Week of August 14  - August 20, 2017

She was destined for this work.....God showed it to me when I first saw her spirit.” 

             -Paramahansa Yogananda reflecting on Sri Mrinalini Mata to Rajarsi Janakananda in 1950


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, August 20 for a Special Meditation and Prayer Service for Sri Mrinalini Mata.  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 9:40am The Center is open to the public for services and special activities.


Weekly Affirmation:

I will meditate regularly, that the light of faith may usher me into the immortal kingdom of my Heavenly Father.

(Metaphysical Meditations)




• This Saturday, August 19, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.


• This Sunday August 20, our Houston Center will be conducting a Special Meditation and Prayer Service for Sri Mrinalini Mata at 11am. This service will take place in our chapel instead of our regular reading service for that day.


• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group which was to be held in the chapel on Sunday, August 20 has been canceled.


• 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.


• We are glad to announce that our Houston Center will host a Monastic visit from Wednesday, October 18 – Tuesday, October 24 with Brahmachari Andy and Brother Devananda. The Agenda is currently being finalized and more details will be announced shortly.


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