Week of June 2nd - June 8th, 2014

"All religious methods in the world, directly or indirectly, tacitly or expressly, enjoin the control, regulation, and turning back of the life force so that we may transcend the body and mind and know the soul in its native state."

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

 Please join us this Sunday, June 8 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Four Fundamental Ways to Realize God". 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:

"I will seek the kingdom of God in the joy arising from constant, long, deep, continuous meditation. I will conscientiously seek to find the Lord within, and will not be satisfied with the little imaginary inspirations that come from short, restless silences.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)


  • This Saturday June 07 we have our Day of Service and Fellowship starting at 8:00 am. We hope you can join us as we take care of our chapel buildings and grounds. Lunch will be served around noon.
  • Our Houston Center will be holding our first harmonium workshop this Sunday, June 08 after Service. This workshop is open to all members and friends, who would like to learn how to play cosmic chants on the harmonium.
  • Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel next Sunday, June 15 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.
  • We would like to thank all those who have contributed so far towards the fundraising drive for upgrading the Audio-Visual cabling in our Chapel. We are still accepting donations in an effort to reach our goal of $4,500. If you would like to make a donation, please deposit your cash or check in an envelope in the chapel or you can even make a donation on-line through our website www.srfhouston.org. When making the donation, please indicate that it is for Audio-Visual equipment. If you have any questions about this fundraising drive, please contact a member of the Managing Team.
  • 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.