Week of Janurary 09 - January 15, 2017

“Realize you are the soul. Unite your heart’s feeling with reason. Cast off all mortal limitations and plunge again and again into deep meditation until you realize your Self as the soul.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda

 

 

 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, January 15 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Meditation - The Transcendental Way to God."  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:

 

Teach me to find Thy presence on the altar of my constant peace and in the joy that springs from deep meditation.

 

                                                                                    (Metaphysical Meditations)   

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Announcements:

 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this Saturday, January 14 starting at 8:30 am. If you are planning to attend, please let Sudha know by emailing him at vasudhaven@yahoo.com as this will help us to organize head count for lunch on the Day of Service. You can also RSVP by filling out the sign-up sheet located in the chapel foyer.

 

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, January 15 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 annual budget meeting will be held in the Sunday School building on Sunday, January 29 immediately after the services. Please join us in spiritual fellowship as we discuss plans for expenditures in 2017.

 

• 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 strengthen one's New Year's resolutions.

 

• Our Center hosts a lesson study group every Monday evening from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in the chapel. Devotees take turns reading a paragraph from a given SRF lesson, followed by a short meditation to assimilate that portion of the teaching. There is a group meditation from 8:00 pm to 9:00pm. The lesson study group is open to all SRF lesson students, and 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.