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

March 2018 Announcements
Cold & Flu Season 

During this cold and flu season, it is recommended that devotees with cold or flu symptoms remain at home to meditate.  Thank you for your consideration.
Annual Financial Meeting & 2nd Center Tour Enthusiasm  Event: Sunday, February 25, 12:15 to 1:30.

All are welcome to attend our annual financial meeting to review the Center's finances. After the business meeting we will hold our second of three enthusiasm events for the upcoming Center Tour.  Refreshments will be served.  More information about the Center Tour is below.
Three Hour Meditation with Kirtan Chanting: Thursday, March 1

We will hold a 3-hour meditation with Kirtan chanting from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.  All are welcome.

Seva Day:  Sunday, March 4 

Please join us for seva after Sunday service. We will be doing light cleaning in the chapel, lobby, socials hall and kitchen to prepare for the upcoming special services, and to ready our church for spring.  Refreshments will be served.  All are welcome. 

 "Love and Wisdom"

From the Autobiography of a Yogi:  

"I am hard on those who come for my training," he admitted to me.  "That is my way. Take it or leave it; I never compromise. But you will be much kinder to your disciples; that is your way. I try to purify only in fires of severity; these are searing beyond the average toleration. The gentle approach of love is also transfiguring. The inflexible and the yielding methods are equally effective if applied with wisdom." 
Paramahansa Yogananda (referring to his Guru, Swami Sri Yukteswar)
Paramahansa Yogananda's Mahasamadhi Service: Wednesday, March 7, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

We will honor the Mahasamadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda.  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 devotion, and a free-will donation in a sealed envelope as an expression of loyalty to the work of SRF.

Swami Sri Yukteswar's Mahasamadhi Service: Friday, March 9, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

We will honor the Mahasamadhi of Swami Sri Yukteswar.  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 devotion, and a free-will donation in a sealed envelope as an expression of loyalty to the work of SRF.

Please note that the Gita study will not be held on Friday, March 9. 
Annual Election Meeting: Sunday, March 18, 12:15pm to 1:15pm

It was Paramahansa Yogananda's wish that devotees share in the responsibility of maintaining SRF groups and centers, and that devotees take turns serving as managing council members, service readers, and Sunday school teachers and assistants.  

On March 18, we will elect service readers and Sunday school teachers and assistants.   All SRF lessons students who attend Boston Center services are eligible to vote or to serve. We will also share  information about the new managing council members who have been approved by Mother Center.  

Refreshments will be served. 
Save The Date  

Center Tour:  April 20 - 22, 2018

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

Center Tour Enthusiasm Events

The purpose of the Boston Center Tour is to introduce family, friends, and the community at large to the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.
During the Center Tour, newcomers will be able to hear a general lecture and, if they wish sign up for the SRF Lessons, they will be able to attend the meditation technique classes offered on the following day.
Mother Center has encouraged the "friends and family campaign" as it has been the most effective way to interest newcomers.  Please join us on February 25 and March 25, at 12:15 pm after service when we will share their guidance on how to invite friends, family and others. 
Refreshments will be served.
We need your help to spread the word and to make this Center Tour a memorable event for all. 

A warm THANK YOU to all who attended last month's enthusiasm event!
Volunteer Opportun ities at Boston Center of 
Self Realization Fellowship

"Work of any kind if done in the right spirit gives you victory over yourself... The attitude with which you work is what counts. Mental laziness and working unwillingly spoil one. People often ask me 'How do you do so many things?' It is because I do everything with the greatest pleasure and spirit of service. Inwardly I am all the time with God. And though I sleep very little I always feel fresh, because I perform my duties with the right attitude: that it is a privilege to serve."   -- Paramahansa Yogananda, Where There is Light

Please consider volunteering at the Boston Center.
You may contact bmg.secretary@gmail.com.
Lessons Study: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 pm to 8:15pm.

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 7:00pm to 8:00pm, and reading from the Bhagavad Gita from 8:00pm to 9:00pm.  

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.

"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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