Saturday and Sunday: January 5th – 6th
Saturday: Meditation and Birthday Commemoration Service (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
Sunday: Morning Services (10:00 & 11:00 am)
Thank you to all who have contributed throughout this past year. The deadline for making a 2018 year-end donation is Sunday, December 30th.
For donations to Berkeley Temple’s New East Temple Fund – click here.
Please make checks payable to: Self Realization Fellowship or SRF.
SRF is a non-profit religious organization recognized by the IRS and the California franchise tax board as a public charity.
New Year’s Eve Meditation
Monday, December 31st | 11:30 pm – 12:15 am
This is an SRF tradition started by Paramahansa Yogananda as a way to spiritualize the closing of the year and welcoming in the new.
All are welcome to attend.
Change in Saturday Evening Meditation Schedule
Beginning in January 2019, all Saturday evening meditations previously scheduled for 6:00 – 9:00 pm will be moved to an earlier time slot. The meditations will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
This change also affects all Special Services falling on Saturday and Sunday.
The decision to change the hours of the meditations and services is in response to members preferring not to travel during the weekend evening hours.
Birthday Commemorative Service for Paramahansa Yogananda
Saturday, January 5th | Meditation: 3:00 – 4:45 pm | Commemorative Service: 5:00 pm
Please bring a flower and a monetary donation as devotional offerings.
There will be Birthday Cake served after the service. A sign-up sheet is in the back of the temple if you can help with preparation, cutting Master’s cake, and cleanup.
Paramahansa Yogananda Commemorative Meditation
Saturday, January 12th | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
This Six Hour Meditation will honor our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda.
“Spiritual advancement is not to be measured by one’s display of outward powers, but solely by the depth of his bliss in meditation.” —Paramahansa Yogananda
Please bring a devotional offering of fruit.
Temple Technique Review Retreat
Saturday, January 19th | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The retreat is open to all SRF students and Kriyaban members. Brother Jayananda will review the meditation techniques during the periods of meditation.
A DVD of a talk given by Sri Daya Mata titled, ‘Seeking the Greatest Love in the World’ will be shown in the afternoon.
SRF student or Kriyaban cards are needed for admittance.
Fliers are available at berkeleytemple.org and on the free literature table. Entrance is through the Woolsey Street door.
Temple Temperatures in Winter
During the colder winter months we encourage everyone to dress in layers as the temperatures in the temple can fluctuate depending on your seating location.
For meditations consider bringing shawls and blankets.
We will do our best to maintain fresh air and warmth in the chapel with our current heating and ventilation systems.
_______________________________________ SRF NEWS _______________________________________
The Winter issue of Self-Realization Magazine is now available in our bookroom.
Paramahansa Yogananda’s lead article, “Transferring Your Consciousness to the Spiritual Side of Your Nature,” speaks on how to contact the peace, freedom, and joy of the heavenly astral realm by elevating your consciousness in meditation.
The featured CD recording is a talk on, “Seeing God in All People and All Conditions,” given by Brother Sevananda at the 2018 SRF World Convocation.
Prayer Requests, Satsanga Questions, & Volunteer Sign-up
Boxes for Prayer Request, Monthly Satsanga Questions, Suggestions,
and Volunteer Sign up sheets are on table in the back of the chapel.
If you would like to look ahead to more temple events,
our Temple Calendar is available here.