Week of April 11 - April 17, 2016

Wash your hands of all desires now, yet perform your earthly duties with an increasing ambition to please God and to make others happy; and when the door of death is opened, laugh and dance and shout: Now I shall dash to my home of immortal bliss!’’ 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, April 17 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “How to Fulfill your Role in Life.” 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:

“Every star of heaven, every pure thought, every good act is a window through which to behold Thee’’

(Metaphysical Meditations)



• We are overjoyed to announce that the mortgage for Houston Center was paid in full on April 11th, 2016!   We are grateful to God and Gurus and to each one of you for making this possible.  Through the hard work of our committed devotees and friends we were able to pay off the loan ahead of schedule.  Thank you to all who donated their time, money, and efforts in making this accomplishment a reality! 

• The next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group has been moved and will now be held in the chapel on Sunday, April 24 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.

• Our ‘’India Night’’ event is rapidly approaching and will be held next Saturday, April 23 from 5:00 PM onward and is open to all devotees and friends. The finalized agenda can be found in the chapel foyer.  We encourage everyone to please RSVP by tomorrow, Friday, April 15 either by visiting our website www.srfhouston.org or by filling out the sign-up sheet in the foyer. A suggested donation of $10 per person is requested to attend. Your donations will be used to help cover the costs of the India Night event. Donations can be made either online through our webpage or in person by cash or check. Checks can be made out to "Houston Meditation Group.’’  We hope to see you there!

• Our Spring silent retreat at Villa de Matel will be held from Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1, with an optional extra day on Thursday, April 28. The registration deadline is Sunday, April 17. Because accommodations are limited, we ask that you register only if you are certain that you will attend. Detailed information and registration forms are available in the foyer.

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