RECENT  ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 2022

The special service commemorating the mahasamadhi of Lahiri Mahasaya has been cancelled but you may still participate in a service for the great master through the SRF livestream website. We will, however, hold an in-person service for Lahiri Mahasaya's birthday on Friday September 30 from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. It is customary to bring a flower and a donation in an envelope. An optional meditation will be held from 7:15-7:45 prior to the service.

 

Your donations help support the Portland Center.  One way to do that is through the Zelle money transfer system. It is free and most often used by banks.  Once you enroll, you just need an email address to send the money electronically.  The email for Portland Center donations is: portlandcenterdonations@gmail.com  This information will be posted on the bulletin board in the Information Room.

 

The Book Room will be open after the service. It has all of the SRF publications available for your convenience including the 2023 calendars.

 

To provide time for personal silent meditation here in the sanctuary we are open every Tuesday evening from 6:30-9:30. One may quietly enter and leave at any time during this period.

August 2022

SRF's annual Worldwide Convocation is again being held online this year, beginning August 14 at 7:00 p.m. If you have not already registered, visit the SRF website at www.yogananda.org

Our regular Tuesday evening Open Meditation is cancelled for August 16, to allow everyone to fully participate in the Convocation events. We will resume the Tuesday meditations on August 23, when the chapel will again be open from 6:30 to 9:30 for individual silent meditation. 

We are delighted to be hosting two SRF monastic brothers from September 22rd to the 26th.  A variety of talks, meditations and an outing have been scheduled.  Please note that in order to attend the review of the meditation techniques, Hong Sau and Aum, you will need to provide your enrollment status by showing your SRF student card, a copy of your Lessons or the Lessons section of your SRF/YSS app on your mobile device. Copies of the schedule are available in the foyer and also on our website.

 

The back yard project is moving ahead! Thank you for your positive support to make this possible. Beautification of the grounds around our Center that reflect the love, harmony and peace of SRF is the goal. Details about this project are available in the Information Room. Donations are still being accepted.

 

Our book room is open today following the service. There you will find a wide selection of SRF publications, DVDs, CDs and devotional items. We request that only two people visit the bookroom at a time and that you wear a mask.

As we are not passing the basket at this time, offertories may be deposited in the donation box in the Foyer or mailed to the Portland Center. Thank you.

July 2022

On Monday, July 25th, we will be holding the annual special service commemorating the day that Mahavatar Babaji appeared to our Guru to assure him, before leaving for the United States, that he was the chosen one to bring the message of Kriya Yoga to the west. Our service to commemorate this event will be held from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. It is customary to bring a flower and a donation in an envelope. An optional meditation will be held from 7:15-7:45 prior to the service. 

Fragrances can be a problem for people who are allergic to them.  Please be mindful of others, and we request that you refrain from wearing fragrances when attending services and events at the Portland Center. Thank you for your understanding.

We are happy to announce that our Book Room is once again open on most Sundays from noon to 12:15, following the 11:00 Inspirational Service (closed on July 24). There you will find a wide selection of SRF books, magazines, CDs, photographs and more. Please consider your purchases before entering the bookroom so that as many as possible can be accommodated. Only two customers at a time will allowed in the room and masks will be required. The online SRF bookstore can be useful for choosing what you wish to purchase ahead of time. https://bookstore.yogananda-srf.org/ 

A fundraising drive is underway, as we hope to gather sufficient funds to manifest the vision approved by the membership. We invite you to take a look at the informative display available in our Center's Information Room, where you will also find a special box to receive donations made with cash or check. Contributions may also be sent through Zelle; see below for instructions on how to donate in this way.

To use Zelle: Log in to your bank's website and check for the Zelle icon.  Click to set it up by following the instructions. You will then need to add the recipient (Portland Center of SRF) as a contact, using our designated email address:  portlandcenterdonations@gmail.com

Thank you for your support!