Weekly Announcements

Today (May 19th) is the last day of Bala Vihar for 2023 – 24 … Parents, as we break for Summer, please make sure you complete your child’s/children’s registration and BV enrollment for next year so your spot(s) in your center and session of choice is(are) are guaranteed when you return from summer break. Next Bala Vihar year begins on the weekend of Aug 10 (Saturday)/Aug 11 (Sunday).  

As a gentle reminder, the Global Head of the Chinmaya Mission, Swami Swaroopananda ji will be visiting us, Aug 22-26. Please mark your calendar and details will follow.

GeetaFest 2024 / Geeta Chanting Competition:

Texas State Final – held at Chinmaya Saaket, yesterday 5/18. Children from CM Centers Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Beaumont, and Jackson, MS, and CMDFW were in attendance. We’d like to recognize all the participants. Also, we’d like to convey our best wishes to all those moving on to the Nationals! [awaiting details from GCC Coord, Kalpana Raman]

BV Registration for next year (2024-25):

  • BV Registration for current members is OPEN
  • Please register soon to reserve your spots in your current session/center, as we’ll open it up for general public from June 1st.
  • Questions? Please contact membership@cmdfw.org

Upcoming programs/events in Summer: 

 Talks on Kaivalya Upanishad (June 2 – Aug 18):

  • P.B. Ghate will offer talks on Kaivalya Upanishad via ZOOM | June 2, 2024. to August 18, 2024
  • Every Sunday morning @ 10:00 am to 11:00 am CST
  • These talks are FREE to all CMDFW Members and their friends.
  • If you are interested, please send an email to Dr. Ghate (pbghate@aol.com) with the following information – 1) Full Name 2) Current Email ID and  3) Phone # before Thursday May 30, 2024Mission
  • ZOOM link and Password will be shared on June 1, 2024, with those who register before May 30, 2024.

Garbha Samskara Program: Will start soon…

  • Chinmaya Mission is proud to present Garbha Samskara Workshop: Parental Program Based on Hindu Scriptures
  • A 4-session course based on Hindu wisdom offers guidance for couples from conception to birth and beyond to promote well-being, joy, and spiritual vitality for both parents and the baby.
  • 4 – Monday’s | 7:30 – 9:00 PM
  • June 3, 10, 17, & 24th, 2024 Via ZOOM
  • Register at: tinyurl.com/GarbhaSamksara

National JCHYK Retreat:

  • Save the Date: Mon, July 1st 4:00 PM – Fri, July 5, 2024 12:00 PM
  • Chinmaya Mangalam | 10470 FM744, Barry, TX 75102
  • Theme: Yuva Govindam: Bhaja Govindam for Youth
  • Cost: $250/per student
  • Open To: High Schoolers  (incoming 9th graders to 2024 graduates)
  • Registration will open soon!

Seeking Kitchen Sevaks for the Summer Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) at Chinmaya-Mangalam: 

  • YEP program dates are June 10 – Jul 19 at Chinmaya Mangalam 10470 FM744, Barry, TX 75102.
  • We are seeking enthusiastic sevaks to help us with cooking at Chinmaya Mangalam and/ or shopping & transporting ingredients to the ashram
  • You can sign up for any length of time, using this link:com/YEPKitchen
  • Feel free to reach out to Brahmacharini Divya 214-856-0701 if you have any questions or need more information.

Year-End Guru DakshiNa (2023 – 24):  

As we come to the end of another BV year, some people have asked how they can offer/honor our traditional end-of-the-year guru dakshiNa to the lineage of gurus (guru parampara).  

Parents/Chinmaya families can make their guru dakshiNa donation multiple ways:

  • Via Paypal (under the Orange DONATE button on our website, cmdfw.org).
  • via credit card (square reader device), Zelle or Venmo:
  • Write a check and mail it to Chinmaya Saaket, 17701 Davenport Road, Dallas, TX 75252 

Questions? Please contact: finance@cmdfw.org 

Enjoy the Summer break and see y’all back here in the Fall!