Week of September 22-September 28, 2014

Incarnations of God are not pristinely perfect beings dropped down by God from heaven into this imperfect world. They are human beings who by right action and meditation through many earthly incarnations have removed all ignorance and know themselves as perfect external manifestations of the potentially perfect image of God that each soul is."

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday,September 28 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “A Yogi-Christ and His Way to Salvation”. 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:

 “I know God can be realized through meditation, by intuitional perception, but not by the restless mind.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

• Our monthly meditation retreat is scheduled for this Saturday, September 27 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This month we will have a guided meditation in the morning, which will include group practice of the SRF techniques of meditation. 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 9:00 am.

• We are glad to announce that the last day to register for the silent retreat at the T Bar M Resort in New Braunfels, Texas has been extended to next Tuesday, September 30. The retreat will be held from Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 02. If you are planning to attend but haven’t yet registered, we highly encourage you to please visit our website www.srfhouston.org to reserve your room.

• The Commemoration services for the Mahasamadhi and Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya will be held in the chapel this Friday, September 26, and next Tuesday, September 30 from 8:00 to 9:00 pm respectively. Both services will be preceded by a meditation beginning at 7:00 pm. All devotees who are acquainted with 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. Donations are sent directly to Mother Center to share these sacred teachings with truth-seeking souls.

• On Thursday, October 30, we will be having a guided meditation and Satsanga in our chapel from 7:00 pm – 9:00pm, which will be led by SRF Monastics - Brother Naradananda and Brahmachari Gordon. In order to prepare for this special event, we highly encourage everyone to attend our weekly Thursday evening meditations.  

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