Chapel doors open! Let’s make way for the Divine.

The calendar below, lists Commemorative Services, Special events and other Services routinely held at our Chapel throughout the year. Some of these – as indicated – are temporarily suspended; and others will be updated, as and when we re-introduce them.

Our weekly, long-meditation schedule, is as follows:
Tuesday* : 6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Saturday*: 6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. (Temporarily, on hold)
(*Four or five periods of meditation, from 20 to 45 minutes each, interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees, if unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants).

In addition, the Surrey Meditation Circle holds weekly meditations every Thursday, from 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. in White Rock.
For more information or to be added to their mailing list, please e-mail southsurrey.srf@yahoo.com

february 2024

01feb7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer ServiceTwo 15-minute meditations, devotional chants, and an inspirational reading. The last 20 minutes follow the outline given in the Worldwide Prayer Circle booklet.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

04feb10:30 am11:30 amSunday - Reading ServiceService Title: God's Vital Laws of Health and Well-Being. [NOTE: 1st Sunday, each month: Service is followed by our monthly social brunch (pot-luck :-)). All are welcome].10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

04feb10:30 am11:30 amSunday School :-)1st Sunday, each month. (Concurrent with our regular Sunday Service: also, 10.30 - 11.30.)10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

06feb6:00 pm9:00 pmTuesday - Long Meditation (3-Hour Service)Periods of meditation lasting 20 to 45 minutes each; and interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

08feb7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer ServiceTwo 15-minute meditations, devotional chants, and an inspirational reading. The last 20 minutes follow the outline given in the Worldwide Prayer Circle booklet.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

09feb3:00 pmNew Moon (Amavasya)3:00 pm(GMT-08:00)

11feb10:30 am11:30 amSunday - Reading ServiceService Title: Living the Spiritual Life in a Material World.10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

13feb6:00 pm9:00 pmTuesday - Long Meditation (3-Hour Service)Periods of meditation lasting 20 to 45 minutes each; and interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

15feb7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer ServiceTwo 15-minute meditations, devotional chants, and an inspirational reading. The last 20 minutes follow the outline given in the Worldwide Prayer Circle booklet.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

18feb10:30 am11:30 amSunday - Reading ServiceService Title: True Religion: A Universal Need.10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

18feb10:30 am11:30 amSunday School :-)3rd Sunday, each month. (Concurrent with the regular Sunday Service; also from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.).10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

20feb6:00 pm9:00 pmTuesday - Long Meditation (3-Hour Service)Periods of meditation lasting 20 to 45 minutes each; and interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

22feb7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer ServiceTwo 15-minute meditations, devotional chants, and an inspirational reading. The last 20 minutes follow the outline given in the Worldwide Prayer Circle booklet.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

24feb4:31 amFull Moon (Purnima)4:31 am(GMT-08:00)

25feb10:30 am11:30 amSunday - Reading ServiceService Title: The Way to be Happy at Will.10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

27feb6:00 pm9:00 pmTuesday - Long Meditation (3-Hour Service)Periods of meditation lasting 20 to 45 minutes each; and interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

29feb7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer ServiceTwo 15-minute meditations, devotional chants, and an inspirational reading. The last 20 minutes follow the outline given in the Worldwide Prayer Circle booklet.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

march 2024

03mar10:30 am11:30 amSunday - Reading ServiceService Title: Expanding Your Awareness of God. [NOTE: 1st Sunday, each month: Service is followed by our monthly social brunch (pot-luck :-)). All are welcome].10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

03mar10:30 am11:30 amSunday School :-)1st Sunday, each month. (Concurrent with our regular Sunday Service: also, 10.30 - 11.30.)10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

05mar6:00 pm9:00 pmTuesday - Long Meditation (3-Hour Service)Periods of meditation lasting 20 to 45 minutes each; and interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

07mar7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer Service - CANCELLED (Today ONLY)Today's Service is cancelled in lieu of our Commemorative Service beginning at sharp 7.30 p.m, to celebrate and honour the Maha'Samadhi of our Guru - Paramahansa Yogananda.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

07mar7:30 pm8:30 pmMaha'samadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda (1952)The final conscious exit from the body. (As a mark of respect, please bring a flower as well as a donation, to be offered at the altar). Chapel doors open at 7.00 p.m.7:30 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

