1. Satsanga Timings – Sun. Feb. 07, 2016
|| 8:35 AM – 10:15 AM
||Satsanga I for adults & Bala Vihar grades PreK-12|
|10:30 AM – 11:15 AM||Language & Orchestra/Slokathon classes for children in Session I|
|11:20 AM – 1:00 PM||Satsanga II for adults, CHYKs, Bala Vihar grades PreK-11|
|1:30 PM – 2:15 PM||Language classes for children in Session II|
Please note Bhajana classes alternate with the Slokathon/Orchestra classes every other Sunday.
Change of classrooms for language classes
Please note that for next 3 months classroom assignment for the following language classes will be as follows:
Session I 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Hindi 3, Hindi 4 & 5 In N105, KG classroom
Telugu 1, & Telugu 2 In S203, 10th grade classroom
2. CMH Library Open House after both Sessions – Sun. Feb. 07, 2016
There will be an open house in the library on Sunday, February 07 after both the sessions.
The library contains a fascinating collection of books, CDs and DVDs on religion, art and culture. We have a set of Amar Chitra Katha, stories of Indian mythology and history in comic form for small children. There is a very good collection of books for teenagers and adults as well. Please make use of the library. It is located on the second floor. Please visit and check-out the materials of your choice. Volunteers will be there to help.
3. Lock-In for Bala Vihar Grades 5 to 8 – Fri. Feb. 12, 2016
The Student Council is holding its annual Lock-In for Bala Vihar children in grades 5 through 8.
This is a social evening filled with games and entertainment for our children, and is a much awaited event.
From: Fri. Feb. 12 7:00 PM
To: Sat. Feb. 13 8:00 AM
Tickets: $10 for children & $5 for volunteers
Registration: There are 30 more open spots. Please sign-up at the desk in the Dining Area on Feb. 7 (In Between the sessions and at lunch)
A lock-in with so many children needs a lot of supervision. We are therefore requesting interested adults to sign up at the ticket desk.
Spots are limited to the first 120 children and 30 volunteers. Tickets will be available in the Dining Area. If you have any questions please contact the CMH Student Council at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Gita Chanting Competition for CMH – Satrurday, May 07, 2016
This year’s Gita Chanting Competition will be held on May 07, 2016 on the occassion of Pujya Gurudeva’s birthday.
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13 has been selected for this year.
The competition will be held in 4 groups as follows:
|Verses to learn
|1||KG-2||1 to 12||None
(Word list for meaning)
|2||3-5||1 to 23||6-10 & 20-23
|3||6-8||1 to 35||6-10 & 20-23
(Meaning and short explanation)
|6-10 & 20-23
(Meaning and Detaled explanation)
Gita Chanting Classes
Classes for Balavihara children will be held every Sunday at Chinmaya Prabha from February 7th to April 24th as below:
|Class Times for Session 1: 7:45 AM – 8:30 AM|
|| Room Number
|1|| PreK, KG-2
|3 & 4||6-12||2nd
||Class Times for Session 2: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM|
|| Room Number
|1|| PreK, KG-2
|3 & 4||6-12||Tapovan Room
Please bring printed copy of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15. The files can be accessed from GCC page on our website.
Please note that registration will be considered complete only after both above steps have been completed
5. 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.
6. 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
7. CMH Accepted for Corporate Matching Gift Programs
Chinmaya Mission Houston has been accepted into the matching gift programs at Chevron, JP Morgan Chase, Shell, Microsoft, Citgo, Apple and Phillips 66 (recent addition).
These employers match employee contributions made to a company approved non-profit organization. If you are an employee of one of these companies, please avail of this facility by contacting the appropriate department within your organization. Some employers like Chevron even match employee volunteer hours by making a financial contribution that they compute based on the number of volunteer hours an employee has put in.
8. 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, CMH 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.
9. Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya
|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.
|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|