August 2018

The minutes are more important than the years. If you do not fill in the minutes of your life with thoughts of God, the years will slip by and when you need Him most you will not be able to feel HIs presence. But if you do fill in the minutes of your life with the thoughts of God, you will find that the years of your life automatically will be saturated with the consciousness of God. Never think of tomorrow. Take care of today and all the tomorrows will take care of themselves. Do not wait until tomorrow to meditate. Do not wait until tomorrow to be good. Be good now! Be calm now! It will be the turning point of your life.

Paramahansa Yogananda
The Art of Right Action
Self-Realization Fellowship Magazine, Winter 2014

Many of you are eagerly preparing to attend the SRF World Convocation. What a joyous and auspicious occasion to be in the vibration of thousands of devotees who all love God and the Gurus! I am sure the presence of the Guru will be powerfully felt throughout Convocation week. For those of you who will not be attending, Brother Chidananda, our SRF/YSS president, will be giving a talk on  Friday, August 10th, at 10:30pm   EST , and it will be live-streamed for all devotees who will not be able to attend. The link to the live-streamed talk is below in the newsletter. No matter where you are, may you all experience the tremendous outpouring of love and blessings from the Divine! 

In Divine Friendship,

Indira Harris

Upgrades to Center Foyer

We are considering making low-cost, non-structural changes to improve the aesthetics and functionality of the Center's foyer area. If you have ideas you would like to share, please post them (descriptions, drawings, etc.) on the new bulletin board designated for this purpose, located in the foyer to the left of the chapel doors.

Service Readings This Month

August 5: Vol. 1 #31:  Bring Forth Your Divine Nature
August 12: Vol. 1 #32:  Creation and Man
August 19: Vol. 1 #33:  Yoga--The Divine Science
August 26: Vol. 1 #34:  Make Your Mind a Temple of God

Long Meditations This Month

We will have 3-hour meditations every Sunday evening from 6:00-9:00 pm, with the exception of the evening of August 12 (the evening service will be canceled). There will also be a 4-hour meditation service on August 25, from 10am to 2pm.
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.?
Weekly Services

Meditation Service: 10:00-10:50 am
Reading Service: 11:00-12:00
3-Hour Meditation: 6:00-9:00 pm

Lessons Study Group: 6:00-7:00 pm
Inspirational Service: 7:30-9:00 pm
Special Events This Month

SRF World Convocation
August 5-11

4-Hour Meditation Service
August 25, 10am-2pm

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