History of DFW Meditation Group

Year

Event

SRF Monastics Who Have Visited

1970s

1971 SRF Public Lecture at Fairmount Hotel, Dallas Brother Anandamoy
1972 Dallas Meditation Group is formed and begins meeting in a devotee’s home
1974 Informal talk to SMU psychology class, Texas Weekend Retreat in San Antonio Brother Turiyananda
1976 Dallas Meditation Group moves into a retail space on Oak Lawn Avenue
1977 SRF Lecture Tour at the Oak Lawn center Brother Anandamoy
1978 SRF Lecture Tour at the Oak Lawn center Brother Mokshananda
1979 Dallas Meditation Group begins meeting at the University Park Municipal Court
1979 SRF Weekend Retreat at Camp Copass, Denton Brother Ramananda
Brahmachari Kevin

1980s

1980 SRF Lecture Tour at Howard Johnson Motel, Dallas Brother Ramananda
Brahmachari Edgar (Bro. Devananda)
1982 SRF Regional Retreat in Austin, sponsored by DFW Meditation Group Brother Sadananda
Brahmachari Jay
1984 Dallas Meditation Group begins meeting at 601 N. Belt Line Rd. in Irving
1985 SRF Lecture Tour at Sheraton Hotel, Garland Brother Santoshananda
Brahmachari Sean
1988 SRF Lecture Tour at Sheraton Hotel, Garland Brother Santoshananda
Brahmachari Keith
1989 SRF Weekend Retreat at Bishop Mason Retreat, Flower Mound Brahmachari Nathan (Bro. Nakulananda)
Brahmachari Keith

1990s

1991 SRF Public Lecture to raise funds for the Lake Shrine Project, at Holiday Inn Brother Achalananda
Brahmachari Bradley (Bro. Naradananda)
1992 SRF Weekend Retreat at Bishop Mason Retreat, Flower Mound Brother Tyagananda
Brahmachari Bradley (Bro. Naradananda)
1993 SRF Lecture tour commemorating Paramahansa Yogananda’s 100th year birth Brother Devananda
Brahmachari Robin
1994 Dallas Meditation Group changes its name to Dallas-Ft. Worth Meditation Group
1994 DFW Meditation Group begins meeting at 2011 N. Britain Rd. in Irving
1994 SRF Lecture Tour at Doubletree Hotel, North Dallas Brother Achalananda
Brahmachari Terry (Bro. Ritananda)
1998 SRF Lecture Tour at Plano Centre Brother Santoshananda
Brahmachari Douglas (Bro. Pranavananda)

2000s

2002 SRF Regional Retreat at Barsana Dham/Austin, co-sponsored by DFW Group Leo Cocks, guest speaker
(direct disciple of Yogananda)
2003 SRF Lecture Tour at Doubletree Hotel, North Dallas Brother Anilananda
Brother Jayananda
2003 DFW Meditation Group doubles the space at the Irving Chapel
2004 SRF Regional Retreat at Barsana Dham/Austin, co-sponsored by DFW Group Sister Nirmala, Sister Karuna
2006 SRF Weekend Retreat at Quality Inn, Market Center Brother Atmananda
Brahmachari Martin
2007 SRF Workshop on Conflict Resolution at the Irving Chapel Brother Devananda
Brahmachari Augusto
2008 Satsanga and social at devotee’s home, Southlake Brother Devananda
2008 A Long Term Planning Committee (LTPC) was established to spearhead efforts to establish a permanent SRF center in Dallas-Ft. Worth
2009 SRF Center Department Workshop on Harmony, Satsanga at the Irving Chapel Brahmachari Jason
Brahmachari Lynn
2009 SRF established a Dallas-Ft. Worth Building Fund account at the SRF Mother Center

2010s

2010 SRF Lecture Tour at Holiday Inn, Farmers Branch Brother Jayananda
Brahmachari Lynn
2011 Visit to Lake Texoma home & retreat site, Satsanga at the Irving Chapel Brother Sarvananda
Brahmachari Jason
2012 SRF Weekend Retreat at Lake Texoma Brahmachari Jason
Brahmachari Rich
2013 SRF Lecture Tour at Hilton Garden Inn, Irving Brother Ishtananda
Brahmachari Cormac (Bro. Govindananda)
2016 Center Department Workshop & Satsanga at the Irving Chapel Brahmachari Lynn
Brahmachari Wolfgang
2016 SRF Regional Boys How-To-Live Youth Program at Lake Texoma Brother Sarvananda
Brahmachari Troy
2016 SRF Regional Girls How-To-Live Youth Program at Lake Texoma, Sunday Services and Satsanga at the Irving Chapel Brahmacharini Angelina   Brahmacharini Emily
2017 Blessing of New Altar & Satsanga at the Irving Chapel Brother Devananda
Brahmachari Andy