Week of June 27 - July 03, 2016

          “The true yogi, withholding his thoughts, will, and feelings from false identification with bodily desires, uniting his mind with superconscious forces in the spinal shrines, thus lives in the world as God hath planned; he is impelled neither by impulses from the past nor by fresh motivations of human witlessness.”                                      

                                                      - Paramahansa Yogananda 


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, July 03 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Science of Kriya Yoga.” The service is from 11 am to 12 noon. In observance of the July 4th holiday, there will be no Sunday School this week.  Sunday School will resume on July 10.  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:

  “Today I will meditate no matter how tired I think I feel.  I will not allow myself to be a victim of noise while trying to meditate.  I will transfer my consciousness to the inner world.’’

                                                                                       (Metaphysical Meditations)





• In observance of the July 4th holiday there will be no Sunday School class on July 03.  Sunday School will resume on July 10. 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held on Saturday, July 09.   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 and Fellowship with other devotees. A delicious vegetarian lunch will be provided for all those who attend, so please email Sudha (vasudhaven@yahoo.com) or sign up in the foyer to help us get an accurate headcount.

• Our next Kirtan Workshop will be held next Sunday, July 10 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.

• If you are planning to attend the 2016 SRF World Convocation, please also consider participating in the Center Representatives Conference which will be held in the Catalina Ballroom at the Bonaventure Hotel on Saturday, August 06, from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Managing Team by sending an email to srfhouston@gmail.com by Sunday, July 10 if you would like to register for this conference. 

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