Feb 23 Announcements

Announcements for Feb 23, 2020

We received a suggestion to consider holding weekend commemorative services in the afternoon instead of at night, in order to make it easier for members who attend who prefer not to drive at night, for those who live far away and aren’t able to come to the Center twice in one day, and for families with children. In response to this suggestion, we plan to hold the Sunday May 10th Sri Yukteswar birthday commemorative at 12:30 p.m., ending by 2 p.m.  Sunday services May 10th will be held as normal, followed by a 30-minute intermission for refreshments, then the 12:30 p.m. commemorative which will mirror the service format of our usual 8 p.m. start time. Please note May 10th is also Mother’s Day, so we wanted to give this advanced notice so you can plan accordingly. Other SRF Temples and Centers are holding weekend commemoratives in the afternoon and we look forward to trying it May 10th to see how well it works for our attendees and volunteers.

We will commemorate the mahasamadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda on Saturday, March 7 and the mahasamadhi of Swami Sri Yukteswar on Monday, March 9. On each of these occasions we will have silent meditation from 7 – 7:40 p.m. followed by the commemorative service at 8 p.m. Please bring a flower and a donation in an envelope for these services.

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

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Feb 16, 2020 Announcements

Announcements for Feb 16, 2020

We received a suggestion to consider holding weekend commemorative services in the afternoon instead of at night, in order to make it easier for members who attend who prefer not to drive at night, for those who live far away and aren’t able to come to the Center twice in one day, and for families with children. In response to this suggestion, we plan to hold the Sunday May 10th Sri Yukteswar birthday commemorative at 12:30 p.m., ending by 2 p.m.  Sunday services May 10th will be held as normal, followed by a 30-minute intermission for refreshments, then the 12:30 p.m. commemorative which will mirror the service format of our usual 8 p.m. start time. Please note May 10th is also Mother’s Day, so we wanted to give this advanced notice so you can plan accordingly. Other SRF Temples and Centers are holding weekend commemoratives in the afternoon and we look forward to trying it May 10th to see how well it works for our attendees and volunteers.

The subject for today’s reading is, “Habits: Your Master or Your Slave?

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Feb 9, 2020 Announcements

Announcements for Feb 9, 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 any items you are interested in.

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.

The subject for today’s reading is, “How to Rise Above Your Problems”.

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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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