Become a voting member of the Portland Center! Although we are not meeting in person, the Portland Center will still be needing members to vote on important decisions in the future. Please register to be a voting member if you meet the requirements listed in the following form:
Join the livestream commemoration on Saturday, September 19th at 7:00 A.M. of Paramahansa Yogananda's arrival to the United States 100 years ago on this day.
The next Zoom Social will be on Sunday, October 4th at 11:00 a.m. To be "invited" you must be on the E-Newsletter mailing list. To sign-up, please go to the Newsletter tab at the top of this page.
SRF Youth Services recently shared a letter to parents, offering encouragement and guidance for navigating the pandemic with children. Youth Services is also developing new online activities for children, and will share further details as soon as possible.
Each September, SRF/YSS devotees around the world pay homage to Lahiri Mahasaya, one of our revered paramgurus. Although we will be unable to meet at Portland Center for traditional devotional services, SRF's Online Meditation Center will likely host commemorative events conducted by an SRF or YSS monastic. Be sure to check their calendar as these special dates approach: Saturday September 26, the great avatar's Mahasamadhi; and Wednesday September 30, his birth anniversary.
We are in need of a volunteer who can monitor the security camera at the Center’s front entrance. The main duty would be to look at your phone when it notifies you of activity, or to go to the “live view” once in a while. The time commitment should go down significantly when the planned security gate is installed. This would be a great help to the Managing Council and for the security of the building. If you are interested in serving this way, please email the Volunteer Coordinator, Kaya Stasch at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the volunteer application on this website.
Portland Center of SRF is supported solely by financial contributions from members and friends, and by volunteers who donate their time. We especially appreciate your ongoing financial support during these months when we are unable to hold live services.
If you would like to write a check to the group, please know that checks payable to "Portland Center" will be deposited locally and used to support our Center's activities, pay utility bills and other recurring expenses. Checks payable to "Self-Realization Fellowship" are sent to SRF headquarters in Los Angeles, to contribute to SRF's worldwide activities.
Some members choose to make regular donations to our Center, and one convenient option is to set up automatic bill pay through your bank. Or, checks may be mailed to 356 NE 80th Avenue, Portland 97213.