Saturday & Sunday: March 14th – 17th
Thursday: Learn to Meditate Class (7:00 pm)
Saturday: Young Adult Retreat (10:00 am – 2:00 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.
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.
Learn to Meditate Class
Thursday, March 14th | 7:00 pm
Family and friends are invited to a Learn to Meditate Class.
Brother Jayananda will give simple yet profound methods of meditation and provide an introduction to the Kriya Yoga teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.
Fliers are available at berkeleytemple.org.
Young Adult Group Retreat
Saturday, March 16 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The 20-40 year-old Group also known as the Young Adults is having a Half-Day Retreat.
If you are interested in attending and/or want to help out, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to RSVP.
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
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.
Sacramento Center Regional Retreat
May 17 – 19
The SRF Sacramento Center is having their annual Spring Retreat.
Registration for the Sacramento Center Spring Retreat being held at the Jesuit Retreat Center in Applegate, CA is now open.
Information is available online at: www.sacramentocenter.org.
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.