Ramcharitmanas. Conducted by Acharya Vivek ji and Brni. Shweta Chaitanya

Dates: June 14-16

Time: all day (stay at hotel)

Location: CMH (sleeping accommodation at hotel, transportation will be provided)

Age group: 18-28, including incoming college freshmen.

Please register online:

There will be a table set up in the Dining Area after each session, to answer any questions you might have, for both of the above camps.

7. Jnana Yajna by Pujya Gaurang Uncle    Jul. 04 to Jul. 07, 2019

Drg Drsya Viveka

This summer we will have an opportunity to soak in a beautiful text - “Drg Drsya Viveka”.  Even more exciting is the fact that it will be conducted by our very own Pujya Gaurang Uncle.

Date: Thur. Jul. 04 thru Sun. Jul. 07, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM with a 30 min. break from 10:30 AM to 11:00 M

8. Gurudeva’s  Mahasamadhi Day at CMH      Sat. Aug. 03, 2019

Please save the date to remember Pujya Gurudeva on this day.  More details in the next few weeks.

9. Jnana Yajna at CMH by Swami Ramakrishnananda -   Aug. 18 - 23, 2019

We are happy to announce that this year, Swami Ramakrishnananda ji will be conducting the Jnana Yajna at Chinmaya Mission Houston. Swamiji has a unique and jovial style of communicating with his audience, which makes his discourses very entertaining and enlightening, be it Vedanta, Gita, Bhagavatam, Ramayana or even a course in Easy Sanskrit.

The schedule for the pravacanas will be as below:

  • Aug. 18 – Aug. 23    Krishna - The CEO

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

(episodes from Bhagavatam and Mahabharatam)

  • Aug. 19 – Aug. 23    Brahma Sutra Adhyasa Bhasyam

Time: 7:00AM –8:30 AM

(Theory of Superimposition)

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this special Jnana Yajna in the Summer of 2019.

Opportunity for Bhiksa and Hosting Swami ji

As announced in class last Sunday, there is an opportunity to host respected Swamiji or offer Bhiksas as under:

Hosting: Aug. 17, 2019 to Aug. 24, 2019

Bhiksa: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner Bhiksas

We encourage all to avail the privilege of hosting Swamiji at home, or participating in any Bhiksa.  Interested members may sign up at the Welcome Desk and Bhratiben Sutaria will reach out to you with further details.

10.  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.

11.  Satsanga Timings

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

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Language, Slokathon, Orchestra & Adult Chanting Class

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

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Hindi Language Classes for Session II Bala Vihar

Please note Bhajana classes are held every other Sunday.

12.  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



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