Week of October 02  - October 08, 2017

"Apply in your daily life the experiences of peace and poise you receive during concentration and meditation.  Maintain your equilibrium amidst trying circumstances.  Do not abandon yourself to violent emotions; stand unshaken by adverse turns of events."

Paramahansa Yogananda


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, October 08 for our weekly Service Reading entitled "Healing Body, Mind, and 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 9:40am The Center is open to the public for services and special activities.


Weekly Affirmation:

I am submerged in eternal light.  It permeates every particle of my being.  I am living in that light.  The Divine Spirit fills me within and without.

                                                                                        (Scientific Healing Affirmations)




• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this Saturday, October 07 starting at 8:30 am. 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. If you are planning to attend, please let Sudha know by emailing him at vasudhaven@yahoo.com as this will help us to organize head count for lunch on the Day of Service. You can also RSVP by filling out the sign-up sheet located in the chapel foyer.


• The Harmonium Workshop will now be scheduled on a quarterly basis and will not be held this month.  The next workshop will be held on Sunday, November 12 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 (arjunraghuraman@gmail.com) or Jahnavi.


• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel on Sunday, October 15 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.


• The agenda for our upcoming Monastic visit from Wednesday, October 18 – Tuesday, October 24  with Brahmachari Andy and Brother Devananda has been finalized and can viewed by clicking on this link. There will be a group outing on Friday October 20 with the monastics. If you are interested in attending please speak with Marla or email us at srfhouston@gmail.com so we can get a head count. There will also be a Satsanga on Sunday at 11am.   If you would like to submit a question you may email it to srfhouston@gmail.com or leave it in the dropbox in the foyer.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact a member of the managing team.


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