Week of December 29 - January 04, 2015

“By concentration through Kriya Yoga all the fine spinal and brain cells can be turned on to the Cosmic Source. They can become highly magnetized. When you have cleansed and magnetized the brain cells by Kriya Yoga, a Divine Magnetism touches them; every cell becomes a vibrant brain; thus you will find within yourself myriads of awakened brains ready to grasp all knowledge."

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, January 04 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Kriya – The Bliss-Filled Path to God”. Sunday School for children ages 3-12 is also held from 11 am to 12 noon. The service is 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 break the chains of restlessness and limitlessly expand the power of my meditation until the universal Christ Consciousness is able to manifest fully through me.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

• As the year 2014 draws to a close, the Houston Center Managing team would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year 2015. Guruji said "Let us forget the sorrows of the past and make up our minds not to dwell on them in the New Year. With determination and unflinching will, let us renew our lives, our good habits, and our successes. If the last year has been hopelessly bad, the New Year must be hopefully good."

 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this Saturday, January 3. We dedicate only one day a month to the care and upkeep of Master’s sanctuary in Houston so that it remains a magnet for those seeking to meditate together or to learn of Self-Realization Fellowship for the first time. If you are planning to attend, we request that you please inform Sudha by emailing him at vasudhaven@yahoo.com as this will help us to organize head count for the lunch on the Day of Service.

 

• This Monday, January 5 we will have the birthday Commemorative Service for Paramahansa Yogananda from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The service 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. Please bring a flower or flowers, anda monetary offering in an envelope. The donations are sent to Self-Realization Fellowship.

 

• The traditional all-day meditation commemorating the birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda will be held in the chapel next Saturday, January 10 from 9 am to 4 pm, with a 30 minute break at 1 pm. A fruit offering is required but please note that monetary donations are not requested for this service.

 

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