Upcoming Minister Visit
August 22 – 25
Thursday: Meditation (7:00 pm) | Satsanga (8:00 pm)
Saturday: Meditation (3:00 pm ) | Janmashtami Service (5:00 pm)
Sunday: Meditation (10:00 am) | Service (11:00 am)
Sunday: General Meeting of the Congregation (12:30 pm)
Sunday, August 11
Due to many members attending the SRF World Convocation in Los Angeles, Sunday School is cancelled today.
The staff and children have turned the primary classroom into a beautiful ‘Babaji Cave’ which will remain in place through this week.
Everyone is invited to visit the ‘cave’ – it is an inspiring achievement.
SRF Lessons Study Group – Summer Hiatus
August 5 to September 2
The SRF Lessons Study Group will be on Summer hiatus from August 5 to September 2.
The Group resumes September 9.
Six Hour Meditation
Saturday, August 17 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Main Chapel
The 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.
Please review the SRF meditation guidelines. 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 is optional.
Thursday, August 22 | Service 8:00 pm | Meditation 7:00 pm | Main Chapel
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 their pre-written spiritual questions which will be addressed by our ministers during the monthly Satsanga Services.
All questions will be considered and answered at the minister’s discretion.
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.
Janmashtami Commemoration Service
Saturday, August 24 | Service 5:00 pm / Meditation 3:00 – 4:45 pm | Main Chapel
The temple will celebrate the birth of Bhagavan Sri Krishna with a minister-led service preceded by a meditation.
Brahmachari Sarat will lead the kirtan group during periods of chanting for the mediation and commemorative service.
Devotees traditionally bring a flower as a devotional offering to symbolize their loyalty to the teachings.
General Meeting of the Congregation
Sunday, August 25 | 12:30 pm | Main Chapel
Everyone is encouraged to attend the General Meeting of the Congregation.
Brother Jayananda will update the congregation with temple news and we will hear about the July NEBT Visualization Program.
__________________________ SRF NEWS __________________________
SRF Lessons New Edition
This greatly enhanced and expanded edition of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons is now available. This new edition contains a wealth of additional material from Paramahansaji’s writings and classes, including clearer and more detailed instruction on the SRF meditation techniques and many other subjects.
For those of you who are already a graduate of the SRF Lessons, the availability of the revised Lessons presents a unique opportunity to renew one’s relationship with the Guru and study of the SRF teachings.