Week of October 30 - November 05, 2017

“Yoga is for everyone, for the people of the West as well as for those of the East.  One would not say that the telephone is not for the East just because it was invented in the West.  Similarly, the methods of Yoga, although developed in the East, are not exclusively for the East but are useful to all mankind."

Paramahansa Yogananda


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, November 05 or our weekly Service Reading entitled “Yoga for Westerners”  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.  There will also be a Teen Study group this Sunday for teens ages 13-18 in the Morgan Building from 11 am to 12 noonParents 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:

With flowers, with bright skies, with the divine manna of joy in happy minds, with souls full of wisdom, with songs of the birds, with divine melodies in the hearts of men, my Beloved is calling me to retrace my footsteps to His home of peace within.

                                                         (Metaphysical Meditations)




• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this Saturday, November 4 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.


• Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday, November 05 at 2:00 am. Please remember to turn your clocks back one hour and enjoy the extra sleep (or meditation) time before coming to the chapel on Sunday.


• Houston Center is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Arnett, author of India Unveiled, will be giving a presentation entitled “Master’s India” in the chapel next Saturday, November 11 starting at 6:30pm. A light reception in the Sunday School will follow.   We invite all friends and devotees to come and enjoy this very special evening.  You can see a flyer of the event here.


• Our next Harmonium Workshop will be held next Sunday, November 12 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 (arjunraghuraman@gmail.com) or Jahnavi.


• On Sunday, November 19 we will be having our annual Thanksgiving Potluck social after services in the Sunday School building to celebrate the Thanksgiving special holiday in true spiritual fellowship. If you would like to contribute a dish, you may contact Carol Curro by emailing her at carol.curro@sbcglobal.net  A sign-up sheet is also located in the Chapel Foyer.


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