Week of November 2 - November 8, 2015

“We hear of prophets who secluded themselves in the forest and were men of renunciation only. But Krishna was one of the greatest of all because at heart he was a prophet yet he cheerfully performed the duties of a king. Krishna was at the same time a monarch and savior of mankind.” 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, November 08 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Practicing Yoga in World Affairs”. 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:

 “Beloved God, purify the dross in me. Banish disease and poverty from the world evermore. Banish ignorance from the shores of men’s souls.” 

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

  

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this Saturday, November 7. We dedicate only one day a month to the care and upkeep of Master’s sanctuary in Houston so that it remains a magnet for those seeking to meditate together or to learn of Self-Realization Fellowship for the first time. If you are planning to attend, please let Sudha know by emailing him at vasudhaven@yahoo.com. This will help us to organize head count for the lunch served on the Day of Service.

 

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel next Sunday, November 15 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.

 

• 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 emailing us at info@srfhouston.org.

 

• 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. These meditations are an excellent way to prepare for our upcoming all day Christmas meditation on Saturday, December 19.

 

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