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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August 4-10: The SRF 2019 World Convocation will be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The convocation is a week of immersion in the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, presented by monks and nuns of the SRF order, and attended by thousands of people from around the world. The program includes technique review classes, satsangas, kirtans, and inspiring lectures on how to apply spiritual principles to our daily lives. Those attending may also sign  up for pilgrimages to Encinitas, Mother Center, Lake Shrine, Hollywood Temple, and our Guru's crypt at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. For program information, click here.   

August 8: On Thursday, August 8, a 30 minute meditation will be held from 6:30-7:00, followed by the Convocation 2019 video entitled The 'Hidden' Love and Joy of God by Brother Jayananda from 7:00-8:00 pm.      

August 11: The regular Sunday Meditation Service will be held from 10:00-10:45 am, followed by the Convocation 2019 video of Brother Chidananda giving a Satsanga from 11:00 am- 12:15 pm.       

August 11: On Sunday August 11, the Convocation 2019 Meditation with Kirtan video will be shown in the main chapel from approximately 12:30-3:30 pm.     

August 15: On Thursday, August 15, a 30 minute meditation will be held  from 6:30-7:00 pm, followed by the Convocation 2019 video of the Satsanga (Questions and Answers) given by Brother Bhumananda from 7:00-8:00 pm.              

August 22: On Thursday, August 22, a 30 minute meditation will be held from 6:30-7:00 pm, followed by the Convocation 2019 video entitled Divine Friendship: Seeing God in All by Brother Nakulananda, from 7:00-8:00 pm.        

August 23: Please join us for a special guided meditation on Friday, August 23 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.        

August 24: On Saturday, August 24, a 4-Hour Meditation will be held from 2:00-6:00 pm in honor of Bhagavan Krishna. Please try to arrive on time. After the first chant and meditation has begun, those newly arriving will be directed to the second floor chapel until the next period of chanting when they can go to the main chapel. Those arriving after 4 pm are welcome to meditate in the second floor chapel so as not to disturb the peace already established by those already meditating. You are warmly invited to our Janmashtami service, to commemorate the birth of Bhagavan Krishna, on Saturday, August 24 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Please bring a flower as a symbol of devotion to God and Guru, and a donation may be offered as a sign of loyalty to SRF. Special services are open to SRF students, members, and anyone drawn to the Self-Realization line of Gurus.        

August 25: All are welcome to our Post-Convocation potluck social on Sunday, August 25, in the third floor after the service. Bring your favorite vegetarian dish, salad, or dessert, and your Convocation experiences to share.   

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


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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