1.  No satsanga  – Sunday   Aug 15, 2010

We will not have regular satsanga on Sunday Aug 15, 2010. Our next satsanga will be on Sunday Aug 22, 2010.

2.   New Bala Vihar Year

Our 2010-2011 Bala Vihar year starts September 12, 2010. Bala Vihar enrollment confirmations are being emailed on August 11, 2010. Please review and respond if needed no later than August 14, 2010. If you have not received your Bala Vihar enrollment confirmation please email CMHRegistrations@chinmayahouston.org.

3.   Chinmaya Mission Houston photo directory

Photo sessions for CMH Photodirectory 2010 started on August 5, 2010.
Photo sessions dates are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from August 5 to August 29.
Photo sessions times:
               Thursdays & Fridays –    4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
               Saturdays & Sundays –  10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Place:     Tapovana room (basement of Sivalaya)
If you have made an appoinyment for your photo session, please remember your appointment date and time, and make sure you are there for the photo session.
If not, please visit www.chinmayahouston.org/photo-session-scheduling to schedule your own appointment.
For any questions, please contact Jay Deshmukh at 832 541 0059 or email deshmukhj@gmail.com

4.  Schedule for satsangas  –  Sundays, Aug 22 and Aug 29, 2010

We will have Summer Schedule, i.e. only one session of classes.
  10:50 AM – 12:30 PM           Adult Satsanga, CHYKs class and
                                            Bala Vihar classes for grades PreK through 11

5.  Upakarma – Thread Changing Ceremony at Sivalaya – Tuesday  Aug 24, 2010

Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya will organize Upakarma (Thread changing) ceremony on August 24th, 2010. Upakarma is an annual ritual during which Brahmins get a new sacred thread and renew their commitment to the study of the Vedas.
The ceremony will be lead by Sri Ganesaji and will last for one and a half hours. Devotees will be provided all the materials required to perform the puja including sacred thread. Interested individuals should register at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya or send an email to skethire@hotmail.com.

Puja time: 6:30 – 8:00 AM (please be seated inside Sivalaya by 6:15 AM)
Contribution: $31/Individual + Daksina to the priest

6.  Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya

Temple timing: 

          Monday to Friday                   8:30 AM – 12:00 Noon 
    5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
   Saturday and Sunday 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Puja Schedule:

          Everyday  Arati  12:00 Noon & 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