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“Silence is the Altar of Spirit.” – Paramhansa Yogananda

Let’s join for deeper spiritual practices together this Sunday!

Our guru, Paramhansa Yogananda says, “Group meditation is like a castle which protects spiritual novices as well as veteran meditators against the besieging armies of delusion. Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group, by the law of invisible vibratory exchange of spiritual magnetism.”

Regarding group meditation, the energy of the group is affected by the consciousness of each individual present, so your devotion and focused concentration can uplift everyone – even as the group can deepen your experience.

Please join us for our first Sunday Morning Silent Retreat!

9:00 am    Energisation Exercises

9:20 am    Chanting

9:40 am   Doors will close. After that it won’t be possible to enter.

9:45 am    Meditation  (including recording /reading)

11:00 am   Fire Ceremony and Mantras (in temple)

11:15 am    Inspiration

11:25 am    Prayers

Please let’s all maintain silence for 10 minutes at conclusion of retreat (while enjoying tea/biscuits).

Article: Stillness is the Altar of Spirit by Nayaswami Jaya

Sri Yukteswar tells of his once meeting Mahavatar Babaji in Serampore. When he excitedly rushed home to return with an offering of sweets, Babaji had disappeared. The great guru later explained, “I assure you that I was fairly extinguished in the ether by the gust of your restlessness.” So it is with us, a hundred-fold. Only when motion ceases is God revealed.

Read more: https://anandaindia.org/blog/stillness-is-the-altar-of-spirit/