Chinmaya Mission Houston

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Announcements for Sun.May 05, 2019

1.  Gita Chanting Competition (GCC)    Sat. May 4, 2019

On the occasion of Pujya Gurudeva  Swami Chinmayanandaji's birthday, our annual Gita chanting competition will be held on Saturday, May 4. The schedule is as below:

Saturday, May 4th - Gita Chanting Competition
Time Description

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Check in

8:25 AM to 8:35 AM Bhajana & Dhun in Smrti Hall

8:35 AM to 9:00 AM Aarti
Welcome Note
Acharya's address
Directions to participants and parents

9:00 AM to 12 noon Competition  

12 noon to 12:30 PMSocial time
Announce Results

12:30 PMLunch

2.  Gurudeva’s Janma Jayanti Celebrations     Sunday, May 5, 2019

We will have a special program for Pujya Gurudeva's birthday celebrations in Smrti Hall for the first half an hour.

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

Treat on Pujya Gurudeva's Birthday

Every year, on the occasion of Pujya Gurudeva’s Birthday, his ardent devotees and longtime Mission members, Sucheta and Lal Thukral, distribute sweets to adults and Candy to children.  So you will be in for a sweet treat on Sunday, May 5, at CMH.

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

Last day of this year’s Bala Vihar and Sunday 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. More details will be provided as we go.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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 (incoming high school freshmen for the 2019-2020 year and onwards)

Please Register Online:

7. 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:

8. 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

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.

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      Sun. Apr. 28, 2019

7:45 AM – 8:30 AM Adult Chanting & GCC Class

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

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Language & Orchestra

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

Slokathon classes will resume from Sunday May 12, 2019

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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