November 2020
"The glory of God is great. He is real, and He can be found in this life. In men's hearts there are many prayers--for money, fame, health--prayers for all manner of things. But the prayer that should be first in every heart is the prayer for God's presence. Silently and surely, as you walk on the path of life, you must come to the realization that God is the only object, the only goal that will satisfy you; for in God lies the answer to every desire of the heart."

Paramahansa Yogananda
"The Desire That Satisfies All Desires"
Man's Eternal Quest, p. 121

We hope you and your families are doing well, and we are looking forward to the time when we are able to meditate and have fellowship together post-pandemic. Based on SRF Mother Center’s guidelines, we will continue to keep the DC Center closed. I visit the Center regularly and can report that the cleaning, maintenance teams and other devotees have been doing an excellent job maintaining Master’s place. Today the Ultraviolet Light system (UVC) was installed in the air vents. As you may know, hospitals have been using UV light for years to disinfect surgical suites, so we should see a major improvement in the quality of our air.

Our donations dropped in September, but so did our expenses, therefore we had a break-even cash flow for that month. Please see below if you are interested in donating to help support our Center.

Thank you for all you are doing to support Paramahansa Yogananda’s work, and the Washington DCCenter during this challenging time. We are also grateful for your support through your sincere prayers and personal efforts to persevere in your daily spiritual life. Please know that through your sincerity in applying the SRF teachings in your lives, you are making a very real and tangible contribution in helping the world.

In Master’s Service,
Wayne T. Lavallee
Staying Connected

We encourage all to stay remotely connected to the worldwide SRF family:

Suggestion Box

Due to the fact we no longer are physically present at the DC Center we thought we would add a feature called the “Suggestion Box” in which we invite your suggestions or comments. Much like the suggestion box at the DC Center, if you have a constructive idea or suggestion for our Center please send it by replying to this email. We can then review them monthly at our Council meetings. Someone will reply to each suggestion after each monthly Council meeting.
Caring Friends Team

The Caring Friends Team provides support and outreach to members who are experiencing illness, hardships, and personal crisis. For more information please contact Stacey Hawkins at 301-395-9541,
Online Donations Available

You can make online donations to the Washington DC Center of SRF by clicking on the yellow Donate button below. You will have the option of designating whether the donation is for the General Fund or the Building Fund. Please note that donations made using this button are not tax deductible.

While services are suspended, you can also make donations to the Center by check, mailed to: Washington DC Center, 4911 Niagara Road, College Park, MD 20740. If you wish your donation to go toward the Building Fund, please note this in the memo field.

Tax deductible Building Fund donations may be made online here, or by making the check payable to Self-Realization Fellowship, noting Washington DC Building Fund in the memo field, and mailing it to the Center. Full details concerning donations are explained on the Center's website Donate page.
Donations made using the above yellow Donate button are not tax deductible. For other donation options use the Donate Website button below, including tax deductible building fund donations.
Washington DC Center of Self-Realization Fellowship
4911 Niagara Road College Park MD 20740