Week of October 13 - October 19, 2014

One’s feelings and habits indicate his characteristics; but some people have cultivated the ability to hide their true feeling because they don’t want to expose themselves to others. The study of physical characteristics and the study of the emotions should be combined for the most accurate analysis."

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday,October 19 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “How to Read Character”. 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 will strive to make myself and all others rich with God, first and last.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

• This Saturday, October 18, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

• Our Houston Center Young Adults group will be gathering this Saturday, October 18 for a Picnic lunch and Frisbee social activity in Bear Creek Park on at 11:00 AM. If you are interested in attending, or would like more information, please contact Elizabeth Bienek at bienekeli@hotmail.com

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, October 19 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.

• Guruji said that “Group Meditation is a castle that protects the new spiritual aspirants as well as the veteran meditators. Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group by the law of invisible vibratory exchange of group magnetism.”  Our Center hosts group meditations every Thursday night from 7:30 to 9:30 PM and from 7:00 to 10:00 PM on the first Thursday of the month. Meditations last about 45 minutes, along with a reading and chants. Devotees may enter or leave the service quietly at any time. These meditations are an excellent way to prepare for our upcoming Silent Retreat at New Braunsfels from Friday, October 31 to Sunday, November 01.

• 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.