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This Tuesday, August 15, we will celebrate Janmashtami, the birth of Bhagavan Krishna, with a service beginning at 7:30 pm and ending at approximately 9:00 pm. Please bring a flower to this commemoration service as a symbol of your devotion, and a donation may be given as a symbol of your loyalty to the work of Self Realization Fellowship.

This Tuesday, August 15, we will celebrate Janmashtami, the birth of Bhagavan Krishna, with a service beginning at 7:30 pm and ending at approximately 9:00 pm. Please bring a flower to this commemoration service as a symbol of your devotion, and a donation may be given as a symbol of your loyalty to the work of Self Realization Fellowship.

Next Saturday, August 19, we will have our annual post-Convocation gathering, starting at 5:30 pm with meditation and kirtan, and followed at 6:15 pm with a potluck supper. After supper, we will share highlights from this year’s Convocation. Everyone is invited to attend, and if you would like to bring food, a sign-up sheet is available in the dining room.

Please be sure to occasionally check the small table at the end of the hallway (near the side entrance) for lost and found objects and items that are available for pick up. Your assistance in promptly retrieving any items is greatly appreciated.

Special Announcement for SRF Centers, Groups, and Circles We have just learned from the Mother Center that our beloved president and sanghamata Sri Mrinalini Mata has peacefully left her physical form, on August 3, 2017. All of us have been deeply blessed by her extraordinary loyalty and attunement to the Guru, and her steadfast dedication – right up to the very end of her life – to getting the sacred teachings of the Guru to his chelas around the world. While we cannot help but feel great sorrow upon receiving this news, we are also comforted to know that she is in the loving presence of the Gurus, and experiencing the infinite bliss of God.

Special Announcement for SRF Centers, Groups, and Circles

We have just learned from the Mother Center that our beloved president and sanghamata Sri Mrinalini Mata has peacefully left her physical form, on August 3, 2017.

All of us have been deeply blessed by her extraordinary loyalty and attunement to the Guru, and her steadfast dedication – right up to the very end of her life – to getting the sacred teachings of the Guru to his chelas around the world. While we cannot help but feel great sorrow upon receiving this news, we are also comforted to know that she is in the loving presence of the Gurus, and experiencing the infinite bliss of God.

We would like to share with you some of what the Mother Center has communicated to us:

“When great souls such as our Gurudeva Paramahansa Yogananda incarnate on earth for a world mission, God often draws to them close disciples from the past to assist them in their work. Mrinalini Mata was surely such a one. From Guruji’s first meeting with Mrinalini Mata when she was only 14 years old, he recognized that she would play a vital part in spreading the sacred science of Kriya Yoga that he was ordained by God and the Great Ones to bring. In this quiet, shy young girl, he saw a purity and depth of understanding that would be able to penetrate to the very core of the divinely revealed truths he taught and present them in print with the power and authenticity of his wisdom. He also realized that she had the capacity to be single-heartedly loyal to his ideals and guidance – a disciple to whom he could entrust the polishing of his priceless gems of inspiration, knowing that she would never stray from his meaning but capture its very essence…. All of us who practice Gurudeva’s teachings, and the generations of devotees yet to come, owe her an eternal debt of gratitude for the purity of her attunement with him, and her decades of selfless efforts, which have given us such a wealth of his divine wisdom.”

We will have information about memorial services to honor Sri Mrinalini Mata as soon as can be arranged, and suggest that you periodically visit the SRF website for details. Greenfield will also hold a special service, which will be announced once the date is known.

 

Weekly Announcements

The Self Realization Fellowship 2017 World Convocation will be held from August 6 through August 12 in Los Angeles, California. All scheduled services here at Greenfield will be held as usual during this week.

On Tuesday, August 15, we will celebrate Janmashtami, the birth of Bhagavan Krishna, with a service beginning at 7:30 pm and ending at approximately 9:00 pm. Please bring a flower to this commemoration service as a symbol of your devotion, and a donation may be given as a symbol of your loyalty to the work of Self Realization Fellowship.

On Saturday, August 19, we will have our annual post-Convocation gathering, starting at 5:30 pm with meditation and kirtan, and followed at 6:15 pm with a potluck supper. After supper, we will share highlights from this year’s Convocation. Everyone is invited to attend, and if you would like to bring food, a sign-up sheet is available in the dining room.

Please note that our long meditation service this Tuesday, August 1, will begin at 5:30 pm with Energization Exercises and will end at 9:30 pm. Devotees are welcome to join at 6:30 p.m. if they can't make the earlier time. Everyone is welcome to attend our Tuesday night meditations. We ask that you please enter or exit during a chant or reading so as not to disturb others.

