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." 

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

Contact Info

Self Realization Fellowship of New York City
217 East 28th Street
New York, NY 10016
212.689.3622

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Announcements

October 3: The Inspirational service will be monastic-led on Thursday, October 3.

October 6: On Sunday, October 6, visiting monastics will be leading the Meditation and Inspirational Service.

October 12: Our Spiritual Movie Night is coming soon, on Saturday, October 12, featuring "Brother Sun, Sister Moon". This film is a dramatization of the life of St. Francis of Assisi, showcasing his conversion experience and later practice of humble service and devotion to God. Doors will open at 4:30 pm for private meditation. Pizza will be served on the third floor at 5:00 and the feature will run from 6:00-8:15 pm. Please plan to attend this evening of warm fellowship and inspiration.                       

October 13: All devotees 65 and over are invited to join us on Sunday, October 13, from 12:00-2:00 pm on the third floor for an afternoon of joyful fellowship and inspiring conversation focused on SRF teachings. A light lunch will be included with the meeting.

October 20: Please join us on Sunday, October 20 for our monthly Fellowship Social. A light lunch will be served and all are welcome.

November 1: A special guided meditation will be held on Friday, November 1, from 6:30-9:30 pm. During this meditation, the congregation will be led by the service reader through the practice of various meditation techniques. Select devotional readings and chants will also be chosen for this service to allow participants to go deeper into meditation. If you are looking for a bit more focus in your group meditations, this may be just the thing. All are welcome to attend.



Welcome
The New York City Center of Self-Realization Fellowship is located at 217 East 28th Street, between Second and Third Avenues in Manhattan. This beautiful, four-story building was built as a New York City firehouse in 1893 - the year of our Guru's birth, by the the noted architect, Napoleon LeBrun. It has been completely renovated to meet the needs of Self-Realization Fellowship members living in the metropolitan area or visiting the New York area. Its more than 8,000 square feet of space include the main and overflow chapels, book room, Sunday school rooms, family room and office space, as well as room for social functions.

 

SRF Home-Study Lesson Series

Instruction in the practice of the techniques taught by Paramahansa Yogananda is presented in the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons, a comprehensive home-study series compiled from his lectures and writings. Covering a wide range of topics, the Lessons offer his inspiring and practical guidance for achieving balanced physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Please feel free to contact us at contact@newyorkcitycenter.org.

 

 

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