Dear Members and Friends,

As previously announced, Brother Kalyanananda and Br. Troy from SRF Mother Center will be visiting our Houston Center from Thursday, December 17 to Sunday, December 20 to conduct the all-day Christmas Meditation. The agenda for the Christmas Monastic Visit Weekend has been finalized and is available by clicking here

• On Thursday, December 17, we will be having a guided meditation in our chapel from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm, which will be followed by a juice social in the Sunday School building. This special service will be led by SRF Monastics and we highly encourage everyone to attend.

• On Friday, December 18, we will be organizing an outing with Brother Kalyanananda & Br. Troy to visit the Battleship of Texas Historic Site and the San Jacinto Monument. We plan to meet at the Chapel around 8:30am on Friday, December 18  and will depart sharply at 9:00am. The entrance fee is $6 per person. We will have a picnic on the grounds after the site tour around Noon.  Everyone is encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch. If you are interested in joining us for this outing with the Monastics, please fill out the sign-up form located in the chapel foyer so we can have the accurate head count to purchase group tickets in advance. If you have any questions about this outing, please contact Chetan Patel by emailing him at chetancpatel@hotmail.com.

• Our all-day Christmas Meditation will be held in the chapel on Saturday, December 19 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Detailed instructions in English can be downloaded by clicking here and instructions in Spanish are available by clicking on this link. These instructions will also be made available in the Chapel foyer. We encourage all members and guests to please arrive early to get settled and to practice the Energization Exercises on your own. The Sunday School building will be open and setup for meditation in case you arrive late, or for those coming only to the afternoon portion of the service. If you have a cold or cough it is best if you meditate at home and be in tune with the group. You may bring your own meditation arm rest as we only have a few available in the chapel. Also, please bring a fruit and a donation in an envelope as a devotional offering. A table with baskets will be arranged in the foyer for your fruit offerings and monetary donations. If you plan to write a check, please ensure that it is made to Self-Realization Fellowship.

• If you would like to contribute with a dish for our annual Christmas potluck lunch, which would be held on Sunday, December 20, please let Don & Maryann know by emailing them at dpstockard@gmail.com. You can also fill out the sign-up sheet located in the chapel foyer.

• If you would like to submit a question for the Satsanga on Sunday, December 20, you may send an e-mail to info@srfhouston.org and please indicate in the subject line: "Houston Satsanga - att. Br. Troy". Alternatively, you can place your confidential question (without your name) in the drop box supplied in the foyer of our chapel and we will send the questions directly to Br. Troy.