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
January 5: On Thursday, January 5 from 6:30-8:30pm, there will be a special service in honor of the birthday of our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda. 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 line of SRF Gurus. Join us afterwards on the third floor for Master’s birthday cake. Due to this special service, our regular Thursday Inspirational Service has been cancelled.
January 6: The 3-Hour Meditation on Friday, January 6 has been cancelled, due to the special Commemorative Meditation the following day.
January 7: The 6-hour Commemorative Meditation for the birthday of our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, will be held on Saturday, January 7, from 10am to 4pm. Please bring a fruit offering. Devotees who wish to meditate in the main chapel should plan on arriving early, as no one will be admitted to the main chapel after meditation has begun.
January 22: Please join us on the third floor after the Sunday Service for our monthly Friendship Tea. Tea and light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!
February 3: A special guided meditation will be held on Friday, February 3 from 6:30-9:30pm. During this meditation the congregation will be led by the service reader through the practice of the 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 at the Center, this may be just the thing.
Garrison Retreat 2017
May 19 - 21: SRF's monastic-led Silent Regional Weekend Retreat for 2017 is scheduled from May 19-21 at a beautiful Capuchin monastery in Garrison, NY. Registration is open and is on a first come first served basis. Online registration is preferred. Please click here for the Retreat Page and register as early as possible since space is limited and rooms get filled quickly. We look forward to the joy of your spiritual fellowship at the retreat.
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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