Week of March 06  - March 12, 2017

“Get busy now; time is passing and one day the fearful realization will come that life has gone by as though in a twinkling and still He has not been found.  Let no day pass without your having made an effort to meditate on Him.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, March 12 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Seek God Through Kriya Yoga."  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 open the gate of meditation that alone leads to Thy blessed presence.

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• The Mahasamadhi commemorative service for Swami Sri Yukteswar is scheduled for today Thursday, March 09. The service will begin at 8:00 pm and is preceded by an open meditation from 7:00 - 7:50 pm. All devotees who are acquainted with the SRF teachings and the Guru-disciple relationship 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. Please write your checks to the order of Self-Realization Fellowship.

 

• This Saturday, March 11, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

 

• Please note that Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 am this Sunday, March 12 and please be sure to set your clocks forward by one hour.

 

• Our next Harmonium Workshop will be held this Sunday, March 12 in the chapel. This workshop is open to all members and friends who are interested in either joining the Kirtan Group or would simply like to learn how to play the SRF cosmic chants on the harmonium. If you own a personal harmonium, we request that you please bring it with you to the workshop. If you have any questions about the workshop, or do not have a harmonium of your own, you may contact Arjun by emailing him at arjunraghuraman@gmail.com.

 

• Beginning on Sunday April 2, on the first Sunday of the month, there will be a new Service for teens, ages 13-18, from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, in the Morgan Building. Meditation, energization exercises, chanting and teachings from the lessons of Paramahansa Yogananda will be included in each service.

 

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