March 8, 2020

March 8, 2020 Announcements

We will commemorate the mahasamadhi of  Swami Sri Yukteswar tomorrow, Monday, March 9. 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.

This Saturday, March 14 we will have a long meditation from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Paramahansa Yogananda’s mahasamadhi.

Please note a couple special timings for future commemoratives you may wish to mark on your calendars due to the unique timing:

  • Sunday May 10, Mother’s Day, the Sri Yukteswar commemorative service will be held at 12:30 p.m. following our usual Sunday services.
  • Saturday July 25, the Babaji Commemorative will be held at 12 p.m. following the Saturday morning meditation which will be shortened to 10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.  The 12 p.m. timing will allow those traveling to Los Angeles for SRF Convocation to attend the commemorative and then fly out Saturday evening or Sunday morning.

In light of current concerns regarding the coronavirus in the Seattle area, we would like to ask anyone with a cough or cold symptoms to refrain from attending and to meditate at home. Also for any volunteers or members who feel uncomfortable attending due to coming in contact with groups, we encourage you to stay home.  Let us continue to keep in mind Paramahansa Yogananda’s guidance that we use practical outer means and commonsense methods to prevent illness, while fostering a positive attitude and faith in God’s love and protection.

Our reading for today is, “The Science of Affirmation.”

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March 1, 2020

March 1, 2020 Announcements

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.

On Saturday, March 14 we will have a long meditation from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Paramahansa Yogananda’s mahasamadhi.

Please note a couple special timings for future commemoratives you may wish to mark on your calendars due to the unique timing:

  • Sunday May 10, Mother’s Day, the Sri Yukteswar commemorative service will be held at 12:30 p.m. following our usual Sunday services.
  • Saturday July 25, the Babaji Commemorative will be held at 12 p.m. following the Saturday morning meditation which will be shortened to 10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.  The 12 p.m. timing will allow those traveling to Los Angeles for SRF Convocation to attend the commemorative and then fly out Saturday evening or Sunday morning.

Our reading for today is, “Lord, Possess us With Thy Love.”

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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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