Beginning in August 2020 due to Covid 19 closure restrictions, Brother Jayananda has been meeting with the Bay Area Temple members each month together for spiritual fellowship, upliftment, and updates on the progress of our new temple in Walnut Creek.
Each session has been recorded and available via the links below.
A slide presentation is shown of work on the chapel roof, the painting of the chapel facade, renovating the West wall inside the chapel, and work on the chapel foyer.
Brother announced the opening of various SRF temples in Southern California. Our opening date is scheduled for September to allow us to complete chapel renovations and other projects that require attention before we can comfortably open.
Meanwhile we are planning a work party/fellowship day on Saturday, July 24 and August 28. More information will be mailed via the temple newsletter.
Brother read another inspiring entry from the diary of our former President and Sangamata, Sri Daya Mata while on her trip to india in 1958. The evening ended with a short meditation and closing prayer.
Brother addresses if SRF temples are opening soon. Afterward a slide/video presentation of the chapel roof installation and painting of the chapel front and back sides was shown. Brother reads letters written by Daya Mata to the Mother Center devotees during her visit to India in 1958. The evening concluded with a short meditation and closing prayer.
Opening Prayer and Meditation
6:30 Members who has passed away
12:30 Slide Presentation 34:18 Comments on Temple opening
45:40 Travel Notes: Letters from Daya Mata while she was in India 1959 – Dakshineswar Temple
53:20 Meeting with Dr. Bose
58:20 Closing remarks
58:45 Moment of Silence and Closing Prayer
February 19, 2021 General Meeting of the Congregation
3:00 Brother mentions the passing of long-time devotee, Amy Johnson (3:00) and how sorrow affects us.
5:20 Daya Mata would say when you have a deep love for someone it is a magnetic force that brings you together in the future.
7:00 Remembering Brother Anandamoy and Tara Mata
11:00 Pre-submitted questions from members deals with healing, Master’s arrival in America, and loyalty to following the path, and the individuality of each devotee’s path.
15:00 The mantle from Master that falls upon the SRF Presidents. Brother talks about the change in Brother Chidananda upon becoming President and the concern for all Master’s devotees takes prominence. Brother quoted Shakespeare in Henry V
17:08 And, be assured, you’ll find a difference, As we his subjects have in wonder found,
Between the promise of his greener days And these he masters now
47:00 Outreach during this time of pandemic – how to connect with the devotee community
47:37 Gail Jarocki addresses how to reach out to the community.
Connect with Gail Jarocki: email@example.com
52:53 Tribute to Wendy Anderson as she leave to Southern California
1:13:07 Jungle Book quote:
As the creeper girdles the tree trunk, the law runneth forward and back; For the strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the pack is the wolf
1:14:00 Closing – Keep Master in our hearts, reach out to one another, have faith that things will turn out right.