Sunday: Meditation (10:00 am) Lecture Service (11:00 am)
NEW TEMPLE: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Dear Berkeley Temple Members,
The temple held a meeting during the 11:00 am service today with Brother Jayananda from Mother Center via Zoom.
Brother encouraged everyone to consider aspects of the possible new site in Walnut Creek not for ourselves but for the future
of Master’s work in Northern California.
Brother and the search committee are working closely with our realtor on setting up a time this coming Saturday, November 23, for a visit to the Walnut Creek site.
This visit will take the place of the pre-scheduled Temple Thanksgiving Retreat. The time of the visit will be announced as soon as details are worked out.
In the meanwhile we are reminded not to walk on the church grounds or make inquires with anyone on the church grounds. The church has two pre-schools which are in session during the weekdays and must not be disturbed.
The slideshow of the Walnut Creek site which was shown at temple today is available by clicking here.
Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend the upcoming Saturday visit as we will voting during the Sunday Service on November 24.
Notices will be posted on our website and in the Temple Newsletter which will be mailed when updates are complete.
In Master’s Service
Temple Search Committee
Email Thacher Hurd if you have questions: Thacher Hurd
Thursday, November 21 | Service 8:00 pm | Meditation 7:00 pm
Satsanga is a term used to describe a ‘coming together for Truth’.
At Berkeley Temple the Satsanga Service is an opportunity for members to receive answers to pre-written spiritual questions which will be addressed by our ministers.
Pre-written questions may be submitted in one of two ways:
1. Placed in the box located in the back of the Main Chapel titled
‘Satsanga Questions”. 2. By using the form at berkeleytemple.org.
All questions will be considered and answered at the minister’s discretion.
November 23 – 24
Temple Thanksgiving Retreat
On Saturday, November 23 the Temple Retreat is currently being
re-planned to offer the congregation the opportunity to visit the church site in Walnut Creek.
Details will be made available via the temple Newsletter and website this coming week.
Sunday | Noon – 2:00 pm
Thanksgiving Tea and Pie Social
The temple will provide pumpkin pies and tea.
Savory and sweet pie contributions are requested to be in the kitchen before the 11:00 am service begins.
“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 – Friday
Join devotees around the globe for daily online Meditations and twice weekly Scripture Studies via the newly established SRF online meditation center.
A full schedule of weekly meditations is now available for SRF members and friends around the world.
Currently the online service schedule is:
Monday – Friday | 5 am, 9 am, 5 pm, 9 pm PDT
To participate in the online group meditations, see the instructions and calendar on the SRF website.
Prayer Requests, Suggestions, & Volunteer Sign-up
Boxes for Prayer Request, Suggestions, and Volunteer Sign-up sheets
are located in the back of the chapel.
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.