Week of March 12 - March 18, 2018

"Do not permit life to cheat you.  Form those good habits that make for true happiness. Follow a simple diet, exercise the body, and meditate daily - no matter what happens, rain or shine.  If you are unable to exercise and meditate in the morning, do it at night."

Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, March 18 or our weekly Service Reading entitled “Creating and Destroying Habits at Will.”   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:

I will conquer pride by humility, hate by love, excitement by calmness, selfishness by generosity, evil by good, ignorance by knowledge, and restlessness by the peace of meditation on Thee.

(Whispers from Eternity)

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Announcements:

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, March 18 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 is scheduled for next Saturday, March 24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This month we will have a non-guided 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.

• On Friday, March 30, the chapel will be open for private meditation from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm in commemoration of Good Friday. Please note that this will be a self-guided meditation.

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held on Saturday, March 31 starting at 8:30 am. In addition to our regular chores, we will also be getting the chapel ready for our upcoming Monastic Visit in April. If you are planning to attend, please email Sudha at vasudhaven@yahoo.com as it will help us to organize head count for the lunch on the Day of Service.

• On Sunday, April 1, we will have our Easter potluck social lunch immediately after services. A Sign-up sheet is available in the Foyer if you would like to contribute a dish for the potluck.

• We would like to inform you that the Sunday School for April 8 will be held from 11:30-12:30 pm in the Sunday School building.  This coincides with the Inspiration Service led that day by Brother Bhumananda in the chapel.

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