09mar8:00 am2:00 pmParamahansa Yogananda - Commemorative 6-hour Meditation["Premavatar - Incarnation of Divine Love"]. ***Special Maha'Samadhi Service. In person live-stream of SRF Mother Centre's 6-hour Commemorative Meditation led by an SRF Monastic. Service will have periods of devotional chanting on the hour, and an intermission from 11.00 - 11.30 a.m. Those unable to attend the first session, are requested to not arrive for only the second half. [Yogananda ji said: Read a little. Meditate more. Think of God, all the time]. ***Video available for viewing until Monday - March 11 @ 10.00 p.m. PST.8:00 am - 2:00 pm(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

09mar7:30 pm8:30 pmMaha'samadhi of Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri (1936)"The Lion has left his cage." "Gyanavatar - Incarnation of Wisdom." (As a mark of respect, please bring a flower as well as a donation, to be offered at the altar). Chapel doors open at 7.00 p.m.7:30 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

10mar1:02 amNew Moon (Amavasya)1:02 am(GMT-08:00)

10mar10:30 am11:30 amSunday - Reading ServiceService Title: Regain Your Divine Heritage.10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

12mar6:00 pm9:00 pmTuesday - Long Meditation (3-Hour Service)Periods of meditation lasting 20 to 45 minutes each; and interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

14mar7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer ServiceTwo 15-minute meditations, devotional chants, and an inspirational reading. The last 20 minutes follow the outline given in the Worldwide Prayer Circle booklet.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

17mar10:30 am11:30 amSunday - Reading ServiceService Title - Meditation: Controlling the Power of Habit.10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

17mar10:30 am11:30 amSunday School :-)3rd Sunday, each month. (Concurrent with the regular Sunday Service; also from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.).10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

19mar6:00 pm9:00 pmTuesday - Long Meditation (3-Hour Service)Periods of meditation lasting 20 to 45 minutes each; and interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

21mar7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer ServiceTwo 15-minute meditations, devotional chants, and an inspirational reading. The last 20 minutes follow the outline given in the Worldwide Prayer Circle booklet.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

24mar10:30 am11:30 amSunday - Reading ServiceService Title: The Deeper Teachings of Jesus Christ.10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

25mar12:01 amFull Moon (Purnima)12:01 am(GMT-07:00)

26mar6:00 pm9:00 pmTuesday - Long Meditation (3-Hour Service)Periods of meditation lasting 20 to 45 minutes each; and interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

28mar7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer ServiceTwo 15-minute meditations, devotional chants, and an inspirational reading. The last 20 minutes follow the outline given in the Worldwide Prayer Circle booklet.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

29mar12:00 pm1:00 pmGood Friday - Special ServiceChapel will remain open for private meditation: 1.00 – 3.00 p.m.12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

31mar10:30 am11:30 amSunday - Reading ServiceService Title: The True Meaning of Resurrection.10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

31mar8:00 am9:00 amEaster Sunday - Sunrise ServiceThe Service will be followed by our traditional Easter Brunch (pot-luck) from 9.00 to 10.20 a.m.. Please bring a vegetarian dish, to share. 8:00 am - 9:00 am(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

april 2024

02apr6:00 pm9:00 pmTuesday - Long Meditation (3-Hour Service)Periods of meditation lasting 20 to 45 minutes each; and interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

04apr7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer ServiceTwo 15-minute meditations, devotional chants, and an inspirational reading. The last 20 minutes follow the outline given in the Worldwide Prayer Circle booklet.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

07apr10:30 am11:30 amSunday - Reading ServiceService Title: The Secret of Spiritual Success. [NOTE: Our monthly social brunch (pot-luck) for this Sunday, is CANCELLED].10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

07apr10:30 am11:30 amSunday School :-)1st Sunday, each month. (Concurrent with our regular Sunday Service: also, 10.30 - 11.30.)10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

08apr11:23 amNew Moon (Amavasya)11:23 am(GMT-07:00)

09apr6:00 pm9:00 pmTuesday - Long Meditation (3-Hour Service)Periods of meditation lasting 20 to 45 minutes each; and interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

