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

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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 

October 1: On Sunday, October 1, a kirtan led by our Center members will be held in the main chapel from 12:30-1:30. Come and experience the joy of chanting together in devotion to God.      

October 15: All young adults are invited to a Young Adult Fellowship Event on Sunday, October 15 on the third floor after the service.    

October 19: The Thursday evening service will be lead by visiting monastics.  

October 20: On Friday, Monastics will lead a guided meditation and give a public lecture entitled, “Meditation: The Science of Peace and Joy,” from 7:00-8:00 pm, followed by a reception on the third floor.  

October 21:  A Technique Review class will be held on Saturday morning in the main chapel from 9:00-11:30 am, followed by a Kriya Yoga Initiation in the afternoon, from 4:00-7:00 pm.    

October 22: On Sunday, a Kriya Review will be held in the second floor chapel from 9:00-10:30 am. The Sunday morning meditation will be held in the main chapel at 10:00 am. The Sunday morning service will be monastic-led. After the service, please join us on the third floor for a Fellowship Social. Tea and light refreshments will be served.  At 2:00, the monastics will be leading a closing program in the main chapel   


Center Tour 2017 

Monastics will be joining us for Center Tour the weekend of October 20-22.  The Thursday night service will be monastic-led.  On Friday, monastics will lead a guided meditation and give a public lecture entitled, “Meditation: the Science of Peace and Joy,” followed by a reception on the third floor.  Technique review and Kriya Initiation Ceremony will be held on Saturday, and after the kriya review and monastic-led service on Sunday there will be a social and closing program with inspirational video. We are looking forward to seeing all of you on this joyful weekend!

Friday, October 20:  

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Public Lecture With Guided Meditation  

8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Reception  

Saturday, October 21:    

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Technique Review Class I *    

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Technique Review Class II *    

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Kriya Yoga Initiation **  

Sunday, October 22:    

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Kriya Yoga Review Class **      

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Meditation Service        

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sunday Service          

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Reception with light refreshments      

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Inspirational video and closing    

* Open to students of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons      

** Open to Kriyabans only


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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