1. Graduation Ceremony – Sat. May 28, 2016

On Sat. May 28, we will have a special program in honour of our graduating class.

Program will be as follows:

  8:40 AM –   8:50 AM       
Short Puja for Graduates in Sivalaya

  8:50 AM –   9:00 AM Procession from Sivalaya to Smrti Hall

  9:00 AM –   9:15 AM Paduka Puja

  9:15 AM – 10:05 AM Convocation address by Acarya Gaurangbhai
Based on Taittereya Upanisad

10:05 AM – 10:45 AM Graduation ceremony

All adults and Bala Vihar children in grades 9 – 12 are encouraged to be part of this special program.

Plan to be seated in Smrti Hall by 8:50 AM.

Please note there will be no Bala Vihar classes or any special program for children in grades Pre KG – 8.

2. No Satsanga on Sun. May 29, 2016

Due to the Memorial day weekend, we will have no satsanga this Sunday.

3. Chinmaya Jyoti travels on from CMH Mon. May 30, 2016

On Monday, May 30 the Chinmaya Jyoti will travel from CMH to Chinmaya Mission Beaumont. We will have a special Puja before Jyoti leaves for Beaumont.

Plan to be part of this important event of Pujya Gurudeva’s Birth Centenary celebration.

Program details are as under:

1:50 PM – 2:00 PM Bhajana/Dhuna

2:00 PM M/C
Paduka Puja
Samasti Puja by Sri Ganeshaji

2:30 PM Darsana

3:00 PM Chinmaya Jyoti departs for Beaumont

We encourage all members to attend this special ceremony. Attending members are requested to be seated by 1:50 PM.

4. Bala Vihar Re-Enrollment for 2016-2017 – Deadline May 31, 2016

Please note that this is the last week for submitting Bala Vihar reenrollment forms for the year 2016-2017.

Bala Vihar re-enrollment links and instructions have been emailed to eligible families. Please review the email and respond by the deadline. Questions pertaining to re-enrollment should be directed to CMHRegistrations@chinmayahouston.org.

5. Jnana Yagna with Pujya Swamini Ganganandaji – Jul. 17 thru Jul. 23, 2016

Please mark your calendar for a week long Jnana Yagna with Senior Swamini Ganganandaji. Details are as under: Date: July 17 thru July 23, 2016 Everyday morning: 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM Amrtabindu Upanisad Everyday evening: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Gita Chapter 9

6. Opportunity to Offer Bhiksa to Pujya Swamini Ganganandaji during Jnana Yajna Jul. 17 thru Jul. 23, 2016

During the Jnana Yajna from July 17 – July 23, members will have an opportunity to offer bhiksa to Swaminiji at their home. There will be breakfast, lunch & dinner bhiksas. Interested members are requested to sign up at the welcome desk. The Bhiksa coordinator will contact you with further details.

7. Smrti and Bala Mandira doors to be locked at the start of each session

As announced before, we have started to lock the Smrti and Balamandira doors after the classes start in each session. A big ‘Thank you’ to all members for understanding and complying with this policy, and we encourage all to keep up the practice.

8. Online sign-up for Gurudeva’s Paduka Puja

As you all know on the special occasion of Pujya Gurudeva’s birth centenary (2015-2016), to express our endless gratitude to the great Master, the families of Chinmaya Mission Houston are performing the Guru Paduka Puja every Sunday before the Adult Satsanga in both sessions.

It is a memorable opportunity for all members to offer their devoted regards for Pujya Gurudeva and for his spiritual mission. Please sign up to perform the Paduka Puja in this auspicious centenary year.

To reserve a spot please register online.

We will also have a signup sheet for Paduka Puja at the Welcome Desk, in addition to the online signup option.

If you have any questions regarding Paduka Puja please send an email to CMHPadukaPuja@chinmayahouston.org

9. Remember to use AMAZONSMILE – CMH receives .5% of member purchases, as donation

As announced, please note, that CMH has now been registered with the AmazonSmile program. This means that every time a CMH member buys through AmazonSmileCMH receives .5% of our member purchases as donation from Amazon. For your convenience this link has now been provided on our CMH website.

We encourage all members to save the above link in their “Favorites” and use this link for future purchases. This change does not cost members anything extra, but will most certainly help with CMH finances.


10. Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya

Temple timing:

Monday to Friday
9:00 AM – Noon
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday            
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Annual Sponsorship of Pujas at Saumyakasi Sivalaya

To seek the Lord’s grace through out 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.

Puja Schedule:

Everyday  Arati 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