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Services and Events This Week

Wednesday, September 6
7:30–8:30PMLessons Reading Group (#102)
Saturday, September 9
7:00AMEnergization Exercises followed by Meditation Service
9:30AMIntermission
9:35AMEnergization Exercises
10:00AM–12:00PMMeditation Service
Sunday, September 10
9:00AMEnergization Exercises
9:30-10:15AMMeditation Service
10:30-11:30AMReadings Service (chapel)
Sunday School (downstairs)
Wednesday, September 13
7:30–8:30PMLessons Reading Group (#103)
Saturday, September 16
7:00AMEnergization Exercises followed by Meditation Service
9:30AMIntermission
9:35AMEnergization Exercises
10:00AM–12:00PMMeditation Service
5:30–6:00PMChapel Open for Personal Meditation
6:00PMRefreshments
6:30–8:30PMMovie Night: My Life
Sunday, September 17
9:00AMEnergization Exercises
9:30-10:15AMMeditation Service
10:30-11:30AMReadings Service (chapel)
Sunday School (downstairs)
Wednesday, September 20
7:30–8:30PMLessons Reading Group (#104/1)
Saturday, September 23
7:00AMEnergization Exercises followed by Meditation Service
9:30AMIntermission
9:35AMEnergization Exercises
10:00AM–12:00PMMeditation Service
Sunday, September 24
9:00AMEnergization Exercises
9:30-10:15AMMeditation Service
10:30-11:30AMReadings Service (chapel)
Sunday School (downstairs)
Tuesday, September 26
7:30–8:30PMMahasamadhi Service for Lahiri Mahasaya
Wednesday, September 27
7:30–8:30PMLessons Reading Group (#104/2)
Saturday, September 30
7:00AMEnergization Exercises followed by Meditation Service
9:30AMIntermission
9:35AMEnergization Exercises
10:00AM–12:00PMKirtan Service
7:30–8:30PMBirthday Service for Lahiri Mahasaya
Sunday, October 1
9:00AMEnergization Exercises
9:30-10:15AMMeditation Service
10:30-11:30AMReadings Service (chapel)
Sunday School (downstairs)
11:45AMVegetarian Potluck

Upcoming Movie Night

Join us for our Movie Night on Saturday, September 16. We will show My Life at 6:30 p.m. Please check our Movie Night page for additional information. Earlier, we announced a different movie, but we found our new selection more interesting. You will not be disappointed.

Important SRF News

Please read the latest news on the SRF website, about the new SRF/YSS President, Brother Chidananda and all the things happening at the International Headquarters.

Commemorative Services

Please join us on Tuesday night, September 26, at 7:30 p.m. to remember Lahiri Mahasaya’s Mahasamadhi and on Saturday night, September 30, at 7:30 p.m., as we celebrate his birthday.

It is customary to bring a flower as a symbol of your love and devotion to the guru, and a monetary donation as a symbol of your loyalty—enclosed in a white envelope—to commemorative services.

We regularly provide flowers and white envelopes for those who cannot make it to the flower shop. You are welcome to attend whether you have a flower or not.

Vegetarian Potluck

Please join us for our regularly scheduled vegetarian potluck on the first Sunday of the month, on October 1, 2017. This is a wonderful opportunity to nourish your mind with the spiritual fellowship of other devotees while pampering your body with tasty and mostly healthy food.

Sunday School Vacation

Sunday School for children between 3 and 18 years is provided downstairs during our Sunday Readings Services from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m.

If you have any questions about the Sunday School or the Teen Group, please talk to Tom Austin.

Volunteer Opportunities

Helping the Guru’s work brings many blessings to those who serve. We offer various different opportunities to make a divine investment with your time and talents.

Here is a list of positions that currently open:

We will be happy to provide you with all the necessary training for the position. You can communicate directly to the chairperson who is coordinating the volunteers for one of the above positions by clicking on the corresponding link, or you can also contact our Coordinator if you just want to help wherever you are needed. We appreciate your generosity.

Severe Weather Policy

The Minneapolis Meditation Group has developed a severe weather policy for the safety of our members and friends. Please be advised that Minneapolis Meditation Group services will be cancelled if a severe weather warning is issued by the National Weather Service that includes our church area (the city of Minneapolis or Hennepin County), within a window of two hours prior to a scheduled service to two hours after a scheduled service. It will be the responsibility of each member to be aware of any severe weather warnings prior to a scheduled service. This includes severe thunderstorm warnings, tornado warnings and winter storm warnings.

A severe weather warning indicates that severe weather is occurring in the area, creating dangerous conditions that may be a threat to life or property.

A severe weather watch indicates that conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather and provides advance notice.

You may download a printable copy of this Severe Weather Policy. Please visit Wikipedia or any other resource for additional information about the Severe Weather Terminology in the United States.

Long Meditations

The Minneapolis Meditation Group wants to encourage all its members and friends to attend our beautiful long meditations on Saturday mornings. You can stay as long as you wish. Please remember to try to enter or leave the chapel during a chant which are typically on the hour. Our beloved Guru said about group meditations:

“Why shouldn’t you strengthen your own vibrations through fellowship with people seeking Self-realization, and by group meditation with them? This practice will fortify your own spiritual convictions; you will find that many seemingly insuperable barriers in your life will crumble and dissolve in the waters of meditation. Your devotion and love for God will commingle with the devotion and love of others. Divine bliss will radiate from you, helping all persons you meet.”

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