1. Satsanga Timings – Sun. Feb. 14, 2016
||8:35 AM – 10:15 AM||Satsanga I for adults & Bala Vihar grades PreK-12|
|10:30 AM – 11:15 AM||Language & Bhajana 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||N105, KG classroom|
|Telugu 1, & Telugu 2
||S203, 10th grade classroom|
2. Mahasivaratri Celebrations – Mar 07 & 13, 2016
Mahasivaratri is one of the most auspicious festivals celebrated at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya. Festivities are planned for Monday, Mar 07 and Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 as below. All celebrations are open to public. Please plan to participate with your family and friends on this auspicious occasion and receive Lord Siva’s blessings.
For complete program details on both days please see the flier or call Jay Deshmukh @ 832 541 0059.
Monday March 07, 2016
Special Puja Sponsorships:
Sunday March 13, 2016
Maha Mrtyunjaya Homa for good health and well-being will be performed in the Smrti Hall at 8:35 AM and 11:20 AM. This event is open to public
Homa sponsorship: $21 per family
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
4. Youth Empowerment Program 2016 – Live Webinar on Feb. 18 at 8:00 PM CST
The Youth Empowerment Program is a unique value-based leadership program for dynamic youth. YEP was designed and
conducted in 2003, especially for college students and young adults, to learn the principles of Vedanta, serve the community, and grow as dynamic, positive contributors to society. Graduates of YEP are known as Yuvaveers. Since 2003, more than 350 Yuvaveers have graduated from the program. The program will be held for the first time in Texas this summer at Chinmaya Mangalam. CHYK West is currently accepting applications for the 3rd batch of the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP). There will be an informational live webinar for all those interested on February 18th at 8:00 pm CST. Webinar registration and full program details can be found at chykwest.com/yep.
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|