Week of July 18  - July 24, 2016

    “The soul always remains unpolluted, like age-long buried gold.  All one has to do is wash off the dirt and the spiritual rays will shine forth through one’s joy.”                                           

                                                      - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, July 24 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “What is the Soul?” 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:

‘’Unite my love with Thy love, unite my life with Thy joy, and my mind with Thy cosmic consciousness.’’

                                                                                  (Metaphysical Meditations)

 

 

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Announcements:

 

• Our monthly all-day meditation retreat will be held on Saturday, July 23. This month we will have an open, 12 hour non-conducted meditation from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. You are welcome to join us at any time but we ask that you sign in when you arrive and that you enter and exit the chapel quietly.


• The commemoration service of Mahavatar Babaji will be held in the chapel on Monday, July 25 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The service will be preceded by an open meditation from 7:00 pm to 7:50 pm and you may enter the chapel quietly at any time. Please bring a flower or flowers as a sign of devotion and a monetary offering in an envelope. The donations are sent to Self-Realization Fellowship to be used to honor the Guru.


• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held on Saturday, August 06.   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) to help us get an accurate headcount.


• Guruji said that “Group Meditation is a castle that protects the new spiritual aspirants as well as the veteran meditators. Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group by the law of invisible vibratory exchange of group magnetism.”  Our Center hosts group meditations every Thursday night from 7:30 to 9:30 PM and from 7:00 to 10:00 PM on the first Thursday of the month. Meditations last about 45 minutes, along with a reading and chants. Devotees may enter or leave the service quietly at any time. We hope that you are able to attend.


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