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
March 7: 4-Hr Meditation from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM to commemorate the Mahasamadhi of our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda. There will be a short break at 4:00. After meditation has begun, devotees will be directed to the 2nd floor chapel until the next period of chanting when they can go to the main chapel. Those arriving after 4:00 PM will be directed to the 2nd floor chapel for the remainder of the meditation.
March 7: Mahasamadhi Service of Paramahansa Yogananda from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Mahasamadhi means "great ecstasy", the union of the soul with the Infinite during a God-realized yogi's final exit from the physical body. Please bring a flower to each special service as a symbol of devotion to God and Guru, and a donation may be offered as a symbol of loyalty to Self-Realization Fellowship. Special services are open to SRF students and members and anyone drawn to the Self-Realization Fellowship line of Gurus.
March 9: Mahasamadhi Service of Swami Sri Yukteswar from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Mahasamadhi means "great ecstasy", the union of the soul with the Infinite during a God-realized yogi's final exit from the physical body. Please bring a flower to each special service as a symbol of devotion to God and Guru, and a donation may be offered as a symbol of loyalty to Self-Realization Fellowship. Special services are open to SRF students and members and anyone drawn to the Self-Realization Fellowship line of Gurus.
March 28: Save the date! Movie Night is Saturday, March 28, featuring Astral City: A Spiritual Journey. The film tells the story of Andre Luiz, a successful doctor who dies on the operating table and finds spiritual growth and redemption in the afterlife. Doors open at 4:00 pm for private meditation. Pizza will be served on the third floor at 5:00 pm, and the feature starts at 6:15.
Garrison Retreat 2015
SRF’s monastic-led Regional Weekend Retreat for 2015 is scheduled from April 24 to 26 at a beautiful Capuchin monastery in Garrison, NY. Registration opens at 9:00 AM on Monday, January 5th and is on a first come first serve basis. Online registration is preferred as it is faster and saves time and effort. Please click here for the Retreat Page and register as early as possible since space is limited and rooms get filled quickly. We look forward to the joy of your spiritual fellowship at the retreat.
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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