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Newsletter July 2017
"Babaji has promised to guard and guide all sincere Kriya Yogis in their path toward the Goal.  Hundreds of thousands, not dozens merely, of Kriya Yogis are needed to bring into manifestation the world of peace and plenty that awaits men when they have made the proper effort to reestablish their status as sons of the Divine Father."

Autobiography of a Yogi, page 552


Special events this month include a visit by SRF monastic Sister Brahmani, who will lead our morning services on Sunday, July 2nd. Sister Brahmani is the former Brahmacharini Alison, who recently took her sannyas vows and now wears the ochre robe of the Swami Order.  She will also join us for our potluck social following morning services.

Also this month is a special service commemorating Mahavatar Babaji.

Details concerning these events as well as our regular services for the month are provided below.

We hope to see you this month.  And we encourage you to bring any family or friends who might be visiting during the summer months. 

In Divine Friendship,
Rick Ludwick

Sister Brahmani Leading Services and Monthly Potluck Sunday, July 2nd

We are blessed to have Sister Brahmani, resident monastic at SRF Greenfield Retreat, leading our services this Sunday and also attending our Monthly Potluck.  All are welcome.  If you plan to attend, please bring a vegetarian entree, salad, or dessert.

Mahavatar Babaji Commemoration Service, Tuesday, July 25th

We will hold a special service honoring Mahavatar Babaji on Tuesday, July 25th from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.  Please bring a flower and a donation in an envelope as symbols of your love and devotion to the SRF line of Gurus.  All who can attend with reverence and devotion are welcome.

Harmonium Training Workshop, Sunday, July 30th

On Sunday, July 30th from 12:15 to 1:15 pm, there will be a workshop for current harmonium players and all others who wish to play the harmonium, led by Wayne Lavallee and Ron Jacobus.  Please contact Wayne or Ron if you wish to participate.

SRF Greenfield Events in July

The SRF Greenfield Retreat in Front Royal, VA will be holding a One Day Retreat for Men on Saturday, July 8th from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Also a Women's One Day Retreat will take place on Saturday, July 22nd from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Lunch will be provided for both programs.  The cost for both programs is on a donation basis.  If you wish to attend, fill out the sign-up sheet on the table in the foyer, or please contact Greenfield directly at 540-635-5066.             

Service Readings This Month

July 2: Vol: 3 #27: 
"Ascending to Perfection in God"

July 9: Vol: 3 #28:  "The Universal Need for Kriya Yoga"

July 16: Vol: 3 #29:  "The Root-Cause of Suffering"

July 23: Vol: 3 #30:  "The Power of Intuition"

July 30: Vol: 3 #31:  "The Hiding Place of God"

Long Meditations This Month

We will hold a 4-hour meditation on Saturday, July 15th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  In addition, we will have 3-hour meditations every Sunday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  This month there will be no Kirtan with the Sunday evening meditation.   All are welcome.

The 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 or call her at  301-395-9541.



Meditation Service: 10:00 - 10:50 am
Reading Service: 11:00 am - Noon
3-Hour Meditation: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

July 2

Sister Brahmani leads services and attends Potluck Social. All are welcome

July 30

Harmonium Training Workshop


July 25

Mahavatar Babaji Commemoration Service, 7:30 - 9:00pm

Lessons Study Group: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Inspirational Service: 7:30 - 9:00 pm


July 15

4-hour  Meditation: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.


Washington DC Center of Self-Realization Fellowship
4911 Niagara Rd. College Park, Md 20740
Phone: 301-345-4172
SRF Website www.yogananda-srf.org