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.”
NYC Center Tour 2016
Thursday, October 13:
6:30- 8:00 PM Monastic-led Thursday evening Inspirational Service
Friday, October 14:
7:00- 8:00 PM Brother Pranavananda will present a free public lecture
Meditation Path to Spiritual Freedom
8:00- 8:30 PM Reception on 3rd floor
Saturday, October 15:
9:00-11:30 AM SRF Technique Review class (for all eligible lesson students)*
NOTE: This class will also be open to all interested in signing up for the SRF lessons.
4:00- 7:00 PM Kriya Initiation Ceremony (open to all eligible Kriyabans)**
Sunday, October 16:
9:00-10:30 AM Kriya Technique review class on second floor**
10:00-10:50 AM Meditation Service in first floor chapel
11:00-12:00 PM Monastic-led Sunday Service
12:15-1:30 PM Social on 3rd floor
2:00- 3:30 PM Satsanga and Closing Program
* Please bring your lessons student card to Technique Review.
** Please bring your Kriyaban card or admittance card to Kriya ceremony and Kriya Review.
Announcements & Special Events
November 3: We will be collecting food for distribution to people in need in New York City. Fliers listing suggested food items will be on the information table in the lobby. All contributions may be brought to the Center and left in the designated area in the lower level from Thursday, November 3 to Thursday, December 1. An envelope is also available for those who want to donate by check or cash to City Harvest. Thinking of the needs of others in our greater human family is a wonderful way to begin the holiday season.
November 4: Please join us for a special guided meditation on Friday, November 4 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.
November 6: The Young at Heart Activity will be held on Sunday, November 6 from 12:30-2:00 pm. All young-at-heart adults, ages 65 and over are invited to attend. The activity will include a brief meditation, a light lunch, and a short video or recording by a senior monastic.
November 20: Please join us on the third floor after the service for the opening of our annual Holiday Boutique. Many devotional and hand crafted items will be available. Also, tea and light refreshments will be available at our Friendship Tea.
November 24: The regular Thursday Inspirational Service will be cancelled due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
December 3: You are warmly invited to the Annual Clean and Decorate the Center for Christmas event from 10am-2pm on Saturday, December 3. We will start with a short meditation and then begin the Christmas season by brightening up our Center and decorating for Christmas. A light lunch will be served. It's a beautiful day of service, and also lots of fun.
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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