On Wednesday, July 13, from 7 – 9 p.m. in the J-Street Chapel, we will honor the Guru with a special Guru Purnima Kirtan meditation. Group practice of the Energization Execises will begin at 6:40 p.m. All are invited to attend.

You are also welcome to celebrate our Guru’s homeland on Saturday, July 16, from 5:30 -9:15 p.m. on the Encinitas Ashram Grounds. Our theme this year is “India: Land of Awe and Wonder.”  From 5:30 until 7:00 p.m., you may enjoy divine fellowship while dining on an authentic Indian meal. Parents and children can have fun making India-themed crafts together in a family-friendly area on the Lotus Tower Lawn.

The program on the main stage begins at 7:30 p.m. and will include an entertaining and inspiring play, Monkey Consciousness, based on a story by our Guru. We will then be entranced by Odissi classical Indian dances, performed by the Patnaik sisters and their students. This enchanting evening will close with a showing of the Lake Shrine Dedication film.

India Night tickets for both adults and children, ages 12 and under, are available after the service at the patio ticket table, the Temple Bookroom, and at SRF Books and Gifts on Coast Highway 101 (Wednesday through Sunday).

Please enter the India Night event at the main gate on Coast Highway 101. If you have a physical challenge, you may enter at the K Street gate.

In order for India Night to be successful, much help is needed in many different areas. If you are able to help, please sign up at the India Night volunteer table. Patio signups will be offered today only. Your assistance in honoring our Guru’s homeland is greatly appreciated

On Saturday, July 16, the Day of Service coincides with India Night. Volunteers meet at 9 a.m. on the ashram grounds. Please join us in the morning at 9 a.m., or in the afternoon from 1 – 3 p.m., as we prepare for our India Night celebration. All help is greatly appreciated and very much needed. Lunch will be provided for all who serve.

The SRF Youth Services Department is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the new online How-to-Live Summer Program for children and teens. The program will be held July 11 – 13 for girls and July 14 – 16 for boys and is conducted using Zoom. The theme of this year’s program will be “Inner Strength.” This inspiring Summer Program is being offered free of charge. Learn more and register your child or teen by going to yogananda.org and clicking on the “events” tab in the top menu.

Sunday, July 3: The SRF Lessons Study Group is reading from Lesson 10, entitled,  “The Cycles of Life and Death.”