May 2018

"May all the sons and daughters of the world be filled with that motherly affection which is the reflection of the Divine Mother's unconditional love; and may they give that unconditional motherly love to one another, that we have peace and heaven on earth."

Paramahansa Yogananda
Man's Eternal Quest, p. 379

As we continue to progress through a variety of improvements to our Center, we will bring our attention in May to a festive occasion - honoring the loving spirit of the Divine Mother. Our monthly potluck social will be on Mother’s Day immediately following the 11am service, and will include a brief kirtan performed by our talented and devoted Sunday School students. There will be two SRF Greenfield Retreats this month, and we will also celebrate the birth of our beloved Paramguru, Swami Sri Yukteswarji. More details about these special events can be found below in the newsletter. Also, do not forget - there is still time to register you child/children for the SRF Youth Camp for boys and girls. Additional information about the camp is provided during Sunday service announcements and you can visit SRF’s website at

In Divine Friendship, 
Indira Harris

Swami Sri Yukteswar Birthday Service

On Thursday, May 10th, we will hold a special commemoration service from 7:30-9:00pm in honor of the birth of our beloved Paramguru, Swami Sri Yukteswar. Please bring a flower and an offering in an envelope as symbols of your loyalty and devotion to the SRF line of Gurus. Extra flowers and envelopes will be available in the lobby on a donation basis. All who can attend with reverence and devotion are welcome.
May Potluck Social

This month's potluck social will be a Mother's Day celebration, which will include a short kirtan performance by the Sunday School students. Please bring a vegetarian entree ( pre-warmed to at least room temperature to facilitate more efficient food service ), fruit juice, or dessert, if you plan to attend. All are welcome to come share in fellowship as we honor the loving spirit of the Divine Mother.
Greenfield Retreats This Month

May 12: One-Day Men's Retreat
May 24-27: Women's Kriyaban Retreat

?There will be two retreat opportunities this month at SRF Greenfield Retreat in Front Royal, Virginia. A sign-up sheet for the One-Day Men's Retreat will be available on the table in the foyer several weeks before the dates listed above. Please be sure to add your name and contact information if you wish to attend. Further information can be found at this  link .

Please contact Greenfield directly at 540-635-5066 if you wish to attend the Women's Kriyaban Retreat.

Service Readings This Month

May 6: Vol.1 #18 Anchor Yourself in God
May 13: Vol. 1 #19 The Mother Aspect of God
May 20: Vol. 1 #20 Good Books: Aids on the Spiritual Path
May 27: Vol. 1 #21 Why Our Loved Ones Die

Long Meditations This Month

We will have 3-hour meditations every Sunday evening from 6:00-9:00 pm. There will also be a 4-hour meditation on May 19th from 10:00-2:00 pm. However please note there will be no meditation service with kirtan this month.
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

Thursday, May 10
Swami Sri Yukteswar Birthday Service (7:30pm-9:00pm)

Saturday, May 12
One-Day Greenfield Men's Retreat (9:30am-5:00pm)

Sunday, May 13
Monthly Potluck Social: Mother's Day Celebration

Saturday, May 19
4-Hour Meditation Service (10:00am-2:00pm)

Thursday, May 24 - Sunday, May 27
Greenfield Women's Kriyaban Retreat
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