Week of July 02  - July 08, 2018

"The Hindu teachers stated that one should learn to separate the energy and consciousness from the body consciously.  One should consciously watch the state of sleep, and one should practice the conscious, voluntary withdrawal of energy from the heart and spinal regions.  This he may learn to do consciously and of his own volition what death will otherwise force upon him unconsciously and unwillingly."

Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, July 08 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Yoga Methods for Proving Reincarnation.”   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.

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Weekly Affirmation:

Since Thine indelible image of perfection is in me, teach me to wipe away the superficial stains of ignorance and to see that Thou and I are one.

(Scientific Healing Affirmations)

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Announcements:

 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this Saturday, July 7. If you are planning to attend, we request that you please inform Sudha by emailing him at vasudhaven@yahoo.com as this will help us to organize head count for the lunch on the Day of Service.


• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel next Sunday, July 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 commemoration service of Mahavatar Babaji will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, July 25 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The service will be preceded by an open meditation from 7:00 pm to 7:50 pm and you may enter the chapel quietly at any time. All devotees who are acquainted with the SRF teachings and the Guru-disciple relationship are welcome to attend. Devotees are asked to bring a flower or flowers as a symbol of devotion to God and the SRF Gurus, and a donation, if possible, as sign of loyalty to the path of SRF. These donations are sent to the Mother Center to share these sacred teachings with other truth-seeking souls. Please write your checks to the order of Self-Realization Fellowship.


• All activities and events organized by the Houston Center are carried out by dedicated members and friends and we always welcome new volunteers. If you have a few hours to spare each month and would like to volunteer, please let us know by emailing us at srfhouston@gmail.com.


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