Week of July 13 - July 19, 2015

“The physical body is a dream and death is a dream. So every time you are in trouble, just say, ‘I am dreaming’. Nothing can really happen to you. That is the ultimate realization; just one dream happening to other dreams. The big fish eats the little fish; both are dreams.” 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, July 19 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Beholding God Amidst Life’s Dualities”. 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 open my eyes to the joy of meditation; then I shall see all darkness vanish.” 

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• Our monthly all-day meditation retreat will be held this Saturday, July 18. This month we will have an open, 12 hour non-conducted meditation from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. You are welcome to join us at any time but we ask that you sign in when you arrive and that you enter and exit the chapel quietly.

 

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, July 19 at 12:30pm. 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.

 

• The commemoration service of Mahavatar Babaji will be held in the chapel next Saturday, July 25 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The service will be preceded by an open meditation from 7:00 pm to 7:50 pm and you may enter the chapel quietly at any time. Please bring a flower or flowers as a sign of devotion and a monetary offering in an envelope. The donations are sent to Self-Realization Fellowship to be used to honor the Guru.

 

• At the end of June 2015, our Houston Center mortgage pledge drive has raised a total of $26,700 in funds. There still remains approximately $33,300 left to pay off our $60,000 mortgage. We want to thank all those who are participating in our pledge drive and helping us reach this goal.

 

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