CMSD Membership

CMSD 2021-22 session commenced on Sunday, August 22, 2021. Registration for 2021-22 session is now on case-by-case basis. After filling out your family's information at, please get in touch with our Membership sevak at (858) 215-2673 or for additional information or to complete your registration.


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Family Registration

Bala Vihar, Shishu Vihar as well as programs for adults are for entire family’s spiritual growth. All adults in the family, children ages 3 and 4 as well as those in grades KG through 12 are enrolled when a family registration is completed. The sessions are held on Sundays with approximating the Poway Unified School district’s calendar. Children are in Shishu Vihar program if they are 3 or 4 years old on September 1st of that school year, and in Bala Vihar if they are in grade KG through 12 in a regular school in the matching grade. Shishu Vihar is a "mommy-and-me" program.

Venue: Chinmaya Jyoti

Address: 12249 Ninth Street, Poway CA 92064

Language classes are offered for the children in grades 1 through 8 and are dependent on sevak availability. They are part of the Bala Vihar program. For last several Bala Vihar years, we have been offering Hindi, and Tamil. Enrollment in language classes is optional.


2021-22 Session dates

Start Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021

Last day: Sunday, June 19, 2022


2021-22 Registration:

You may register for the 2021-22 session at Language class registration will be after the session starts on Sunday, August 22, 2021.

  • For each child we require:
    • Shishu Vihar children to be 3 or 4 years on or before September 1, 2021
    • Bala Vihar children to be in grades KG through 12 in academic year 2021-22
    • Details about medical conditions, allergies and medical issues
  • A family photo: All families must have a recent family photo in their family information. For families that have enrolled at least one child, this photo should have been taken since May 1st of this year. For families not enrolling any children, the photo should have been taken within last 5 years. The photo should have all adults responsible for children and shows clearly visible and identifiable faces. Other requirements of the photo are:
    • Photo should be color photo in high resolution that is not blurry, grainy or pixelated
    • Clear image of the faces without any filters or effects
    • No selfies or digitally altered photos
    • Plain white or off-white background
    • Taken in normally worn clothes or simple Indian clothes as per Etiquettes and Guidelines
    • Photos should show full faces including clearly visible hairline
    • For examples of good photos, please see

Sunday schedule during session

Program Arrive at Starts at Ends at
Shishu Vihar,
Bala Vihar
: KG, Grades 1-8 without language enrollment
8:45 AM 9:00 AM 11:00 AM
Bala Vihar: Grades 1-8 with language enrollment, Grades 9-12 8:45 AM 9:00 AM 12:30 PM with break from 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Adults: Gita discourses followed by discussion group 8:45 AM 9:00 AM 12:30 PM with break from 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Member Communication

E-mail Senders

Chinmaya Mission San Diego sends e-mails from following addresses; so it helps to add them to your contacts. Also, if you do not find the communication in your Inbox, please check your spam/junk mail settings.

  • - For Weekly Communicator - do not forward
  • - For CMSD Portal - do not forward
  • - Used to contact membership sevak
  • - For automated registration system e-mails - do not forward

Weekly Communicator

During the session Chinmaya Mission San Diego conveys information to registered families through Weekly Communicator that is sent out every Thursday before noon. Please keep your profile updated so that you do not miss out on any communications. If you do not find the communicator in your Inbox, check your spam/junk mail settings. Weekly Communicator is sent from Please do not forward these to anyone as it is for current members only.


CMSD Portal

During the session, families with registered children are also enrolled in CMSD Portal. CMSD Portal e-mails come from and the e-mails have children's grade-specific notices. There is no fixed schedule for these e-mails. Please do not forward these to anyone as it is for current members only.