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Weekly Announcements

Oct 14th/15th 

CMDFW Cultural Classes:

For S3 only:

Geeta Chanting classes will commence from today (Sunday) after this session, in room Ujjayini.

Adults and children are welcome to take this class.

For F1-F2 only:

If you wish to enroll your child in the dance class offered between F1 and F2. Please meet the teachers if you are interested in this class. There will be no music class today since the teacher is unable to offer the class today.


Diwali celebrations, Thu., Oct. 19th:

We invite you all to the Diwali-2017 samashti pooja followed by mahaprasad, at Chitrakoot, on Thu., Oct. 19th.  Pooja @ 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Pooja Yajaman ($251/yajaman, max. 5) and mahaprasad sponsorships ($51 and up) are available. Please contact Satheesh Chandran ( or Rakesh Neunaha ( or Ramesh Hegde (


High School, Middle School and Elementary School Children Lock-Ins: 

Both swamijis (Sw. Sarveshanandaji and Br. Yatindraji) will be spending time with the Balavihar kids in each of these Lock-in events, engaged in fun filled activities!!  Dinner to be provided for all three lock-ins.  This is a self-funded event and costs cover expenses.  Lock-in is free for children of Parivar-member families.

High School Lockin – Fri., 10/20/2017 

Event organized and run by the CHYKs.

Venue – Chinmaya Saaket

Time – 6:30 P.M on 20th Oct. to 21st October morning 6:00 A.M.  All-night stay at Saaket with peers and acharyas.

Cost – $15.00

Middle School Lockin – Fri., 10/27/2017

Venue – GroupDynamix – brand new facility in Carrollton

1100 Venture Ct, Suite # 120, Carrollton TX 75006

Time 7:00 P.M. to 10:30 P.M.

Drop off and pick up at location

Cost – $30.00 per child

Elementary School Lockin – Sat., 10/28/2017

Venue – Chinmaya Chitrakoot

Time – 6:00 P.M to 9:00 P.M

On site events being planned

Cost – $15.00 per child

Please register online in our registration portal at We need parent volunteers for Middle and Elementary school lock-ins. Please send an email to Biggest need will be around the elementary lock-in as we usually get close to 100 kids!  Please be advised that due to the nature of the event, for Middle School lock-in we will need for the volunteers to pay for the event themselves if they are going to participate.


Thanksgiving Spiritual Retreat @ Chinmaya Mangalam:

During the Thanksgiving holidays, Swamiji will be conducting this adult-only camp at Chinmaya Mangalam. Registration, cost and other logistics are being finalized. Here’s what we know:

Topic – Chatussutri Bhaagawatam

Dates – Thu., Nov. 23rd evening – Sun., Nov. 26th noon

Camp limit – 20 men & 20 women


Annual Fundraiser Banquet at Chitrakoot:

Saturday, Dec. 9th. CMDFW Annual Banquet features keynote address by our Swamiji (Sw. Sarveshanandaji), Geeta Chanting by Children, a small auction, music/cultural program by CMDFW Swaranjali Group and of course, great food! This is an event you don’t want to miss, as it’s an opportunity for the entire CMDFW families to come together and enjoy an evening, in the company of one another.

Banquet invocation song:  Children who wish to participate in the banquet invocation may contact Sudha Ramakrishnan at Sign-up sheets are also available at the front desk of all CMDFW centers. Registration for the banquet is a must for participating in the invocation. Deadline to sign up is Sun., Oct. 29th. Practice sessions will begin on the same day, Oct. 29th.

Geeta Chanting: Children who participated in Geeta Chanting Competition last year (2016-17 BV year) can participate at the Banquet Geeta Chanting. If interested, please contact Kalpana Raman at One of the parents must be registered for the banquet for the children to take part in Geeta Chanting.

We’re looking for volunteers in the following areas. Please contact these leads:

General decorations: Madhavi Menta –

Volunteering/Seva: Rashmi Bhatia –

Set up and dismantling: Ravi Vellanki –

Food: Poonam Mehta –

Childcare – Jyothi Gaddam –