--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, a_non_moose_ff <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" 
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
> >
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shirleybrahman" 
> > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > >
> > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Peter 
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > 
> > > > 
> > > > The TMO has played itself out. With MMY's death it
> > > > will go "poof" as everyone grabs for the money. MUM
> > > > will disappear as nobody will pay the mortgage and the
> > > > banks will foreclose. It'll be a very interesting
> > > > time!
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > Along these lines I had the experience of visiting Manhattan 
(NYC)
> > > several years ago and stopped up to the very small center they 
now
> > > have (or at least had then). I went to get my meditation 
checked 
> > and
> > > as I sat waiting for the checker to arrive, there was a steady 
> > inflow
> > > of meditators/sidhas/initiators coming in for an advanced 
lecture 
> > and
> > > I was amazed to see people I had seen on courses over probably 
a
> > > twenty+ year period walking in, very aged, some stooped over. 
This 
> > in
> > > itsself was not so shocking as was the complete and total 
absence 
> > of
> > > young people. It reminded me of going to a Madame Blavatsky 
> > meeting.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I've had the same experience!
> > 
> > I have likened it, on this forum previously, to what Yogananda's 
> > Self-Realization Fellowship was to the TMO back in the '70s: a 
> > remnant of a once-greater spiritual organisation peopled with 
little 
> > old ladies who meet for coffee klatches and very little new 
blood.
> > 
> > Today, we are those little old ladies and, for the most part, 
things 
> > such as Hatha Yoga has taken over as the big thing, with 
virtually 
> > millions trotting off to yoga classes each week...
> > 
> 
> While I appreciate the image that you have of SRF, I have several
> counter impressions. One was while I was taking PK at the old PP
> center in LA. SRF had a grand facility on the hill above. I was
> walking one Sunday morning and the place was overflowing with 
young,
> yuppie types attending the church service. Meanwhile, the TM center
> was getting decrepid -- and didn't even have regular weekly 
lectures
> at that time. With a few middle agers doing PK.
> 
> And I would occasionally pass near one of the SRF retreat centers. 
It
> was full of young "monks" and "nuns", young 20ish men and woman who
> had taken the SRF renunciate route.
>

Hey, that's refreshing to hear...I guess I'll have to reevaluate my 
stereotype...






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