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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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September 14: Our monthly Friendship Tea will be held on Sunday, September 14, on the third floor after the service. Tea and light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

September 26: You are warmly invited to Lahiri Mahasaya’s Mahasamadhi service on Friday, September 26, 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 sign of loyalty to SRF. Due to this special service, the regular 3-hour meditation has been cancelled.

September 30: Lahiri Mahasaya’s Birthday service will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 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 sign of loyalty to SRF. Special services are open to SRF students, members, and anyone drawn to the SRF line of Gurus.

Awake: The Life of Yogananda

Announcing the World Premiere of the movie "AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda" at Village East Cinema, 189 2nd Ave, New York, NY from October 10-16. 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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