1.  Mauna Sadhana  – Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mark your calendar and plan to attend Mauna Sadhana on Saturday July 31, 2010 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon.
We need help from 3-4 members to help with coordination and preparation of tea/snacks for this day. If you can help, please sign up at the welcome desk.

2.  Gurudeva’s Mahasamadhi  – Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010

On occasion of Pujya Gurudeva’s Mahasamadhi, we will have Pratima Puja on Tuesday August 3 at 7:30 PM. Please mark your calendars and plan to be there for this special Puja.

More details will be available on our website during next week.

3.   Chinmaya Seva – Donating blood for WBC

We have sent you details of the patient who needs blood donation for WBC. Please inquire at the hospital about the complete process and your eligibility as a blood donor, before going out to the hospital, to avoid inconvenience for you.

4.  CMH Photodirectory 2010

Chinmaya Mission Houston is planning to produce a photo directory of CMH members with the help of Lifetouch, Inc.

Do you ever see people and wonder what their names are?
Have you ever heard an announcement regarding a member and wished you could put a face with the name?
Are you new member and wish you had something to help you put names with faces?
CMH photo directory, will help. 
Sign up Procedure:
Next Sunday, July 11th we will begin the sign up process. Visit our website www.chinmayahouston.org to schedule your own appointment or sign up at table in the dining area. Early sign-ups will get the first choice of time! We look forward to seeing you.

Photo sessions dates
Thursdays to Sundays starting from August 5 upto August 29.
Photo sessions times:
Thursday & Friday – 4pm to 9pm
Saturday & Sunday – 10am to 9pm

There is no cost to have you and your family photographs taken, and you will receive a complimentary 8×10 portrait and directory for participating. You will be able to view your images electronically immediately after photography. At that time, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits to share with family and friends.
Help needed:
To make our directory a success we need volunteers. If you are interested in helping during our sign ups, calling members or serving as host during the actual photography sessions, contact Jay Deshmukh at 832 541 0059 or email deshmukhj@gmail.com

5.  Read-A-Thon-2010

The Chinmaya Mission Bala Vihar Read-A-Thon 2010 campaign provides our children an opportunity to raise funds for building additional Bala Vihar class rooms.

Please download the reading log and sponsorship form by visiting https://chinmayahouston.org/upcoming-events. Our library has a large selection of books that children may avail of. Please do visit the library on Sunday

6.  Sunday satsanga schedule

During months of June, July and August, we will have Summer Schedule, i.e. only one session of classes. The timing for Sunday satsangas will be:

     10:50 AM – 12:30 PM      Adult Satsanga, CHYKs class and
                                               Bala Vihar classes for grades PreK through 11
Bhajana, Slokathon, Orchestra and Language classes will not be conducted during summer session.

Lunch program will continue as usual, after the satsanga at 12:30 PM.

7.  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 led 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.

Puja time: 6:30 – 8:00 AM (please be seated inside Sivalaya by 6:15 AM)
Contribution: $31/Individual + Daksina to the priest
.  For detailed information visit www.saumyakasi.org.

8.  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