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December 27, 2020

Online Virtual Temple Christmas Party

Recorded Sunday, December 20

Our Temple Christmas Gathering was a high point for this season and closing of 2020.

Brother Jayananda shared stories of Christmas at Mother Center and several devotees joined in with reflections of serving at our temple.

A New Temple – A New Name!

Bay Area Temple of Self-Realization Fellowship

Brother Chidananda expressed the need for the name to be inclusive for members through-out the Bay Area and the location to be identifiable by those living elsewhere.

This marks another step forward in our eventual move to our long-awaited and long-sought-for permanent home.

Renovations have begun in certain areas within the temple grounds, but due to Covid 19 regulations, we are restricted from having large groups of volunteers/workers. Mother Center is overseeing the work timeline in accordance to the ever-changing precautions as the pandemic continues. 

→ Slide Presentation

Article in the SRF Mother Center website: → Good News in Challenging Times

Donate to Bay Area Temple

All donations are needed and are very much appreciated! Thank You! We deeply appreciate and welcome your support of the Bay Area Temple.

Your gift enables us to fund the vital services and activities that we offer to our members and larger community, and to maintain our sacred facilities.

General Operating Fund
Your gift helps meet the day-to-day and highest priority general operating needs of the Bay Area Temple. 

                 

Building Fund
Your gift will help support the care of our Bay Area Temple property, including costs associated with acquiring and maintaining the facilities, grounds, equipment, furniture, and vehicles, and those associated with related capital campaigns. 

   

 

_______________________________________________________________

Recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, Self-Realization Fellowship is a public charity under federal law and a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under the Revenue Taxation Code of the State of California. Accordingly, contributions to Self-Realization Fellowship are deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law for income tax purposes.

Donations can be made through outright gifts in the form of cash, check, credit card, appreciated securities, real or personal property, and other types of assets, and deferred gifts in the form of charitable trusts. Bequests eligible for a charitable estate tax deduction can be made by naming the organization as a beneficiary in, among other things, a will, a trust, an insurance policy, or retirement funds.

___________________  SRF / YSS NEWS   ___________________

At this time all SRF Temple Meditations and Inspirational Services have been cancelled until further notice.

ONLINE HOLIDAY EVENTS: DECEMBER – JANUARY

Self-Realization Fellowship is offering a number of special events and activities to celebrate the Christmas season and our Guru’s birthday. All events are led by SRF/YSS monastics and will be available on the SRF website or the SRF YouTube channel. 

New Year’s Eve Meditation

Thursday, December 31   |   Available All Day   |   SRF Website

Paramahansa Yogananda taught that the start of the New Year was an excellent time to reflect and make new determinations to manifest our worthwhile goals and aspirations. To aid us in this endeavor, he instituted the SRF tradition of ushering in the New Year with a special meditation service on December 31.

Birthday Commemorative Meditation of Paramahansa Yogananda 

Tuesday, January 5   |   9:00 – 10:30 am

Please revisit the SRF weekly and special services page closer to the event date for further details.

Commemorative Meditation – Paramahansa Yogananda 

Saturday, January 9   |   8:00 am – 2:00 pm

The meditation will be conducted by SRF monastics. Please revisit the SRF weekly and special services page closer to the event date for further details.

SRF Online Inspirational Services

 

This event was livestreamed on Saturday, December 12, 2020

New Online Programs for Youth First Offering:

A Virtual “Journey to Lake Shrine”

We are happy to present an online experience created especially for youth, “Journey to Lake Shrine.” This five-part series of virtual programs was created by SRF’s Youth Services Department in light of our usual youth programs being on hold due to the pandemic.

Part 1 of this virtual journey to the SRF Lake Shrine interweaves Paramahansaji’s how-to-live teaching principles, a short meditation, and affirmation practice with stories and a tour of the Lake Shrine’s special features.

Though created for youth, these videos will be enjoyed by all ages. Look for further installments in the coming weeks.

Self-Realization Magazine Summer 2020

In this issue:

“Spirituality for the New Ascending Age: What India Can Teach Us”
By Paramahansa Yogananda

“Self-Knowledge Through Kriya Yoga: The Highest Solutions to Human Problems”
By Brother Chidananda
“Are We Really Entering a Better Age?”
By Brother Anandamoy

Featured audio CD for this issue:

“A Promise of Light” by Sri Daya Mata
Excerpts from an informal talk by Sri Daya Mata given on the closing night of the 1993 SRF World Convocation, commemorating the centennial of Paramahansa Yogananda’s birth

NOTE: A video of this talk is available on SRF’s website and YouTube channel here.

