1. Satsanga Timings Sunday November 13, 2011


8:35 AM – 10:15 AM


Satsanga I for adults, Bala Vihar grades PreK-12

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Language, Slokathon/Orchestra classes for children in Session I
Chanting, Spanish classes for adults
Satsanga for CHYKs in the 10th Grade Class

11:20 AM –   1:00 PM

Satsanga II for adults, Bala Vihar grades PreK-11

1:30 PM –   2:15 PM

Language,  Language, Slokathon/Orchestra classes for children in Session II   

2. CMH Landscaping Open House Sunday November 13, 2011

The beautiful landscaping in our premises is the result of tireless effort of dedicated volunteers, who have lovingly nurtured the CMH gardens for all to enjoy.

To share this love of gardening our landscaping volunteers are pleased to announce a Landscaping Open House this Sunday. Volunteers have gone an extra mile and have created identification tags, providing the name, picture and a brief description of each plant. All members are invited to participate in this Open House.

There will be a 30 minute guided tour to introduce our members to the more than 100 types of plants that are blooming in our premises, and to answer any questions. Please assemble in the porch outside Balamandir main entrance in front of the Welcome Desk to join any one of the three tours this Sunday November 13, starting at

3. CHYKSgiving – A Thanksgiving Dinner for Youth –  7:00 PM Nov. 24, 2011

It is the start of another holiday season! In the autumn spirit, Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (CHYK) Houston invites you to the 2nd annual CHYKS-giving.

CHYKS and JCHYKS (high school students) are invited to a relaxing evening with Acharya Vivekji, with great food and company – the more the merrier!

There will be a nominal cost of $10, and advance purchase and registration is required. If you are from out of town and require hotel accommodations for Thanksgiving night please send your request to chykhouston@gmail.com.

Registration open at http://www.chykhouston.com/

We hope to see you, as we celebrate the grace and blessings, that flow through us, to the world around us!

For more details, please contact:

4. CHYK Camp in Houston – “The Game of Life” –  November 25 to 27, 2011

We will be having our annual CHYK Retreat this Thanksgiving weekend from November 25th to 27th, 2011. The theme of the camp is “The Game of Life” conducted by Acarya Vivekji from Chinmaya Mission Niagara Falls. There will be activities such as discussions, a creative writing workshop, “Vedanta in movies and music” workshop, and much more!

Young Professionals, college students, and Chinmaya Bala Vihar High School Seniors are invited to attend the retreat. The current cost of the retreat is the standard rate of $135. However, this price is only good until Sunday, November 13th, 2011 after which the cost will go up. Please note that camp memorabilia is limited to the first 70 registrants. So Hurry! Register today and lock in your rate!

Registration, Retreat Promo Video and more information can be found at www.chykhouston.com.

5. Chinmaya Mission West Bi-monthly Newletter

We are pleased to announce that the November 2011 issue of CMW News, Chinmaya Mission West’s bi-monthly newsletter, is now online. The newsletter is now in a NEW format of web pages, for easy viewing on computers and smart phones. Photos can be enlarged by clicking on the images. Enjoy!

6. Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya

Temple timing:

Monday to Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday           
8:30 AM – 2:00 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