This chapter of Chinmaya Mission was formed in December of 2007 with the blessings of Swami Tejomayananda, the current head of Chinmaya Mission. Chinmaya mission Rio Grande aims to serve the region encompassing the West Texas, entire state of New Mexico and Lower Colorado. The 1,885 miles(3,034 km) long Rio Grande that forms part of the border between the United States and Mexico is the fourth-longest river system in the United States. It serves as a natural boundary along the border between Texas and Chihuahua, Mexico.

Locally for El Paso - Las Cruces and surrounding area, Chinmaya Mission Rio Grande conducts Vedanta Classes for adults and Balavihar classes for children from ages 4years and up every Sunday at the El Paso Country Day School, of El Paso except during the summer months. The Activities for fall will resume from September 12th, 2010. There is no registration for adults.

Because of the space restrictions and absence of adequate classroom facility at the Southwest Hindu temple, the Balavihar classes are slated to run temporarily at El Paso Country Day School, 109 Argonaut, El Paso, TX 79912 until further notice. This facilty has separate class rooms with chairs and tables and A-V equipment.

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Chinmaya Mission Rio Grande, 5015 Noche Bella loop, NM 88011