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 31: Please join us for our Special Day of Service, a day of fellowship and karma yoga, from 10am-2pm. The day will begin with a short period of chanting and meditation followed by time for Seva (service) during which we will undertake several small, light, cleaning projects to beautify our spiritual home. The day will end with another short period of meditation followed by a delicious vegetarian lunch. This is a wonderful opportunity to help out and make new friends! All are welcome!
February 5: The Thursday Inspirational Service will be monastic-led. February 6: The Friday 3-Hour Meditation will be monastic-led.
February 7: We would like to invite those who have served on committees this year, and also those who would like to serve, to our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, February 7, from 5:00-8:00 pm. Brother Vijayananda and Brother Prafullananda will be joining us. Please RSVP to your committee head by February 1. If you are interested in serving on a committee and would like to attend, please fill out a volunteer form in the lobby. We are looking forward to sharing this wonderful evening with you!
February 8: The Sunday Meditation and Inspirational Service will be monastic-led. After the service our annual General Meeting will be held, and all who have been attending our services regularly for the past year are invited to attend.
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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