1.   Satsanga Timings                                                Sun. Mar. 19, 2017

8:35 AM – 10:15 AM Satsanga I for adults & Bala Vihar grades PreK-12
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Bhajana and Language 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.   Study Group every Saturday on Srimad Bhagavad Gita

When: Every Sat. 9:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Where: In the Tapovan Maharaj Room (below temple)
Text: Starting soon Chapter 6 – Dhyana Yoga (The Yoga of Meditation)
Please contact Kailash Dangayach (832-314-7317) if interested in joining.

3. 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 Balavihara children are being held every Sunday at Chinmaya Prabha from February 5th to April 30th.

4.   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

5.  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 Jyana 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.

6. Announcing CORD USA Summer Service Visits 2017 – applications open

Date: July 2

nd – 15

th 2017

Service visit 1:CORD-Sidhbari, Himachal Pradesh

Registration fee – $675.00 per person

Service Visit 2:CORD-Siruvani, Tamil Nadu

All of our service project visits have been very successful, considering the dramatic impact that it has had on the participants. This is also a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours for college applications.  These hours also qualify for Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) hours as of today.
When you are choosing the service visit center, you may choose one or both of the sites, but make sure about your availability before applying.
Once submitted, you will receive an email acknowledgement. Further information will be sent by email.

This is a wonderful practical exercise to compliment all the years of Bala Vihar learning. Our service visits are student participatory visits, which means students are expected to actively participate the teleconferences as well as respond to emails.  Please download read FAQ here

before applying so that you understand and agree with the expectations.

Click here for online Link to application.

Service Visit 2: CORD Siruvani, Tamil Nadu  both the Chaperone and Student applications are  still open.

The online application will stay open for another week till
March 20th. 2017. After which the application will close even if the positions remain unfilled.

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