October 1, 2023

                  HariH OM!

                  CMDFW Blood Drive: 

                  We had a great event last week at Saaket, w/ 17 people donating blood (Thank you all!). The drive continues this week in Frisco and next week at Chitrakoot. Offered through Carter Blood Care. Sign-up sheets are at the front desk.

                  Date/Time/Locations: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM on: 

                  High School Hangout (Oct. 13): 

                  Next High School Hangout is on Friday, Oct 13. This hangout is open for non-balavihar students, so you can bring your friends too.The theme is called “Fright Night: Dare To Be Fearless!” The Brahmacharins and CHYKS will have fun workshops on the nature of fear and unleashing your inner courage. It is from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM at Chinmaya Saaket. 

                  Admission is free for parivar members and $20 for everyone else. Scan the QR Code on the flyer now and share. 


                  Navaratri celebrations at CMDFW (starting mid-October): 

                   We invite you to the upcoming Navaratri celebrations at CMDFW.

                  • 10/15 (Sunday) – 10/22 (Sunday) – Daily Lalita sahasranamam chanting at Saaket, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
                  • 10/23 Monday – Vijayadashami pooja at Saaket 7:30 – 9:00 pm


                  New batch of Vedic Chanting class beginning on Vijayadashami:

                  • Weekly classes at Saaket, in person, on Saturdays @8:00 am – 9:00 am … To start off, we’ll meet briefly on the auspicious day of Vijayadashami and then on meet weekly on Saturday mornings.  
                  • Typically, of 2-year duration and follows CMDFW Bala Vihar calendar
                  • Focus on fundamentals of chanting – pronunciation, enunciation, & intonation (swaras) 
                  • Learnupanishadic shanti mantras, ganesha atharvasheersham, suktams, sri rudram etc 
                  • Instructor – Ramesh Hegde
                  • Class will be capped at 20 students … if interested and committed to attending the classes regularly, please contact Ramesh Hegde (hegdes89@hotmail.com


                  Request for Volunteers:

                  1. Membership Support team (at Saaket and Frisco)– respond to member queries and assist members with issues related to registrations, classes, events, etc.  Available to assist remotely during the week and onsite during the sessions.  Contact Board rep or BVC.
                  1. Audio/Video team– assist with AV tasks during sessions, poojas and festivals, satsangs and other events.  Members who have an interest or understanding of audio-video equipment and available during sessions and events are requested to contact the Board rep or BVC. 
                  1. Social Media and Marketing team– assist with social media messaging tasks.  Primarily remote during weekday evenings, etc.  Members with strong Social Media presence and skills, members with creative design and content writing skills are requested to contact the Board rep or BVC. 
                  1. Facility maintenance coordinator (Saaket)– please contact Satheesh Chandran at skchandran@yahoo.com