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

March 7: 4-Hr Meditation from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM to commemorate the Mahasamadhi of our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda. There will be a short break at 4:00. After meditation has begun, devotees will be directed to the 2nd floor chapel until the next period of chanting when they can go to the main chapel. Those arriving after 4:00 PM will be directed to the 2nd floor chapel for the remainder of the meditation.

March 7: Mahasamadhi Service of Paramahansa Yogananda from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Mahasamadhi means "great ecstasy", the union of the soul with the Infinite during a God-realized yogi's final exit from the physical body. Please bring a flower to each special service as a symbol of devotion to God and Guru, and a donation may be offered as a symbol of loyalty to Self-Realization Fellowship. Special services are open to SRF students and members and anyone drawn to the Self-Realization Fellowship line of Gurus.

March 9: Mahasamadhi Service of Swami Sri Yukteswar from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Mahasamadhi means "great ecstasy", the union of the soul with the Infinite during a God-realized yogi's final exit from the physical body. Please bring a flower to each special service as a symbol of devotion to God and Guru, and a donation may be offered as a symbol of loyalty to Self-Realization Fellowship. Special services are open to SRF students and members and anyone drawn to the Self-Realization Fellowship line of Gurus.

March 28: Save the date!  Movie Night is Saturday, March 28, featuring Astral City: A Spiritual Journey. The film tells the story of Andre Luiz, a successful doctor who dies on the operating table and finds spiritual growth and redemption in the afterlife.  Doors open at 4:00 pm for private meditation. Pizza will be served on the third floor at 5:00 pm, and the feature starts at 6:15.

 

 

Garrison Retreat 2015

SRF’s monastic-led Regional Weekend Retreat for 2015 is scheduled from April 24 to 26 at a beautiful Capuchin monastery in Garrison, NY. Registration opens at 9:00 AM on Monday, January 5th and is on a first come first serve basis. Online registration is preferred as it is faster and saves time and effort. 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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An Introduction to Self-Realization Fellowship and Application for the Lessons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undreamed-of Possibilities

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Worldwide Prayer Circle

 

 

 

 

 

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