Week of May 26th - June 1st, 2014

"Everyone should learn to analyze themselves. Mentally they are mechanical products of the factory of their environment, preoccupied with breakfast, lunch and dinner, working and sleeping and going here and there to be entertained. They don’t know what or why they are seeking, nor why they never complete happiness and lasting satisfaction."

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

 Please join us this Sunday, June 1 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Self-Analysis: Key to the Mastery of Life". 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:

"May we, Thine eager pilgrim children, easily reach our Home by following the inner light – intuition, Thy holy beacon.”

(Whispers from Eternity)

Announcements:

  • Our next Day of Service and Fellowship is next Saturday, June 07 starting at 8:00 am. 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. If you are planning to attend, please email Sudha at vasudhaven@yahoo.com as it will help us to organize head count for the lunch on the Day of Service.
  • Our Houston Center will be holding our first harmonium workshop on Sunday, June 08 after the Service. This workshop is open to all members and friends, who would like to learn how to play the cosmic chants on the harmonium.
  • As previously announced, our Houston Center will be hosting a silent retreat from Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 02 at the T Bar M Resort in New Braunfels, Texas. The retreat will be led by SRF Monastics - Brother Naradananda and Brahmachari Gordon. The program will include inspirational talks, periods of meditation, devotional chanting, and the traditional worship service on Sunday. Please visit our website http://www.srfhouston.org/2014-retreat/ to register for the retreat.
  • If you are planning to attend the 2014 SRF World Convocation, please also consider participating in the Center Representatives Conference which will be held in the Catalina Ballroom at the Bonaventure Hotel on Saturday, August 02, from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please refer to the announcement and email the Managing Team (srfhouston@gmail.com) by Sunday, June 15 if you would like to register for this conference. Note that a donation of $30.00 per person is requested to attend this event.
  • Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.