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 

November 1 - Decemember 2: We will again be collecting food for distribution to people in need in NY City this Thanksgiving season. A list of appropriate non-perishable food items will be posted at the information table in the lobby. All contributions may be brought to the Center and left in a designated area in the lower level from Thursday, November 1 until Sunday, December 2. Thinking of the needs of others in our greater human family is a wonderful way to begin the holiday season.       

November 4: On Sunday, November 4 there will be a kirtan led by our Center members in the main chapel from 12:30-1:30 pm. Come and experience the joy of chanting together in devotion to God.  

November 11: All devotees 65 and over are invited to join us on Sunday, November 11 from 12:00-2:00 pm on the third floor for an afternoon of joyful fellowship and inspiring conversations focused on SRF teachings. A light lunch will be included with the meeting.       

November 18: Our Annual Holiday Boutique will open on Sunday, November 18, on the third floor after the service, along with our monthly Fellowship Social. Come and start your holiday shopping, drink tea, eat lunch, and support the NY City Center at the same time!      

November 22: The Thursday evening Inspirational Service will be cancelled, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  

December 1: Please join us on Saturday, December 1 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.    

December 12: Live-streamed Holiday Satsanga With Brother Chidananda

Brother Chidananda, president and spiritual head of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, will usher in the holidays with a special Christmas greeting and exciting news about the launch of the new edition of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons, including details about many of the special features to be introduced for the first time. Please click here for details.

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!

              

 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.

 

Free Literature

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undreamed-of Possibilities

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Worldwide Prayer Circle

 

 

 

 

 

Free booklets can also be mailed to you by clicking here.