Week of August 19th - August 25th, 2013

"The link between mind and body is supplied by life force. The motion of energy or life force, which is within you, is that which heals and energizes the body. Outside or physical methods are used only to rouse this life energy.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, August 25 for our weekly Service Reading entitled Health Through Union With Cosmic 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 9:40 am.

Weekly Affirmation:

“Heavenly Father, Thy Cosmic Life and I are one. Thou art the ocean; I am the wave; we are one.” (Scientific Healing Affirmations).


  • Our monthly all-day meditation retreat will be held this Saturday, August 24 beginning at 9:00 am with group practice of the SRF Energization Exercises and ending at 4:00 pm. There will be a 30-minute break at 1:00 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, readings, or during the break.
  • The Janmashtami Commemoration service celebrating the birthday of Bhagavan Krishna will be held next Wednesday, August 28 beginning at 8 pm. There will be a meditation from 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm.  All devotees who are acquainted with the SRF teachings and the Guru-disciple relationship, and who can participate in the service with sincerity and reverence, 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.
  • We have been informed that the Hare Krishna Temple is also celebrating Janmashtami on the same day as us, and therefore we anticipate devotees of the Hare Krishna temple using our parking lot during the service. We plan to reserve the row of parking spots closest to our chapel for the volunteers serving on Wednesday, August 28 and request all our members and guests attending to please be park in the Hare Krishna temple parking lot across the street.
  • Our inaugural meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, August 25 after our service. 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.
    • Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.