Seattle Center of Self-Realization Fellowship

  • Mt Rainier and Yogananda
  • SRF Seattle Center

June 23, 2024

Announcements for June 23, 2024

Youth Group Kirtan During Service Sunday June 30

On Sunday June 30, we will have kirtan during the reading service led by our Youth Kirtan Group. The adult Kirtan Group will lead the 10 a.m. meditation service that day.

Reading Service

The Reading Service for today is: Seeing God as the Sole Doer

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June 16, 2024

Announcements for June 16, 2024

Saturday Summer Solstice Outdoor Kirtan Meditation Saturday June 22

All are invited to our joyous, annual outdoor Kirtan meditation in the beautiful gardens at the Seattle Center of SRF from 3 – 7 p.m. to celebrate the summer solstice. The usual weekly 10 am meditation is canceled. 

Father’s Day Tea June 16

We will be celebrating Father’s Day with a tea reception and fellowship after Sunday services conclude at 12 pm. All are welcome. The center will provide light fare and beverages, and additional contributions of vegetarian snacks are welcome.

Youth Group Kirtan During Service Sunday June 30

On Sunday June 30, we will have kirtan during the reading service led by our Youth Kirtan Group. The adult Kirtan Group will lead the 10 a.m. meditation service that day.

Reading Service

The Reading Service for today is: Self-analysis: Key to Mastery of Life

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June 2, 2024

Announcements for June 2, 2024

Seabeck Retreat

Please join us this Thursday, June 6, as we welcome Brother Maitrimoy for the Inspirational Service at 7pm, followed by a tea reception. Brother Shantimoy will be joining us on Friday at the Seabeck Retreat in the place of Brother Jitananda, who is unable to join us next week. If you would like to submit any questions for satsanga for the retreat, please submit them  through the website by this evening, or by leaving your question in the suggestions box in the foyer today. 

Online How-to-Live Summer Program for Children and Teens

Registration is now open for the 2024 online How-to-Live Summer Program,

which will be held June 19 – 23 for girls and boys ages 7 – 17.

The classes will be conducted in English and using Zoom, and are being

offered free of charge. To learn more and complete an application for your child or teen, please visit the SRF website at: yogananda.org/SummerProgram

Reading Service

The Reading Service for today is: Eliminating Fear

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May 26, 2024

Announcements for May 26, 2024

Day of Service

Join volunteers at the Center on Saturday, June 1, for the Day of Service. It will begin following the morning meditation from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. All are welcome to join in the joy of fellowship and service in cleaning, organizing, gardening and carrying out maintenance projects. For those who wish to come and meditate prior to the 1 p.m. lunch, you may enter the chapel during the noon chant, or meditate in the Sunday School room. All are welcome for the Day of Service, including children, for any length of time.

Seabeck Retreat

Seabeck Regional Retreat is just a few weeks away! We will be welcoming Brother Jitananda and Brother Maitrimoy to our Center on Thursday, June 6, for the Inspirational Service at 7pm, followed by a tea reception. The silent retreat starts the following day, from June 7 to June 9, and will be held at the Seabeck Conference Center. There is still time to register through our website at srfseattlecenter.org. If you have questions for the satsanga at the retreat, please submit them at least a week prior to the retreat. You can submit them through the website or by leaving your question in the suggestions box in the foyer. 

Online How-to-Live Summer Program for Children and Teens

Registration is now open for the 2024 online How-to-Live Summer Program,

which will be held June 19 – 23 for girls and boys ages 7 – 17.

The classes will be conducted in English and using Zoom, and are being

offered free of charge. To learn more and complete an application for your child or teen, please visit the SRF website at: yogananda.org/SummerProgram

Reading Service

The DVD Service for today is: Experiencing God Within – Part 2 of 3 by Bro. Anandamoy.

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May 19, 2024

Announcements for May 19, 2024

Spanish Reading Service

There will be a Spanish Reading Service today following the Sunday Reading Service. It will be held from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m here in the chapel. Printouts will be provided with words to the prayers and chants in Spanish, and all are welcome to attend!

Day of Service

Join volunteers at the Center on Saturday, June 1, for the Day of Service. It will begin following the morning meditation from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. All are welcome to join in the joy of fellowship and service in cleaning, organizing, gardening and carrying out maintenance projects. For those who wish to come and meditate prior to the 1 p.m. lunch, you may enter the chapel during the noon chant, or meditate in the Sunday School room. All are welcome for the Day of Service, including children, for any length of time.

Seabeck Retreat

Seabeck Regional Retreat is just a few weeks away! We will be welcoming Brother Jitananda and Brother Maitrimoy to our Center on Thursday, June 6, for the Inspirational Service at 7pm, followed by a tea reception. The silent retreat starts the following day, from June 7 to June 9, and will be held at the Seabeck Conference Center. There is still time to register through our website at srfseattlecenter.org.

Reading Service

The Reading Service for today is: The Oneness of Religion

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May 12, 2024

Announcements for May 12, 2024

Mother’s Day Tea Reception

We’d like to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day today as we honor all the mothers who grace our lives. We will celebrate Mother’s Day with a tea reception and fellowship after the service today, and all are invited to attend. 

Spanish Reading Service

There will be a Spanish Reading Service on May 19 following the Sunday Reading Service. It will be held from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m here in the chapel. Printouts will be provided with words to the prayers and chants in Spanish, and all are welcome to attend!

