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

December 2017 Announcements

"We are all children of God, from our inception unto eternity.  Become identified with Universal Love, expressed in service to all, both materially and spiritually; then you will know who Jesus Christ was, and you can say in  your soul that we are all one band, all sons of One God!" Paramahansa Yogananda, Second Coming of Christ



Seva: Sunday, December 3

Please join us for Seva on Sunday, December 3, from 12:15pm to 2:15pm, to decorate our Center for the holidays. Refreshments will be served.  Friends and family are warmly welcome.

3-hour Meditation with Kirtan Chanting: Thursday, December 7, 7:00pm - 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
Christmas Social: Sunday, December 10, 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join us on Sunday, December 10, after service, to partake in holiday cheer at our Christmas Social.  We will sing Christmas carols, and enjoy hot cider, cookies, and a light snack.  All are welcome!


All Day Christmas Meditation: Saturday, December 16


On December 16, from 10:00am to 5:00pm, we will hold our all day Christmas meditation. Years ago Paramahansa Yogananda established the custom of setting aside one day of the Christmas season for an all-day meditation, so that devotees might spend an entire day united in spiritual effort, and in deepening communion with God and Christ. 

Please bring a devotional offering of fruit and a freewill donation in a sealed envelope as a symbol of loyalty to the work of SRF.   You may also bring an armrest if you wish to practice the AUM technique.  

The schedule for the day is as follows:

10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Morning meditation
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Intermission
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Afternoon meditation

Click here for official SRF guidelines for the All Day Christmas meditation.

All are welcome. 


Christmas Eve Meditation: Sunday, December  24

We invite you to join us on December 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  for our annual Christmas Eve meditation.   All are warmly welcome.
 
There will be no Gita Study Friday, December 22. 


New Year's Eve Meditation: Sunday, December 31

We will hold a silent meditation service on December 31, from 9:00 pm to 12:30 am, to usher in the New Year. You are welcome to join us for any part of this service. Light refreshments will be served.  Join us in a toast to the New Year.



Save The Date: January Events

Paramahansa Yogananda Birthday Commemorative Service: Friday, January 5, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

All Day Meditation in Honor of Paramahansa Yogananda:  Saturday, January 13, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. 


Building Fund Annual Appeal

 


Our beloved Guru's Center for Boston, now in its fourth year, has seen much growth as a spiritual haven for those seeking inner peace and God communion; and much has been done to renovate and beautify the buildings.  During this holiday season, please consider supporting the ongoing work to upgrade and maintain the Boston Center.  For more information click here:   Boston Center Annual Appeal


Holiday Giving

During the Christmas season, the Boston Center remembers those in our community who need support.  With your donations we will purchase gift cards for mothers and children served by the Somerville Coalition For The Homeless.  A box for donations is on the free literature table in the lobby.

"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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