Seattle Center of Self-Realization Fellowship

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Jan 8, 2017 Announcements

Announcements for 1/15/2017

Learn to play harmonium in 2017! We will soon be offering several harmonium lessons at the Seattle Center. The first lesson will be held on Saturday, January 21st at 4:15 pm prior to the evening long meditation. These lessons are beginner’s level and no prior musical experience is required. You’ll find a sign-up sheet near the bulletin board. The time and date of each lesson is also listed there.

Mark your calendars for February 9 – 13 when we will host SRF monastic disciples Brother Devananda and Brahmachari Jason at our Center.

  • Thursday, Feb 9th, the monastics will lead a meditation at 7 pm followed by a Satsang at 7:30 pm. Please submit any questions you may have by placing them in the basket in the foyer, or by emailing them using the “Contact Us” page of our website.
  • Saturday Feb. 11th, Bro. Devananda will lead a Kirtan meditation from 9 am – 1 pm. The usual evening 6 – 9 pm meditation will be cancelled that night.

Further updates about the monastic visit schedule will be provided as they are available.

Our subject for today’s reading is “Man-Image of God.”

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January 8, 2017

Announcements for 1/8/2017

Learn to play harmonium in 2017! We will soon be offering several harmonium lessons at the Seattle Center. The first lesson will be held on Saturday, January 21st at 4:15 p.m prior to the evening long meditation. These lessons are beginner’s level and no prior musical experience is required. You’ll find a sign-up sheet near the bulletin board. The time and date of each lesson is also listed there.

Mark your calendars for February 9 – 13 when we will host SRF monastic disciples Brother Devananda and Brahmachari Jason at our Center.  On Saturday Feb. 11th Bro. Devananda will lead a kirtan meditation from 9am – 1pm. The usual evening 6 – 9pm meditation will be cancelled that night.  Please stay tuned to our weekly announcements and website for further scheduling details about the February monastic visit.

Our subject for today’s reading is “Attunement with a True Guru.”

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Dec 18 Announcements

Announcements for 12/18/2016

The Social Committee needs several new volunteers in order to continue hosting potlucks and other social events regularly. If you enjoy this aspect of fellowship at the Center, please consider volunteering. The time commitment is minimal, and offers a rewarding opportunity to help cultivate warm spiritual fellowship here at the Center. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.

Another important need for the Social Committee is the contribution of vegetarian dishes for our potlucks.  Our potlucks are well-attended, but frequently do not have sufficient food donations. This requires the Social Committee to go to the store and buy extra food during the Service. Please consider planning ahead and contributing to the potlucks to support these fellowship opportunities with abundant food options. Our next potluck will be on Sunday December 18 following the monastic-led Christmas Service. Your contribution would be greatly appreciated.

Would you like learn playing the harmonium? Guruji once remarked “chanting is half the battle!” Chanting awakens devotion and helps us to still our thoughts before meditation. Next year we will be offering several harmonium lessons at the Center starting end-of-January. If you are interested please see the signup sheet near the bulletin board. No experience necessary!

We would like your opinion/input on whether you would appreciate having a showing here at the Center of the Public Memorial Service of revered SRF monastic Bro. Anandamoy. The Memorial Service was held on Sept. 24th 2016 and is available on the SRF YouTube channel. We want your input to decide whether we’ll show it as a 3-part series during our usual DVD Sundays, or as a single showing at 1pm following a Sunday Service. The full video is about 90 minutes along. Please stop by the Information Table and indicate your preferred choice.

On Sunday, December 25, regular Sunday Services will not be held.  Instead, the chapel will be open from 10am – 12pm for individual meditation.  There will be a meditation leader to play chants on the hour, and an usher will allow people to quietly enter at any time.

Immediately following today’s service, the Sunday School children will join us in the chapel to sing a couple Christmas carols and then all are invited to join in the social room for a vegetarian potluck and a chance to say hello to the monastics.

