Weekly Announcements

Walkathon T-shirt Orders: Portal is open for you to reserve Walkathon T-shirts.  

  • We will be closing this reservation portal at midnight on Feb 25th. 

  • Price per T-shirt is $10. 

  • After Feb 25th you can buy T-shirts during table sales and/or at Picnic venue but availability of sizes is not guaranteed if you don’t reserve them now. 

  • Order your T-shirts here – https://events.cmdfw.org/

  • Reach out to walkathon@cmdfw.org for any questions/issues. 

  • Walkathon is a project of 8th and 9th grade BV students and teachers. 100% of funds  collected go to support our Bhutanese/Nepalese families. So please support our students support their brothers and sisters! 

Mahashivaratri 2024: Friday, Mar. 8th. Evening samashti pooja at Chinmaya Chitrakoot. More details to come as we get closer to the event date. Limited Pooja Yajaman (five max; @301 per family each) and mahaprasad (@$75 per family) sponsorships are available. If interested, please contact Ramesh Hegde.


2024 All-Texas High School Retreat at Chinmaya Mangalam from Thur., Mar 28 to Sun., March 31. This retreat is open to 9th-12th graders from all across Texas. 

  • Seeking Volunteers for this event: We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help us on the cooking seva team. If you are interested in being a part of this exciting opportunity, click on this link [https://forms.gle/uMUfMpiGizqE1nxeA] to fill out the volunteer submission form. Feel free to reach out to Brahmacharini Divya 214-856-0701 if you have any questions or need more information.

[Reminder: Save the date] Residential ‘Solar Eclipse’ Family Spiritual Retreat (April 6 – 8): A national family spiritual retreat, at Chinmaya-Mangalam. Retreat topic: Aditya Hridayam. We’re planning to accommodate “stay-at-the-site” for 125 people, on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register as soon as possible to save your seat.  

‘Chant-Learn-Live’ Gita Fest 2024 / Gita Chanting Competition:  This year our Gita chanting competition is part of a national competition program called Gita Fest 2024. CMDFW Regional Gita Chanting Competition   

o        Children – April 20th  @ Chitrakoot 

o        Adults – April 16th – 19th @ Saaket 

Texas State Finals – May 18th @ Chinmaya Mangalam (with neighboring centers like Austin and Houston) 

For details, visit chinmayagita.net/gitafest2024  

Shraddhanjali to Smt. Darshanaben Nanavaty: Smt. Darshanaben Nanavaty, fondly known as Darshana aunty, took final refuge at the lotus feet of Pujya Gurudev in Houston, on Feb 16th. 

Abundantly blessed by Pujya Gurudev, respected Darshanaben compiled the Bala Vihar curriculum textbooks for the benefit of all Chinmaya Mission Centres worldwide. She has been a guiding force in the training of Bala Vihar sevikas, including ours in the 90’s. Years ahead of her times, her creativity, tireless work and tremendous vision brought Pujya Gurudev’s teachings to seekers in various formats, including books, animation, CD-ROMs and even mobile Apps. The far-reaching Gita 365 App was her brainchild, followed by other Apps created by the Chinmaya Mission Houston team. Always a sincere and most loving guide and teacher, the ever-smiling Darshanaben will be remembered for her tremendous contribution to Pujya Gurudev’s work and legacy.

Our heartfelt Shraddhanjali to Darshanaben. We stand beside Shri Gaurangbhai and the entire Chinmaya Mission Houston family, and join them in prayer and remembrance.