Week of April 25 - May 01, 2016

God encased the human soul successively in three bodies—the idea, or causal, body; the subtle astral body, seat of man’s mental and emotional natures; and the gross physical body.  On earth a man is equipped with his physical senses. An astral being works with his consciousness and feelings and a body made of lifetrons.  A causal-bodied being remains in the blissful realm of ideas.’’ 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, May 01 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Sojourn in Freedom: The Astral Universe” 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:

“O Spirit!  In my heart I bow again and again to Thee, the Eternal Light in whom all forms commingle.’

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements

 

• The Chapel will remain open next Saturday, April 30 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.


• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held on Saturday, May 07. 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. We encourage everyone to join us and share this special day of Service. A delicious vegetarian lunch will be provided for all those who attend, so please email Sudha (vasudhaven@yahoo.com) to help us get an accurate headcount.


• Our next Kirtan Workshop will be held next Sunday, May 08  in the chapel. This workshop is open to all members and friends who are interested in either joining the Kirtan Group or would simply like to learn how to play the SRF cosmic chants on the harmonium. If you own a personal harmonium, we request that you please bring it with you to the workshop. If you have any questions about the workshop, or do not have a harmonium of your own, you may contact Arjun by emailing him at arjunraghuraman@gmail.com.


• The birth and mahasamadhi of our SRF line of gurus are very sacred occasions and are celebrated with special commemorative services at our Chapel. These commemorative services are especially important for all devotees, as the blessings of the masters are especially strong during these days. Therefore, we encourage and urge everyone to attend. Our next commemorative service is the birthday of Swami Sri Yukteswar, which will be held on Tuesday May 10 from 7:00 – 9:00pm. Please mark your calendar. An information sheet on commemorative services is available in our chapel foyer and can also be viewed by clicking on this link.


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


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