Week of Mar 10th - Mar 16th, 2014

"The aftereffects of Kriya bring with them the utmost peace and bliss. The joy that comes with Kriya is greater than the joys of all pleasurable physical sensations put together. From that joy experienced in meditation I receive the rest of a thousand sleeps. Sleep becomes virtually unnecessary to the advanced Kriya Yogi.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

 Please join us this Sunday, March 16 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Seek God Through Kriya Yoga". 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:

“Teach me to open the gate of meditation that alone leads to Thy blessed presence.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)


  • Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, March 16 after Services. 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.
  • Our monthly All-day Meditation Retreat is scheduled for next Saturday, March 22 from 9 am to 4 pm. All are welcome to attend at any time during the day, but we ask that you enter or exit the chapel only during chants or readings. The SRF Energization Exercises will be conducted as a group at 9 am.
  • We will be having a General Membership Meeting next 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. All members are encouraged to attend.
  • The agenda for the upcoming Center Department Monastic Visit (April 11 - April 13) organized by the Austin Meditation Group can be viewed by clicking here. If you are planning to attend, or need additional details about this event, please contact David Doonan at djdoonan@gmail.com
  • Please join us after the service this Sunday, March 16 in a Memorial Service for Margie Hightower, who has been a long-time member of our Houston Center. The service is expected to begin at 12:15 pm and will last approximately 20 minutes.
  • Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.