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
April 2: On the first Sunday of every month, there will be a kirtan led by our Center members in the main chapel from 12:30-1:30 pm. Our next kirtan will be next Sunday, April 2. Come and experience the joy of chanting together in devotion to God.
April 9: There will be a special showing of the film documentary, “The Peace Experience” on Sunday, April 9 from 12:30-1:30 pm. Seeking to affect positive change, a group of people traveled together on a journey of inner and outer discovery through various parts of Europe and United States, asking what is it that brings peace into our lives, and how we can each play a part in creating a more peaceful world. The movie is free and all are welcome to attend.
April 14: On Friday, April 14 our Good Friday service will be held from 6:30-8:30pm. The chapel will open at 5:00 for private meditation. Due to this special service, the regular 3-hour meditation has been cancelled.
April 16: Please join us on Sunday, April 16 at 11:00am for our Easter Sunday Service. The regular Sunday Meditation Service will be held at 10:00am.
April 23: Our monthly Fellowship Tea will be held after the service on the third floor. We hope you will join us for tea, light refreshments, and divine friendship.
April 29: Please join us for a day of fellowship and karma yoga, on Saturday, April 29. 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!
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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