Week of June 15 - June 21, 2015

“The Kriya Yoga technique and other SRF techniques of meditation expand the cup of concentration so that it can become large enough to hold the ocean of Christ Consciousness, the consciousness that was present in the life of Jesus. In this sense Self Realization Fellowship teachings constitute a Second Coming of Christ. The SRF techniques can reveal to each soul that God belongs to him by divine birthright and has not to be evolutionarily attained.” 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, June 21 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Yoga – The Divine Science”. 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. The Center is open to the public for services and special activities.

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Weekly Affirmation:

 “O Spirit, make my soul Thy temple, but make my heart Thy beloved home where Thou wouldst dwell with me with ease and everlasting understanding.” 

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, June 21 at 12:30 pm. 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.

 

• This Sunday, June 21 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Day of Yoga. We encourage all members and friends to read the June 2015 edition of the Self-Realization Fellowship eNewsletter that commemorates this first ever United Nations-sanctioned International Day of Yoga.

 

• Our monthly meditation retreat is scheduled for next Saturday, June 27 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This month we will have a guided meditation in the morning, which will include group practice of the SRF techniques of meditation. 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 SRF Energization Exercises will be conducted as a group at 9:00 am.

 

• 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 note that there will be no Sunday School class on Sunday, June 28 and July 05.

 

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