YearEvent and 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