Week of Nov 4th - Nov 10th, 2013

"There will continue to be war until people live up to the standards of God, who has no race hatred, no color prejudice, no political differences. We are the children of God. We must gather our forces together and live up to His ideal.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, November 10 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Why God Does Not Stop War". 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 9:40 am.

Weekly Affirmation:

“O Lord of Compassion, teach me to shed tears of love for all beings. May I behold them as my very own – different expressions of my Self. O Spirit, let the warmth of my love melt the chill in error-frozen brothers"

(Paramahansa Yogananda)


  • We are happy to announce that Brother Saralananda and Bramachari Klaus from the SRF Mother Center will be conducting the traditional all-day Christmas Meditation in our chapel on Saturday, December 14. A detailed program of activities is being planned with the monks from Thursday, December 12 to Sunday, December 15.
  • The Bhagavad Gita study group meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 17 beginning at 12:45 pm. All are welcome to attend.
  • Our monthly all-day meditation retreat will be held in the chapel on Saturday, November 23 beginning at 9 am with group practice of the SRF Energization Exercises, and ending at 4 pm. There will be a break from 1 to 1:30 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. This is an excellent opportunity to prepare for the all-day Christmas meditation.
  • A brochure with detailed guidelines for group meditation at the Houston Center is now available in the foyer, for newcomers as well as for regular members. Please feel free to take one with you as you leave the chapel this Sunday.
  • Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.