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
Our Thanksgiving Food Drive will begin on November 1. We will be collecting food for distribution to people in need in NY City. A list of appropriate, non-perishable food items will be available at the information table in the lobby. All contributions may be left in the designated area in the lower level until December 1. Envelopes will also be available for those who wish to contribute money to City Harvest.
Our Holiday Boutique begins on Sunday, November 23. Handcrafted Christmas ornaments and other holiday items will be on sale on the third floor until December 20. In conjunction with the sale, a Friendship Tea will be held on the third floor after the service. Tea and light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!
November 27: Our regularly scheduled Inspirational Service will be cancelled, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
November 29: Please join us on Saturday, November 29, for the Annual Clean and Decorate the Center for Christmas event from 10am to 2pm. We will start with a short meditation and then begin the Christmas season by brightening up our Center and decorating for Christmas. A light lunch will be served. It's a beautiful day of service, and also lots of fun.
Awake: The Life of Yogananda
Announcing the World Premiere of the movie "AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda" at Village East Cinema, 189 2nd Ave, New York, NY from October 10 - November 27. 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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