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Dec 11 Announcements

Announcements for 12/11/2016

The Social Committee needs several new volunteers in order to continue hosting potlucks and other social events regularly. If you enjoy this aspect of fellowship at the Center, please consider volunteering. The time commitment is minimal, and offers a rewarding opportunity to help cultivate warm spiritual fellowship here at the Center. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.

Another important need for the Social Committee is the contribution of vegetarian dishes for our potlucks.  Our potlucks are well-attended, but frequently do not have sufficient food donations. This requires the Social Committee to go to the store and buy extra food during the Service. Please consider planning ahead and contributing to the potlucks to support these fellowship opportunities with abundant food options. Our next potluck will be on Sunday December 18 following the monastic-led Christmas Service. Your contribution would be greatly appreciated.

Would you like learn playing the harmonium? Guruji once remarked “chanting is half the battle!” Chanting awakens devotion and helps us to still our thoughts before meditation. Next year we will be offering several harmonium lessons at the Center starting end-of-January. If you are interested please see the signup sheet near the bulletin board. No experience necessary!

We would like your opinion/input on whether you would appreciate having a showing here at the Center of the Public Memorial Service of revered SRF monastic Bro. Anandamoy. The Memorial Service was held on Sept. 24th 2016 and is available on the SRF YouTube channel. We want your input to decide whether we’ll show it as a 3-part series during our usual DVD Sundays, or as a single showing at 1pm following a Sunday Service. The full video is about 90 minutes along. Please stop by the Information Table and indicate your preferred choice.

Next week we will host monastics Brother Govindananda and Brahmachari Augusto for our  Christmas festivities. All are invited to join us for the itinerary as follows:

  • Thursday, Dec 15th: Meditation and Service at 7:30 pm followed by a Tea Social
  • Friday, Dec 16: Outing with monastics between 10 am to 3 pm which will include a walk and a lunch; Please sign up on the board in the social room
  • Saturday, Dec 17: All-Day Christmas Meditation with Kirtan 10 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday, December 18: Monastic-led Sunday Services followed by vegetarian potluck

On Sunday, December 25, regular Sunday Services will not be held.  Instead, the chapel will be open from 10am – 12pm for individual meditation.

After today’s Service, there will be a brief update from the Managing Council lasting less than 5 minutes.

The subject for today’s reading is, “Receiving God’s Answer to Your Prayers.”

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December 4 Announcements

Announcements for 12/4/2016

The Social Committee needs several new volunteers in order to continue hosting potlucks and other social events regularly. If you enjoy this aspect of fellowship at the Center, please consider volunteering. The time commitment is minimal, but offers a rewarding opportunity to help cultivate warm spiritual fellowship here at the Center. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. Thank you for your consideration.

Another important need for the Social Committee is the contribution of vegetarian dishes for our potlucks.  Our potlucks tend to be well-attended, but frequently do not have sufficient food donations. This requires the Social Committee to go to the store and buy extra food during the Service. Please consider planning ahead and contributing to the potlucks to support these fellowship opportunities with abundant food options. Our next Christmas potluck will be on Sunday December 18 at 12pm following the monastic-led Services. Your contribution would be greatly appreciated.

Our next 4-hour pre-Christmas Kirtan meditation will be held on Saturday Dec 10th from 5 – 9 pm.  We will practice Energization Exercises as a group at 4:40 pm prior to the meditation for those who wish to arrive early.

We will host visiting monastics Brother Govindananda and Brahmachari Augusto for Christmas this year. Our itinerary is as follows:

  • Thursday, Dec 15th: Meditation and Service at 7:30 pm followed by a Tea Social
  • Friday, Dec 16: Outing with monastics between 10 am to 3 pm which will include a walk and a lunch; Please sign up on the board in the social room
  • Saturday, Dec 17: All-Day Christmas Meditation with Kirtan 10 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday, December 18: Monastic-led Sunday Services followed by vegetarian potluck

All are invited to celebrate Christmas with us in deep meditation and spiritual fellowship.

We will be decorating our Christmas Tree today after the service. All are welcome to participate in this joyful event.

The subject for today’s reading is, “Limited and Unlimited Methods of Healing.”

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