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Weekly Announcements

June 2nd/3rd 

NOTE: This is the last BV session of the year. Congratulations to all the children (& their families) who graduated from BV and moving on to the next phase of their life. For returning students (& their families), note that the BV sessions for next year (2018 – 19) will resume on Aug. 18/19 weekend. Please visit our website,, for any updates! Happy Summer and we’ll see you back in August!! 

Offer of Guru DakshiNa:

As the BV year comes to a close, it’s customary to offer guru dakshiNa – an offer of respect and gratitude – to our teachers/mentors. So, please pick up an envelope, come as a family, offer your guru dakshiNa and receive prasad from Swamiji/Yatindraji/Ashaji.


Registration for next BV Year, 2018 – 19:  

Registration OPEN for all including general public (new registration). Please let your friends & family know. Those of you currently enrolled & not registered yet for the next BV year – especially in Frisco sessions – please go ahead and register ASAP. Else, you’ll risk losing your seat in the session of your choice!

Note that BV registration is a two-step process:

    • You will first renew and pay for your membership.
    • Enroll your child/children in a Balavihar session/class. Your registration is NOT complete until you complete this 2nd step.
  • If you encounter issues during the registration, please contact the CMDFW Member Support team at:

We are delighted to offer a class for Pre-Kindergarten children in the following session – C1, S1, S2, S3 and S4.  There are specific requirements:

  • A minimum enrollment of 5 kids in each class is required
  • Children who are toilet-trained and age 4 to 5+ will be accepted
  • Children should be able to stay independent of parents during the class and One parent needs to be onsite during the entire session

Please contact the Session Coordinator if you have specific questions.


Summer Camps for Children and Adults – dates and locations vary! 

  • Children’s Camp at Saaket starts Monday, 6/4:
    • This camp runs Mon. thru Fri., from 6/4 – 6/29
    • Eligibility: 3rd grade and above
    • Register via CMDFW Membership portal!
    • Questions or interested in volunteering? contact: Br. Yatindraj
  • Adults Vedanta camp during YEP (June 22 – 24). Adults-only camp, limited to 25 attendees. Fee: $300 per person. Register via CMDFW Membership portal! Questions? Contact: Sw. Sarveshanandaji
  • National Jr CHYK (NJCC) camp during YEP (July 4th weekend). Register at ChYK-West Website.


Beginner’s Sanskrit Classes in Summer 2018: 

  • Beginner’s Sanskrit Classes will be offered during the Summer of 2018 in Saaket, from June thru August 2018 at Chinmaya Saaket
    • Classes are open to all CMDFW Members above 16 years
    • Pre-requisite: Must know how To Read & Write Devanagari Script (Hindi/Marathi)
    • Time : Sunday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
    • Classes begin on : Sunday, June 17, 2018
    • Last day for Registration: Monday, June 11, 2018
    • Class size is limited. Early registration is encouraged
    • Required info for registration: Name, Email Id, & Telephone Number. Additional information will be forwarded after registration
    • If interested, register by sending a message to Dr. P.B. Ghate at:

Discourses on Vedic Suktas at Chinmaya Mission: 

A series of discourses on selected Vedic Suktas with their word meaning will be presented by Dr. P.B. Ghate, each Saturday at Chinmaya Saaket to understand the Universal Divinity embedded in Vedas.

Where:  Chinmaya Saaket, 17701 Davenport, Dallas, Texas 75252.

When:  Every Saturday from 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Duration: Saturday, June 16, 2018 – Saturday, August 18, 2018.

Topics include: 1) Rudra; 2) Purusha Sukta; 3) Shri Sukta & others.

Basic knowledge of Sanskrit is helpful but is not a requisite to attend. Please register by sending your Name and email id to by June 11. 2018. Talks are free and open to all members & their guests!


Free Classes on Writing & Reading Devanagari/Hindi Script at Saaket:  

Classes are open to all CMDFW members and BalaVihar children above 10 Years and are FREE!

When: June 17, 2018 thru August 2018; on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Where: Chinmaya Saaket, 17701 Davenport Road, Dallas Texas 75252

Instructors: Venkat Rallapalli and Vijay Deolapure.

Register by sending an email to: (Venkat Rallapalli). Include your full name (CMDFW Adult/BV Child’s name) and email address. Registration deadline: Saturday, June 16, 2018.