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Lecture and Guided Meditation on the Kriya Yoga Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Wednesday, April 11, 2018. 7:00 pm at Unity of Dallas on Forest Lane.

This Spring on Wednesday, April 11, Brother Bhumananda from the SRF Headquarters in Los Angeles will give a public talk on the Kriya Yogananda Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. The talk will be at the Unity of Dallas auditorium on Forest Lane in Dallas at 7:00 pm. The Lecture is free, open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. Details are available at on the Lecture and Guided Meditation page for this event on this website.

Meditation, Kirtan, and Pot Luck Social Saturday, February 3

On Saturday, February 3rd, We will hold our Meditation, Kirtan and Potluck Social.

The day’s schedule is as follows:
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Meditation with Prayer Service
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Kirtan (Devotional Chanting)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Potluck Social

All are welcome to attend any or all of the above events. Our usual entry-exit guidelines apply during Meditation and Kirtan. You can enter or exit the chapel during a chant. Please do join us even if you are not able to bring a dish. There is always plenty of great tasting food. Spiritual fellowship is the main goal of the Potluck Social.

2017

SRF Monastics to Visit DFW Chapel Thursday Evening, Oct. 26

On Thursday Evening, October 26, Brother Devananda and Brahmachari Andy from the SRF Mother Center in Los Angeles will visit to dedicate the new altar at our DFW Chapel. Blessing of the new altar will begin at 6:30 pm. There will be a meditation and satsanga (informal talk) at 7:00 pm followed by light refreshments at 8:30. All are welcome to attend this very special evening with the monastics.

Meditation, Kirtan, & Pot-Luck Social, Saturday June 17, 9 am – 1 pm

Join us for an uplifting day of meditation, chanting, and fellowship. The Kirtan will be followed by a Pot-Luck dinner and fellowship. Everyone is asked to bring a vegetarian dish. Please come at your convenience for these events. Come for any or all of them. Our usual entry guidelines apply for meditation portions. Please enter or exit during the chants. We hope you will consider coming to this event and enjoy great fellowship with us. The day’s events are scheduled as:

9:00 – 10:30 am Meditation Service with Prayer Service

10:30 – 10:45 am break for kirtan setup
10:45 – 12:00 pm Kirtan
12:00 pm Potluck Social

All-Day Fall Retreat at Lake Texoma, Saturday, May 20

On Saturday, May 20th, we will hold our Spring All-Day Retreat from 10am to 5pm at the home of Lynn Meyer overlooking Lake Texoma. This a wonderful day that members look forward to for rejuvenating the body, mind, and spirit. Please see our Retreat page for details, a list of activities, and directions.

Sunday School Play, Sunday April 30

After services on Sunday, April 30, our Sunday School children will perform a play for the entire meditation group. The play is from Master’s story, Two Frogs in Trouble. Light refreshments will be served after the play.

Spring Service Celebration, Sunday, March 26

After services on Sunday, March 26, we hold a Spring Service Celebration in honor of everyone’s service to our group and the worldwide spiritual work of SRF. We will provide vegetarian sandwiches, cake and drinks. Everyone is invited as our way of  saying “Thank You” for your contribution through your meditation, donations, and overall support of our group and Master’s work.

2016

dfw-boys-2012-2Fall SRF Regional Day Programs for Boys

SRF Youth Services will be conducting a one-day Regional Day Programs for boys at Lake Texoma on Saturday, October 15. Programs will be for boys ages 7-12 and teens 13-18.

east-coast-girls-youth-day-by-brahmachari%20deborah-2015SRF Nuns to Visit Irving Chapel, Sunday, October 9

Brahmacharini Angelina and Brahmacharini Emily of Self-Realization Fellowship, who will lead the SRF Regional Day Program for Girls at Lake Texoma on Saturday, will be leading our services and Sunday School at the Irving Chapel on Sunday, October 9th. Despite numerous visits by SRF monks, this will be the first time SRF nuns have visited Dallas-Fort Worth since our group began in 1972. Services will be followed by a Catered Social and Satsanga.

srf-girls-prayingFall SRF Regional Day Programs for Youths

SRF Youth Services will be conducting two one-day Regional Day Programs near Dallas, Texas, for children 7-12 and teens 13-18. The Girls Program is Saturday, October 8. The Boys Program is Saturday, October 15.

International Day of Yoga2nd Annual International Day of Yoga

June 19th marks the second annual “International Day of Yoga” inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India and instituted by the United Nations. Widely recognized as the father of yoga in the West, Paramahansa Yogananda introduced millions of seekers to India’s ancient Yoga science. In a 2015 article, DaijiWorld, an online news portal, wrote : “If India’s idea of an International Yoga Day has found easy acceptance in the UN, much of the credit must go to Paramahansa Yogananda, India’s first yoga guru in the U.S…He played a huge role in laying the foundation for yoga in the United States a century ago.”

20141108142052_00004A-002Monastics Visit May 27-29

The DFW Meditation Group will be having a Center Department Visit the weekend of May 27-29, 2016. All are invited to a workshop on Saturday that will focus on group activities. The two Brahmacharis that are visiting us are Br. Wolfgang and Br. Lynn. They will arrive on Thursday, May 26 and activities will begin on Friday, May 27th. Please join us for this weekend of fellowship with inspirational services and a workshop. The monastics will be giving our Sunday services on Sunday, May 29th. For more information, please download the Schedule of Events.

Kirtan Chanting & Pot-Luck Social, Saturday February 13, 6:00 pm

Join us for an hour of uplifting devotional chanting led by our DFW Kirtan Group. Paramahansa Yogananda taught that when one is immersed in the bliss of devotional chanting, joy is the first perception of God. The Kirtan will be followed by a Pot-Luck dinner and fellowship. Everyone is asked to bring a vegetarian dish. All are welcome and encouraged to bring friends and family.

2015

All-Day Fall Retreat at Lake Texoma, October 17

On Saturday, October 17th, we will hold our annual Fall Retreat from 10am to 5pm at the home of Lynn Meyer overlooking Lake Texoma. This a wonderful day that members look forward to for rejuvenating the body, mind, and spirit. Please see our Fall Retreat page for details, a list of activities, and directions.

International Day of Yoga, June 21

 

The first ever United Nations-sanctioned International Day of Yoga will take place on June 21, 2015. Widely recognized as the father of yoga in the West, Paramahansa Yogananda introduced millions of seekers to India’s ancient Yoga science. DaijiWorld, an online news portal, wrote in an article dated March5: “If India’s idea of an International Yoga Day has found easy acceptance in the UN, much of the credit must go to Paramahansa Yogananda, India’s first yoga guru in the U.S…He played a huge role in laying the foundation for yoga in the United States a century ago.” See more at the SRF website page.

Kirtan Chanting & Pot-Luck Social, Saturday June 6, 6:00 pm

Join us for an hour of uplifting devotional chanting led by our DFW Kirtan Group. Yogananda taught that when one is immersed in the bliss of devotional chanting, joy is the first perception of God. The Kirtan will be followed by a Pot-Luck dinner and fellowship. We ask everyone to bring a vegetarian dish. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring friends and family.

All-Day Spring Retreat at Lake Texoma, May 16

On Saturday, May 16th, we will hold our annual Spring Retreat from 10am to 5pm at the home of Lynn Meyer overlooking Lake Texoma. This a wonderful day that members look forward to for rejuvenating the body, mind, and spirit. Please see our Spring Retreat page for details, a list of activities, and directions.

Master chanting outdoorsKirtan Chanting & Pot-Luck Social, Saturday February 14, 6:00 pm

Join us for an hour of uplifting devotional chanting led by our DFW Kirtan Group. Yogananda taught that when one is immersed in the bliss of devotional chanting, joy is the first perception of God. The kirtan will be followed by a Pot-Luck dinner and fellowship. Everyone is invited and asked to bring a vegetarian dish.

