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 

September 26: You are warmly invited to Lahiri Mahasaya’s Mahasamadhi service on Monday, 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.

September 30: Lahiri Mahasaya’s Birthday Service will be held on Friday, September 30 from 6:30-8:30pm. Please bring a flower and a donation to be offered at the altar. Special services are open to SRF students and anyone who is drawn to the Self-Realization Fellowship line of Gurus. Due to this special service, the regular Friday 3-Hr. Meditation has been cancelled. 

October 1: Please join us for a classical music fundraiser on Saturday, October 1. The concert will begin at 5:00 pm, followed by a reception. Please feel free to spread the word to your family and friends. Come and listen to your very talented fellow devotees! The suggested donation is $20, and all proceeds go towards the New York City Center's Building Fund. To reserve a seat in advance, please send request to

October 13-16: Monastics will be joining us for Center Tour from October 13-16.  The Thursday night service will be monastic-led.  On Friday, monastics will give a public lecture entitled, “Meditation: Path to Spiritual Freedom,” followed by a reception on the third floor.  Technique review and Kriya Ceremony will be held on Saturday, and after the monastic-led service on Sunday there will be a social and a closing program.  For more information, see our website. We are looking forward to seeing all of you on this inspirational weekend!


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






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