Chinmaya Mission Houston - Announcements for Apr 23, 2023

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Bala Vihar Re-enrollment for 2023-24

Our new Bala Vihar year begins on September 10, 2023. Bala Vihar re-enrollment links for the 2023-2024 academic year have been emailed on April 20 to eligible families (regularly attending families and must have submitted their Gurudaksina pledges).

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 2023

·   Session you would like to attend for the year 2023-2024

·   Enter proper selection for the 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 the Bala Vihar re-enrollment form is May 31, 2023.

Please respond at the earliest and no later than May 31, 2022. After May 31, the site will not allow updates. If you have any questions, please write to

Opportunity to serve CMH while showcasing your photography and writing skills

CMH publicity team is currently looking for photographers and writers to document and write about events happening at Chinamya Mission Houston and Sivalaya Temple. This is a great opportunity to showcase your skills and contribute to the community at large

A photographer should

1. Bring their own professional camera

2. Have basic knowledge of photography

3. Must be committed to attending major events and capturing moments that will be cherished for years to come.

A writer should…

1. Have a passion for writing

2. Be able to attend events to gather information and write about them.

If you are interested in taking photos or writing articles, please contact Jay Deshmukh at

CMH’s Shobha Ravishankar, a Panelist in the C20 meeting on Tue. Apr. 25,2023

We are very pleased to inform you that Chinmaya Mission Houston has been invited to participate in one of the sub groups of Civil 20 (C20) policy making group.. Civil 20 is an official engagement group of G20 which provides a platform for Civil Society Organizations around the world to provide input to the G20 leaders for policy making. India is chairing the G20 meeting in September 2023.

In this regard there will be a panel discussion on “Education for Life – Global Citizenship” on April 25 at 8:00 AM. Our Bala Vihar teacher and leader, Smt. Shobha Ravishankar will represent Chinmaya Mission Houston and be one of the panelists. She will be presenting how our Bala Vihar curriculum is geared towards “Value Based Education”, and how it prepares our children to be worthy and contributing Global Citizens.

We will send the link to the Zoom session as soon as we receive it from the C20 organizers. Please be on the lookout for the link. 

Presentation on Ayurveda at CMH by an expert Wed. May 3, 2023

There will be a very informational presentation by an expert, Dr. Atul Bhavasar, on Ayurveda as below:

When:  Wednesday May 3rd, 2023

Where: CMH

Time: 7:00-9:00 PM.

Please mark your calendars to benefit from this.

Gita Chanting Competition for Bala Vihar children Sat. May 06, 2023

Place: Chinmaya Smriti       Time: TBD

For details about GCC, resources, and registration, please visit our website at

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 is selected for this year’s competition. The grouping of students is aligned with the National Chinmaya Mission guidelines for the Gita Chanting competition. 

Gita chanting classes will be held for children every Sunday from February 5th to April 30th in the rooms allocated below.

** Medhavi group students can first join the class according to their grade level, and then move to other classes as needed. 

Chinmaya Mission Bala Vihar Graduation Ceremony   Sat. May 13, 2023

On Sat. May 13th, we will have a special program in honor of our graduating class.

Time: 9:30 AM to 12 PM in Chinmaya Mission Houston

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

Junior CHYK Day Camp Jun. 5 -9, 2023

How to be Happiness – by Acarya Vivek ji and Acarya Sneha ji

Dates: June 5 to 9th

Time: 9AM to 5PM

Location: CMH

Age group: 14 to 18 (All students that are in high school for the 2023-2024 academic year and graduating HS Seniors)

Registration details are available at the Student Council Desk in the dining area between the sessions and after the 2nd session.

Mukhya Swami Swaroopanandaji’s visit to Houston Aug. 19 – 23, 2023

Chinmaya Mission’s worldwide head, Mukhya Swami Swaroopanandaji is coming to Chinmaya Mission Houston in the month of August. Avail of this great opportunity and plan your Summer schedule around this event. We will convey the details including Bhiksa opportunities in the coming months.

What: Mukhya Swami Swroopanandaji’s Jnana-Yajna

When: August 19-23, 2023

Where: CMH

Online Yoga classes for CMH Members

Please sign up at the Welcome Desk for the ongoing Yoga classes being held on zoom for CMH members.

Satsanga Timings 

7:45 AM – 8:15 AM     GCC Classes
8:35 AM – 10:15 AM     Satsanga I for adults & Bala Vihar grades Pre-KG-12
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Language, Bhajana/Orchestra and GCC Classes
11:20 AM – 1:00 PM      Satsanga II for adults & Bala Vihar grades Pre-KG-10