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.


Inspirational Service 6:30-8:00pm


Energization exercises 6:30-6:45pm
Three-hour meditation 6:45-9:30pm


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

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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


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 16-22: SRF 2015 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 Mother Center, Lake Shrine, Hollywood Temple, and our Guru's crypt at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park. For program information, click here

August 29: Please join us for a day of fellowship and karma yoga on Saturday, August 29 from 10 am-2 pm. 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!

August 30: All are welcome to our Post:Convocation potluck social, on Sunday August 30, after the service. Bring your favorite vegetarian dish, salad, or dessert and your Convocation experiences to share.

September 5: On Saturday, September 5, a 4:hour meditation will be held from 2:00:6:00pm, in honor of Bhagavan Krishna. Please arrive before 4:00 if you wish to meditate in the first floor chapel.

September 5: You are warmly invited to our Janmashtami service, to commemorate the birth of Bhagavan Krishna, on Saturday, September 5 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.

September 18-20: Members of the NYCC will be participating in the Hamptons YogaFest in Bridgehampton, NY over the weekend of Sept. 18:20, offering SRF books and materials for sale to the many truth:seeking souls attending the event who might be interested in learning more about the teachings of our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Bill & Susan Siegel.


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.


Free Literature

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An Introduction to Self-Realization Fellowship and Application for the Lessons










Undreamed-of Possibilities










Worldwide Prayer Circle






Free booklets can also be mailed to you by clicking here.