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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

Schedule of Services
Meditation as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda is the primary activity at all SRF services.
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
Reading Service 11:00-12:00pm

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August 16: The 4-hour meditation on Saturday, August 16, has been cancelled.

August 17: You are warmly invited to our Janmashtami service, to commemorate the birth of Bhagavan Krishna, on Sunday, August 17, from 1:00-2:00pm. Please bring a flower as a symbol of devotion to God and Guru, and a donation may be offered as a symbol of loyalty to SRF. Special services are open to SRF students, members, and anyone drawn to the Self-Realization Fellowship line of Gurus.

August 24: Our annual Post-Convocation Social will be held on Sunday, August 24, from 12:00-1:30pm, on the third floor. Tea and a light lunch will be served. All are invited to attend and share their Convocation experiences.

August 30: Please join us for a day of fellowship and karma yoga on Saturday, August 30, 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!

Awake: The Life of Yogananda

We are happy to share news of the world premier of the film, Awake: The Life of Yogananda, a documentary by CounterPoint Films about the life and work of our beloved Guru. The film is slated for theatrical release this fall. Recently, this film has won an Audience Choice award for best film at the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona, AZ. For more information, visit the film’s website by clicking here.

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