The Science of Religion — SRF Centennial Edition

Since its first publication, this book has been introducing readers to the profound understanding that Yogananda brought to the West from India — a concept that is ancient yet entirely suited for our modern age — that the purpose of life is to permanently remove suffering and to know oneself as Spirit, “the fountainhead of Bliss.” 
 
In clear, simple language, Yogananda describes how Yoga — India’s universal science of the soul — can lead anyone to experience that Bliss for themselves. 

2020 SRF Online Convocation

We are happy to let you know that the 2020 Convocation events will remain available on the SRF website.

Please continue to enjoy this weeklong online program of classes on Paramahansa Yogananda’s “how-to-live” teachings and meditation techniques, guided group meditations and kirtans (devotional chanting), virtual pilgrimage tours to the ashrams where the great Guru lived and communed with God, and more.

Joining Worldwide to Pray Throughout the Day

SRF has announced a new worldwide prayer initiative. In the Self-Realization Fellowship and Yogoda Satsanga Society of India ashrams of Paramahansa Yogananda, all the monastics will be praying for the world and all those in need at specific times of the day, and we invite those who wish to do so to join in this collective effort — at those times or any other time that fits into your daily routine.

Following are the times that the monks and nuns at the SRF International Headquarters and other locations in California will be offering these healing prayers: (All times in PDT)

  7:50 – 8:00 am     12:50 – 1:00 pm        6:50 – 7:00 6 pm 

To read the full article: → Read more

Brother Chidananda SRF/YSS President

June 05, 2020

Speaking to the current situation in America and around the world, Brother Chidananda discusses the serious problem of racial injustice and divisiveness, and the way to address not only the symptoms but the cause of this disease facing humanity.

He encourages those who meditate to be true peacemakers by producing peace first within themselves, through meditation, and then radiating that peace to others through spiritual actions that address the deep-rooted racial prejudices in our society.

 

Mother Center Newsletter
If you subscribe to the SRF Newsletter you will receive email notifications of new postings. 

Resources:
To Help You Cope with the Current World Situation

From SRF Mother Center:
We in the ashrams of Paramahansa Yogananda are deeply concerned for the welfare of the SRF/YSS global spiritual family and for all humanity during the current difficult world situation. Above all, we want to encourage you to turn within to the unfailing Inner Source of protection and reassurance.

Here are some online resources to aid you in your efforts to do just that at this or any other time of need. We will be updating this list with more content in the weeks to come:
 

 . . . Connecting With the Inner Source of Protection

__________________________________

SRF Online Meditation Center

“Group meditation is a castle that protects the new spiritual aspirants as well as the veteran meditators.
Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group by
the law of invisible vibratory exchange of group magnetism.”

                                                                           – Paramahansa Yogananda

Yogananda Seva Sign-Up

To participate in the online group meditations, sign-up with the international community of SRF members, Yogananda Seva  or on the SRF website.

 

Meditations and Study Groups  |   Monday – Saturday

Join devotees around the globe for daily online group Meditations and Scripture Studies via the newly established online SRF Meditation Center.

Daily group meditations, SRF Lessons and Scripture Study groups are now available for SRF members and friends around the world.

All sessions are scheduled in Pacific Time.

Check the Online Calendar for updates.

__________________________

Online Meditations

ONE-HOUR MEDITATIONS with ENERGIZATION EXERCISES
Monday – Friday:   5:00 am   9:00 am   Noon   5:00 pm   9:00 pm
Tuesday – Saturday:  12:00 am

Wednesdays:   11:00 am – German   |   1:00 pm – Italian   |   4:00 pm – Spanish

Monday & Thursday are YSS Sannyasi-led meditations with Energization Exercises at 4:40 am

THREE-HOUR MEDITATIONS with ENERGIZATION EXERCISES
Saturdays:   8:40 am – 12:00 pm  – SRF lay-led
Saturdays:   5:40 pm – 9:00 pm  –  YSS Monastic led

