Week of September 03  - September 09, 2018

 "If a person is determined enough and meditates a great deal, he can destroy all the bad karma of his past lives in this one life."

 Paramahansa Yogananda


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, September 09 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Karma - The Law of Cosmic Justice.”   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:

Shell after shell of my yearning for Thee will break down the ramparts of delusion.  With missiles of wisdom and grim guns of determination I shall destroy the fortress of my ignorance.

(Whispers from Eternity)





• This Saturday, September 08, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.


• Our next Harmonium Workshop will be held this Sunday, September 09 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.


• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel next Sunday, September 16 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 Fall 2018 Silent retreat at Villa de Matel is scheduled from Thursday, October 25 through Sunday, October 28. Online registration will open on Friday, September 21. Information sheets are available in the chapel foyer, and online in the Houston Center website.


• 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.