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

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

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Announcements

March 7: You are warmly invited to the Mahasamadhi Service for our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, on Tuesday, March 7 from 6:30-8:30pm.  Please bring a flower as a symbol of devotion to God & Guru, and a donation may be offered as a symbol of loyalty to SRF.      

March 9: On Thursday, March 9 from 6:30-8:30pm, a special service will be held to commemorate the Mahasamadhi of Swami Sri Yukteswar.  Please bring a flower and a donation. These special services are open to SRF students, members, and anyone drawn to the SRF line of Gurus. Due to this special service, the regular Thursday Inspirational Service has been cancelled.      

March 12: On Sunday, March 12 please join us on the third floor after the service for our monthly Friendship Tea. Tea and light refreshments will be served.      

March 16: The Thursday Inspirational Service will be monastic-led.        

March 17: The Friday 3-Hour Meditation will be monastic-led.    

March 18: We would like to invite those who have served on committees this year, and also those who would like to serve, to our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, March 18, from 5:00-8:00 pm.  Brother Vijayananda will be joining us. The evening also includes meditation with the monastics starting at 4:15, and a slideshow after dinner. Please RSVP to your committee head as soon as possible. If you are interested in serving and would like to attend, please fill out a volunteer form in the lobby.  We are looking forward to sharing this wonderful evening with you!      

March 19: The Sunday Meditation and Inspirational Service will be monastic-led.            

March 19: Our Annual General Meeting will be held at 12:30 on Sunday, March 19. Those who have been attending our services regularly for the past year are welcome to attend.

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: