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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

Schedule of Services
Meditation as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda is the primary activity at all SRF services.
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
Reading Service 11:00-12:00pm

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July 19: On Saturday, July 19, there will be a 5-hour meditation in honor of Mahavatar Babaji, from 2:00-7:00pm. Group practice of energization exercises will start at 2:00pm on the third floor. There will be a short break midway through the meditation. Those arriving after 4:00 will be directed to the second floor for the remainder of the meditation.

July 20: Our monthly Friendship Tea will be held on Sunday, July 20, on the third floor, from 12:00-1:30pm. In addition to tea, light refreshments will be served. We hope you can join us for a delightful afternoon with your fellow devotees.

July 25: You are warmly invited to Mahavatar Babajiís Commemoration service on Friday, July 25, from 6:30-8:30pm. Please bring a flower as a symbol of devotion to God and Guru, and a donation may be offered as a symbol of loyalty to SRF. Special services are open to SRF students, members, and anyone drawn to the Self-Realization Fellowship line of Gurus. Due to this special service, the regular 3-hour meditation has been cancelled.

Awake: The Life of Yogananda

We are happy to share news of the world premier of the film, Awake: The Life of Yogananda, a documentary by CounterPoint Films about the life and work of our beloved Guru. The film is slated for theatrical release this fall. Recently, this film has won an Audience Choice award for best film at the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona, AZ. For more information, visit the filmís website by clicking here.

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