Paramahansa Yogananda's Quotes

"The way to freedom is through service to others. The way to happiness is through meditation and being in tune with God... Break the barriers of your ego; shed selfishness; free yourself from the consciousness of the body; forget yourself; do away with this prison house of incarnations; melt your heart in all, be one with all creation."

"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 .  

October 3: The Inspirational service will be monastic-led on Thursday, October 3.

October 6: On Sunday, October 6, visiting monastics will be leading the Meditation and Inspirational Service.

October 12: Our Spiritual Movie Night is coming soon, on Saturday, October 12, featuring "Brother Sun, Sister Moon". This film is a dramatization of the life of St. Francis of Assisi, showcasing his conversion experience and later practice of humble service and devotion to God. Doors will open at 4:30 pm for private meditation. Pizza will be served on the third floor at 5:00 and the feature will run from 6:00-8:15 pm. Please plan to attend this evening of warm fellowship and inspiration.

October 13: All devotees 65 and over are invited to join us on Sunday, October 13, from 12:00-2:00 pm on the third floor for an afternoon of joyful fellowship and inspiring conversation focused on SRF teachings. A light lunch will be included with the meeting.  

October 20: Please join us on Sunday, October 20 for our monthly Fellowship Social. A light lunch will be served and all are welcome.

November 1: A special guided meditation will be held on Friday, November 1, from 6:30-9:30 pm. During this meditation, the congregation will be led by the service reader through the practice of 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, this may be just the thing. All are welcome to attend.

 

NY City Center Tour 

We are looking forward to seeing you during our Center Tour on November 7 at Hotel Pennsylvania. Your friends and family are warmly invited to the public lecture on Friday, the monastic-led services on Friday and Sunday, and the social and closing program afterwards. SRF Lessons applications will be available on Thursday and Friday.  We hope you can be here with us for this inspirational event!
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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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