Week of April 09 - April 15, 2018

"If you live for God alone - if neither money, nor health, nor wealth is your primary goal, but God alone is your goal - then all else will come to you.  Commune with God first in the temple of silence; then health, prosperity, and wisdom will be added unto you. "

Paramahansa Yogananda


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, April 15 or our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Place of Money in the Spiritual Life.”   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:

Teach me to feel that Thou art the power behind all wealth, and the value within all things.  Finding Thee first, I will find everything in Thee.

(Metaphysical Meditations)




• We would like to extend our gratitude to all members and friends who attended the Public Lecture and Kriya Tour this past weekend and thank you for your time, fellowship & monetary support.  Our Chapel witnessed an attendance of over 100 members and friends during the Sunday Inspirational service led by Brother Bhumananda.  A group photograph with the Monastics can be downloaded by clicking here. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please email the Managing Team at srfhouston@gmail.com


• This Saturday, April 14, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, April 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.


• Our monthly all-day meditation retreat will be held on Saturday, April 28. This month we will have an open, 12 hour non-conducted meditation from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. 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.


• We are happy to announce that registration for the 2018 Spring silent retreat at Villa de Matel is now open. The retreat will be held from Thursday, May 3, through Sunday, May 6, with the option of joining on Friday, May 4. Detailed information is now available in the foyer, as well as instructions on how to register via the Houston Center website. Because accommodations are limited, we ask that you register only if you are sure that you will be able to attend. For more information please contact Jose Guzman or Michaele O'Dwyer

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