Paramahansa Yogananda's Quotes
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.


Inspirational Service 6:30-8:00pm


Energization exercises 6:30-6:45pm
Three-hour meditation 6:45-9:30pm


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

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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

March 20: Meditation Service for Tonight, Friday, March 20 is Cancelled! 

March 22: Our annual Spring Social will be held on Sunday, March 22 on the third floor after the service.  Tea and a light lunch will be served.  We hope you will join us in love and fellowship.  

March 27: Please join us for a special guided meditation on Friday, March 27 from 6:30-9:30 pm. During this meditation the congregation will be led by the service reader through the practice of the 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 at the Center, this may be just the thing. All are welcome to attend.  

March 28: NY City Center’s Movie Night will be held on 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, and the feature starts at 6:15. This event was created especially for NYCC devotees, their families, and friends, and has always been inspiring and a lot of fun.  

April 3: On Friday, April 3 our Good Friday service will be held from 6:30-8:30pm. The chapel will open at 5:00 for private meditation. Due to this special service, the regular 3-hour meditation has been cancelled.  

April 5: Please join us on Sunday, April 5, at 11am, for our Easter Sunday Service. The regular Meditation Service will be held at 10am.    

April 28: During the monastic visit in April, Brother Satyananda has offered to lead an evening event for Kriyaban disciples at New York City Center. The evening will feature group meditation and a discipleship class followed by an informal fellowship. All Kriyaban disciples are invited to the Center on Tuesday evening, April 28th. The class will start at 6:30 PM and conclude at 8:30 PM. Please bring your Kriya card for admittance.


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.


Free Literature

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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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