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 7: You are warmly invited to the Mahasamadhi Service for our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, on Tuesday, March 7 from 6:30-8:30pm. Please bring a flower as a symbol of devotion to God & Guru, and a donation may be offered as a symbol of loyalty to SRF.
March 9: On Thursday, March 9 from 6:30-8:30pm, a special service will be held to commemorate the Mahasamadhi of Swami Sri Yukteswar. Please bring a flower and a donation. These special services are open to SRF students, members, and anyone drawn to the SRF line of Gurus. Due to this special service, the regular Thursday Inspirational Service has been cancelled.
March 12: On Sunday, March 12 please join us on the third floor after the service for our monthly Friendship Tea. Tea and light refreshments will be served.
March 16: The Thursday Inspirational Service will be monastic-led.
March 17: The Friday 3-Hour Meditation will be monastic-led.
March 18: We would like to invite those who have served on committees this year, and also those who would like to serve, to our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, March 18, from 5:00-8:00 pm. Brother Vijayananda will be joining us. The evening also includes meditation with the monastics starting at 4:15, and a slideshow after dinner. Please RSVP to your committee head as soon as possible. If you are interested in serving and would like to attend, please fill out a volunteer form in the lobby. We are looking forward to sharing this wonderful evening with you!
March 19: The Sunday Meditation and Inspirational Service will be monastic-led.
March 19: Our Annual General Meeting will be held at 12:30 on Sunday, March 19. Those who have been attending our services regularly for the past year are welcome to attend.
Garrison Retreat 2017
May 19 - 21: SRF's monastic-led Silent Regional Weekend Retreat for 2017 is scheduled from May 19-21 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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