Paramahansa Yogananda's Quotes

"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.


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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June 6: The Thursday evening Inspirational Service will be led by visiting monastics.     

June 7: The Friday 3-Hour Meditation will be monastic-led.          

June 8:  Our annual India Night fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 5-8 pm. The program will feature classical dance performances showcasing Indian culture and tradition, ancient Sanskrit hymns and devotional songs and chants, as well as a skit entitled, Desire, my Great Enemy, all presented by our NYCC devotees. Also included in this special evening is a showing of a documentary on the early life of Mahatma Gandhi, and a henna booth for those who would like their hands embellished. 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. We encourage those attending to wear Indian attire. Suggested donation is $25 and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased in the lobby after the services on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday and can also be reserved by emailing Tickets will be held until June 2, after which tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis.         

June 9: On Sunday, June 9, the Sunday Meditation and Inspirational Service will be monastic-led. After the Sunday service, a memorial service for Michael Sadoff will be conducted by Brother Vijayananda in the main chapel at 12:30, followed by light refreshments on the third floor.       

June 16: There will be a kirtan led by our Center members in the main chapel after the Sunday service, from 12:30-1:30 pm. Come and experience the joy of chanting together in devotion to God.     

June 29: Please join us for a day of fellowship and karma yoga on Saturday, June 29 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. 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!                  

June 30: All are welcome to join us on the third floor after the service for our monthly Fellowship Social. A light lunch will be served.

New York City Center Fundraising Project: We are initiating a fundraising project to help support the various needs of our New York City Center. Our main goal is to set aside adequate funds to replace our HVAC System, which is quite old and inefficient. Our goal for this fundraiser is to raise $90,000. Please click here for details. Thank you for your support!

New York City Center Fundraising Project

We are initiating a fundraising project to help support the various needs of our New York City Center. Our main goal is to set aside adequate funds to replace our HVAC System, which is quite old and inefficient. However, donations we receive in response to this appeal may also be used to cover large maintenance expenses associated with the New York City Center’s building and future meeting facilities, equipment, furniture, fundraising expenses, property taxes, potential future property purchases, and to help support our general operations.

Our goal for this fundraiser is to raise $90,000.

There are two ways to make a tax-deductible donation for this purpose:

Donation by Check:

By Check –If you would like to make a donation to support our New York City Center general operations, please make your check payable to Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF). Please do not write anything on the memo line as this may delay processing your donation. If mailing your check, please address the envelope to:

    SRF New York City Center
    217 E 28th Street
    New York, NY 10016

By credit card (phone):

If you would like to make a donation by credit card to support our building fund, please call Self-Realization Fellowship Mother Center at 818-549-5151 and indicate that your donation is for the "New York Center Building Fund."

Thank you for your support of this appeal.  



While it is Self-Realization Fellowship’s intent to use all designated gifts as outlined above, SRF reserves the right for the use of all gifts to SRF to be determined by the Board of Directors of Self-Realization Fellowship.  In exceptional circumstances where the designated purposes are no longer feasible, or have been completed, or for other good cause, the SRF Board may redirect such gifts to other appropriate ministries or projects, including any project that comes closest to the basic original purpose of the designation.

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