Week of February 15 - February 21, 2016

“Self-control practiced daily, even in insignificant matters, will help the mental alcoholic to come out of his drunken indulgence little by little.''

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, February 21st for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Curing Psychological Intoxication.”  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:

 “Heavenly Father, teach me to find freedom in Thee, that I may know nothing on earth belongs to me; all belongs only to Thee.  Teach me to know my home is Thine omnipresence.” 

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• This Saturday, February 20, the chapel will remain open from 12:00pm to 3:00pm for open meditation.

• The next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, February 21 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.


• Our monthly all-day meditation retreat will be held next Saturday, February 27. This month we will have an open, 12 hour non-conducted meditation from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. You are welcome to join us at any time but we ask that you sign in when you arrive and that you enter and exit the chapel quietly.


• The birth and mahasamadhi of our SRF line of gurus are very sacred occasions and are celebrated with special commemorative services at our Chapel. These commemorative services are especially important for all devotees, as the blessings of the masters are especially strong during these days. Therefore, we encourage and urge everyone to attend. Our next commemorative service is the Mahasamadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda, which will be held on Monday, March 7. Please mark your calendar. An information sheet on commemorative services is available in our chapel foyer and can also be viewed by clicking on this link


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