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 

May 19-21: Monastic-Led Silent Regional Retreat held at Garrison Institute.

May 28: On Sunday, May 28 all Young-at-Heart devotees, ages 65 and over, are invited to our next Young-at-Heart Activity, which will include fun, fellowship, and lunch after the service on the third floor.  

June 3: The Central Jersey Meditation Group is holding its annual potluck picnic on Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm at the Knob Hill Picnic Grove Pavilion in Colonial Park, Somerset, NJ. The day will include activities in nature, games, a kirtan, and meditation. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share. For more information, please contact CJMG at 908-866-1920.            

June 4: On Sunday, June 4 there will be a kirtan led by our Center members in the main chapel from 12:30-1:30 pm. Come and experience the joy of chanting together in devotion to God.          

June 15: The Thursday evening Inspirational Service will be monastic-led.            

June 16: The Friday 3-Hr. Meditation will be led by visiting monastics.

June 17: Save the date! India Night will be held on Saturday, June 17 from 5-8 pm.  

June 18: The Sunday Meditation and Inspirational Service will be monastic-led.    

June 25: A Friendship Tea will be held on the third floor after the Sunday service. Tea and light refreshments will be served.        

June 25: A Young Adult Kirtan will take place in the 2nd floor chapel from 12:30-2:00 pm (grab a bite at the friendship tea first).

 

India Night 2017 

June 17: India Night will be held on Saturday, June 17 from 5-8 pm featuring the musical performance, “Lord Shiva- the King of Yogis," including ancient Sanskrit hymns and Hindi devotional songs and a short play entitled, "The Drunken Man Who Was Preferred by God," as told by Paramahansa Yogananda, all presented by devotees of NYCC. Also included in this special evening is a showing of the travel documentary, “Journey of a Lifetime," with Jeremy Piven, and a delicious Indian meal, lovingly prepared by members of our Center.  Please purchase your tickets early, as this has been a sold-out event in the past. Tickets may be purchased in the lobby after services.

To Reserve India Night Tickets, please email nyccsrfindianight@gmail.com with the following information:

1. Number of Tickets to be reserved

2. Full Names

3. Dinner Time Slot - 6:15 pm or 7:15 pm 

Suggested Donation is $25 per Adult and $10 per child under 12 years. Payment is by cash or check only. You can pick up your tickets at the door on the day of the event or after one of the Thursday or Sunday services. A table will be set up in the lobby for this purpose. Seating is limited and tickets are sold on a “first come – first served basis.”  

PLEASE NOTE: Your tickets will be held till 4.30 pm on the day of the event and will be released to others after that time. 

 

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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