Chinmaya Mission Houston - Announcement for Dec 26, 2021

CMH Closures for the Holidays

CMH Bala Vihar will remain closed on December 26, January 2 and January 9 for the winter break. There will be no Adult Satsanga on December 26 & January 2 for the winter break. 

Fast-moving Omicron is being monitored regarding CMH Opening Plans

  • We are closely monitoring the situation with Omicron and will inform in the first week of January whether Grades 9-12 & Adult Satsanga will be in person or virtual, starting January 16.
  • Grades Pre-K – 8 will resume on Jan 16 via zoom as previously notified.

New year puja at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya      Sat, Jan 01, 2022

Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya will perform Sri Ganesa Homam followed by Sri Visnusahasranama Puja to welcome the New Year, 2022. Please join the puja with friends and family and make an auspicious beginning to 2022 with the blessings of Bhagawan Siva.
Puja will also be broadcast via zoom for those who cannot attend in person due to the pandemic.
9:00 – 10:30 AM
Ganesa Puja
Ganesa Havan
Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Puja
Zoom meeting:   Password : 815845
Temple Hours for Darshan: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Arcanas will be performed all day long on request.
For further details, please click here
Puja Sponsorship: $21 per family. Sponsor online

CMH Adult Satsanga

On Sunday, January 9 we will have the Adult Satsanga via zoom link, as usual. 

Gaurang Uncle will be teaching the Adult Satsanga starting Jan. 16, 2022

Pujya Gaurang Uncle will be taking the Adult Satsangas beginning January 16, 2022, at Chinmaya Smrti. The text will be Bhagavan Raman Maharshi’s Upadesa Saram.

Bhagavad Gita in Gujarati – Every Thursday, 9 – 10:15 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) / 9:30 – 10:45 AM CST

Acarya Gaurang Nanavaty conducts online Bhagavad Gita pravacanas in Gujarati every Thursday from 9:00 to 10:15 PM IST (9:30am to 10:45am CST). Note that pravacana time is fixed based on Indian Standard Time regardless of the time change in USA.
Below is the Zoom meeting information for these classes which you can share with interested friends and family.
Meeting Id: 98697200845
Password: 8v3nLF.
For any inquiries, please email to

Year-end Contribution Statements

2021 contribution statements were emailed on December 18, 2021 for your year-end planning and reconciliation purposes. The statements include your 2021 and 2022 pledge summary and status. If you notice any discrepancies, please write to
Please note that the final 2021 statements will be emailed next year prior to the tax filing season.

Online Study Group on Vivekachoodamani – ongoing      

Shri Kailash Dangayach, our old-time member has been leading this study group, the details of which are below:
Text:              Talks on Sankara’s Vivekachoodamani by Swami Chinmayananda
When:            Every Saturday, 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Where:          Online via zoom – link will be shared with interested members
To Register:  Please call or text Sri Kailashji at 832 353 6620 or email
Textbooks can be ordered through the CMH bookstore; the details of which will be shared in the coming weeks.

Upanisad Daily App

Upanisad Daily was released on Thursday, October 28. Please download the app on App Store or Google Play, and enjoy Pujya Gurudev’s messages from Upanisads everyday!

CMH Bookstore link to purchase CM books

We thank all the members who have purchased and collected their books. Members who could not collect the books, are requested to send an email to to arrange your pickup.
New registered members, who could not purchase the books, can use the following link to purchase the books with a shipping option. 

New Member Registration for Bala Vihar  2021-22 

As per popular demand, we are happy to announce that we are extending our Bala Vihar registration till Dec. 31, 2021. We encourage you all to use this opportunity and register.
  • Bala Vihar New Registration will be conducted online at
  • Detailed information will be provided at the time of registration.
  • Registration will be open for all grades for both sessions.
Some of our BV classes have reached capacity. Registrations close for the grades that reach maximum capacity. For further details please click here

Making a difference by shopping at

Chinmaya Mission has received nearly $7,500 from Amazon, as a .5% contribution of CMH member purchases from Amazon, using the link below. We encourage you all to participate in this endeavour to bring additional revenue to CMH, just by being mindful in using the right link.
When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase price to CMH.
Please click here for this link
AmazonSmile is also available in the Amazon Shopping app on iPhone and Android phones. See how to activate here.

Online Yoga classes for CMH Members

The schedule is as under:
Monday6:00 AM – 7:00 AMSneha ThakarFor CMH members only
Tuesday6:00 AM – 7:00 AMPadmaja ReddyFor CMH members only
Wednesday6:00 AM – 7:00 AMSneha ThakarFor CMH members only
Thursday6:00 AM – 7:00 AMSneha ThakarFor CMH members only
Friday6:30 AM – 7:30 AMDaksha ShahFor CMH members only
Saturday6:30 AM – 7:30 AMPadmaja ReddyFor CMH members only
Sunday  Class Cancelled
Please follow the instructions below for the yoga session:
  1. Click on the following link:
  2. If prompted for meeting id, please enter 480-593-874
  3. If prompted for password, please enter 013167
Note:  The link is for your family. Please do not forward it.
Yoga provides great benefits, but only you know your own body and limits. Like any exercise, please consult your health care professional with any questions or concerns before starting any exercise program.

Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya

Sivalaya is open to public with Covid-19 related health safety restrictions. Regular scheduled Sevas will continue to be performed in the temple and also will be made available through zoom webinar. Please check your email for the webinar details or call Sivalaya.
Temple Timings
Monday to Friday
Morning: 9:00 AM – Noon
Evening: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday
Morning: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Evening: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sevas available through Zoom:
Every Monday Rudrabhisekam – 6:00 PM
Every Pradosa day Rudrabhisekam – 6:00 PM
Every Caturthi day Ganesa Puja – 6:00 PM
Every Purnima day Sri Satyanarayana Puja – 5:30 PM
You can sponsor any scheduled Puja by calling the priest or online ( at least 30 mins before the start of the Puja.
Please call Sivalaya to schedule any special Sevas conducted for you in the temple or your home.  You can also request for any Seva through zoom.
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.