Weekly Announcements

Minister Visits

Saturday & Sunday:  March 2nd – 3rd

Saturday:   Six hour Meditation (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Sunday:  Morning Services  (10:00 & 11:00 am)




SRF Lessons Study Group

Monday Evenings  |  7:00 pm 
We are excited to start reading the new edition of the SRF Lessons. We will begin reading the new edition on Monday March 4th at 7 pm. All those who have subscribed to the new edition of the Lessons are welcome to attend.

Bring your copy of Lesson 1 on March 4, as well as the Preface and Glossary that come with the first Lesson of the new edition. This will be a wonderful opportunity to study the new Lessons together.

We are also reading The Second Coming of Christ, so please bring your copy of the second volume of Master’s commentary if you have it.  Talk to Thacher Hurd if you have questions.


Mahasamadhi Services

Thursday, March 7th  |  Saturday, March 9th

A Mahasamadhi Service will be held on March 7th to honor our Guru Paramahansa Yogananda. The service begins at 8:00 pm, preceded by a meditation at 7:00 pm.
On Saturday, March 9th we honor our Param Guru Swami Sri Yukteswar. This service begins at 5:00 pm preceded by a meditation from 3:00 to 4:45 pm.

Mahasamadhi is the final exit from the human form of a great yogi.

As tokens of love and loyalty, devotional offerings of a flower and a monetary donation are offered during the service.



Sunday School Open House

Sunday, March 17th  |  Noon – 1:30 pm

We are excited to invite parents to a Sunday School Open House. This event will offer parents the experience of attending a Sunday School class just as we would present it to their children.
Each of our teachers will take a portion of the class which will introduce our extraordinary and dedicated Sunday School staff.
 Lunch will be provided for parents and children in the upstairs foyer from Noon to 12:30 pm. 

After lunch the children will be taken downstairs to watch a movie while parents take part in the class. Please come and have fun with us!! 

email –  Heidi Ticen  |   email – Linda Hubbard 

Fliers are on the tables in the foyer upstairs and at berkeleytemple.org



Easter Choral Group

The Easter Program Choral group has started rehearsals.

Anyone interested in joining the group can do so by talking with Marzena Jones.

Rehearsals take place Sundays at 12:15 pm in the back of the Chapel.



San Damiano Retreat

Friday to Sunday,  May 3rd – 5th

Registration for the annual San Damiano Retreat on May 3rd to the 5th is now available. Brother Jayananda will lead the retreat titled, ‘How to spiritualize Life’.  

Mary San Agustin will be in the back of the chapel after Sunday services to answer questions and accept registrations.  

Fliers and Registration forms are available at the back of the chapel and can be downloaded online at berkeleytemple.org.  

Early registration is encouraged.


__________________________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.

All SRF members will be sent an email linked to their personal SRF account with instructions on how to receive the new lessons.



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.