Week of March 14 - March 20, 2016

“If you make up your mind never to stop crying for Her, Divine Mother will talk with you.  No matter how busy She is with Her housework of creation, if you persist in your cries, She is bound to speak.’’

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, March 20 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Get Acquainted 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.


Weekly Affirmation:

“O Spirit, teach me to pray with deep concentration, and to imbue scientific meditation with devotion.  May my heart daily become more pure by all-surrendering love for Thee.’’ 

(Whispers from Eternity)




• Our monthly meditation retreat is scheduled for this Saturday, March 19 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This month we will have a guided meditation in the morning, which will include group practice of the SRF techniques of meditation. All are welcome to attend at any time during the day, but we ask that you enter or exit the chapel only during chants or readings. The SRF Energization Exercises will be conducted as a group at 9:00 am.

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, March 20 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.

• On Sunday, March 27, we will have our Easter potluck social immediately after services. A Sign-up sheet is available in the Foyer if you would like to contribute a dish for the potluck. Our Sunday School will also be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 1-13 on the Golf Street chapel grounds. All are welcome to join us in celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

• We will once again be hosting an ''India Night'' event on Saturday April 23rd.  We invite all devotees near and far to come and spend an evening of friendship and fellowship on the Houston Center grounds.  Details are still being finalized but there will be food, kirtan, gift shop, and more!  Stay tuned for how to RSVP.  We hope to see you there.

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