2014

ENCORE SCREENING! AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda, Sunday, November 30, 4:00 p. m.

The new feature film AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda, will make its Dallas debut at the historic Texas Theater in Oak Cliff on the first weekend in November. Screenings of the film, an unconventional biography about the life and global influence of Paramahansa Yogananda, will be held on Saturday, November 1st and Sunday, November 2. For more information about the film and screenings, visit the AWAKE page on this website.

AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda, November 1st & 2nd

The new feature film AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda, will make its Dallas debut at the historic Texas Theater in Oak Cliff on the first weekend in November. Screenings of the film, an unconventional biography about the life and global influence of Paramahansa Yogananda, will be held on Saturday, November 1st and Sunday, November 2. For more information about the film and screenings, visit the AWAKE page on this website.

SSS for websiteFarewell Social Saturday, September 20, 5pm

On Saturday evening, September 20, we will hold a Farewell Social in honor of Siva, Shoba, and Shyam who have long served Master’s work here and will be relocating to Northern California. There will be a meditation beginning at 5:00 pm followed by catered food from India Palace at 5:30. All are welcome to attend!

All-Day Spring Retreat at Lake Texoma

On Saturday, May 17th, we will hold our annual Spring Retreat from 10am to 5pm at the home of Lynn Meyer overlooking Lake Texoma. This a wonderful day that members look forward to for rejuvenating the body, mind, and spirit. Please see our All-Day Retreat page for details, a list of activities, and directions.

Austin Monastics Visit, Friday April 11 – Sunday April 13 

The second weekend in April, Brother Ritananda and Brahmachari Andy from the SRF Mother Center will visit Austin. Activities will include Meditations, a Group Introspection Workshop, a Satsanga and more. Members from the Dallas-Ft. Worth Meditation Group are welcome to attend. For a detailed schedule of events, please see the April Group Calendar.

2013

SRF Monastics Lecture TourSRF Monastics Lecture Tour, October 25-27

Brother Ishtananda and Brahmachari Cormac from the SRF Mother Center in Los Angeles will be visiting Dallas, Texas, October 25-27, to meet with members and friends of Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual family. For complete details, visit the SRF Monastics Lecture Tour page.

Dharma and Yoga Fest, September 28

As part of nationwide events commemorating the 150th birth of Swami Vivekananda, Self-Realization Fellowship is participating in the Dharma and Yoga Fest 2013 in major U. S. cities, including Los Angeles. On Saturday, September 28, the DFW Meditation Group will participate in the Dharma and Yoga Fest Dallas at the DFW Hindu Temple, 1605 N. Britain Rd. in Irving a few blocks down the street from the DFW Meditation Group Center. Cultural events and presentations on different branches of yoga will be held from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. As part of the Raja Yoga track from 3 to 5, the DFW Meditation Group will conduct a Guided Meditation from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Meditation Hall. As a courtesy to the organizers and attendees to keep from disrupting other Raja Yoga presentations, we encourage you to attend the entire Raja Yoga track beginning at 3 p.m. We also heartily encourage you to stay after the Yoga tracks for interesting and colorful cultural events, including:

  • Great classical Indian Dance & Music performance by expert groups
  • Skits on Swami Vivekananda
  • Krishna Leela
  • Keynote Speeches
  • Grand Finale!

Families are welcome and admission is free. The organizers ask you to pre-register at the Dharma and Yoga Fest Dallas website at http://dharmaandyogafest.org/dallas. On the webpage, scroll down and click the “Register Here” button. We hope to see everyone there to support this wonderful event we have been asked to participate in. For more information please click the poster below.

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“You have been chosen to bring spiritual solace through Kriya Yoga to numerous earnest seekers. The millions who are encumbered by family ties and heavy worldly duties will take new heart from you, a householder like themselves.”   Mahavatar Babaji, to Lahiri Mahasaya