TWO-HOUR MEDITATIONS with ENERGIZATION EXERCISES
Sundays:  4:40 – 7:00 pm

MONASTIC LED MEDITATIONS with ENERGIZATION EXERCISES
Please check the Online Calendar for dates and times

 

 

Online Study Groups

SRF LESSONS STUDY
Mondays: 
5:00 – 7:00  pm   |  open to SRF Lesson Students
(1st hour – meditation;  2nd hour – Study )

 

SCRIPTURE STUDY GROUPS

 The Second Coming of Christ The Bhagavad Gita
Wednesdays:
9:00 – 11:00 am  /  5:00 –  7:00  pm
Fridays:
9:00 – 11:00 am   /  5:00 –  7:00  pm
(1st hour – meditation;  2nd hour – Study ) (1st hour – meditation;  2nd hour – Study )

 

Prayer Requests

Monks and nuns of the Self-Realization Fellowship Prayer Council pray daily for all those who request prayers for physical, mental, and spiritual healing and for world peace.

They are joined by SRF members and friends around the globe who are part of our Worldwide Prayer Circle.

All prayer requests are confidential and will remain with our Prayer Council for a period of 3 months.

 

If you would like to look ahead to more temple events,
our Temple Calendar is available here.

 

December 27, 20202021-01-03T13:14:22-08:00

December 14, 2020

Online Virtual Temple Christmas Party

Sunday, December 20 | 1:00 pm | Zoom

We will be meeting up online via Zoom for a temple Christmas gathering with Brother Jayananda and our Bay Area Temple family.

A New Temple – A New Name!

Bay Area Temple of Self-Realization Fellowship

Brother Chidananda expressed the need for the name to be inclusive for members through-out the Bay Area and the location to be identifiable by those living elsewhere.

This marks another step forward in our eventual move to our long-awaited and long-sought-for permanent home.

Renovations have begun in certain areas within the temple grounds, but due to Covid 19 regulations, we are restricted from having large groups of volunteers/workers. Mother Center is overseeing the work timeline in accordance to the ever-changing precautions as the pandemic continues. 

→ Slide Presentation

Article in the SRF Mother Center website: → Good News in Challenging Times

Donate to Bay Area Temple

All donations are needed and are very much appreciated! Thank You! We deeply appreciate and welcome your support of the Bay Area Temple.

Your gift enables us to fund the vital services and activities that we offer to our members and larger community, and to maintain our sacred facilities.

General Operating Fund
Your gift helps meet the day-to-day and highest priority general operating needs of the Bay Area Temple. 

                 

 

Building Fund
Your gift will help support the care of our Bay Area Temple property, including costs associated with acquiring and maintaining the facilities, grounds, equipment, furniture, and vehicles, and those associated with related capital campaigns. 

   

 

_______________________________________________________________

Recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, Self-Realization Fellowship is a public charity under federal law and a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under the Revenue Taxation Code of the State of California. Accordingly, contributions to Self-Realization Fellowship are deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law for income tax purposes.

Donations can be made through outright gifts in the form of cash, check, credit card, appreciated securities, real or personal property, and other types of assets, and deferred gifts in the form of charitable trusts. Bequests eligible for a charitable estate tax deduction can be made by naming the organization as a beneficiary in, among other things, a will, a trust, an insurance policy, or retirement funds.

___________________  SRF / YSS NEWS   ___________________

At this time all SRF Temple Meditations and Inspirational Services have been cancelled until further notice.

ONLINE HOLIDAY EVENTS: DECEMBER – JANUARY

Self-Realization Fellowship is offering a number of special events and activities to celebrate the Christmas season and our Guru’s birthday. All events are led by SRF/YSS monastics and will be available on the SRF website or the SRF YouTube channel. 

All Day Christmas Meditation – Available until December 25

Recorded Saturday, December 19   |   8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Paramahansa Yogananda inaugurated the custom of holding an all-day meditation service during the Christmas season to foster communion with the Christ Consciousness, which he said constitutes the true celebration of Christmas.

Led by SRF monastics, the meditation will continue to be available for viewing until Christmas Eve for those who are unable to join at this time. The meditation is available in German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. 

→ All Day Meditation

YSS Christmas Commemorative Meditation

Thursday, December 24   |   8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This meditation will be led by YSS Monastics which will take place on Christmas morning in India.

