Week of May 25 - May 31, 2015

Do not remain in this world of outer consciousness, but be one with the Divine Magician, and you will understand all His conjurations. By discrimination, by comparison of the ordinary dream state and the nature of the Cosmic Dream, by converting all sensations into thoughts through deep mediation, and, finally, by rising from the Cosmic Dream into samadhi or oneness with God, you will discover the Divine Magician and He will show you how He works His magic.” 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, May 31 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Universe — God's Magic Drama”. 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:

 “Mother Divine, draw aside Thy glittering veil of cosmic motion pictures and show me Thy delusion-dispersing face of mercy..” 

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• With the flooding in Houston areas during these past days, the managing team would like to ensure that all members and friends get assistance in case any help is needed. If you, or a devotee you know, needs help, please contact a member of the managing team or send an emailing to srfhouston@gmail.com. Following these events, Mother Center has been concerned and has inquired about all devotees, members and friends in Houston. We have given them an update of the situation and together we are praying that God and Gurus help us during these difficult moments.

 

• This Saturday, May 30, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, June 06. If you are planning to attend, please let Sudha know by emailing him at vasudhaven@yahoo.com as this will help us to organize the head count for the lunch served on the Day of Service.

 

• If you are planning to attend the 2015 SRF World Convocation, please also consider participating in the Center Representatives Conference which will be held in the Catalina Ballroom at the Bonaventure Hotel on Saturday, August 15, from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please refer to the announcement and email the Managing Team (srfhouston@gmail.com) by Sunday, July 12 if you would like to register for this conference. Note that a donation of $35.00 per person is requested to attend this event.

 

• All activities and events organized by the Houston Center are carried out by dedicated members and friends and we always welcome new volunteers. If you have a few hours to spare each month and would like to volunteer, please let us know by contacting a member of the Managing Team after services.

 

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