Week of August 10 - August 16, 2015

“Most people think there is only darkness behind closed eyes. But as you develop spiritually and concentrate on the ‘single’ eye in the forehead, you will find that your inner sight is opened. You will behold another world, one of many lights and great beauty. Visions of saints, such as those I saw of Himalayan yogis, will appear before you. If your concentration goes still deeper, you too will hear the Voice of God.” 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, August 16 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “How You Can Talk With God”. 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 do away with the mockery of parroting prayer. I will pray deeply until the darkness of meditation burns with Thy Flaming Presence.” 

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• If you are attending the 2015 SRF World Convocation next week, please email Frank (frank.nadembega@gmail.com) at your earliest, so a group event can be coordinated during the convocation week in Los Angeles. On behalf of the Managing Team, we wish all Houston Center member & friends who are traveling next week, a wonderful convocation.

 

• This Saturday, August 15, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

 

• 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 join us this Sunday, August 16, after our service in a Memorial Service for Patrick M. Nwosu Sr. The memorial service is expected to begin at 12:10 pm and will last approximately 25 minutes.

 

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