Chinmaya Mission Houston - Announcements for September 17, 2023

Bala Vihar & Adult Satsangas                   Sun. Sep. 17, 2023

Satsanga Timings:

8:35 AM – 10:15 AM        Satsanga I for adults & Bala Vihar grades Pre-KG to 12

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM      Language classes, Bhajana/Orchestra/Slokathon and Adult Chanting

11:20 AM – 1:00 PM         Satsanga II for adults & Bala Vihar grades Pre-KG to 10

We have a lot of new members and thus the need to reiterate the importance of adhering to CMH housekeeping rules by which we govern ourselves.

Punctuality is an integral part of CMH culture, and we are grateful for your understanding and appreciation of the same. Please give yourself enough time to park and be seated in Smrti Hall/ Sarasvati Nilayam by 8:35 AM (1st Session attendees) and by 11:20 AM (2nd Session attendees). We may have to close the doors before the start of Arati.

Additional Housekeeping Instructions

●      All members must remain seated until the end of their respective Sessions and should not get up and walk out while the Satsanga or Announcements are going on.

●      Turn your cell phones off (or keep it on silent mode) during the Bhajans and Satsanga in Smrti Hall.

●      Chewing gum is not allowed in the premises.

●      Shorts are not allowed for boys, girls, men or women. Boys and girls should wear Indian clothes or pants and CMH T-shirts.

●      It is mandatory for at least one parent to be in attendance when children are attending Bala Vihar.

●      Parents of Pre-K children are requested to sit in the “reserved” area in the back, next to the Sound Booth.

●      After the Bala Vihar classes, children in Grades Pre K to 3 must be picked up immediately from their respective classrooms by parents.  

Extra-curricular classes start this Sunday.

We will be starting our Languages, Slokathon, Bhajana, Orchestra and adult chanting classes, this Sunday.

Please note that children who have enrolled in these classes during the re-enrollment process will be the only ones allowed to attend. No new children will be enrolled for any extra-curricular classes.

Parents should go to their children’s language class for the first class this Sunday as all the details will be provided to children and parents.

To view the Balamandira map please click here 

Please mark your calendars for Bala Vihar Open House on Sunday, October 1, 2023.

Ganesa Caturti             Mon. September 18, 2023

Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya welcomes you with family and friends, to participate in the Ganesa Caturti Puja, and receive the blessings of Lord Ganesa on the auspicious occasion of Ganesa Caturti on Monday, September 18, 2023.

Please note that the weekly Monday Rudrabhiseka Puja is moved to 5:00 PM in view of the Caturti Puja.

 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Weekly Rudrabhiseka

 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Vinayaka Vrata Puja

Puja Sponsorship: $21 Sponsor Online: Sign Up

For more information, please click here

New Study Group Every Wednesday Starting October 4, 2023

Text*: Atmabodh by Sri Adi Sankaracarya, Commentary by Swami Chinmayananda

Subject**:  The Knowledge of Self, (Essence of Vedanta Philosophy)

Timings: Wednesdays, 7:20 pm – 8:50 pm, via ZOOM, Starting October 4, 2023

SG Leader:  Anand Gupta

Sign-up:  At Welcome Desk

*   Available from the Book Store.

** An introductory text for people new to vedantic philosophy.

CMH Navaratri Garba          Sat. Oct. 07, 2023

CMH Navaratri Garba celebration each year, is one of the most cherished and loved festivals, enjoyed by adults and children alike. This popular festival is filled with music, dance, devotion, food, and is a lot of fun. You do not want to miss this one!

The celebration will be held at the Gujarati Samaj of Houston on Saturday, October 7, 2023. 

For further details and to purchase your tickets please click here

CMH Student Council Seeking New Members

We invite CMH Bala Vihar High School students to apply for the Student Council. The Student Council supports Bala Vihar activities, the CMH Seva team for Sivaratri, gardening, and Sivalaya activities, as needed. Also organizes youth events such as annual food drive and the annual lock-in. We will be selecting around 12 new members. Following is the selection process:

●     CMH Bala Vihar High School Students are required to write an essay “Why I like Chinmaya Mission Houston? Activities I am involved in, at CMH”. Please specify the number of years you have been attending the Mission. Sharing your seva and team-building ideas are encouraged.

●     Please submit your essay by copying and pasting it in the form provided using the following link:

●     Should you have any questions, please reach out to us by email at CMHSTUDENTCOUNCIL@GMAIL.COM

●     Deadline for submitting the essay is September 25, 2023.

●     Students will be informed of selections by September 29, 2023.

●     The first meeting is to be held on October 1, 2023.