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LOVE and SERVE

SERVING AT BRISBANE CENTRE

Newcomers may be hesitant about how to become a part of the Brisbane Meditation Circle  activities. Often they may feel that everyone else knows each other well and they are the only "outsiders". This is simply not the case. We are all brothers and sisters in Paramahansa Yogananda's family.

First, by meditating together at the centre, we begin to feel authentic bonds with others, even though often there may be no verbal communication. Come to the meditations and services when you can. Meditating deeply with others is the highest form of service to Guru.

Secondly, we always appreciate extra help in running our centre. You can contribute to our centre in many different ways. Below is a list of the activities you may wish to participate in.

If you have any questions, next time you are at the centre, please do talk to one of our volunteers.

"Meditate so deeply and so ardently every day that you feel God and know that He is real and not just a figment of your imagination. The Lord is true! Perceive Him in Spirit, and you will be able to see Him in every form". — Paramahansa Yogananda

WAYS TO SERVE

Ushering

The primary duty of an usher is to show welcome and warmth to all who come, and assist newcomers. 

Chapel Cleaning

Duties include vacuuming all floor and stairway, dusting of all surfaces, bathroom and kitchen cleaning. Two devotees are rostered on each week, and can choose their own time to do the work (when the Centre is not being used). Each volunteer can expect to be rostered on approximately once every 5 weeks.

Flower Arranging

Each week a volunteer, usually the person who is taking the early morning service would buy and arrange fresh flowers for the altar and our Guru’s portrait near the entrance, to be done by 7am on Sunday, in time for the early individual meditation.

Garland Making

If you would like to be rostered on to make garlands for special services but don’t know how to make them, we are sure there will be people happy to teach you. Volunteers are usually rostered on about twice a year.

Bookroom Assistant

To help with stocktake about 3 times a year, and then help with pricing and putting away new stock etc. You will be working with the Bookroom Convenor.

Flower Giveaway

This is only a small job after Sunday service, but it is important that we have people who would take the responsibility of seeing that it is done. All the flower arrangements have been offerings to the Gurus, and so it is nice to share them amongst a few devotees to take home to their own altars.

 Special Services Setting Up

This is usually done at the end of the service that immediately precedes the special service, and involves preparing the Centre for the particular special occasion, which should only take a few minutes for 2 or 3 people.

Special Services Packing up

This is done after meditation is finished, so usually at 9pm for an evening special service, and should only take a few minutes for 2 or 3 people.

Group Meditation - Sunday 7 am
Readings Services - Sunday 11 am
Sunday School - Every 2nd Sunday
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