1. Contribution Statements have been Mailed

2019 YTD contribution statements have been emailed this week. Please contact CMHContributions@chinmayahouston.org if there are any discrepancies or if you have not received your statement.

If you wish to contribute online, please visit the following links:

2.     Sri Rama Navami at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya – Sat. Apr 13, 2019

Sri Rama Navami will be celebrated at Saumyakasi Sivalaya on Sat. Apr. 13, 2019. Plan to participate in the special pujas on this occasion, with friends and family and receive Lord Rama’s grace and blessings. The Details are as under:

12:00 Noon:                     Special Arati for Sri Rama Navami

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM:        Sri Rama Raksa Stotra Parayana and Puja followed by Arati/Prasada

Sponsorship: Sri Rama Raksa Stotra Puja – $21 per family

Sri Rama Astottara Arcana – $11 per family.  Sri Rama Astottara Arcana will be performed on request any time during the temple hours.

Temple Timings: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
For further details please click here

3.  Swamini Supriyanandaji’s visit to CMH     Mon-Wed Apr. 22-24, 2019

Swamini Supriyanandaji, head of Hong Kong center and author of children’s story books, will be visiting Houston. Please mark your calendars to benefit from this wonderful opportunity.

The program will be as follows:

Apr. 22 – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM       Pravacana by Swamini Supriyananda

Apr. 23 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM       Seminar/Workshop for Shishu Vihar Program

April 24 – 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM   Workshop contd.

For futher details please click here

This seminar is focused on curriculum for children of ages 2-4. All interested teachers, parents, and grandparents of little children will immensely benefit from this seminar.

Pravacana and Seminar are open for public. If you know anyone interested in Chinmaya Mission activity for this age group, you can encourage them to participate.

More details about the program will be available in coming weeks.

4.  Gita Chanting Competition (GCC) for Bala Vihar children on May 4, 2018

On the occasion of Pujya Gurudeva’s birthday, we conduct Gita Chanting Competition for our Bala Vihar children every year.

This year the competition is on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 17 and will be held on Saturday, May 04.

All related details for GCC are now available on our website. On line registration starts on Sunday Feb. 10.


GCC Classes

To prepare for the Competition, Gita Chanting Classes are being offered for Balavihara children every Sunday at Chinmaya Prabha from February 10th to April 28th. Please bring a printed copy of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 17 to the class.

Class schedule is given below. Children are required to attend classes for their respective session.

Group 1 & Pre KG, – 2

Group 2

Grades 3 -5

Group 3 & 4

Grades 6 – 12

Morning Session

(7:45 AM to 8:30 AM)

N 105

(KG classroom)

N 104

(Grade 2B Classroom)

N 103

(Grade 2A Classroom)

Afternoon Session

(10:30 AM to 11:15 AM)

S 112

(Grade 4 Classroom)

Grade 3

Grades 4 and 5

S 107

(Grade 3 classroom)


(Grade 8 Classroom)


(Grade 6 Classroom)

For a map to the class room please click here

5. Jnana Yajna at CMH by Swami Ramakrishnananda –      Aug. 18 – 23, 2019

We are happy to announce that this year, Swami Ramakrishnananda ji will be conducting the Jnana Yajna at Chinmaya Mission Houston. Swamiji has a unique and jovial style of communicating with his audience, which makes his discourses very entertaining and enlightening, be it Vedanta, Gita, Bhagavatam, Ramayana or even a course in Easy Sanskrit.

The schedule for the pravacanas will be as below:

(episodes from Bhagavatam and Mahabharatam)

(Theory of Superimposition)

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this special Jnana Yajna in the Summer of 2019.

6.  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.

7.  Satsanga Timings        Sun. Apr. 07, 2019

7:45 AM – 8:30 AM Adult Chanting & GCC Class

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

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Language, GCC & Orchestra

11:20 AM – 1:00 PM Satsanga II for adults & Bala Vihar grades Pre-KG-10

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Hindi Language Classes for Session II Bala Vihar

No Slokathon classes from Feb 10 to Apr 28, 2019

To prepare children for the Gita Chanting Competition (GCC), we will have Gita classes instead of Slokathon, from Feb 10 to Apr. 28, 2019.  Slokathon children will attend GCC classes.

Please note Bhajana classes are held every other Sunday.

8.  Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya

Temple timing:

Monday to Friday
9:00 AM – Noon
5:30 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

9.  CMH Announcements – non CMH specific

      A. Pujya Swami Swaroopananda’s North America 2019 itinerary

For further details please click here
      B. Make it Happen™ Course at Krishnalaya, Piercy, California Sep. 9-15, 2019

Conducted by course author, Pujya Swami Swaroopanandaji

For further details please click here


     1. A textual study on Advaita Makaranda with Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda at Adi Sankara Nilayam    Aug. 06 – Aug. 12,2019

For further details please click here

      2. Vedanta for Yuva                 Oct.04 – 06, 2019

Swami Advayananda in Ernakulam, Kerala

For further details please click here

      3. Basic Purohit Course in Coimbatore – Sep. 2019 to Mar. 2020

For further details please click here