May 24—26, 2019 — Self-Realization Fellowship Regional Retreat – During the Memorial Day weekend, we are hosting a retreat at the Assisi Heights Spiritual Center in Rochester, MN with Brother Satyananda.
Saturday, May 25: Due to the Regional Retreat in Rochester, MN, the regular Saturday morning meditation has been canceled, but the chapel will be open from 7 a.m. until noon for individual meditations.
Sunday, May 26: The regular Sunday morning will still be held, but the Sunday School will not meet due to the Regional Retreat in Rochester, MN.
Monday, May 27: Brother Satyananda has offered to lead a meditation from 12:30-1:00 p.m. This will be followed by a luncheon with food provided by the Minneapolis Meditation Group. The event is open to all. Children are encouraged to attend.
Sunday, June 2: Vegetarian Potluck after the Readings Service.
The Lessons Reading Group meets every Wednesday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. with group practice of energization exercises at 7. We are currently reading from Lesson Two and the Handbook and Glossary of the new lessons.
As you may be aware, the year 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the arrival of our beloved Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, in the United States. Plans are underway for Self Realization Fellowship to commemorate this momentous historical event with several celebratory activities. As part of this celebration, we are collecting written testimonials from devotees and friends, in our Centers, Groups, and Circles whose lives have been touched by our beloved Guru and his Kriya Yoga path. Specifically, we invite any of the members of our groups to consider the following questions:
On this 100th anniversary of the founding of SRF by our Guru, how have
Paramahansa Yogananda’s Self-Realization Fellowship teachings affected your
What does SRF mean to you? What would you want to say about SRF?
What does your meditation group mean to you? How do you feel your group and
fellow devotees have helped you on your spiritual journey?
How has your life changed since you began studying and practicing the SRF
How did you find out about SRF?
What is your goal in life and how does SRF help you to find it?
Who do you think can benefit from the SRF teachings, and why?
written testimonial can be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
The final deadline to receive these testimonials is August 31st. These testimonials may be used in the SRF
Magazine, the new website, and other locations.
We invite children and teens between the ages of 7 to 18 to the SRF Summer Day Program in Encinitas. This program ushers in an era of training for youth in our Guru’s How-to-Live spiritual principles. With guidance from SRF monastics, teens and children will have an opportunity to deepen their relationship with God, learn SRF techniques of meditation, engage in fun activities and create friendships with spiritually-minded peers. The program also features a “Parents Day” at the Encinitas Temple that will include a class and satsanga given by the monastics on spiritual parenting.
The girls’ week will be June 24-28 and the boys’ week July 1-5. Please visit the SRF website under Youth Services – Summer Day Program.
For those from out-of-town, there are nearby state beach campgrounds and a list of nearby motels is available on the SRF website. We recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible because accommodations fill up quickly during the summer months.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to call our SRF Youth Services Dept. at 818-549-5160. Scholarships are available for the Summer Day Program.