Seattle Center of Self-Realization Fellowship

  • Mt Rainier and Yogananda
  • SRF Seattle Center

Feb 2, 2020 Announcements

Announcements for Feb 2, 2020

The Social & Potluck Committee has done some organizing and set aside extra dishes for giveaway, which are located under the bulletin board.  Please take a look and take anything you’d like.

Labels have been posted on the recycle bins in the social room to distinguish which items can be recycled.  Please familiarize yourself with the acceptable recyclable items and place anything else in the trash bin. Thanks for your help complying with the guidelines from our waste removal provider.

On Saturday, February 15, we will host a one day retreat at the center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As part of the retreat we will have guided group practice of Energization Exercises, kirtan meditation and inspirational readings. We will also have free time to relax, take short walks in the gardens, study our Guru’s writings, or practice the presence of God. Please bring your own lunch to eat during the lunch break.

After the service today we will invite the Sunday School children to join us in the chapel for a group photo with the monastics, then all are invited to join for potluck and fellowship in the social room.  We want to invite our monastic guests to go through the line first to ensure they get some food before getting engaged in greeting with us. 

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Jan 26, 2019 Announcements

Announcements for Jan 26, 2020

Our Center’s monastic counselor Brother Devananda, along with Brother Akshayananda, will visit our Center this coming week. The scheduling is as follows:

  • Thursday January 30: Monastic-led 7pm inspirational service followed by tea social.
  • Friday January 31: Informal outing with monastics starting at 10:30 a.m. with a walk at Green Lake, followed by lunch. If you are interested to attend, please sign up on the sheet under the bulletin board in the social room.  If you have any questions, please ask Lynnie Dhanak or Urmila Joshi-Phadnis.
  • Saturday February 1: Bro. Devananda will lead a 3-hour kirtan meditation 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Group Energization Exercises will be practiced at 8:40 a.m. After the meditation we will have a catered Volunteer Appreciation Lunch at Noon followed by a volunteer meeting with the monastics from 1-2 p.m. Any current volunteers or those interested in volunteering at the Center are welcome to attend the lunch and meeting.
  • Sunday February 2: Services will be led by monastics. Afterward we will have a potluck and opportunity to greet the monastics.  Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.

The Flower Committee has organized their storage shelves and identified items that will be given away, including flower vases, candle holders, and other miscellaneous items.  The available items are on a table next to the bulletin board in the social room. Please take a look and take what you want!

Today we will be viewing the DVD: “Seeking the Greatest Love in the World, Sri Daya Mata – part I”

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Jan 19, 2020

Announcements for Jan 19, 2020

We will have our next Day of Service on Saturday, January 25. A vegetarian lunch will be served directly after the 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. meditation, and then we will do projects around the Center up until 5 p.m. 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, including children, for any length of time.


Our Center’s monastic counselor Brother Devananda, along with Brother Akshayananda, will visit our Center January 30 – February 2.  The scheduling plan is as follows:

  • Thursday January 30: Monastic-led 7pm inspirational service followed by tea social.
  • Friday January 31: Informal outing with monastics starting around 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch. More details about the outing will be announced as they are confirmed.
  • Saturday February 1: Bro. Devananda will lead a 3-hour kirtan meditation 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Note the earlier start time than our usual Saturday schedule. Group Energization Exercises will be practiced at 8:40 a.m.  After the meditation we will have a volunteer appreciation lunch (provided) followed by a volunteer meeting with the monastics starting at 1 p.m.. Any current volunteers or those interested in volunteering at the Center are welcome.
  • Sunday February 2: Sunday services will be led by monastics. Afterward we will have a potluck and opportunity to greet the monastics.  Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.

Any updates to the schedule will be announced in subsequent weeks and listed on our website calendar.

The subject for today’s service is “Meditation: Way to God.”

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Jan 12, 2020 Announcements

Our Center’s monastic counselor Brother Devananda, along with Brother Akshayananda, will visit our Center January 30 – February 2.  The scheduling plan is as follows:

  • Thursday January 30: Monastic-led 7pm inspirational service followed by tea social.
  • Friday January 31: Informal outing with monastics starting around 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch. More details about the outing will be announced as they are confirmed.
  • Saturday February 1: Bro. Devananda will lead a 3-hour kirtan meditation 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Note the earlier start time than our usual Saturday schedule. Group Energization Exercises will be practiced at 8:40 a.m.  After the meditation there will be a 1-hour break, followed by a volunteer meeting with the monastics starting at 1 p.m.. Any current volunteers or those interested in volunteering at the Center are welcome to attend.
  • Sunday February 2: Sunday services will be led by monastics. Afterward we will have a potluck and opportunity to greet the monastics.  Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.

Any updates to the schedule will be announced in subsequent weeks and listed on our website calendar.

The subject for today’s service is Man: Image of God”

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Jan 5, 2020 Announcements

Announcements for Jan 5, 2020

Tonight we will have a commemorative service for Paramahansa Yogananda’s birthday. There will be open meditation 7 – 7:40 p.m. followed by the commemorative service at 8 p.m.  Please bring a flower and monetary donation in an envelope.

This coming Saturday January 11 we will have a 6-hour meditation with kirtan from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to commemorate the birthday of our guru Paramahansa Yogananda.  Group Energization Exercises will be practiced at 9:40 a.m. prior to the meditation. There will be a 30-minute break at 12:30 p.m. Please bring a fruit offering to place in the basket at the rear of the chapel prior to the meditation.  At the conclusion of the meditation we will each take a fruit as prasad.

Our Center’s monastic counselor Brother Devananda, along with Brother Akshayananda, will visit our Center January 30 – February 2.  The monastics will lead the Thursday evening service, a Saturday morning kirtan meditation, and the Sunday services. Further scheduling details will be listed on our website calendar and announced as they are confirmed.

The subject for today’s service is, Attunement With a True Guru.”

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