Week of September 05 - September 11, 2016

“Just as an actor in the moving pictures is untouched by the sorrow he has to depict in his characters, so must you remain untouched by the changing pictures of inevitable misfortune, sickness, sudden failure, and unforeseen obstacles in life.”        

                                                      - Paramahansa Yogananda 


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, September 11 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Life - A Cosmic Motion Picture." 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:

“I am an immortal child of God, living for a little while in this body.  I am here to behold the tragedies and comedies of this changeable life with an attitude of unchangeable happiness.”

                                                                                  (Metaphysical Meditations)






• It is with great sadness that we announce our beloved Brother Anandamoy, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda and monk of Self-Realization Fellowship for more than 65 years, passed away peacefully at SRF’s International Headquarters on Mount Washington in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening, September 6, 2016.   Please join us in prayer as we remember our revered Brother Anandamoy.  You can read a special memorial tribute posted on the SRF website here.  

• This Saturday, September 10 Houston Center of SRF will be having a booth at this year's Grand Annual Janmashtami Celebration at the George R. Brown Convention Center from 6 pm to midnight.   There is no entry fee and all are welcome to attend.  If you wish to help and volunteer at our booth please email us at srfhouston@gmail.com.

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel next Sunday, September 18 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 monthly meditation retreat is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This month we will have a guided meditation in the morning, which will include group practice of the SRF techniques of meditation. All are welcome to attend at any time during the day, but we ask that you enter or exit the chapel only during chants or readings.  The SRF Energization Exercises will be conducted as a group at 9:00 am.

• 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.