1. Satsanga Timings                                                 Sun. Apr. 23, 2017

8:35 AM – 10:15 AM Satsanga I for adults &Bala Vihar grades PreK-12
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Language and Bhajana classes for children in Session I
11:20 AM – 1:00 PM Satsanga II for adults & Bala Vihar grades PreK-11
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Language classes for children in Session II
Please plan to come on time so as to be seated in Smrti Hall/ Sarasvati Nilayam before the start of arati.
Please note that Smrti and Balamandira building entrances will be locked at 8:45 AM for first session and at 11:30 AM for second session.
Please note: Bhajana classes alternate with the Slokathon/Orchestra classes every other Sunday.

2. Bala Vihar Re-Enrollment for 2017-2018

Bala Vihar re-enrollment is underway for the 2017-2018 academic year. Eligible families should have received the online re-enrollment link by email. Please fill out the online form and submit it as soon as you can.
Make sure that the following information is correct:
Deadline to fill out Bala Vihar re-enrollment form is May 31, 2017.
Question pertaining to re-enrollment should directed to CMHRegistrations@chinmayahouston.org

3. Seminar for Senior Citizens April 30, 2017

Geoff Nelson (VP, Financial Wellness and Planning – Fidelity) will be delivering a presentation entitled, “Smart strategies for required distributions (MRD) and other tax efficient withdrawal strategies.” The topic would be of interest to individuals aged 65 and above who may be considering options for retirement funds and charitable giving. Please mark your calendar for this seminar.
When: April 30th, 2017 at 1:30 PM in Smriti Hall
Below is an abstract of the presentation:
Minimum Required Distributions (MRD)s are likely to play an important role in your finances in retirement. Building a thoughtful retirement income plan can help you use MRDs in the most effective way, and help you reach your important financial goals. At the very least, it’s important to spend some time understanding MRDs and your options with a tax professional, to ensure that you are meeting the IRS requirements – and to help avoid a costly tax mistake.

4. Gita Chanting Competition for Bala Vihar children               May 6, 2017

On the occasion of Pujya Gurudeva’s birthday, every year we conduct Gita Chanting Competition. This year’s Gita Chanting Competition will be held on May 06.  Bhagavad Gita Chapter 14 has been selected for this year’s competition.
For complete details for Gita chanting competition, please visit Chinmaya Houston website at https://chinmayahouston.org/gcc2017
Classes for Bala Vihar children are being held every Sunday at Chinmaya Prabha from February 5th to April 30th.

5.   Slokathon classes for February – April, 2017

Please note that Slokathon classes will not be held during the months of February, March and April. Slokathon children would attend Gita Chanting classes instead.
Classes will resume on first Sunday of May, 2017

6.  Summer Jnana Yajna by Swami Swaroopananda                       Aug 11-15, 2017

We are happy to announce that this summer Swami Swaroopananda ji will be conducting the Jnana Yajna at Chinmaya Mission Houston.
The text for this year’s Yajna will be IK Onkaar and Japji Sahib & Meditations from Upanishads
Please mark your calendars to avail this opportunity to enrich yourself in your own hometown.

7. 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 AmazonSmile, at this link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0287512, CMH receives .5% of our member purchases towards donations.
For your convenience this link has now been provided on our CMH website https://www.chinmayahouston.org/
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.

8. 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 throughout 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