Announcements for Sunday, December 10

We are pleased to announce that the Hermitage in Encinitas will be openevery Sunday in December from 2-4 p.m. except on Christmas Eve.  Please note:  the Encinitas Retreat and meditation gardens will be closed Saturday, December 23, and Monday, December 25, in order to allow our Encinitas Ashram Center personnel to participate in Christmas observances.

Please plan to stay for the annual Christmas party and brunch this morning.  It’s a joyous occasion filled with Christmas carols, performances by our Sunday school children as well as many of our talented members and delicious food prepared by our members.

This year’s All-Day Christmas Meditation is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday, December 16.  As symbols of your devotion and loyalty, please bring a fruit along with a donation in an envelope.  Be sure to dress warmly, as the room will be cool and please read the meditation guidelines posted on the back bulletin board.

Join us for the upcoming member-led 6-hour meditation with kirtan on Saturday, Dec. 23.  Energization Exercises begin at 8 a.m., followed by hourly chanting until 2 p.m.  Devotees can quietly enter or exit the chapel during the chants or at the break from 11-11:30 a.m.

We are collecting donations for gifts for the monastics. You may leave your donation in the box on the kiosk outside.

Today is the last day to sign Christmas cards forour new President, Brother Chidananda,and other monastics. The cards are outside, on the back patio, waiting for you to add your holiday greetings.

Are you a bookkeeper or do you have a special affinity for accounting? If you would like to engage those skills to support our Center, please see Jay Fishman or any other Managing Council member.

Mike Dzierzynski, a longtime devotee and Escondido Center member, is now in a higher level of care at a facility in Vista, and is unable to attend services. He would very much enjoy seeing visitors from the Center. Mike is at Astor Healthcare, 247 E Bobier Dr, Vista, CA 92084. Phone: 945-3033.

Please plan to stay for the annual Christmas party and brunch this morning.  It’s a joyous occasion filled with delicious food and entertainment for all.

Energization Exercises and a four-hour pre-Christmas meditation with kirtan are being held this evening from 5-9 p.m.

Weekly announcements also can be found on our back bulletin board.

Our topic this morning is How to Create Dynamic Will Power.