Week of September 17  - September 23, 2018

 "Mental whispers develop dynamic power to reshape matter into what you want. You do not realize how great is the power of the mind. When your mind and will are attuned to the Divine Will you do not have to move a finger in order to create changes on earth. The Divine law will work for you. All the salient accomplishments of my life have been achieved through that power of mind in tune with the will of God."

 Paramahansa Yogananda


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, September 23 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Realizing God in Your Daily Life”   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:

Teach me to find Thy presence on the altar of my constant peace, and in the joy that springs from deep meditation.

(Metaphysical Meditations)





• Our monthly meditation retreat is scheduled for this 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. This year the Birthday service for Lahiri Mahasaya will be held on Sunday September 30 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm after the Reading service that morning.  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.


• The Fall 2018 Silent retreat at Villa de Matel is scheduled from Thursday, October 25 through Sunday, October 28. Online registration opens this Friday, September 21. To register, please follow the link Villa de Matel Retreat and provide all required information and select an arrival day and time. Payment can be done by credit card via Paypal or by check. Information sheets are available in the chapel foyer, and online in the Houston Center website. Please note that registration closes on Wednesday, October 17.


• We are glad to announce that Brother Muktananda and Br. Jeff from SRF Mother Center will be visiting our Houston Center in December to conduct the all-day Christmas Meditation. A detailed program will be finalized shortly.


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