Week of April 16 - April 22, 2018

"Mind power carries with it the unlimited energy of God; that is the power you want in your body.  And there is a way to bring in that power.  The way is communion with God by meditation.  When your communion with God is perfect, the healing is permanent."

Paramahansa Yogananda


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, April 22 or our weekly Service Reading entitled “Healing by God's Unlimited Power.”   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:

Thy perfect light is omnipresent in all my body parts.  Wherever that healing light is manifest, there is perfection.  I am well, for perfection is in me.

(Metaphysical Meditations)




• This Saturday, April 21, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

• 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. The deadline to register is Thursday, April 26.


• 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.

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