Paramahansa Yogananda's Quotes
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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April 2: On the first Sunday of every month, there will be a kirtan led by our Center members in the main chapel from 12:30-1:30 pm. Our next kirtan will be next Sunday, April 2. Come and experience the joy of chanting together in devotion to God.                  

April 9: There will be a special showing of the film documentary, “The Peace Experience” on Sunday, April 9 from 12:30-1:30 pm. Seeking to affect positive change, a group of people traveled together on a journey of inner and outer discovery through various parts of Europe and United States, asking what is it that brings peace into our lives, and how we can each play a part in creating a more peaceful world. The movie is free and all are welcome to attend.          

April 14: On Friday, April 14 our Good Friday service will be held from 6:30-8:30pm. The chapel will open at 5:00 for private meditation. Due to this special service, the regular 3-hour meditation has been cancelled.                

April 16: Please join us on Sunday, April 16 at 11:00am for our Easter Sunday Service. The regular Sunday Meditation Service will be held at 10:00am.                  

April 23: Our monthly Fellowship Tea will be held after the service on the third floor. We hope you will join us for tea, light refreshments, and divine friendship.          

April 29: Please join us for a day of fellowship and karma yoga, on Saturday, April 29. 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!

May 19 - 21: SRF's monastic-led Silent Regional Weekend Retreat for 2017 is scheduled from May 19-21 at a beautiful Capuchin monastery in Garrison, NY. Registration is open  and is on a first come first served basis. Online registration is preferred. Please click here for the Retreat Page and register as early as possible since space is limited and rooms get filled quickly. We look forward to the joy of your spiritual fellowship at the retreat. 

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952) is considered one of the preeminent spiritual figures of modern times.

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. He founded Self-Realization Fellowship (1920) and Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (1917), which continue to carry on his spiritual legacy worldwide under the leadership of Sri Mrinalini Mata, one of his closest disciples.


Paramahansa Yogananda has profoundly impacted the lives of millions with his comprehensive teachings on:

  • the science of Kriya Yoga meditation,
  • the underlying unity of all true religions,
  • the art of balanced health and well-being in body, mind, and soul.


His teachings and the meditation techniques he taught are available today through: