October 2018 Newsletter
October 2018

The Great Ones come to bring people back to God. Jesus came to bring realization to all men. And similarly Master came to save us, to bring us back to God. What a blessing many of us possess, to have known Master in this country! But the physical form means little; it is the soul that matters. Master is here now in an even greater way than he was when in the body. It is our joy, our grace, that we can receive his divine vibrations through following the teachings of Self-Realization Fellowship.
Rajarsi Janakananda: A Great Western Yogi (p. 49)

Thank you to all those who attended and volunteered to serve during the SRF Monastic Outreach Visit recently. It was a very spiritually uplifting occasion! If you posted flyers or posters in public places to advertise for the lecture, please remove them from those areas, as per Mother Centerís guidance. 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Sister Brahmani will no longer be able to conduct services and attend our scheduled Open House and social on Sunday, October 7; however, we still plan to have a very festive event of divine fellowship! Be sure to invite at least 4 - 5 friends, colleagues, and family members, including those who you invited to attend the recent public lecture. A delicious Indian vegetarian lunch will be served and there is no cost to attend. All are warmly welcome! 

In Divine Friendship,

Indira Harris
DC Center Coordinator 

Greenfield Retreats This Month

One-Day Women's Retreat: October 6
One-Day Men's Retreat: October 13
Women's Kriyaban Retreat: October 25-28

The SRF Greenfield retreat in Front Royal, Virginia, will have two one-day retreats this month, one for women and another for men. There will be sign-up sheets for these respective retreats in the Center lobby. You may also contact Greenfield directly (540-635-5066). If you wish to attend the women's Kriyaban retreat, sign-up is through Greenfield only.
DC Center Open House and Social

We are happy to announce that on October 7th we will have an Open House event. All devotees are encouraged to invite 4-5 guests to attend our regular morning services, which will be followed by a social. The Bhakti team will provide a delicious Indian meal, complete with dessert. Contributions of juice are welcome but not necessary. We hope you and your dear ones are able to join us for a day of spiritual fellowship.

Service Readings This Month

October 7: Vol. 1 # 40:  The Light of Truth Eternal
October 14: Vol. 1 #41:  How to Overcome Fear
October 21: Vol. 1 #42:  Your True Self: The Immortal Soul
October 28: Vol. 1 #43:  The Art of Devotional Singing

Long Meditations This Month

We will have 3-hour meditations every Sunday evening from 6:00-9:00 pm; the evening service on the 14th will include kirtan. There will also be a 4-hour guided meditation service on October 20th, from 10am-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

Greenfield One-Day Women's Retreat
October 6

Open House & Social
October 7

Greenfield One-Day Men's Retreat
October 13

4-Hour Meditation Service
October 20

Greenfield Women's Kriyaban Retreat
October 25-28
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 www.yogananda.org