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 

August 5-11: The SRF 2018 World Convocation will be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The convocation is a week of immersion in the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, presented by monks and nuns of the SRF order, and attended by thousands of people from around the world. The program includes technique review classes, satsangas, kirtans, and inspiring lectures on how to apply spiritual principles to our daily lives. Those attending may also sign up for pilgrimages to Encinitas, Mother Center, Lake Shrine, Hollywood Temple, and our Guru's crypt at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. For program information, click here.

August 5: There will be a kirtan led by our Center members on Sunday, August 5 from 12:30-1:30 pm. Come and experience the joy of chanting together in devotion to God.

August 19: All are welcome to our Post-Convocation potluck social on Sunday, August 19 after the service. Bring your favorite vegetarian dish, salad, or dessert, and your Convocation experiences to share.

August 24: Please join us for a special guided meditation on Friday, August 24 from 6:30-9:30 pm. During this meditation, the congregation will be led by the service reader through the practice of 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, this may be just the thing. All are welcome to attend.

September 1: On Saturday, September 1 a 5-Hour Meditation will be held from 2:00-7:00pm in honor of Bhagavan Krishna. Please try to arrive on time. After the first chant and meditation has begun, devotees will be directed to the second floor chapel until the next period of chanting when they can go to the main chapel. Those arriving after 4 pm are welcome to meditate in the second floor chapel so as not to disturb the peace already established by those already meditating.

September 2: You are warmly invited to our Janmashtami service, to commemorate the birth of Bhagavan Krishna, on Sunday, September 2 from 1:00-2:30 pm. Please bring a flower as a symbol of devotion to God and Guru, and a donation may be offered as a sign of loyalty to SRF. Special services are open to SRF students, members, and anyone drawn to the Self-Realization line of Gurus.

              

 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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