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.

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 

August 20: Our beloved president and sanghamata Sri Mrinalini Mata peacefully left her physical form on August 3, 2017. All of us who practice Gurudeva’s teachings owe Mrinalini Mata an eternal debt of gratitude for the purity of her attunement with him, and her decades of selfless efforts. A memorial service will be held in her honor on Sunday, August 20 from 12:30-1:30 pm  

August 25: Please join us for a special guided meditation on Friday, August 25 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.

August 27: All are welcome to our Post-Convocation potluck social on Sunday, August 27 after the service. Bring your favorite vegetarian dish, salad, or dessert, and your Convocation experiences to share.

September 3: On Sunday, September 3 there will be a kirtan led by our Center members in the main chapel from 12:30-1:30 pm. Come and experience the joy of chanting together in devotion to God.

September 10: All "Young-at-Heart" devotees ages 65 and over are invited to our Young-At-Heart Activity, on Sunday, September 10, which will include Fun, Fellowship, and Lunch, from 12:00-2:00pm on the third floor


Center Tour 2017 

Monastics will be joining us for Center Tour the weekend of October 20-22.  The Thursday night service will be monastic-led.  On Friday, monastics will lead a guided meditation and give a public lecture entitled, “Meditation: the Science of Peace and Joy,” followed by a reception on the third floor.  Technique review and Kriya Initiation Ceremony will be held on Saturday, and after the kriya review and monastic-led service on Sunday there will be a social and closing program with inspirational video. We are looking forward to seeing all of you on this joyful weekend!

Friday, October 20:  

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Public Lecture With Guided Meditation  

8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Reception  

Saturday, October 21:    

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Technique Review Class I *    

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Technique Review Class II *    

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Kriya Yoga Initiation **  

Sunday, October 22:    

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Kriya Yoga Review Class **      

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sunday Service          

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Reception with light refreshments      

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Inspirational video and closing    

* Open to students of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons      

** Open to Kriyabans only

 

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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