Week of July 21st - July 27th, 2014

"Intuition or direct knowledge does not depend on any data from the senses. That is why the intuitive faculty is often called the sixth sense. Everyone has this sixth sense, but most people do not develop it. However, almost everyone has had some intuitional experience, perhaps a feeling that a particular thing is going to happen, when there is no sensory evidence to indicate it. "

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

 Please join us this Sunday, July 27 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Power of Intuition". 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.

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Weekly Affirmation:

"May all demoniac noisy thoughts take flight, that Thy silent song-whispers of guidance be audible to my forgetful soul.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

• The commemoration service of Mahavatar Babaji will be held in the chapel this Friday, July 25 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The service will be preceded by an open meditation from 7:00 pm to 7:50 pm and you may enter the chapel quietly at any time. Please bring a flower or flowers as a sign of devotion and a monetary offering in an envelope. The donations are sent to Self-Realization Fellowship to be used to honor the Guru.

• Our monthly all-day meditation retreat will be held this Saturday, July 26. 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.

• Please join us this Sunday, July 27 in the chapel after service for our bi-weekly harmonium workshop. This workshop is open to all members and friends, who would like to learn how to play cosmic chants on the harmonium. If you have a personal harmonium, we request that you please bring it with you to the workshop.

• We are continuing to accept donations for the second phase of our Audio-Visual fundraising drive in an effort to raise the remaining $3,500 by Sunday, August 31. 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 our fall retreat at the T Bar M Resort in New Braunfels, Texas, and haven’t yet registered, we encourage you to please visit our website www.srfhouston.org to reserve your room. The retreat will be held from Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 02, and will be led by SRF Monastics - Brother Naradananda and Brahmachari Gordon.

• Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.