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Sundaram Updates

COVID-19 Update:  In response to the rapidly evolving situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), Chinmaya Mission Austin facility including the temple is closed to the public until further notice.

This is a time of uncertainty and the circumstances that we are operating under have no precedent. As a team, our combined effort is to ensure that we can maintain a sense of normalcy for our kids as much as possible and do what can be done to minimize disruption to our routine activities. With Gurudev's blessings, let us all come together to support our community and each other as best as we can and tide over this global crisis. Starting this Sunday, March 22nd, a subset of our normal Sunday offerings will go "Online".

  • Bala Vihar:   At this time, we will start with online Balavihar classes via Zoom communication platform on March 22nd.  Bala vihar sessions have been combined and class timings are as given below.  Please be on the lookout for further details from your child's teachers who have stepped up to the need and are adapting to help out the community! 
Time Zoom Class 1 Zoom Class 2 Zoom Class 3
09:00 am -10:00 am PreK, Kinder, 1st 4th 8th
10:15 am -11:15 am 2nd 5th 9th / 10th
11:30 am -12:30 pm 3rd 6th / 7th 11th / 12th
  • Shishuvihar, Language, Swaranjali, Gita Chanting classes: These classes will resume in the coming weeks as we work through the logistics and resources required to have these classes.
  • Temple: Our priest RaviJi will continue with daily pujas and abhishekams, but temple will remain closed to the public. 
  • Events and Activities: All other activities and events including book drive, Holi-kite festival are canceled.
  • Discourses and Study Groups 
    • Tuesday / Thursday Study Groups ( Panchadashi ):  No classes on March 17th and 19th in lieu of Spring Break.
    • Wednesday Study Groups ( Upadesha Sara ):  No class on March 18th in lieu of Spring Break.   
    • Saturday Study Group ( Tattva bodha ): Classes will resume ONLINE, on  March 21st.  
  • Call for Volunteers: Do you want to do something that is personally fulfilling, of profound impact to your CMA community AND fun? Sign up to make a difference by sharing your time, talents and skills with your growing Chinmaya family! All new and current Sevaks are requested to submit your information and preferences by April 15th so that we can update our volunteer database to serve the demands of our ever-growing community. As Gurudev reminds us, happiness depends on what you can give, not on what you can get!

For questions and clarifications, please do reach out to us at
Prayers and Chanting

Hari Om!

Fear of the spread of Coronavirus, predominates conversations and is making headlines in the print as well as social media. News of countries shutting down their borders, the impact on businesses worldwide is causing concern across all cross-sections of society. 

Against this background, I request you all to remain calm. To members of those centres that have had to suspend classes for a while, the advice is to please continue with your sadhana at home. Take advantage of any of the e-learning options that the Mission has to offer. There is no cause for panic, but please exercise caution and follow all the guidelines being put out by the governments of our respective countries. 

In addition to all the physical measures being taken to eradicate the virus, I request members in Chinmaya Mission Centres worldwide to daily chant – Hanuman Chalisa and Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah... for the good health of everyone and the restoration of world peace. It may not be understood by all, but prayers do have a mystical power of their own.

May He shower His grace and blessings on us and the world around us!

At His Feet

Swami Swaroopananda

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