Seabeck Regional Retreat

Registration to participate in the Seabeck Regional Retreat this year is now open. You may register online at srfseattlecenter.org. The silent retreat will be held from June 7 to 9 at the Seabeck Conference Center, led by visiting monastics, Brother Jitananda and Brother Maitrimoy. If you have questions you’d like to submit for the satsanga on Saturday evening during the retreat, please email them through our website, or submit them in the suggestions box kept on the table in the foyer. If you have any questions about the retreat, please see the volunteer at the Information Table after Service. 

Lastly…

A gentle reminder that if there are devotees or visitors meditating in the chapel before, during or after services, please maintain silence and carry any social conversations outside the chapel. We greatly appreciate your cooperation on this to maintain the stillness within the chapel. 

Reading Service

The Reading Service for today is: Mothers: Manifestation of God’s Love

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May 5, 2024

Announcements for May 5, 2024

Swami Sri Yukteswar Commemorative and Meditation

On Friday May 10, we will have a Commemorative Service for Sri Yukteswar’s birthday at 8 p.m. preceded by open meditation from 7 – 7:45 p.m. Please bring a flower and a monetary offering as symbols of your devotion and loyalty to the Gurus. Flowers will be available at the Center also. 

On Saturday May 11, we will have a 6-hour meditation with Kirtan from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the birthday of Sri Yukteswar. Group Energization Exercises will be practiced at 9:40 a.m. and there will be a 30-minute break at 1:00 p.m.

Mother’s Day Tea Reception

On Sunday, May 12, we will celebrate Mother’s Day with a tea reception and fellowship after the Sunday services. The Center will provide light fare and beverages, and additional contributions of vegetarian snacks are welcome.

Spanish Reading Service

There will be a Spanish Reading Service on May 19 following the Sunday Reading Service. It will be held from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m here in the chapel. Printouts will be provided with words to the prayers and chants in Spanish, and all are welcome to attend!

Reading Service

The Reading Service for today is: Increasing the Power of Initiative. 

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April 28 2024

Announcements for April 28, 2024

Swami Sri Yukteswar Commemorative and Meditation

On Friday May 10, we will have a Commemorative Service for Sri Yukteswar’s birthday at 8 p.m. preceded by open meditation from 7 – 7:45 p.m. Please bring a flower and a monetary offering as symbols of your devotion and loyalty to the Gurus. Flowers will be available at the Center also. 

On Saturday May 11, we will have a 6-hour meditation with Kirtan from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the birthday of Sri Yukteswar. Group Energization Exercises will be practiced at 9:40 a.m. and there will be a 30-minute break at 12:30 p.m.

Mother’s Day Tea Reception

On Sunday, May 12, we will celebrate Mother’s Day with a tea reception and fellowship after the Sunday services. The Center will provide light fare and beverages, and additional contributions of vegetarian snacks are welcome.

Seabeck Regional Retreat

Registration to participate in the Seabeck Regional Retreat this year is now open. You may register online at srfseattlecenter.org. The silent retreat will be held from June 7 to 9 at the Seabeck Conference Center, led by visiting monastics, Brother Jitananda and Brother Maitrimoy. For further information, please visit our website. If you have questions you’d like to submit for the satsanga, please email them through our website email address info@srfseattlecenter.org, or submit them in the suggestions box kept on the table in the foyer. 

Reading Service

The DVD Reading Service today is: Experiencing God Within – Part 1 of 3 by Brother Anandamoy.

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April 21, 2024

Announcements for April 21, 2024

Seabeck Regional Retreat

Registration to participate in the Seabeck Regional Retreat this year is now open. You may register online at srfseattlecenter.org. The silent retreat will be held from June 7 to 9 at the Seabeck Conference Center, led by visiting monastics, Brother Jitananda and Brother Maitrimoy. For further information, please visit our website. 

Chanting Session:

Following the Reading Service this hour, we’ll have an extended chanting session from 12-1pm here in the chapel. The theme for this session is “Hidden Gems in the Cosmic Chants Book”, and will be a selection of the less-commonly played chants during our regular services. The session will be comprised of mostly continuous chanting plus a few brief periods of meditation. You are all invited to join, including children, for any length of time. We look forward to experiencing the special blessings of group chanting together.

Fundraising for Upcoming Projects

The Managing Council would like to thank you for your outpouring of generous support of the planned upgrades to the Center. These include upgrading the audio equipment in the chapel and installing interior and exterior speakers, replacing a portion of the fencing of the property that was damaged in a winter storm last year, and funding the new front lawn signage to match the upgraded designs for SRF Centers and Temples. The projected costs of the upgrades are $36,500, and we have raised $12,000 to date. We will continue to collect donations for these projects through June of this year. Donations for the projects can be made online or by mailing checks to our Center. We invite your support of this work through your financial contributions, meditations and prayers. 

Reading Service:

The reading service for today is: The Balanced Life.

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Announcements for April 14, 2024

Seabeck Regional Retreat

A reminder that registration for the Seabeck Regional Retreat this year opens today at 2pm on our website: srfseattlecenter.org. The retreat will be held from June 7 to 9 at the Seabeck Conference Center, led by visiting monastics, Brother Jitananda and Brother Maitrimoy. For further information, please visit our website. 

Chanting Session:

As most of you know, our Guru composed many devotional chants which are part of the book Cosmic Chants that is located behind the seats. On Sunday April 21st, we’ll have an extended chanting session after our usual Sunday Services, from 12-1pm here in the chapel. The theme for this session will be “Hidden Gems in the Cosmic Chants Book”, meaning all the chants selected will those that are less-commonly played during our regular services. The session will be comprised of mostly continuous chanting plus a few brief periods of meditation. All are invited to join, including children, for any length of time, and we look forward to experiencing the special blessings of group chanting together.

Reading Service:

The reading service for today is: Life Energy – The Power that Heals

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