Week of November 21 - November 27, 2016

“So long as the soul of man is encased in one, two, or three body-containers, sealed tightly with the corks of ignorance and desires, he cannot merge with the sea of Spirirt.”

 

                                                      - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, November 27 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Soul's Three Encasements."  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.

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Weekly Affirmation:

 

The eternal life of God flows through me.  I am immortal.  Behind the wave of my mind is the ocean of Cosmic Consciousness.

                                                                                    (Scientific Healing Affirmations)

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Announcements:

 

• As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this week, our gratitude is extended to all of you and the Managing Team wishes you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving.

 

• In observation of the Thanksgiving holidays, we will not have a meditation service this Thursday, November 24 and the chapel will be closed.

 

• This Saturday, November 26, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.


• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, November 27 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 next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held next Saturday, December 3, and in addition to the regular chores, we will be also decorating the chapel for Christmas. If you are planning to attend, we request that you please inform Sudha (vasudhaven@yahoo.com) as this will help us organize the head count for lunch.


• 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. These meditations are an excellent way to prepare for our upcoming all day Christmas meditation on Saturday, December 17.


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