Week of October 27 - November 02, 2014

“Yoga is for everyone, for the people of the West as well as those of the East. One would not say that the telephone is not for the East just because it was invented in the West. Similarly the methods of Yoga, although developed in the East, are not exclusively for the East but are useful to all mankind."

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday,November 02 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Yoga for Westerners”. 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:

 “With flowers, with bright skies, with the divine manna of joy in happy hands, with souls full of wisdom, with songs of the birds, with divine melodies in the hearts of men, my Beloved is calling me to retrace my footsteps to His home of peace within.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

• This 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.

• Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday, November 02 at 2:00 am. Please remember to turn your clocks back one hour and enjoy the extra sleep (or meditation) time before coming to the chapel on Sunday.

• We are glad to announce that the producers of the movie AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda have arranged a week long screening in Houston from Friday, November 14 to Thursday, November 20 at the Sundance Cinema in Downtown Houston. Although show times are not yet listed, we expect that it will be posted at least 1 week prior to the 14th. If you would like to assist our Houston Center AWAKE Outreach committee with the publicity of the movie, please contact Carlos Silva to obtain a copy of the digital flyer. The flyers can be distributed via social media, email or printed copies, and we would appreciate if you could spread the word around.

• 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.

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