Paramahansa Yogananda's Quotes

"The way to freedom is through service to others. The way to happiness is through meditation and being in tune with God... Break the barriers of your ego; shed selfishness; free yourself from the consciousness of the body; forget yourself; do away with this prison house of incarnations; melt your heart in all, be one with all creation."

"Be always with people who inspire you; surround yourself with people who lift you up. Do not let your resolutions and positive thinking be poisoned by bad company. Even if you cannot find good company to inspire you, you can find it in meditation. The best company you can have is the joy of meditation." 

       NY City Center Tour 2019 


The New York City Center will be hosting the Center Tour on Thursday, November 7 at 7:00 pm in Hotel Pennsylvania. Your friends and family are warmly invited to the public lecture on Thursday, the monastic-led services on Friday and Sunday, and the social and closing program afterwards. SRF Lessons applications will be available on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.  We hope you can be here with us for this inspirational event! 

Paramahansa Yogananda teachings include a system of powerful meditation techniques as part of the science of Kriya Yoga. These techniques are available through the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons.

Author of the best-selling spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, this beloved world teacher came to America in 1920 from his native India, and was the first great master of yoga to live and teach in the West for an extended period (more than 30 years). He is now widely recognized as the Father of Yoga in the West and was recently the subject of an award winning documentary film, “AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda”. He founded Self-Realization Fellowship (1920) and Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (1917), which continue to carry on his spiritual legacy worldwide.