Week of August 03 - August 09, 2015

“Life becomes terrible if we see it as real, whereas it is nothing but a play of forces. God made us in His image, and expected us to realize that life is an illusion. There is really no disease, death, or sorrow – only cosmic vibrations. It is just as foolish to cry about life’s happenings as it is to cry about something sad that you see in a movie. When you realize that it is only a picture you see, there is no sorrow. You must not take this life too seriously.” 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, August 09 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Creation and Man”. 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:

 “When the sparks of creation first flew from Thy bosom of flame, I sang in the chorus of astral lights that heralded the coming of the worlds. I am an immortal spark of Thy cosmic fire.” 

(Whispers from Eternity)

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Announcements:

 

• If you are planning to attend the 2015 SRF World Convocation this year, please email Frank (frank.nadembega@gmail.com) at your earliest, so a group event can be coordinated during the convocation week in Los Angeles.

 

•  A screening of the movie Awake: The Life of Yogananda has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 19 in Houston at the Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24. For more information or to reserve a seat, please click on this link. Note that in order to have the screening on August 19, a reservation quota has to be met approximately a week before the screening date.

 

• This Saturday, August 08, 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 this Sunday, August 9 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 birth and mahasamadhi of our SRF line of gurus are very sacred occasions and are celebrated with special commemorative services at our Chapel. These commemorative services are especially important for all devotees, as the blessings of the masters are especially strong during these days. Therefore, we encourage and urge everyone to attend. Our next commemorative service is Janamashtmi, which will be held on Saturday, September 5. Please mark your calendar. An information sheet on commemorative services is available in our chapel foyer and can also be viewed by clicking on this link .

 

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