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

April 23: Monastics visiting for the Regional Retreat will be leading the Thursday Inspirational Service, which will be held from 6:30-8:00 pm.  

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 28. The class will start at 6:30 PM and conclude at 8:30 PM. Please bring your Kriya card for admittance.

May 12: Brother Kalyanananda and Br. Andre will be paying a short visit to NYCC on Tuesday, May 12 and will be leading a Meditation and Inspirational Service that evening, from 6:30-8:00 pm. 

May 16: On Saturday, May 16, come and listen to “Music Springs Eternal”, a benefit concert presented by talented fellow devotees. The concert will begin at 5pm in the main chapel where you will be regaled with a wonderful selection of both vocal and instrumental music. You will also have the opportunity to hear world premieres of original musical compositions written by the performers. You won't want to miss this delightful event.  The concert will be followed by a reception on the third floor where you will have a chance to meet the performers and enjoy some light refreshments. Suggested donation is $20 and there is no charge for children under 12. No advance purchase is necessary as tickets will be available at the door.  All proceeds benefit the NYCC Building Fund.

June 13: Save the date- India Night is coming soon, on Saturday, June 13 from 5-8 pm.


Garrison Retreat 2015

SRF’s monastic-led Regional Weekend Retreat for 2015 is scheduled from April 24-26 at a beautiful Capuchin monastery in Garrison, NY. Registration is open and a few rooms are still available. To register with Garrison for room and board, call Carling Devin at 845-424-4800, x-106. To register with NYCC for the program, please  click here  for the Retreat Page and register as soon as possible as space is limited. 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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An Introduction to Self-Realization Fellowship and Application for the Lessons










Undreamed-of Possibilities










Worldwide Prayer Circle






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