Seattle Center of Self-Realization Fellowship

  • Mt Rainier and Yogananda
  • SRF Seattle Center

December 29, 2022

Announcements for December 29, 2022

Please join us for New Year’s Eve meditation on Saturday, December 31, from 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. as we launch into the New Year.

On Thursday, January 5, we will have a commemorative service for Paramahansa Yogananda’s birthday which will begin at 8 pm, preceded by meditation from 7 – 7:45 pm. The ushers will allow late arrivals to enter quietly during the meditation, which will be followed by a 20-minute intermission before the 8 pm service begins. Please bring a flower and monetary donation in an envelope. All are invited to a special birthday celebration with cake after services conclude.

There will be a 6-hour meditation with Kirtan on Saturday, January 7 from 10 am – 4 pm to commemorate the birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda.

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December 18, 2022

Announcements for December 18, 2022

We will have a Christmas potluck at 12 p.m. today following the service. All are invited to join for food and spiritual fellowship in this festive and joyful event. 

Please join us for the New Year’s Eve meditation on Tuesday, December 31, from 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. as we launch into the New Year. 

The 3 hour meditation on Saturday, December 24, is canceled because of Christmas Eve, and the Meditation and Reading Service on Sunday, December 25, is canceled due to Christmas Day.

On Thursday, January 5, we will have a commemorative service for Paramahansa Yogananda’s birthday which will begin at 8 pm, preceded by meditation from 7 – 7:40 pm.  All are invited to a special birthday celebration with cake after services conclude. 

There will be a 6-hour meditation with Kirtan on Saturday, January 7 from 10 am – 4 pm to commemorate the birthday of our Guru.  

The subject for today’s service is “Celebrating Christmas in the Silence of the Soul.”

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December 11, 2022

Announcements for December 11, 2022

One of the highlights of the year-end holiday season for Self-Realization Fellowship members and friends around the world is the All-Day Christmas Meditation, a tradition inaugurated by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1931 and which he personally conducted for many years.The all day, 8 hour, Christmas meditation will be held next week, on Saturday, December 17th. 

Here are a few points for getting the most out of the All-Day Christmas Meditation:

  • Please arrive 30 minutes early to select a seat and get settled. 
  • Energization Exercises may be practiced individually prior to 10 a.m.
  • There will be an intermission from 2 – 2:30 p.m. If you are only able to attend half of the meditation, we ask that you come to the first half.
  • If you have a cough or a cold or are isolating due to Covid-19 exposure, please refrain from attending, and instead utilize the Online Meditation Center as an alternative venue for meditation.
  • Please bring a fruit and a monetary offering in an envelope which can be placed in the baskets located on the bench immediately outside the chapel doors, prior to the meditation.
  • Please dress in layers as the chapel may feel cooler due to open windows. Our ushers try their best to keep the temperature comfortable for all, but due to cooler weather and the need for ventilation, the temperature will vary. The right side of the chapel closer to the wall tends to be warmer as it’s closer to the heating radiators, and the left side will be cooler due to proximity to open windows. 

We look forward to this special day for a deepened awareness of our oneness with God and Christ.

We will have a Christmas potluck at 12 p.m. following the Sunday Services on December 18th. All are invited to join for food and spiritual fellowship. You are welcome to bring a vegetarian dish to share with others.

The subject for today’s service is “The Nature of a Master”.

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December 4, 2022

Announcements for December 4, 2022

There will be a 4 hour pre-Christmas kirtan meditation held next Saturday, on December 10th. The all day Christmas meditation will be held the following week, on December 17th. 

We will have a Christmas potluck following the Sunday Service on December 18th. You are welcome to bring a vegetarian dish to share with others on that day. 

We will be decorating the Christmas tree following the service today at 12pm, and all are invited to join in. 

The subject for today’s DVD service is: “Finding Joy in Life.”

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November 27, 2022

Announcements for November 27, 2022

There will be 4 hour pre-Christmas kirtan meditations held on December 3rd and 10th. The all day Christmas meditation will be held on December 17th. 

We will have a Christmas potluck following the Sunday Service on December 18th. You are welcome to bring a vegetarian dish to share with others on that day. 

We will be decorating the Christmas tree in the chapel following Sunday Service next week, on December 4th, and all are welcome to join in. 

The subject for today’s DVD service is: “Being a Spiritual Seeker in Today’s Complex World.”

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