Please note that our long meditation service this Tuesday, August 1, will begin at 5:30 pm with Energization Exercises and will end at 9:30 pm. Devotees are welcome to join at 6:30 p.m. if they can't make the earlier time. Everyone is welcome to attend our Tuesday night meditations. We ask that you please enter or exit during a chant or reading so as not to disturb others.

The Self Realization Fellowship 2017 World Convocation will be held from August 6 through August 12 in Los Angeles, California. Please note that all scheduled services here at Greenfield will be held as usual during this week.

On Tuesday, August 15, we will celebrate Janmashtami, the birth of Bhagavan Krishna, with a service beginning at 7:30 pm and ending at approximately 9:00 pm. Please bring a flower to this commemoration service as a symbol of your devotion, and a donation may be given as a symbol of your loyalty to the work of Self Realization Fellowship.

On Saturday, August 19, we will have our annual post-Convocation gathering, starting at 5:30 pm with meditation and kirtan, and followed at 6:15 pm with a potluck supper. After supper, we will share highlights from this year’s Convocation. Everyone is invited to attend, and if you would like to bring food, a sign-up sheet is available in the dining room.

If you would like to volunteer here at Greenfield, please consider our regular time of service beginning at 9 AM on most Saturday mornings. During this period, devotees are invited to participate in the general upkeep of Greenfield, and both indoor and outdoor tasks are available for all levels of skill and physical ability. Please take advantage of this opportunity for service and fellowship by signing up on the sheet in the dining room so that we can plan the projects accordingly

This Tuesday, July 25, we will celebrate Mahavatar Babaji Commemoration Day with a service beginning at 7:30 pm and ending at approximately 9:00 pm. Please bring a flower to this service as a symbol of your devotion, and a donation may be given as a symbol of your loyalty to the work of Self Realization Fellowship.

This Tuesday, July 25, we will celebrate Mahavatar Babaji Commemoration Day with a service beginning at 7:30 pm and ending at approximately 9:00 pm. Please bring a flower to this service as a symbol of your devotion, and a donation may be given as a symbol of your loyalty to the work of Self Realization Fellowship.

The Self Realization Fellowship 2017 World Convocation will be held from August 6 through August 12 in Los Angeles, California. All scheduled services here at Greenfield will be held as usual during this week.

Please note that the one-day silent retreat for women scheduled for Saturday, September 2 has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 7.

We’d like to remind you that the Greenfield Study Group meets each Thursday in the Rose cottage from 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm. The Study Group is open to all, and the current topic of study is the Bhagavad Gita. The format includes short readings and periods of meditation. Please see Ann Miller for further information

We will be offering a one-day silent retreat for women next Saturday, July 22. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required and you can register through today on the sign-up sheet in the dining room or by calling the retreat line, 635-5066. The cost for the program is on a donation basis. A retreat schedule is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway.

We will be offering a one-day silent retreat for women next Saturday, July 22. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required and you can register through today on the sign-up sheet in the dining room or by calling the retreat line, 635-5066. The cost for the program is on a donation basis. A retreat schedule is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway.

On Tuesday, July 25, we will celebrate Mahavatar Babaji Commemoration Day with a service beginning at 7:30 pm and ending at approximately 9:00 pm. Please bring a flower to this service as a symbol of your devotion, and a donation may be given as a symbol of your loyalty to the work of Self Realization Fellowship.

Please note that the one-day silent retreat for women scheduled for Saturday, September 2 has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 7.

We will be offering a one-day silent retreat for women on Saturday, July 22. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required and you can register through Sunday, July 16 on the sign-up sheet in the dining room or by calling the retreat line at Greenfield, 635-5066. The cost for the program is on a donation basis. A retreat schedule is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway.

We will be offering a one-day silent retreat for women on Saturday, July 22. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required and you can register through Sunday, July 16 on the sign-up sheet in the dining room or by calling the retreat line at Greenfield, 635-5066. The cost for the program is on a donation basis. A retreat schedule is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway.

On Tuesday, July 25, we will celebrate Mahavatar Babaji Commemoration Day with a service beginning at 7:30 pm and ending at approximately 9:00 pm. Please bring a flower to this service as a symbol of your devotion, and a donation may be given as a symbol of your loyalty to the work of Self Realization Fellowship.

Please note that the one-day silent retreat for women scheduled for Saturday, September 2 has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 7.

