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Resources on Our Site To Help You Cope With the Current World Situation

October 29, 2020

Connecting With the Inner Source of Protection

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.

Update — June 16, 2020: Counsel for Parents 

Drawing from the practical wisdom and inspiration of Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings, SRF’s Youth Services department shares spiritual counsel for parents as they navigate the challenges confronting their families during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Messages From Brother Chidananda

Brother Chidananda

Letter from Brother Chidananda: In this letter entitled “Crisis or Spiritual Opportunity?” SRF President Brother Chidananda offers guidance on how we all can best meet the challenges posed by the present world situation.

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Video: A video message from Brother Chidananda, with a guided meditation, posted on March 14. Brother Chidananda offers a message of encouragement and practical guidance for coping with these difficult times. Includes a 50-minute period of chanting and meditation and healing prayer service.

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SRF Online Meditation Center

Online Meditation Center Join Us

The SRF Online Meditation Center offers everyone, no matter where you are located in the world, the opportunity to experience live group meditation just like those conducted in SRF’s temples and meditation groups. SRF monastics conduct some of the meditations, and longtime SRF lay members conduct the rest. We invite you to join the thousands that are participating in this powerful means of connecting with the Divine and with the worldwide spiritual family of devotees and seekers. Meditations are offered in several languages, listed on the weekly schedule of events

Learn more about the Online Meditation Center

Weekly Online Inspirational Services

Weekly Online Inspirational Services

Currently we are offering a new online inspirational service each week, led by an SRF or YSS monastic. These programs include meditation, chanting, and a talk on Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings. Check back each weekend for the latest video, or subscribe to our Newsletter to be notified when new programs are posted. 

Watch this week's online inspirational service

Please note: We will be archiving these online inspirational services on the “Weekly & Special Services” section of our website. 

View archive of online inspirational services

Recommended Reading From the Wisdom-Legacy of Paramahansa Yogananda

From our “How-to-Live Wisdom” section on the SRF website

Spiritual Light for These Challenging Times

Inner Security in an Uncertain World

Conquering Fear, Anxiety, and Worry

eBooks of special interest

Especially chapter 2, “Strength in Times of Adversity”; chapter 3, “Learn to Meditate”; and chapter 4, “Rising Above Suffering”

Especially the chapter “Eliminating the Static of Fear From the Mind Radio”

View more recommended eBooks

Guided Meditations to Help You Connect With Your Inner Divinity

Practice A Beginners Meditation

Our website offers a number of guided meditations on different themes, including “Living Fearlessly” and “Peace.” Each is led by a monastic disciple of Self-Realization Fellowship.

Experience guided meditations

The Power of Prayer and Affirmation

Prayers And Affirmations

Our website devotes an entire section to the power of prayer and affirmation, including:

Explore the power of prayer and affirmation

Requests for Prayers

Request Prayers

We also invite you to submit requests for prayers for specific persons. These will be included in the daily prayers of the Self-Realization Fellowship Prayer Council—consisting of SRF monastics and led by SRF President Brother Chidananda, who deeply meditate and pray for others each morning and evening, and perform the healing technique practiced and taught by Paramahansa Yogananda.

Request prayers

Joining Together to Pray for Others

Joining Together To Pray For Others Small

The SRF monastics offer prayers for healing of others at specific times of the day, and we invite all to join in this effort.

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News and Announcements About SRF Activities


We will keep you updated on the latest developments concerning SRF’s worldwide activities. We also invite you to subscribe to our Newsletter to receive monthly inspiration and timely notifications about important news.

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