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 Boulder County Meditation Circle

1430 Nelson Rd, Suite 201, Longmont

Phone: 303-604-6465 or 303-464-1532

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Boulder County Meditation Circle, Newsletter 

1430 Nelson Rd, Suite 201, Longmont, CO 80503 

February - May 2019

"The proximity of others’ spiritual vibrations has the power of raising your own. Meditating with other devotees thus helps you to quicken your evolution. They inspire you on your climb up the ladder of Self-realization; and you, by your example can also be helpful to them.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda -

 Gold leaf

Our beloved Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, often stressed that meditation must be the very heart of our sadhana, our daily spiritual practice. Often, we struggle to make our meditations ever better and ever deeper. It can be a challenge to find ways to improve our individual efforts.

One great way to cultivate more inspiration and resolve into our daily efforts is to meditate with other devotees who are also striving to commune more deeply with the Divine.  Our individual efforts receive a boost of energy from all who meditate together. Everyone benefits by sharing the gifts of our own meditation with those around us.

That’s why Self-Realization Fellowship maintains ashrams, temples, and chapels throughout the country and around the world. These sacred spaces serve not only to share Master’s teachings, but also to provide quiet places for group meditation. We feel blessed to have our quiet chapel in Longmont dedicated to supporting and enhancing our spiritual growth. Remember, the chapel belongs to everyone. Please make it your own by attending regular meditation periods in the presence of Master’s many local devotees.

Meditation service, featuring an hour of silent meditation begins at 8:30 a.m. Following a brief intermission, the Reading Service begins at 10:00. The Reading Service focuses on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and includes brief periods of meditation and chanting. Please do your best to arrive at least five minutes early to services and remember to remove coats outside the chapel to avoid disturbing devotees who may be meditating between services.

 BCMC History Project: Please share your memories

Since the mid 1970's, Boulder County Meditation Circle has been serving the spiritual needs of local Self-Realization devotees. That's more than 40 years of gathering for meditation and developing spiritual friendships. Some of you may remember attending Sunday school as children, serving as volunteers, helping move from one location to another or cooking great meals for social gatherings.

We are currently putting together a history of BCMC to share on our local website and Facebook page. If you have any stories from the early days, or even more recent memories that you’d like to share, please forward them to  alicesturgisfeinstein@yahoo.com. If you have any pictures from the early days you feel would help, please forward those as well. If you have only hard copies, please arrange a drop-off at our chapel through our email listed above.

BCMC's Elections:

Our annual elections for new officers occurred in our January business meeting and all who attended agreed to keep the current committee intact.

·         Corresponding Secretary - Alice Feinstein

·         Treasurer - Kathy King

·         Recording Secretary - Scott Crossen

 Our volunteers mean so much ...

 

BCMC wishes to acknowledge and give loving thanks to all volunteers who contribute to the upkeep and functions of our chapel. You are all so blessed, valued and appreciated. 

A springtime retreat!

Colorado Springs Meditation Group will be offering a three-day silent meditation retreat at Benet Hill Monastery, March 1 through March 3, 2019.  More information and registration forms are available at  www.srfcoloradosprings.org/  . Be sure to register right away if you would like to attend this wonderful retreat.

 

Remember our snow day policy - BE SAFE 

Boulder County Meditation Circle rarely cancels services due to weather, but we have a general policy:

 

·       Stay safe! If you look out the window and the roads feel unsafe to you, please meditate at home!  

·       Check your email. We’ll keep an eye on the weather report. If there's a forecast for a bad storm, we’ll likely cancel services and send an email notice to our full membership the day before services. If an unpredicted storm arrives, necessitating a last minute cancellation, we’ll do our best to send an email no later than 7 a.m. of that day. 

 

Blessings and peace from the Boulder County Meditation Circle