Chinmaya Mission Houston
Chinmaya Mission Houston (CMH) was established in 1982 and has since evolved into a dynamic organization serving several hundred families. The Mission is dedicated to spreading the knowledge of Vedanta and other Hindu scriptures.
CMH conducts weekly discourses (Satsanga-s) and study groups for adults, and classes for youth (Yuvakendra) and children (Bala Vihar®).
Chinmaya Mission strongly believes that spirituality is a family activity. Special care is taken to conduct spiritual and cultural programs that interest all members of the family.
Our Mission is to provide to individuals, from any background, the wisdom of Vedanta and the practical means for spiritual growth and happiness, enabling them to become positive contributors to the society.
Our Aspiration is to provide maximum happiness to the maximum number of people for the maximum time.
Brahmacharini Shweta Chaitanya
Brahmacharini Shweta Chaitanya’s Vedantic journey began when she joined Bala Vihar® in Chinmaya Mission Houston at the age of 6. As Aditi Deshmukh, she progressed steadily until she graduated in 2009. After her undergraduate degree from University of Texas, Austin, the continued inspiration of the teachings of Pujya Uncle, Pujya Aunty, and Bala Vihar teachers steered the young aspirant to the Vedanta course at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Mumbai, in August 2014. After being trained in great depth by Swami Bodhatmananda (the main Acharya of the Vedanta Course 2014-16) for two years, she returned to Columbia University in New York to finish her master’s degree.
In August 2017, when Mukhya Swami Swaroopananda, the worldwide head of Chinmaya Mission, visited Houston, he gave the devoted disciple the blessing and deeksha to become Brahmacharini Shweta Chaitanya. Posted now as a young teacher in CM Houston, Shwetaji actively spreads the message of the scriptures through the Sunday pravachans at Chinmaya Prabha and in study groups across the greater Houston area. The clarity of her knowledge along with her ability to appeal lovingly to varied audiences make her a cherished asset to the community which feels fortunate to have been part of her journey from the very beginning.