Services and Events This Week
Mahavatar Babaji Commemorative Service
We will commemorate the day when Mahavatar Babaji appeared to Paramahansa Yogananda before he came to the west in 1920 on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. The service starts at 7:30 p.m. and lasts one hour.
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 are pleased to announce that there will be a harmonium class on July 22 immediately following the reading service. Anyone interested in learning how to play the harmonium is welcome to attend. If you have a harmonium you could bring for the class for others to use, that would be great!
Please join us for our regularly scheduled vegetarian potluck on the first Sunday of the month, on August 5, 2018. 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
The Sunday School is on vacation during the summer. We will resume Sunday School after Labor Day, on Sunday, September 9, 2018.
When it is in session, 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.
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:
- Flower Arrangements,
- Garland Preparation,
- Landscaping Assistants,
- Electronic Newsletter Editors,
- Building Maintenance, and
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.
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.
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.”