Feb 25, 2018 Announcements

This Saturday March 3rd, we will have a 6-hour meditation with Kirtan in honor of the mahasamadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda, held from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.  There will be a 30-minute break at 5:30 p.m. with group Energization Exercises practiced at 5:40 p.m. Please note the start time of 3 p.m. which is different than our usual Saturday meditation start time of 10 a.m.

We will commemorate the mahasamadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda on Wednesday, March 7th and the mahasamadhi of Swami Sri Yukteswar on Friday, March 9th. On each of these occasions we will have silent meditation from 7 – 7:40 pm followed by the commemorative service at 8 pm. Please bring a flower and a monetary offering. As a reminder, the ushers will allow late arrivals to quietly enter and join the meditation any time from 7 – 7:40 pm preceding the commemorative services.

As always, please consult our website calendar for a detailed schedule of the services and meditations at our Center.

Today we will be showing Part 2 of the DVD “Guru and Disciple: An Eternal Covenant of Love”, a talk by Bro. Bhaktananda.

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August 13th, 2017 Announcements

<Start by reading the letter from the board of directors regarding Sri Mrinalini Mata’s passing.>

This Thursday, August 17th, we will hold a special prayer and meditation service to honor the life and passing of our beloved Sri Mrinalini Mata.  The times will be the same as our usual Thursday schedule, with the service being 7:30 – 8:30 pm, followed by a prayer and healing service lasting until 8:50 pm.

On Monday, August 14th (tomorrow) we will celebrate Janmashtami, a Commemorative Service honoring the birth of Bhagavan Krishna. The service will begin at 8 pm and will be preceded by silent meditation from 7 – 7:40pm. During the meditation, ushers will allow late arrivals to enter silently.  Please bring a flower and a monetary offering in an envelope.

This Saturday, August 19th, we will have a long Kirtan meditation for Bhagavan Krishna from 3 – 9 pm. There will be a break at 5:30 pm and group Energization Exercises at 5:40 pm.

The subject for today’s service is: “The Root Cause of Suffering”

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July 30th, 2017 Announcements

During the upcoming SRF Convocation in Los Angeles, our annual group dinner for Seattle-area devotees will be held Wednesday, August 9th, 5:30 pm, at the Lakeside Bistro in the Bonaventure Hotel.  The price this year will be $26.50/person for the buffet.  This price includes tax and tip.  All are invited to join.  For those who who don’t wish to eat, but want to come for fellowship, please feel free.

Sunday School will be canceled on both August 6th and August 13th due to SRF Convocation.

On Monday, August 14th, we will celebrate Janmashtami, a Commemorative Service honoring the birth of Bhagavan Krishna. The service will begin at 8 pm and will be preceded by silent meditation from 7 – 7:40pm. During the meditation, ushers will allow late arrivals to enter silently.  Please bring a flower and a monetary offering in an envelope.

On Saturday, August 19th, we will have a long Kirtan meditation for Bhagavan Krishna from 3 – 9 pm. There will be a break at 5:30 pm and group Energization Exercises at 5:40 pm.

Please join us today after the service for light refreshments and fellowship in the Social Room.

The subject for today’s service is: “Ascending to Perfection in God.”

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July 16th, 2017 Announcements

Our annual summer picnic will be held at nearby Hamlin Park following today’s services.  All are invited for food, fellowship, and games.  Please bring a vegetarian dish to share. The center will provide veggie burgers, buns and condiments. Directions to Hamlin Park are on the bulletin board in the social room.

On Saturday July 22, we will have a Kirtan meditation for Mahavatar Babaji from 3 to 9 pm. There will be a 30-minute break at 5:30 pm with group Energization Exercises at 5:40.

On Tuesday July 25, we will have a Commemorative Service for Mahavatar Babaji. The Commemorative Service will begin at 8 pm and be preceded by a silent meditation 7 – 7:45 pm. During the 7pm meditation, ushers will allow late arrivals to enter silently.  Those attending the Commemorative Service are asked to bring a flower and a monetary offering in an envelope.

During the upcoming SRF Convocation in Los Angeles, our annual group dinner for Seattle-area devotees will be held Wednesday, August 9, 5:30 pm, at the Lakeside Bistro in the Bonaventure Hotel.  The price this year will be $26.50/person for the buffet.  All are invited to join.  For those who who don’t wish to eat, but want to come for fellowship, please feel free.

The subject for today’s service is “Seeing God as the Sole Doer”

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August 14, 2016 Announcements

We are happy to let you know that we’ll be celebrating India Night on Saturday, September 10 at our Center. This event will Center around the true Spirit of India that Gurudeva Paramahansa Yogananda brought to us almost 100 years ago. We will honor Mother India, our spiritual homeland with festive decorations, a featured silent auction, a gourmet vegetarian Indian meal, and an uplifting devotional program. We encourage all of you to wear your best Indian dress and enjoy this special fellowship event. Tickets to the event will be sold at the door on September 10. More information with a flyer about the event will be forthcoming. We look forward to your presence and participation.

At this time we are in need of volunteers and area leaders for audio-visual, setup and clean-up as well as many helping hands in the area of decorations, food serving, ticket sales, and program coordination. We will have volunteer sign-up sheets at the Info Table starting today after the Service.

On Thursday, August 25, we will have a Commemorative Service for the birth of Bhagavan Krishna. The Commemorative Service will begin at 8 pm and be preceded by a silent meditation at 7 pm. During the meditation, ushers will allow late arrivals to enter quietly preserving the sacred atmosphere.  Those attending the Commemorative Service are asked to bring a flower and a monetary offering in an envelope.

On Saturday, August 27, we will be have a Kirtan meditation for Bhagavan Krishna from 3 to 9 pm.

Today’s reading is, “Surmounting Life’s Troubles.”

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