Today’s the day for our Temple picnic! Please join us at nearby San Dieguito Park. Devotees from Encinitas Temple, San Diego Temple, and Escondido Meditation Center will begin to gather at 12:30, bringing our potluck specialties. At 1 p.m. we’ll enjoy lunch and fellowship, games for all ages, music by Joni Bishop from Nashville and stories of Master told by Brother Balananda. Create your own sundae with Baskin Robbins French vanilla ice cream and your favorite toppings. You may pick up a flyer in the foyer or on the patio for directions to the park and other details. 

We hope you will join us in the spirit of divine fellowship and enjoy a fun afternoon together.

SRF Books & Gifts will be closed for inventory from Monday, September 16 through Thursday, September 19. It will reopen on Friday, September 20.

Our Monthly Temple Meeting takes place this Tuesday, September 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting begins in the main Temple with a half-hour meditation followed by a class by our minister on Autobiography of a Yogi. We then move to the Special Events Room for updates about Temple activities and projects. All are warmly invited to attend.

The Lake Shrine Retreat still has spaces available for the One-Day Spanish Retreat on Saturday, September 21. SRF nuns will conduct classes, technique reviews and meditations with chants, all in Spanish.  This retreat is open to SRF Lesson Students and Kriyabans. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. Please call or email the Lake Shrine Retreat office for information and registration.

We will celebrate the Mahasamadhi and birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya on Thursday, September 26 and Monday, September 30 respectively. The services will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m.

The SRF San Diego Temple will host an Indian Evening in the Garden this coming Saturday, September 21, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Monks from the Encinitas Ashram will lead a two-hour period of chanting and meditation followed by a reception and an authentic Indian supper. A limited number of tickets are available only after services today at a table on the Temple patio. You may pick up a flyer at the ticket table.

We are pleased to announce that beginning on Wednesday, October 2 and every Wednesday henceforth, one of our ministers will lead a free Learn to Meditate class at the J Street Chapel, from 12 – 12:30 p.m. This class will include a 10-minute introductory talk, a 20-minute guided meditation, and a Q & A on the patio at 12:30 p.m. All who are new to meditation are welcome!

Encinitas Ashram Center is asking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with various aspects of food preparation, dishwashing and other support of the Refectory operations. Individuals who are physically strong and have an interest in serving in a kitchen environment for two or three hours at a time, mornings or afternoons, are needed.  Please contact the Encinitas Retreat Office at 760-753-2888 or EncinitasRetreat@yogananda-srf.org . 

Sunday, September 15: The Bhagavad-Gita Scriptural Reading is from Volume 1.

Monday, September 16: The SRF Lessons Scriptural Reading will cover “The Study and Introspection Guide” (Auxiliary Material) from Lesson 3. Please bring your own copy of both the Guide and Lesson 3 as well as pen and paper.

Friday, September 20: The Second Coming of Christ Scriptural Reading is from Volume 1.