Weekly Announcements

Minister Visits

Thursday to Sunday: May 16 – 19

Thursday:   Meditation & Satsanga  (7:00  & 8:00 pm)
Sunday:      Meditation  (10:00 am)  |  Service  (11:00 am)
                   Memorial Service for Beth O’Brien  (1:00 pm)

 

 

 

 

Swami Sri Yukteswar Birthday Ceremony

Friday, May 10  |  Service 8:00 pm  |  Meditation 7:00 pm   |  Main Chapel

We honor the birthday of our Paramguru Swami Sri Yukteswar with a commemorative service, preceded by a meditation and accompaniment from the temple kirtan group. 

This is a disciple-led service.

Please bring a flower and a monetary donation as tokens of your love and loyalty.

 

 

Temple Day of Service

Saturday, May 11  |  9:30 am – 1:30 pm 

Everyone is warmly welcomed to join the day of spiritual fellowship and service.

The day begins with a 30 minute meditation. Our maintenance and cleaning work begins at 10:00 am. 

There is always something to do and no special skills are needed. These monthly service days provide members and friends the opportunity to come together in a relaxed atmosphere to engage in service and spiritual fellowship.

A delicious vegetarian lunch is served at 12:30 pm.

 

 

Satsanga Service

Thursday, May 16  |  8:00 pm  |  Main Chapel

Satsanga is a term used to describe a ‘coming together for Truth’.

At Berkeley Temple a 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. 

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/satsanga-questions. 

All questions will be considered and answered at the minister’s discretion.

 A minister-led meditation precedes the Satsanga from 7:00 – 7:45 pm.

 

 

India Night

May 18  |  5:30 – 8:30 pm  |  El Cerrito Community Center

Doors Open: 4:45 pm
Opening Welcome / Dinner: 5:30 pm
Entertainment: 7:00 – 8:15 pm

Our dinner this year is authentic Indian family recipes lovingly prepared by temple devotees.

Our entertainment line-up is Indian singing, dancing, a tabla demonstration, and a dramatic and exciting adaptation of Master’s story of the bad man who was preferred by God. Prepare to laugh and to be inspired by this stirring tale of divine love and redemption.   …Flier

Tickets: 
Adults $ 20  | Children (12 years /under)  Free 
   Temple after Sunday Services – see Giancarlo Calabrese
   Online at: IndiaNight2019

 

 

Memorial Service for Beth O’Brien

Sunday, May 19  |  1:00 pm  |  Berkeley Temple

Our long-time friend, spiritual companion, and devoted disciple passed into the astral on March 12.

Beth served in many capacities at Richmond Temple and Berkeley Temple. Everyone is invited to join in remembering her life at the memorial service which will be led by Brother Jayananda. 

Beth’s humor, service, and energetic personality is lovingly remembered and her presence among us is greatly missed.

 

 

Six Hour Meditation

Saturday, May 25  |  10:00 am – 4:00 pm  |  Main Chapel

This is a lay-disciple led meditation consisting 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.

 

 

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SRF Summer Day Program

Girls Week: June 24 – 28, 2019   |  Boys Week: July 1 – 5, 2019

We invite children and teens between the ages of 7 to 18 to the Summer Day Program in Encinitas.

Fliers are available in the upstairs temple foyer or visit the SRF website

Scholarships are available for the Summer Day Program.

 

 

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.

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Prayer Requests, Suggestions, & Volunteer Sign-up
Boxes for Prayer Request, Suggestions, and Volunteer Sign-up sheets
are located in the back of the chapel.

Satsanga Questions
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.