If you have not already done so, please consider subscribing to the Greenfield information sharing email list to receive email notifications of service cancellations, schedule changes, volunteer opportunities, and other news about Greenfield Retreat. To subscribe, visit srfgreenfield.org, click on the Contact tab at the top of the page, and submit the subscription form at the bottom of the Contact page.

 

Please note that the Greenfield grounds will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, and there will be no 3-hour meditation service that evening.

Please note that the Greenfield grounds will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, and there will be no 3-hour meditation service that evening.

We will be offering a one-day silent retreat for men next Saturday, July 8, and we will also be offering a one-day silent retreat for women on Saturday, July 22. Lunch will be provided at each event, and pre-registration is required. You can register for the men’s retreat through today and for the women’s retreat through Sunday, July 16 on the sign-up sheets in the dining room or by calling the retreat line at Greenfield, 635-5066. The cost for each program is on a donation basis. A retreat schedule is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway.

Please note that the Greenfield grounds will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, and there will be no 3-hour meditation service that evening. We will be offering a one-day silent retreat for men on Saturday, July 8.

Please note that the Greenfield grounds will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, and there will be no 3-hour meditation service that evening.

We will be offering a one-day silent retreat for men on Saturday, July 8. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required and you can register through July 2 on the sign-up sheet in the dining room or by calling the retreat line at Greenfield, 635-5066. The cost for the program is on a donation basis. A retreat schedule is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway.

We will be offering a one-day silent retreat for women on Saturday, July 22. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required and you can register through Sunday, July 16 on the sign-up sheet in the dining room or by calling the retreat line at Greenfield, 635-5066. The cost for the program is on a donation basis. A retreat schedule is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway.

Three hour meditations are held each week on Tuesday night, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, beginning with group practice of the Energization Exercises. We also offer a four hour meditation on the first Tuesday of each month. This meditation begins at 5:30 pm with Energization Exercises and ends at 9:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend our Tuesday night meditations. We ask that you please enter or exit during a chant or reading so as not to disturb others. 

Next Saturday, June 24, we will have our annual family picnic here at Greenfield, starting at 3:30 pm and ending at approximately 7:30 pm. The picnic will celebrate the International Day of Yoga and will feature entertainment and games for all ages. A catered Indian meal will be served and the suggested donation is $5 per adult.

Next Saturday, June 24, we will have our annual family picnic here at Greenfield, starting at 3:30 pm and ending at approximately 7:30 pm. The picnic will celebrate the International Day of Yoga and will feature entertainment and games for all ages. A catered Indian meal will be served and the suggested donation is $5 per adult.

We will be offering a one-day silent retreat for men on Saturday, July 8. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required and you can register through July 2 on the sign-up sheet in the dining room or by calling the retreat line at Greenfield, 635-5066. The cost for the program is on a donation basis. A retreat schedule is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway.

We appreciate your continuing support of area agencies that assist needy families and individuals in our community. Your donations are greatly appreciated, and we are accepting canned goods and other non-perishable food items in cardboard and plastic containers, as well as toiletry items, such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toothpaste, and items of clothing. Your donations may be placed in the collection basket in the hallway near the side entrance.

We will be offering a two-day women’s work retreat this Friday, June 16 through Saturday, June 17. Meals will be provided. Both indoor and outdoor tasks are available for all levels of skill and physical ability. Pre-registration is required and you can register through today on the sign-up sheet in the dining room or by calling the retreat line at Greenfield, 635-5066. The cost for the program is on a donation basis. A retreat schedule is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway.

We will be offering a two-day women’s work retreat this Friday, June 16 through Saturday, June 17. Meals will be provided. Both indoor and outdoor tasks are available for all levels of skill and physical ability. Pre-registration is required and you can register through today on the sign-up sheet in the dining room or by calling the retreat line at Greenfield, 635-5066. The cost for the program is on a donation basis. A retreat schedule is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway.

On Saturday, June 24, we will have our annual family picnic here at Greenfield, starting at 3:30 pm and ending at approximately 7:30 pm. The picnic will celebrate the International Day of Yoga and will feature entertainment and games for all ages. A catered Indian meal will be served and the suggested donation is $5 per adult.

For more information about Greenfield, please visit our website (srfgreenfield.org). This site features the daily spiritual diary quote on the home page, and the Sunday announcements for the week and a calendar of events are also available. Overall, the site contains more complete and more visual information about the activities provided at Greenfield. If you have any suggestions, please feel to submit them on the “contact” page on the site. We hope you enjoy and benefit from the use of our website.

We’d like to remind you that the dining room is available after the Sunday service. Hot water and tea are provided and we hope you will be able to enjoy this additional space for fellowship and greeting others.