11apr7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer ServiceTwo 15-minute meditations, devotional chants, and an inspirational reading. The last 20 minutes follow the outline given in the Worldwide Prayer Circle booklet.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

14apr10:30 am11:30 amSunday - Reading ServiceService Title: Peace: The Altar of Heaven.10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

16apr6:00 pm9:00 pmTuesday - Long Meditation (3-Hour Service)Periods of meditation lasting 20 to 45 minutes each; and interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

18apr7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer ServiceTwo 15-minute meditations, devotional chants, and an inspirational reading. The last 20 minutes follow the outline given in the Worldwide Prayer Circle booklet.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

21apr10:30 am11:30 amSunday - Reading ServiceService Title: Balancing Your Material and Spiritual Life. 10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

21apr10:30 am11:30 amSunday School :-)3rd Sunday, each month. (Concurrent with the regular Sunday Service; also from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.).10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

23apr4:51 pmFull Moon (Purnima)4:51 pm(GMT-07:00)

23apr6:00 pm9:00 pmTuesday - Long Meditation (3-Hour Service)Periods of meditation lasting 20 to 45 minutes each; and interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

25apr7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer ServiceTwo 15-minute meditations, devotional chants, and an inspirational reading. The last 20 minutes follow the outline given in the Worldwide Prayer Circle booklet.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

28apr10:30 am11:30 amSunday - Reading ServiceService Title: Healing By God's Unlimited Power.10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

30apr6:00 pm9:00 pmTuesday - Long Meditation (3-Hour Service)Periods of meditation lasting 20 to 45 minutes each; and interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

may 2024

02may7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer ServiceTwo 15-minute meditations, devotional chants, and an inspirational reading. The last 20 minutes follow the outline given in the Worldwide Prayer Circle booklet.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

05may10:30 am11:30 amSunday - Reading ServiceService Title: What Is Love? [NOTE: 1st Sunday, each month: Service is followed by our monthly social brunch (pot-luck :-)). All are welcome].10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

05may10:30 am11:30 amSunday School :-)1st Sunday, each month. (Concurrent with our regular Sunday Service: also, 10.30 - 11.30.)10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

07may6:00 pm9:00 pmTuesday - Long Meditation (3-Hour Service)Periods of meditation lasting 20 to 45 minutes each; and interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

07may8:24 pmNew Moon (Amavasya)8:24 pm(GMT-07:00)

09may7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer ServiceTwo 15-minute meditations, devotional chants, and an inspirational reading. The last 20 minutes follow the outline given in the Worldwide Prayer Circle booklet.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

12may10:30 am11:30 amSunday - Reading ServiceService Title: The Mother Aspect of God.10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

14may6:00 pm9:00 pmTuesday - Long Meditation (3-Hour Service)Periods of meditation lasting 20 to 45 minutes each; and interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

16may7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer ServiceTwo 15-minute meditations, devotional chants, and an inspirational reading. The last 20 minutes follow the outline given in the Worldwide Prayer Circle booklet.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

19may10:30 am11:30 amSunday - Reading ServiceService Title: Anchor Yourself in God.10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

19may10:30 am11:30 amSunday School :-)3rd Sunday, each month. (Concurrent with the regular Sunday Service; also from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.).10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

21may6:00 pm9:00 pmTuesday - Long Meditation (3-Hour Service)Periods of meditation lasting 20 to 45 minutes each; and interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

23may6:55 amFull Moon (Purnima)6:55 am(GMT-07:00)

23may7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer ServiceTwo 15-minute meditations, devotional chants, and an inspirational reading. The last 20 minutes follow the outline given in the Worldwide Prayer Circle booklet.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

28may6:00 pm9:00 pmTuesday - Long Meditation (3-Hour Service)Periods of meditation lasting 20 to 45 minutes each; and interspersed with devotional chanting. Devotees unable to stay, may leave quietly during the chants. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

30may7:00 pm8:20 pmThursday - Inspirational & Prayer ServiceTwo 15-minute meditations, devotional chants, and an inspirational reading. The last 20 minutes follow the outline given in the Worldwide Prayer Circle booklet.7:00 pm - 8:20 pm(GMT-07:00) Vancouver Meditation Group (SRF), 173 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.