Week of September 10  - September 16, 2018

 "God comes within the calm experience of men.  In Bliss-consciousness we realize Him.  There can be no other direct proof of His existence.  It is in God as Bliss that our spiritual hopes and aspirations find fulfillment - our devotion and love find an object."

 Paramahansa Yogananda


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, September 16 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Man's Highest Conception of 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 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:

Within my soul is the joy that my ego is seeking.  I suddenly become aware of His bliss honeycombed in the hive of silence.  I will break the hive of secret silence and drink the honey of unceasing blessedness.

(Metaphysical Meditations)





• This Saturday, September 15, 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, 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.


• Our monthly meditation retreat is scheduled for next Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. All are welcome to attend at any time during the day, but we ask that you enter or exit the chapel only during chants or readings.


• The Commemorative service for the Mahasamadhi of Lahiri Mahasaya will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, September 26, from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. The service will be preceded by a meditation beginning at 7:00 pm. All devotees who are acquainted with 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. Donations are sent directly to Mother Center to share these sacred teachings with truth-seeking souls.

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