Paramahansa Yogananda's Quotes

"Be always with people who inspire you; surround yourself with people who lift you up. Do not let your resolutions and positive thinking be poisoned by bad company. Even if you cannot find good company to inspire you, you can find it in meditation. The best company you can have is the joy of meditation."

Schedule of Services

The following services are held each week at the New York City Center. All are welcome to attend. If you are new to meditation or just beginning, we suggest you attend the Thursday evening or Sunday morning services which are a good introduction to meditation and the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.

THURSDAY EVENING

Inspirational Service 6:30-8:00pm

FRIDAY EVENING

Energization exercises 6:30-6:45pm
Three-hour meditation 6:45-9:30pm

SUNDAY MORNING

Meditation 10:00-10:50am
Inspirational Service 11:00-12:00pm

Parents with children under 4 yrs. old may view the services in the Parent and Infant Room

Contact Info

Self Realization Fellowship of New York City
217 East 28th Street
New York, NY 10016
212.689.3622

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Welcome!

The New York City Center is a branch of Self-Realization Fellowship, a world-wide religious movement founded by Paramahansa Yogananda, the author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi.

The purpose of Self-Realization Fellowship is to disseminate a knowledge of definite scientific techniques of yoga meditation for attaining direct personal experience of God.

“May Thy love shine forever on the sanctuary of my devotion, and may I be able to awaken Thy Love in all hearts.”  -  Paramahansa Yogananda

 

As Paramahansa Yogananda has said, 

Group Meditation is a castle that protects the new spiritual aspirants as well as the veteran meditators. Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group by the law of invisible vibratory exchange of group magnetism.” 

 

Announcements & Special Events 

January 5: On Saturday, January 5, from 6:30-8:30pm, there will be a special service in honor of the birthday of our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda. The chapel will open at 5:00 for private meditation. Please bring a flower as a symbol of devotion to God and Guru, and a donation may be offered as a sign of loyalty to SRF. Special services are open to SRF students, members, and anyone drawn to the line of SRF Gurus. Join us afterwards on the third floor for Master’s birthday cake.

January 11: January 11: The regular 3-hour Friday meditation on Friday, January 11 has been CANCELLED, due to the commemorative meditation on Saturday.

January 12: The 6-Hour Commemorative Meditation for the birthday of our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, will be held on Saturday, January 12, from 10am to 4pm. Please bring a fruit offering. Devotees who wish to meditate in the main chapel should plan on arriving early, as no one will be admitted to the main chapel after meditation has begun. There will be an intermission about halfway through the meditation. If you cannot be present for the entire day, please plan to attend the first half of meditation only.

January 20: Please join us on Sunday, January 20 for our monthly Fellowship Social, held on the third floor after the service. A light lunch will be served. All are welcome!

February 1: Please join us for a special guided meditation on Friday, February 1 from 6:30-9:30 pm. During this meditation the congregation will be led by the service reader through the practice of the various meditation techniques. Select devotional readings and chants will also be chosen for this service to allow participants to go deeper into meditation. If you are looking for a bit more focus in your group meditations at the Center, this may be just the thing. All are welcome to attend.

New York City Center Fundraising Project: We are initiating a fundraising project to help support the various needs of our New York City Center. Our main goal is to set aside adequate funds to replace our HVAC System, which is quite old and inefficient. Our goal for this fundraiser is to raise $90,000. Please click here for details. Thank you for your support!

 

Garrison Retreat 2019 

May 17 - May 19: We are pleased to announce this year's Regional Weekend Retreat conducted by Self Realization Fellowship monastics from May 17 through May 19, 2019 at Garrison Institute, Garrison, New York. Registration opens on Jan 7. Please click here for details.

 

Awake: The Life of Yogananda 

Announcing the World Premiere of the movie "AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda". This ground-breaking documentary is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today.

To view the movie trailer click here.

For more information, visit the film’s website by clicking here.

 

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An Introduction to Self-Realization Fellowship and Application for the Lessons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undreamed-of Possibilities

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Worldwide Prayer Circle

 

 

 

 

 

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