Week of April 30  - May 06, 2018

"Meditation brings proof of the existence of God.  As soon as you take away the ripples of sensations from the lake of the mind, God's heavenly bliss bursts forth from the soul.  His bliss is already there but it is hidden."

 Paramahansa Yogananda


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, May 06 or our weekly Service Reading entitled “Anchor Yourself in God.”   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 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:

Divine Mother, I will pull away the starry veil of the blue, I will tear away the cover of space, I will melt away the magic carpet of thoughts.  I will shut off the diverting motion pictures of life, that I may behold Thee.

(Metaphysical Meditations)





• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this Saturday, May 05 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.

• This Sunday, May 06 there will be a meeting of the Teen Group from 11 am – Noon in the Morgan Building. All teens ages 13-18 are welcome to attend.


• We are pleased to let you know that registration is still open for the 2018 Summer Day Program for teens and children between the ages of 7 to 18. The girls’ week is June 25 - 29 and the boys’ week is July 2-6. With guidance from SRF monastics, teens and children will have an opportunity to deepen their relationship with God, learn SRF techniques of meditation, and create friendships with spiritually-minded peers. Applications are available online. For details about this program, please pick up a flyer from the chapel foyer or visit the SRF website at www.yogananda-srf.org. Scholarships are available.


• The commemorative service of the Birthday of Swami Sri Yukteswar will be held in the chapel next Thursday, May 10 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The service will be preceded by a meditation from 7:00 pm to 7:50 pm. All devotees who are acquainted with the Guru-disciple relationship are welcome to attend. Please bring a flower or flowers as a sign of devotion and a monetary offering in an envelope. The donations are sent to Self-Realization Fellowship.


• Our next Harmonium Workshop will be held next Sunday, May 13 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.


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