Week of Feb 17th - Feb 23rd, 2014

"We know that thoughts are invisible. But in dreamland they may be made visible by the force of energy. So originally this whole universe – in the form of God’s thoughts – was invisible, hidden within the cosmic stream of consciousness. Only when those thoughts were crystallized by God’s cosmic, intelligent vibration or energy did they become visible to us as the material universe.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

 Please join us this Sunday, February 23 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Dream Nature of the World". The service is from 11 am to 12 noon. Sunday School for children ages 3-12 is also held from 11 am to 12 noon. Parents with younger children may enjoy the service from the infant room located in the Sunday School building. The Reading Service is preceded by a meditation service from 10 to 10:45 am, and by group practice of the Self-Realization Fellowship Energization Exercises at 9:40 am.

Weekly Affirmation:

“O Divine Teacher, let me realize that though the gloom of my ignorance be age-old, with the dawn of Thy light the darkness will vanish as though it had never been.”

(Whispers from Eternity)

Announcements:

  • Our monthly all-day meditation retreat will be held this Saturday, February 22. This month we will have an open, 12 hour non-conducted meditation from 8 am to 8 pm. You are welcome to join us at any time but we ask that you sign in when you arrive and that you enter and exit the chapel quietly.
  • Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held in the Chapel next Saturday, March 01 starting at 8:00am. We dedicate only one day a month to the care and upkeep of Master’s sanctuary in Houston so that it remains a magnet for those seeking to meditate together or to learn of Self-Realization Fellowship for the first time. Please let Saraj & Kanika Gupta (sarajgupta@gmail.com) know if you are planning to attend as this will help us to organize the head count for the lunch served on the Day of Service.   
  • We will be having a General Membership Meeting on Sunday, March 23 in the Chapel immediately following the services. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss and vote on the proposed cabling for the Audio Visual equipment in the chapel, as well as to address other activities and projects planned for the remainder of the year. A detailed agenda for the meeting will be provided shortly.
  • The Austin Meditation Group will be organizing an SRF Monastic Visit from Friday, April 11 to Monday, April 14. More details about this event will be made available shortly at the Austin Meditation Group’s website - http://www.srfaustin.org/.
  • Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.