→ YSS Christmas Meditation

New Year’s Eve Meditation

Thursday, December 31   |   Time to be announced

Paramahansa Yogananda taught that the start of the New Year was an excellent time to reflect and make new determinations to manifest our worthwhile goals and aspirations. To aid us in this endeavor, he instituted the SRF tradition of ushering in the New Year with a special meditation service on December 31.

Birthday Commemorative Meditation of Paramahansa Yogananda 

Tuesday, January 5   |   9:00 – 10:30 am

Please revisit the SRF weekly and special services page closer to the event date for further details.

Commemorative Meditation – Paramahansa Yogananda 

Saturday, January 9   |   8:00 am – 2:00 pm

The meditation will be conducted by SRF monastics. Please revisit the SRF weekly and special services page closer to the event date for further details.

SRF Online Inspirational Services

 

This event was livestreamed on Saturday, December 12, 2020

New Online Programs for Youth First Offering:

A Virtual “Journey to Lake Shrine”

We are happy to present an online experience created especially for youth, “Journey to Lake Shrine.” This five-part series of virtual programs was created by SRF’s Youth Services Department in light of our usual youth programs being on hold due to the pandemic.

Part 1 of this virtual journey to the SRF Lake Shrine interweaves Paramahansaji’s how-to-live teaching principles, a short meditation, and affirmation practice with stories and a tour of the Lake Shrine’s special features.

Though created for youth, these videos will be enjoyed by all ages. Look for further installments in the coming weeks.

Self-Realization Magazine Summer 2020

In this issue:

“Spirituality for the New Ascending Age: What India Can Teach Us”
By Paramahansa Yogananda

“Self-Knowledge Through Kriya Yoga: The Highest Solutions to Human Problems”
By Brother Chidananda
“Are We Really Entering a Better Age?”
By Brother Anandamoy

Featured audio CD for this issue:

“A Promise of Light” by Sri Daya Mata
Excerpts from an informal talk by Sri Daya Mata given on the closing night of the 1993 SRF World Convocation, commemorating the centennial of Paramahansa Yogananda’s birth

NOTE: A video of this talk is available on SRF’s website and YouTube channel here.

The Science of Religion — SRF Centennial Edition

Since its first publication, this book has been introducing readers to the profound understanding that Yogananda brought to the West from India — a concept that is ancient yet entirely suited for our modern age — that the purpose of life is to permanently remove suffering and to know oneself as Spirit, “the fountainhead of Bliss.” 
 
In clear, simple language, Yogananda describes how Yoga — India’s universal science of the soul — can lead anyone to experience that Bliss for themselves. 

2020 SRF Online Convocation

We are happy to let you know that the 2020 Convocation events will remain available on the SRF website.

Please continue to enjoy this weeklong online program of classes on Paramahansa Yogananda’s “how-to-live” teachings and meditation techniques, guided group meditations and kirtans (devotional chanting), virtual pilgrimage tours to the ashrams where the great Guru lived and communed with God, and more.

Joining Worldwide to Pray Throughout the Day

SRF has announced a new worldwide prayer initiative. In the Self-Realization Fellowship and Yogoda Satsanga Society of India ashrams of Paramahansa Yogananda, all the monastics will be praying for the world and all those in need at specific times of the day, and we invite those who wish to do so to join in this collective effort — at those times or any other time that fits into your daily routine.

Following are the times that the monks and nuns at the SRF International Headquarters and other locations in California will be offering these healing prayers: (All times in PDT)

  7:50 – 8:00 am     12:50 – 1:00 pm        6:50 – 7:00 6 pm 

To read the full article: → Read more

Brother Chidananda SRF/YSS President

June 05, 2020

Speaking to the current situation in America and around the world, Brother Chidananda discusses the serious problem of racial injustice and divisiveness, and the way to address not only the symptoms but the cause of this disease facing humanity.

He encourages those who meditate to be true peacemakers by producing peace first within themselves, through meditation, and then radiating that peace to others through spiritual actions that address the deep-rooted racial prejudices in our society.

 

Mother Center Newsletter
If you subscribe to the SRF Newsletter you will receive email notifications of new postings. 

