Week of August 29 - September 04, 2016

“Salvation is for all, but if you choose to delay on the path of evolution, it is your loss.  You cannot stand still; you have to go forward or backward.  Yet, being made in God’s image, you must be redeemed some time.”            

                                                      - Paramahansa Yogananda 


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, September 04 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “What is 'Salvation'?” 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 blazing Light!  Awaken my heart, awaken my soul, ignite my darkness, tear the veil of silence, and fill my temple with Thy glory.”

                                                                                  (Metaphysical Meditations)






• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this Saturday, September 03.   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.

• Our next Harmonium Workshop will be held this Sunday, September 04 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.

• Self-Realization Fellowship is happy to announce it will be conducting a Regional Day Program at Lake Texoma, Texas. These events will be held on Saturday, October 08 for girls and Saturday, October 15 for boys. 

We invite all children, ages 7 – 12, and teens, 13 – 18, who wish to attend this program of inspiration, fellowship and fun. Also, separately, there will be activities for parents, including a monastic-led meditation and satsanga.

The event will be held at a beautiful property at Lake Texoma, in Denison Texas.  Through the practice of monastic-led Energization Exercises, meditation, satsanga; as well as an interactive class and activities to explore Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings, children and teens can discover how to make choices that lead to a deeply satisfying inner and outer life in today’s world. 

Please see the flyers and registration forms located in the chapel foyer for additional information.  Scholarships are available. We look forward to this special event and hope that children and teens from Houston Center will attend.

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