Week of Mar 3rd - Mar 9th, 2014

"Control the body until you are its master. Then when you sit to meditate you will not nod. Practice Kriya Yoga and you will make your body a fit temple to receive God. Your body has to be ready to receive the divine power. Your consciousness has to be right. Then God will automatically steal into you!”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

 Please join us this Sunday, March 09 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Follow the Path of the Great Ones!". 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. The Center is open to the public for services and special activities.

Weekly Affirmation:

“O Heavenly Father, fill me daily with the love and thanksgiving that overwhelm the heart of a newly awakened saint. Give me the fervor known to all devotees who have ever loved and found Thee.”

(Whispers from Eternity)

Announcements:

  • The Mahasamadhi commemorative services for Paramahansa Yogananda and Swami Sri Yukteswar are scheduled for this Friday, March 07 and Sunday, March 09, respectively. The services will begin at 8:00 pm and are preceded by an open meditation from 7:00 - 7:50 pm. All devotees who are acquainted with the SRF teachings and the Guru-disciple relationship are welcome to attend. Devotees are asked to bring a flower or flowers as a symbol of devotion to God and the SRF Gurus, and a donation, if possible, as sign of loyalty to the path of SRF. These donations are sent to the Mother Center to share these sacred teachings with other truth-seeking souls. Please write your checks to the order of Self-Realization Fellowship.
  • On Saturday, May 03, we will be hosting an Open House at our Houston Center from 1:00 pm onwards. This event will consist of Meditation, Devotional Chanting, Video Presentation, and Refreshments, and will be an excellent opportunity for newcomers to learn about Self Realization Fellowship and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. We hope that you are able to spread the word.
  • Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel next Sunday, March 16 after Service. This group is open to all members and friends who wish to read and meditate upon Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita – God Talks with Arjuna. We hope that you are able to attend.
  • Please note that Daylight Savings begins this Saturday, March 08 night and please be sure to set your clocks forward by one hour.
  • Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.