Paramahansa Yogananda's Quotes

"Make new determinations as to what you are going to do and what you are going to be in this next year. Set a program for yourself; carry it through, and you will find how much happier you will be. Failure to keep to your schedule of improvement means you have paralyzed your will. You have no greater friend and no greater enemy than yourself. If you befriend yourself, you will find accomplishment. There is no law of God preventing you from being what you want to be and accomplishing what you want to accomplish. Nothing detrimental that happens can affect you unless you sanction it." 

"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."

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.

THURSDAY EVENING

Inspirational Service 6:30-8:00pm

FRIDAY EVENING

Energization exercises 6:30-6:45pm
Three-hour meditation 6:45-9:30pm

SUNDAY MORNING

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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Announcements

June 3:  There will be a short kirtan led by our Center members on Sunday, June 3 in the main chapel from 12:30-1:00 PM. Come and experience the joy of chanting together in devotion to God.

June 14: The Thursday Inspirational Service will be led by visiting monastics. 

June 15:  The Friday 3-Hr. Meditation will be monastic-led.

June 16: Our annual India Night fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 16 from 5-8 PM. The program will feature classical dance performances showcasing Indian culture and tradition, as well as ancient Sanskrit hymns and devotional songs and chants, all presented by our NYCC devotees. Also included in this special evening is a showing of the documentary, “Ganges," depicting how the majestic river Ganges has shaped the landscape, wildlife, and culture of India. A delicious vegetarian Indian meal, lovingly prepared by members of our Center, will also be served. SRF monastics will be joining us for this event and we hope you will be able to join us for this inspiring and enjoyable evening of fellowship. All are welcome and tickets may be purchased in the lobby after Thursday and Sunday services, or reserved at nyccsrfindianight@gmail.com. Reserved tickets will be held until 4:45 PM the day of the event.

June 17: The Sunday Meditation and Inspirational Service will be monastic-led.            

June 24: All are invited to join us for our monthly Friendship Tea on the third floor after the service. Tea and light refreshments will be served.

Garrison Retreat 2018

Regional Weekend Retreat, May 18 – 20, 2018
Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY

We are pleased to announce this year’s Regional Weekend Retreat conducted by Self Realization Fellowship monastics from May 18 through May 20, 2018 at Garrison Institute, Garrison, New York.

The conducted retreat will include classes on Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings and provide opportunities for group meditations and satsanga (informal talks). The retreat is open to SRF members and friends. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A SILENT RETREAT.

Garrison Institute is a beautifully renovated former Capuchin monastery located on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River surrounded by forest and fields. It is about fifty miles north of New York City. The serene ambience of the Institute, its picturesque surroundings and the various trails, ponds, meadows, and scenic overlooks on its grounds are conducive to deep meditation and silent spiritual retreat.

Since the goal of the retreat is to interiorize our consciousness and minimize external distractions, retreatants are expected to maintain silence from the beginning of the first class on Friday through the conclusion of the last class on Sunday.

The retreat begins on Friday evening and concludes on Sunday afternoon. Because of the number of requests received, it is important that reservations be made well in advance.


Registration


Registration opens at 9:00 AM on Thursday, January 4, 2018 and involves two steps.

Step 1. Attendees complete “Program Registration” and submit a fee of $45 per person to NYCC-SRF. Fees paid in this step cover retreat related expenses incurred by New York City Center of Self-Realization Fellowship.

Please click here to Register Online. Please note that online registration in this step uses PayPal for payments which requires an additional $2.00 service fee. Online registrations will be open up to Friday, May 18th, the first day of the retreat.

Registrations may also be submitted to an usher along with cash or check at New York City Center, or the form (click to download) can be mailed along with a check or money order to New York City Center of SRF, 217 East 28th Street, New York, NY 10016. Checks must be made payable to “Self-Realization Fellowship” and marked “Retreat Program Fee” on the notation line.

Step 2. Attendees complete the “Garrison Institute Room & Board Registrationform and pay appropriate fees for the room of their choice. Online registration via Garrison’s Website is highly preferred and does not require any service fee. The fees paid in this step cover costs of room for two nights and meals for the entire stay. Please click here to Register Online for Garrison Institute.

Those who do not have access to the Internet may complete this step by calling 845-424-4800, or by completing and mailing or faxing Garrison’s registration form accompanied by the appropriate form of payment.

Room & Board registration closes on May 17, 2018, at 4 pm. We do not accept "walk-ins" or onsite registrations. There is a $50 cancellation fee for all cancellations at least a week before the retreat, and a $130 cancellation fee within a week of the retreat.


Check-in and Check-out

Check-in at the institute is from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on Friday, May 18 and check-out is from 2:00 to 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 20. Program schedule and details about the retreat will be available by mid-April, 2018.

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to: SRF.Garrison.Retreat@gmail.com or contact New York City Center at 212-689-3622

If you are a SRF member, please make sure to bring your Lessons Student or Kriyaban card with you to the retreat.

We look forward to the joy of your spiritual fellowship at the retreat.