At this time we have canceled all of our scheduled Meditations, Kirtans, Study Groups, Sunday and Thursday Lecture Services, Commemorative Services, Days of Service, 12-4 p.m. J Street Open Chapel, Learn to Meditate Classes, and Special Events at the Encinitas Temple, J St. Chapel, and Ashram until further notice.

The SRF Meditation Gardens and SRF Books & Gifts are also closed until further notice.

You will be notified about any updates or changes. 

STRENGTH IN TIMES OF ADVERSITY – INSPIRATION FROM PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA

Many people come to me to talk about their worries. I urge them to sit quietly, meditate, and pray; and after feeling calmness within, to think of the alternate ways by which the problem can be solved or eliminated. When the mind is calm in God, when the faith is strong in God, they find a solution to their problem. Merely ignoring problems won’t solve them, but neither will worrying about them. Meditate until you become calm; then put your mind on your problem and pray deeply for God’s help. Concentrate on the problem and you will find a solution without going through the terrible strain of worry….

Remember, greater than a million reasonings of the mind is to sit and meditate upon God until you feel calmness within. Then say to the Lord, “I can’t solve my problem alone, even if I thought a zillion different thoughts; but I can solve it by placing it in Your hands, asking first for Your guidance, and then following through by thinking out the various angles for a possible solution.” God does help those who help themselves. When your mind is calm and filled with faith after praying to God in meditation, you are able to see various answers to your problems; and because your mind is calm, you are capable of picking out the best solution. Follow that solution, and you will meet with success. This is applying the science of religion in your daily life.