Chinmaya Mission Houston - Announcements for Oct 9, 2022

Bala Vihar Open House & Satsanga timings –      Sun. Oct. 9, 2022

We will have a Bala Vihar open house this Sunday for Pre-KG to Gr-12 during the last half an hour of the Satsanga.  
All parents will go to their children’s classrooms for the Bala Vihar Open House, in addition to the regular Satsanga. 
Open House is a perfect opportunity for all parents to:
  • Meet with their children’s teachers
  • Get to know the current year curriculum for their grade
  • Get to know other children and their families 
  • Get involved with Bala Vihar activities as a room parent 
We encourage both parents to attend the open house. If you have more than one child in Bala Vihar, each parent can split and attend one class. If only one parent is planning to attend, please choose to attend the lower grade. We will not allow parents to hop classes during the open house as it causes disturbance. 
Please click here for the Balamandir map.
Please note that there will be no Language/Bhajana/Orchestra/Slokathon classes on Oct. 9. We will follow a special schedule as below:
Session I
8:35 AM – 10:15 AM
Bala Vihar grades PreK-12 – children will go to their own class at 8:35 AM, instead of going to Smrti Hall/Sarasvati Nilayam. They should not bring any books.
8:35 AM – 9:40 AM
Satsanga for Adults
9:40 AM – 10:15 AM
Bala Vihar open house/Adult satsanga (continued)
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Adult Chanting class only. NO extra classes this Sunday for children.
Session II
11:20 AM – 1:00 PM
Bala Vihar grades PreK-10 – children will go to their respective classes at 11:20 instead of going to Smrti Hall/Sarasvati Nilayam. They should not bring any books.
11:20 AM – 12:25 PM
Satsanga II for adults
12:25 PM – 1:00 PM
Bala Vihar open house/Adult satsanga (continued)

Announcements from Contribution Desk

  • 2022 year-to-date contribution statements have been emailed this week. Please review your contribution records and the pledge details on your statement. If you notice any discrepancies, or if you have not yet received your statement, please write to
  • As announced in class last Sunday, personalized Gurudaksina links have been emailed to all members for you to offer your Gurudaksina during this auspicious time leading up to our Dipavali puja. If you have not received your Gurudaksina email, please write to by October 8, 2022, or stop by the Contribution Desk on Sunday.

Chinmaya Mission Bala Vihar 2022-2023

Chinmaya Mission Bala Vihar is now accepting registrations for 2022-2023 calendar year for grades Pre-K through 12 (Pre-K child should have completed 4 years on or before Sep 11, 2022). Children will attend Bala Vihar in the same grade as their regular school grade.
  • Virtual registration is available at until Sep 5th.
  • In-person registration will be available from Oct 2nd onwards.
  • Detailed information will be provided at the time of registration.
  • With exceptions as noted, registration will be open for all grades for both sessions.  Exceptions: 11th and 12th grades are offered in Session 1 only (8:35 – 10:15 AM); Grades 8 and 9 in Session 1 (8:35 – 10:15 AM) are closed for new registration.
Many of our Bala Vihar classes are nearing capacity, if we reach maximum capacity during the registration period, we may stop new registrations altogether for those grades.
For further details, please send an email to

Annual Dipavali Puja & Gurudaksina        Sunday Oct. 23 2022

All members are invited to our Annual Dipavali Puja and Gurudaksina which
includes Ganesa Puja, Sri Laksmi Puja and Sri Visnusahasranama Puja. 
As per CMH tradition the Puja will be held in two sessions, in the Smriti Hall, on
Sunday Oct. 23 as below:
Session I 08:30 AM
Session II 11:00 AM
For details, please click here
Please note that Gurudaksina related email will be sent soon.

Vedanta Daily App

Vedanta Daily was released on August 3. Please download the app on App Store or Google Play, and enjoy Pujya Gurudeva’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.

Making a difference by shopping at

Chinmaya Mission receives a .5% contribution of CMH member purchases from Amazon, if you use this link
For your convenience this link has also been placed on our CMH website
AmazonSmile is also available in the Amazon Shopping app on iPhone and Android phones. See how to activate here.
We encourage you all to participate in this endeavour to bring additional revenue to CMH, just by being mindful in using the right link.

CM Worldwide

Links to the sacred ceremony of the 9th Mastakabhishek of Shri Veer Hanuman that will be celebrated on Oct. 10 2022, at Sidhbari, India.
Chinmaya Archives welcomes you to this inspiring experience at:
Link to the video launch: