Week of June 08 - June 14, 2015

“Educational authorities deem it impossible to teach spiritual principles in public schools because they confuse them with the variety of conflicting forms of religious faiths. But if they concentrate on the universal principles of peace, love, service, tolerance, and faith that govern the spiritual life, and devise practical methods of growing such seeds in the fertile soil of the child’s mind, then the imaginary difficulty is dissolved.” 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, June 07 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Ideals for a Balanced Education”. 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 demand my divine birthright, intuitively realizing that all wisdom and power already exist in my soul.” 

(Scientific Healing Affirmations)

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Announcements:

• This Saturday, June 13, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

 

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel next Sunday, June 21 at 12:30 pm. 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. We hope that you are able to attend.

 

• 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.

 

• 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. We hope that you are able to attend.

 

• Please note that there will be no Sunday School class on Sunday, June 28 and July 05.

 

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