Resources:
To Help You Cope with the Current World Situation

From SRF Mother Center:
We in the ashrams of Paramahansa Yogananda are deeply concerned for the welfare of the SRF/YSS global spiritual family and for all humanity during the current difficult world situation. Above all, we want to encourage you to turn within to the unfailing Inner Source of protection and reassurance.

Here are some online resources to aid you in your efforts to do just that at this or any other time of need. We will be updating this list with more content in the weeks to come:
 

 . . . Connecting With the Inner Source of Protection

__________________________________

SRF Online Meditation Center

“Group meditation is a castle that protects the new spiritual aspirants as well as the veteran meditators.
Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group by
the law of invisible vibratory exchange of group magnetism.”

                                                                           – Paramahansa Yogananda

Yogananda Seva Sign-Up

To participate in the online group meditations, sign-up with the international community of SRF members, Yogananda Seva  or on the SRF website.

 

Meditations and Study Groups  |   Monday – Saturday

Join devotees around the globe for daily online group Meditations and Scripture Studies via the newly established online SRF Meditation Center.

Daily group meditations, SRF Lessons and Scripture Study groups are now available for SRF members and friends around the world.

All sessions are scheduled in Pacific Time.

Check the Online Calendar for updates.

__________________________

Online Meditations

ONE-HOUR MEDITATIONS with ENERGIZATION EXERCISES
Monday – Friday:   5:00 am   9:00 am   Noon   5:00 pm   9:00 pm
Tuesday – Saturday:  12:00 am

Wednesdays:   11:00 am – German   |   1:00 pm – Italian   |   4:00 pm – Spanish

Monday & Thursday are YSS Sannyasi-led meditations with Energization Exercises at 4:40 am

THREE-HOUR MEDITATIONS with ENERGIZATION EXERCISES
Saturdays:   8:40 am – 12:00 pm  – SRF lay-led
Saturdays:   5:40 pm – 9:00 pm  –  YSS Monastic led

TWO-HOUR MEDITATIONS with ENERGIZATION EXERCISES
Sundays:  4:40 – 7:00 pm

MONASTIC LED MEDITATIONS with ENERGIZATION EXERCISES
Please check the Online Calendar for dates and times

 

 

Online Study Groups

SRF LESSONS STUDY
Mondays: 
5:00 – 7:00  pm   |  open to SRF Lesson Students
(1st hour – meditation;  2nd hour – Study )

 

SCRIPTURE STUDY GROUPS

 The Second Coming of Christ The Bhagavad Gita
Wednesdays:
9:00 – 11:00 am  /  5:00 –  7:00  pm
Fridays:
9:00 – 11:00 am   /  5:00 –  7:00  pm
(1st hour – meditation;  2nd hour – Study ) (1st hour – meditation;  2nd hour – Study )

 

Prayer Requests

Monks and nuns of the Self-Realization Fellowship Prayer Council pray daily for all those who request prayers for physical, mental, and spiritual healing and for world peace.

They are joined by SRF members and friends around the globe who are part of our Worldwide Prayer Circle.

All prayer requests are confidential and will remain with our Prayer Council for a period of 3 months.

 

If you would like to look ahead to more temple events,
our Temple Calendar is available here.

 

December 14, 20202020-12-30T09:03:25-08:00

December 4, 2020

A New Temple – A New Name!

Bay Area Temple of Self-Realization Fellowship

Brother Chidananda expressed the need for the name to be inclusive for members through-out the Bay Area and the location to be identifiable by those living elsewhere.

This marks another step forward in our eventual move to our long-awaited and long-sought-for permanent home.

Renovations have begun in certain areas within the temple grounds, but due to Covid 19 regulations, we are restricted from having large groups of volunteers/workers. Mother Center is overseeing the work timeline in accordance to the ever-changing precautions as the pandemic continues. 

→ Slide Presentation

Article in the SRF Mother Center website: → Good News in Challenging Times

Donate to Bay Area Temple

All donations are needed and are very much appreciated! Thank You! We deeply appreciate and welcome your support of the Bay Area Temple.

Your gift enables us to fund the vital services and activities that we offer to our members and larger community, and to maintain our sacred facilities.

General Operating Fund
Your gift helps meet the day-to-day and highest priority general operating needs of the Bay Area Temple. 

                 

 

Building Fund
Your gift will help support the care of our Bay Area Temple property, including costs associated with acquiring and maintaining the facilities, grounds, equipment, furniture, and vehicles, and those associated with related capital campaigns. 

