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.

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

January 5: On Saturday, January 5, from 6:30-8:30pm, there will be a special service in honor of the birthday of our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda. The chapel will open at 5:00 for private meditation. 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 line of SRF Gurus. Join us afterwards on the third floor for Master’s birthday cake.                                   

January 6: On Sunday, January 6 there will be a kirtan led by our Center members in the main chapel from 12:30-1:30 pm. Come and experience the joy of chanting together in devotion to God.                     

January 11: The regular 3-hour Friday meditation on Friday, January 11 has been cancelled, due to the commemorative meditation on Saturday.                     

January 12: The 6-Hour Commemorative Meditation for the birthday of our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, will be held on Saturday, January 12, from 10am to 4pm.  Please bring a fruit offering. Devotees who wish to meditate in the main chapel should plan on arriving early, as no one will be admitted to the main chapel after meditation has begun. There will be an intermission about halfway through the meditation. If you cannot be present for the entire day, please plan to attend the first half of meditation only.          

January 20: Please join us on Sunday, January 20 for our monthly Fellowship Social, held on the third floor after the service. A light lunch will be served. All are welcome!                    

February 1: Please join us for a special guided meditation on Friday, February 1 from 6:30-9:30 pm. During this meditation the congregation will be led by the service reader through the practice of the 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 at the Center, this may be just the thing. All are welcome to attend.

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!

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: