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Upcoming Minister Visits

February 1 – 2

Saturday: 
   Kriyaban Retreat  (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Sunday:   
   Meditation & Lecture Service (10:00 & 11:00 am)
   General Meeting of the Congregation (12:30 pm)

 

Wedding Ceremony

January 19  |  1:30 – 4:00 pm  |  Main Chapel

Pete Waugh and Elizabeth Brennan cordially invite the Berkeley Temple members to join them as they celebrate their new life together.

The Sunday Tea at Noon will be hosted by the wedding couple with savory additions to choose from along with desserts, teas, and coffee for all to enjoy. Chairs will be set up in the rear of the Main Chapel for those who wish to socialize with their lunch. 

Wedding cake will be served after the ceremony in the East Chapel.

Your Presence and Blessings only!

Lessons Study Group

The Lessons Study group is cancelled, Monday, January 20, due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

The group resumes Monday, January 27 with Lesson 6, part 2.

Temple Day of Service

Saturday, January 25

  9:30 am  –  Meditation (Main Chapel)
10:00 am  –  Maintenance Tasks
12:30 am  –  Gourmet Lunch

Everyone is invited to attend the monthly temple maintenance day. No special skills are needed.

Attendees often remark how much they enjoy the days of service by helping the temple and sharing fellowship with fellow devotees.

The blessings of the Guru and the camaraderie among those serving on these days builds lasting bonds.

Easter Choral Group

The choral group for Celebrating Easter through music, is about to start rehearsing again. 
 
Come join the weekly PRACTICE  sessions. Meet with Marzena Jones in the junior Room for a short preliminary meeting on Sunday, February 2 at 12:15  pm.
 
New members with passion for singing are welcome! it’s is a great opportunity to develop your vocal skills and to share the joy of Christ’s resurrection in the spirit of fellowship. 
 
Marzena Jones will be available today in the back of the chapel to answer your questions.
 

Kriyaban Retreat

February 1   |  10:00 am – 4:00 pm  |  Main Chapel

Brother Jayananda will review the Kriya Technique as taught by our guru, Paramahansa Yogananda.

The DVD of Brother Anandamoy’s talk, “You Can Know God in this Life” will be shown in the afternoon.

Kriyaban cards will be checked at the Woolsey Street door. 

Flier

 

General Meeting of the Congregation

Sunday, February 2   |   12:30 pm   |   Main Chapel

Everyone is encouraged to attend the General Meeting. 

Brother Jayananda will give updates on current Temple news and the process of relocating to Walnut Creek later this year.

Six-Hour Meditation

Saturday, February 9  |  10:00 am – 4:00 pm  |  Main Chapel

The Temple Six Hour Meditations consist of periods of silent mediation lasting approximately 40 – 45 minutes. 

Chanting, accompanied by the temple kirtan group, occurs between meditation periods.


To provide the optimum meditation experience, silence from all vocal sounds and stillness of physical movements is requested.
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If anyone is new to attending SRF meditation, please review the SRF meditation Guidelines to become familiar with the experience of meditating in groups of SRF members.

If it is necessary to leave the chapel, please do so only during chanting.

The meditation begins with the SRF Energization Exercises which were developed by Paramahansa Yogananda. Participation in the exercises is optional.

San Damiano Retreat

Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3, 2020

Registration is now open for the San Damiano Retreat. Mary Moffitt is our will be available after Sunday Services to take registrations and answer questions. 

Brother Jayananda will be with us to lead the retreat.

Registration Forms & Fliers
Early registration is encouraged.
Registration forms and fliers are available at the back of the chapel and can be downloaded online at berkeleytemple.org.

 

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2020 – Centennial Year of Self-Realization Fellowship

The year 2020 marks a profoundly significant milestone in the history of Self-Realization Fellowship — the 100th anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda’s arrival in America from his native India, and his founding of Self-Realization Fellowship, the worldwide spiritual organization he established to disseminate his Kriya Yoga teachings.

To commemorate this auspicious occasion, SRF is planning a number of special events throughout 2020.

For more information and updates on scheduled events: Self-Realization Fellowship 100th Year Centennial.

SRF Online Meditation Center

“Group meditation is a castle that protects the new spiritual aspirants as well as the veteran meditators.
Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group by
the law of invisible vibratory exchange of group magnetism.”

                                                                           – Paramahansa Yogananda

Meditations and Class Studies  |   Monday – Saturday

Join devotees around the globe for daily online group Meditations and Scripture Studies via the newly established online SRF Meditation Center.

Daily group meditations, SRF Lessons and Scripture Study groups are now available for SRF members and friends around the world.

All sessions are scheduled in Pacific Time.

ONE-HOUR MEDITATIONS & ENERGIZATION EXERCISES
Monday – Friday  |   5:00 am   9:00 am   Noon   5:00 pm   9:00 pm 

THREE-HOUR MEDITATIONS 
Saturday  |  9:00 am

SRF LESSONS STUDY  |  6:00 pm
Monday –  open to SRF Lesson Students
(preceded by 5:00 pm Meditation)

SCRIPTURE STUDY  |  6:00 pm
Wednesday – The Second Coming of Christ 
(preceded by 5:00 pm Meditation)

Friday – The Bhagavad Gita 
(preceded by 5:00 pm Meditation)

MONASTIC LEAD ONE-HOUR MEDITATIONS
Wednesday, January 22  |  5:00 am
Thursday, February 13  |  Noon
Wednesday, February 26  |  5:00 pm
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Yogananda Seva Sign-Up
To participate in the online group meditations, sign-up with the international community of SRF members, Yogananda Seva   or on the SRF website.

Temple Newsletter
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and updates on our Walnut Creek Temple location.
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Prayer Requests, Suggestions, & Volunteer Sign-up
Boxes for Prayer Request, Suggestions, and Volunteer Sign-up sheets
are located in the back of the chapel.

Satsanga Questions
Monthly Satsanga Services are held on Thursday evenings at 8:00 pm
which address pre-submitted questions concerning the spiritual path which are answered by our ministers.
Questions can be placed in the Main Chapel box at the back of the chapel
or submitted online at: Satsanga Questions

If you would like to look ahead to more temple events,
our Temple Calendar is available here.