Paramahansa Yogananda's Quotes

"Make new determinations as to what you are going to do and what you are going to be in this next year. Set a program for yourself; carry it through, and you will find how much happier you will be. Failure to keep to your schedule of improvement means you have paralyzed your will. You have no greater friend and no greater enemy than yourself. If you befriend yourself, you will find accomplishment. There is no law of God preventing you from being what you want to be and accomplishing what you want to accomplish. Nothing detrimental that happens can affect you unless you sanction it." 

"Be always with people who inspire you; surround yourself with people who lift you up. Do not let your resolutions and positive thinking be poisoned by bad company. Even if you cannot find good company to inspire you, you can find it in meditation. The best company you can have is the joy of meditation."

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 

June 3: There will be a short kirtan led by our Center members on Sunday, June 3 in the main chapel from 12:30-1:00pm. Come and experience the joy of chanting together in devotion to God.

June 14: The Thursday Inspirational Service will be led by visiting monastics.       

June 15:  The Friday 3-Hr. Meditation will be monastic-led.

June 16: Our annual India Night fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 16 from 5-8 pm. The program will feature classical dance performances showcasing Indian culture and tradition, as well as ancient Sanskrit hymns and devotional songs and chants, all presented by our NYCC devotees. Also included in this special evening is a showing of the documentary, “Ganges," depicting how the majestic river Ganges has shaped the landscape, wildlife, and culture of India. A delicious vegetarian Indian meal, lovingly prepared by members of our Center, will also be served. SRF monastics will be joining us for this event and we hope you will be able to join us for this inspiring and enjoyable evening of fellowship. All are welcome and tickets may be purchased in the lobby after Thursday and Sunday services, or reserved at nyccsrfindianight@gmail.com. Reserved tickets will be held until 4:45 the day of the event.               

June 17: The Sunday Meditation and Inspirational Service will be monastic-led.            

June 24: All are invited to join us for our monthly Friendship Tea on the third floor after the service. Tea and light refreshments will be served.                   

June 30: Please join us on Saturday, June 30 for a day of fellowship and karma yoga. 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!

 

India Night 2018

Our annual India Night fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 16 from 5-8 pm. The program will feature classical dance performances showcasing Indian culture and tradition, as well as ancient Sanskrit hymns and devotional songs and chants, all presented by our NYCC devotees. Also included in this special evening is a showing of the documentary, “Ganges," depicting how the majestic river Ganges has shaped the landscape, wildlife, and culture of India. A delicious vegetarian Indian meal, lovingly prepared by members of our Center, will also be served. SRF monastics will be joining us for this event and we hope you will be able to join us for this inspiring and enjoyable evening of fellowship. Tickets may be purchased in the lobby after Thursday and Sunday services, or reserved at nyccsrfindianight@gmail.com.

Reserved tickets will be held until 4:45 pm the day of the event.

 

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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