1. Please bring all Bala Vihar children to Smrti Hall this Sunday

Children in Grades PreK – 6 will be sitting according to their grades in the front lines in Smrti Hall. Teachers for these grades will be in Smrti Hall with them.

Children in Grades 7 – 11 will sit with their parents as usual in Smrti Hall.

Children in Grade 12 will stay in Smriti Hall instead of going to their own class at 8:35 AM.

2. Embracing Tolerance Essay Contest by Rice University for High school students

The Boniuk Institute for the study and advancement of religious tolerance at Rice University is holding an essay contest for high school students.

Topic: What are the key characteristics of a religiously tolerant culture? Identify and describe a few. Then explain how you would actively nourish them – concretely, explicitly, and specifically – to ensure that religious tolerance flourishes in any particular social context (like a school, religious congregation, wider community, or even country) of your choice.

Deadline: Thursday Jan. 29, 2015 4:00 PM

For more detail visit the website at: http://eepurl.com/_nzvb

3. Mahasivaratri Celebrations –  Feb 15 & 17, 2015

Mark your calendars and plan to participate in all events planned for Mahasivaratri celebrations. The event details are as follows:

Sun. Feb. 15, 2015

Maha Mrtyunjaya Homa for good health and wellbeing will be performed in the Smrti Hall at 8:35 AM and 11:20 AM

Homa sponsorship: $21/-

Tue. Feb. 17, 2015

9:00 AM to 9:45 PM – Ksirabhiseka to Utsav Murti of Lord Siva

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM – Mayanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhiseka

7:30 PM to 10:00 PM – Laghunyasa purvaka Ekadasa Rudrabhiseka

10:00 PM to 10:30 PM – Arati & Prasada

10:30 PM to 11:45 PM – Meditation followed by midnight Arati

Rudrabhiska puja sponsorship with Ksirabhiseka Seva $21 per family

All celebrations are open to public.

Please plan to participate with your family and also inform your non-CMH friends and family so they can take

advantage of this once a year special puja.

For complete program details on both days please click here < insert link to the Sivaratri Flyer>.

For more infomation about the program and sponsorship please call Jay Deshmukh 832 541 0059.

Mahasivaratri 2015

4. Chinmaya Sadguru Arati – Prarthana Piyusa Page 140

Please bring your Prarthana Piyusa every Sunday for the chanting of this Arati on Page 140.

5. Jnana Yajna with Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda – July 6-13, 2015

Please mark your calendars for a week long Jnana Yajna of evening pravacanas with Pujya Guruji on Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 18.

More details will be available soon.

6. CHYK Camp and Junior CHYK Camp – June 22-26, 2015

CHYK Camp with Acarya Sri Gaurangbhai and Acarya Vivekji

Place: Chinmaya Prabha

Junior CHYK Camp with Acarya Vivekji

Place: Chinmaya Prabha

Please mark your calendars for these two very special camps. More details will be provided in the next few weeks.

7. Study Groups Timings and Locations

Details of the various Study Groups held during the week are outlined below. For joining any of these Study Groups you may sign up at the Welcome Desk or Call the listed Contact:

Devi Group with Acarya Smt. Darshana Auntie

Every Tuesday 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

At Chinmaya Prabha in a Bala Vihar classroom in Sarasvati Nilayam

Call Uma Aggarwal @ 832 563 1940

Study Group on Viveka Chudamani with Sri Anand Gupta

Every Wednesday 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

At Chinmaya Prabha in the Tapovan room under Sivalaya

Call Anand Gupta @ 281 265 1784

Study Group on Srimad Bhagavatam with Acarya Sri Gaurang Uncle

– Knowledge of Hindi helps

Every Wednesday 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

At Rajni Jain’s home

Call Rajni Jain @ 281 242 0242 (H) or 713 494 1080 (Cell)

& Every Thursday  7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

At Chinmaya Prabha in the Tapovan room under Sivalaya

Call Jay Mistry @ 281 980 3541

Study Group on Bhagavad Gita with Kailash Dangayach

Every Saturday 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

At Chinmaya Prabha in the Tapovan room under Sivalaya

Call Kailash Dangayach @ 281 497 7310

8. 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, and Apple.

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.

9. Satsanga Timings – Sunday Jan. 18, 2015

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

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM Language & Bhajana classes for children in Session I & Adult Chanting Class

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

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 – 12:00 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 12:00 Noon & 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