Finding Inner Peace Through Meditation
A free introductory talk with guided meditation
Join us for a FREE lecture on how to find inner peace through meditation. Monastics of the Self-Realization Fellowship Order will be coming from SRF International Headquarters in Los Angeles, California to lead a guided meditation and speak on the Kriya Yoga teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. All are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Mathews and McQueen auditorium (C103)
David F. Strong Building
University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria BC.
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Reservations are not required but your RSVP will help us prepare for the event:
UVIC parking lot 4 is the closest to the David Strong Building. The closest free parking is along Cedar Hill Cross Rd east of Henderson Rd.
This event is sponsored by the Victoria Meditation Group of Self-Realization Fellowship. Self-Realization Fellowship is a worldwide non-profit spiritual organization with headquarters in Los Angeles. SRF was founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda for the purpose of disseminating Kriya Yoga, a scientific technique for attaining direct personal experience of God. Through its worldwide service and teachings, Self-Realization Fellowship seeks to awaken a greater understanding of the harmony underlying all true religions, and a fuller expression in the world of the love that unites all people when they realize their oneness in God.
Paramahansa Yogananda has defined Self-realization as "the knowing — in body, mind, and soul — that we are one with the omnipresence of God; that we do not have to pray that it come to us, that we are not merely near it at all times, but that God’s omnipresence is our omnipresence; that we are just as much a part of Him now as we ever will be. All we have to do is improve our knowing."
Meditation is the science of reuniting the soul with the Spirit or God. Regular, deep meditation awakens the soul —the immortal, blissful divine consciousness at the innermost core of our being. Yoga meditation is the time-proven way of unlocking the soul’s infinite potential. It is not a vague mental process of thinking or philosophical pondering. It is the direct means of freeing the attention from life’s distractions, and stilling the turbulent and restless thoughts that keep us from knowing our real Self.
Free literature and information about applying for the SRF lessons will be available after the talk. Lesson applications as well as many books and recordings are available on the SRF Online Bookstore as well.
The Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons are a non-sectarian, comprehensive home-study series giving instruction in all the meditation techniques of the Kriya Yoga science, as well as in the many other aspects of balanced spiritual living taught by Yogananda.