"This is the whole purpose of life: Find God. Be in love with God."

Service Update
January 4 - 5
Due to the cold, this week's services - the 3 hour meditation with Kirtan on Thursday, and the special service for Paramahansa Yogananda on Friday - will be held downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. 

We are working to keep the temperatures in the Fellowship Hall comfortable for meditation, however, please dress warmly, and you may want to bring an extra cushion or blanket for your feet and legs as the floor can get cold.  

Thank You,
Managing Council.
3 Hour Meditation with Kirtan Chanting: Thursday, January 4, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

"Sound or vibration is the most powerful force in the universe.  Music is a divine art, to be used not only for pleasure, but as a path to God-realization.  Vibrations resulting from devotional singing lead to attunement with the Cosmic Vibration or the Word.  Chants should be sung not once but many times, utilizing the cumulative power of repetition until the singer feels great bliss wafting through the radio of his heart.  When this joy is felt it is proof that God has answered the singer, and that his devotion has been properly tuned; the broadcasting of his ardor in chanting has been true and deep." Paramahansa Yogananda
Paramahansa Yogananda's Birthday Commemoration: Friday, January 5, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The meditation will begin at 7:00 pm and the special service will begin at 8:00 pm.  Please bring a flower as a symbol of your devotion to God and the SRF Gurus, and a free-will donation in a sealed envelope.
Seva: Sunday, January 7

Please join us after Sunday Service for monthly Seva.  We take down the Christmas decorations and prepare the Center for the all day meditation on January 13.  Snacks will be available. All are welcome. 
Paramahansa Yogananda All Day Commemorative Meditation: Saturday, January 13, 10:00am - 4:00pm

In 1993, Paramahansa Yogananda's centenary year, the tradition was established of celebrating his birthday by holding a six to eight hour meditation in addition to the traditional birthday commemoration service.

There will be an intermission from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm.  Please bring a fruit as a devotional offering symbolizing the devotee's reverence and devotion for the Guru.  
"The Characteristic features of Indian culture have long been a search for ultimate verities and the concomitant disciple-guru relationship. 
My own path led to a Christlike sage; his beautiful life was chiseled for the ages.  He was one of the great masters who are India's truest wealth.  Emerging in every generation, they have bulwarked their land against the fate of ancient Egypt and Babylonia.

The rishis taught that each human being has been created by God as a soul that will uniquely manifest some special attribute of the Infinite before resuming its Absolute Identity.  All men, endowed thus with a facet of Divine Individuality, are equally dear to God.

God is love; His plan for creation can be rooted only in love...Every saint who has penetrated to the core of Reality has testified that a divine universal plan exists and that it is beautiful and full of joy." 
Paramahansa Yogananda

Save The Date 

Center Tour:  April 20 - 22, 2018

Monastics from SRF will join us for a weekend of divine fellowship.  We will hold inspirational programs, meditation classes, and a Kriya Yoga initiation. For information about how to register for Kriya Yoga, and for a schedule of events please see the official letter from the SRF Tours Department: 

Contact Info:  bmg.secretary@gmail.com, 617-776-9664
Lessons Study: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

We offer group Lesson Study every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.  Lesson study is held in the house behind the Boston Center.   We read and study one lesson per study session. 

This Lessons Study is available for those who have already taken or are currently taking the Self Realization Fellowship Lessons from the Mother Center in Los Angeles, CA.  Please bring your lessons study card.

If you are not already a lessons student, you may apply for the lessons on the SRF website or pick up an application in the lobby. 

If you are interested in attending, please email bmg.secretary@gmail.com for more information.

Bhagavad Gita Study Group: Every Friday, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Bhagavad Gita Study Group meets every Friday in the house behind the Boston Center.  The meditation is from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and reading from the Bhagavad Gita is from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Each week we read from the Bhagavad Gita, God Talks with Arjuna: The Immortal Dialogue between Soul and Spirit, translation and commentary by Paramahansa Yogananda. You may bring your own copy or borrow one for use that evening. 

 All are welcome.
Sunday School: 2nd and 4th Sundays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Boston Center of SRF Sunday School is currently accepting new students.  Our Sunday School meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm at the same time as the regularly scheduled reading service for adults.  We hold classes for children age five through twelve years old.  In addition, we are gathering names of interested teens and younger children ages three and four. 

For more information you may contact: 
bostonmediationcenter.ss@gmail.com .
We Invite You To Volunteer

Serving in an SRF meditation group or center can be a gratifying way of connecting more of one's life and activity with the search for God, and developing a stronger bond with Master and his spiritual family.   If you are interested in serving our would like more information please email bmg.secretary@gmail.com.

"As I radiate sympathy and goodwill to others I open the channel for God's love to come to me.  Divine love is the magnet that attracts all blessedness." 
- Paramahansa Yogananda, Metaphysical Meditations

"This is the whole purpose of life:  Find God. Be in love with God."
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