Week of Sep 16th-Sep 22nd, 2013

"It is not true that our brain cells cannot be remodeled. Since God made us in His image we cannot have any limitation; and we can discover this truth if we probe deeply enough within ourselves.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, September 22 for our weekly Service Reading entitled Hastening Human Evolution". 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.

Weekly Affirmation:

“Thou art the life behind my body, the intelligence behind my mind, the love behind my feeling, and the wisdom behind my consciousness.” 

(Paramahansa Yogananda)


  • Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, September 22 starting at 12:45 pm. 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 will have the reading from 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm, followed by a meditation until 2:05 pm. We hope that you are able to attend.
  • We would like to remind everyone to please make their checks payable to the ‘Houston Mediation Group’ when making an offering or a book room purchase. Currently, we are unable to change our bank account to reflect our new name – “Houston Center”. We will be sending out a general announcement when the official name has been changed on our bank account. When sending a payment for the mortgage, the check needs to be made payable to “Self Realization Fellowship” and in the memo written "Building Fund".
  • The Commemoration services for the Mahasamadhi and Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya will be held in the chapel next Thursday, September 26, and on Monday, September 30 from 8 to 9 pm respectively. Both services will be preceded by a meditation beginning at 7 pm. All devotees who are acquainted with the Guru-disciple relationship are welcome to attend. Devotees are asked to bring a flower or flowers as a symbol of devotion to God and the SRF Gurus, and a donation, if possible, as sign of loyalty to the path of SRF. These donations are sent to the Mother Center to share these sacred teachings with other truth-seeking souls.
  • Our monthly all-day meditation retreat will be held next Saturday, September 28 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This month we will have our Kirtan group playing chants during the afternoon portion. 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.
  • Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.