   

 

_______________________________________________________________

Recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, Self-Realization Fellowship is a public charity under federal law and a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under the Revenue Taxation Code of the State of California. Accordingly, contributions to Self-Realization Fellowship are deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law for income tax purposes.

Donations can be made through outright gifts in the form of cash, check, credit card, appreciated securities, real or personal property, and other types of assets, and deferred gifts in the form of charitable trusts. Bequests eligible for a charitable estate tax deduction can be made by naming the organization as a beneficiary in, among other things, a will, a trust, an insurance policy, or retirement funds.

___________________  SRF / YSS NEWS   ___________________

At this time all SRF Temple Meditations and Inspirational Services have been cancelled until further notice.

ONLINE HOLIDAY EVENTS: DECEMBER – JANUARY

Self-Realization Fellowship is offering a number of special events and activities to celebrate the Christmas season and our Guru’s birthday. All events are led by SRF/YSS monastics and will be available on the SRF website or the SRF YouTube channel. 

One-Day Silent Retreat in 2 Parts

SRF Monastic Led   Saturday, December 5    |   8:00 am – 4:00 pm

YSS Monastic Led   Saturday, December 5    |   6:00 pm – Sunday, December 6 3:30 am

The theme of the first part of retreat will be “The Real Celebration of Christmas,” and will include group practice of the SRF Energization Exercises, periods of silent meditation, chanting, spiritual study, an inspirational talk, and a special video recording.

The retreat will be available via the SRF Online Meditation Center: 

Christmas Satsanga with Bro. Chidananda

Saturday, December 12, 9:00 am

Chidananda will be addressing SRF/YSS devotees and friends worldwide during a special satsanga on the occasion of Christmas.

All Day Christmas Meditation

Saturday, December 19   |   8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Paramahansa Yogananda inaugurated the custom of holding an all-day meditation service during the Christmas season to foster communion with the Christ Consciousness, which he said constitutes the true celebration of Christmas.

Led by SRF monastics, the meditation will continue to be available for viewing until Christmas Eve for those who are unable to join at this time.

YSS Christmas Commemorative Meditation

Thursday, December 24   |   8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This meditation will be led by YSS Monastics which will take place on Christmas morning in India.

New Year’s Eve Meditation

Thursday, December 31   |   Time to be announced

Paramahansa Yogananda taught that the start of the New Year was an excellent time to reflect and make new determinations to manifest our worthwhile goals and aspirations. To aid us in this endeavor, he instituted the SRF tradition of ushering in the New Year with a special meditation service on December 31.

Birthday Commemorative Meditation of Paramahansa Yogananda 

Tuesday, January 5   |   9:00 – 10:30 am

Please revisit the SRF weekly and special services page closer to the event date for further details.

Commemorative Meditation – Paramahansa Yogananda 

Saturday, January 9   |   8:00 am – 2:00 pm

The meditation will be conducted by SRF monastics. Please revisit the SRF weekly and special services page closer to the event date for further details.

SRF Online Inspirational Services

“Giving Thanks for Life’s Blessings” by Brother Jayananda

 

SRF minister Brother Jayananda discusses positive ways we can approach all life’s situations as yogis in order to be successful spiritually: “When we talk about thanksgiving or gratitude, these are attitudes really—ways of thinking, or ways of approaching life.”

Drawing from Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings and his experiences with Sri Daya Mata, SRF’s beloved third president, Brother Jayananda explains that right attitudes are just as foundational to the science and practice of yoga as are right behaviors; and stresses that no matter what problems may occur, we can maintain an attitude of thankfulness to become aware of God’s guidance and protection.

Monastic-Led One-Day Online Retreat — Join Us

December 5, 2020

We invite you to join SRF for an online monastic-led one-day retreat on Saturday, December 5. The theme of the retreat will be “The Real Celebration of Christmas,” and will include group practice of the SRF Energization Exercises, periods of silent meditation, chanting, spiritual study, an inspirational talk, and a special video recording.

Two consecutive retreats will be held on this day — one for the Western Hemisphere and one for the Eastern Hemisphere — to allow participation across the globe.

On the SRF Online Meditation Center website you will find more information about event times in your time zone.

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of
Paramahansa Yogananda’s Arrival in the West