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 24: Due to the timing of the incoming storm, the Meditation and Inspirational Service for this Sunday, January 24 has been CANCELLED.
January 30: Please join us for a day of fellowship and karma yoga on Saturday, January 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!
February 5: A special guided meditation will be held on Friday, February 5 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.
February 13: Our Movie Night will be held on Saturday, February 13 from 5:00-8:00pm, featuring the documentary, "Jesus in India." The story chronicles the quest undertaken by Edward Martin, a former fundamentalist from Texas, who searches for evidence and answers to the "lost years" of Jesus, which is beautifully filmed across 4,000 miles in India. Doors open at 4:30 for private meditation, and pizza will be served on the third floor at 5:00. We look forward to seeing you there!
Garrison Retreat 2016
May 20-22: SRF's monastic-led Regional Weekend Retreat for 2016 is scheduled from May 20-22 at a beautiful Capuchin monastery in Garrison, NY. Registration is open and is on a first come first served basis. Online registration is preferred. 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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