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SRF Monastic Visits Around the World, September - October 2019

Nov 21, 2019

Every year SRF monastics bring Paramahansa Yogananda’s Kriya Yoga science of meditation and art of balanced spiritual living to SRF members and friends spread around the globe — delivering public talks as well as visiting specific SRF meditation centers, groups, and circles. 

On these visits, the monks and nuns are able to guide those practicing the SRF meditation techniques, and following Yogananda’s “how-to-live” principles, in their daily efforts toward experiencing the inner peace and bliss that are central to the Kriya Yoga path. We hope you enjoy this sampling of images from monastic visits in September and October 2019.  

Rome, Italy

Rome SRF Satyananda 2019
In Rome, Brother Satyananda gives a public lecture on the Kriya Yoga teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.
Rome SRF Satyananda 2019
The event took place at the largest venue of its kind in Rome.
Rome SRF Satyananda 2019
The hall was filled to capacity with an audience eager to learn more about Paramahansa Yogananda's science of meditation and art of balanced living.
Rome SRF Satyananda 2019
Following Brother Satyananda’s talk on the Kriya Yoga science of meditation, many asked for applications to receive the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons.
Rome Auditorium
In addition to the SRF Lessons, there was also great interest in Paramahansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi — available in Italian as well as over 50 other foreign language editions.

Vienna, Austria

Vienna Satyananda 2019
In September, Brothers Satyananda and Saralananda also visit Self-Realization Fellowship members in Vienna.
Vienna Satyananda 2019
“Each one of us at times experiences a pure happiness which manifests unexpectedly, then disappears, leaving us mystified. Where does it come from? Why don't we experience this more often? Through meditation we can tap this experience and make it a daily reality.” — SRF monk Brother Satyananda, from his recent public lecture in Vienna
Vienna Satyananda Saralananda 2019
Brother Saralananda addresses a rapt audience, speaking about the value of applying Paramahansaji’s Kriya Yoga principles in daily life.
Vienna Satyananda 2019
The audience in Vienna was deeply appreciative to learn about Paramahansa Yogananda’s SRF/YSS teachings.

Asheville, North Carolina

SRF Asheville Meditation Group
Members in Asheville were appreciative of this first monastic visit to their chapel in its new location. The SRF Asheville Meditation Group celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
SRF Asheville Meditation Group
Brother Prafullananda and Brahmachari Jason give a satsanga on the Kriya Yoga teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.

Atlanta, Georgia

SRF Atlanta Center
Members of the SRF Atlanta Center receive a visit by Brother Prafullananda and Brahmachari Jason, October 13, 2019.
Atlanta, Brother Prafullananda 2019
Brother Prafullananda greets members of the Atlanta Center after giving a talk on Paramahansa Yogananda's Kriya Yoga teachings.
Atlanta, Sunday School, Brahmachari Jason
Brahmachari Jason meets with Sunday school children at the Atlanta Center.

Front Royal, Virginia

Greenfield Retreat September 2019 Brother Kalyanananda
At the SRF Greenfield Retreat in Front Royal, Virginia, Brother Kalyanananda greets participants at the conclusion of a weekend retreat program in September. He and Brahmachari Leonardo conducted classes and gave instruction on Paramahansa Yogananda's Kriya Yoga path of meditation.
Greenfield Retreat Paramahansa Yogananda's Energization Exercises
Brahmachari Leonardo conducts a review of Paramahansa Yogananda's Energization Exercises on the lush grounds of the Greenfield Retreat. Conducted weekend retreats such as this offer a concentrated program of classes, led by monks and nuns of the SRF monastic order, on Paramahansa Yogananda's teachings and Kriya Yoga meditation techniques.

Nine Cities in Japan

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In Tokyo, classes were given explaining the Kriya Yoga teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.
Tokyo 03
Brother Nikhilananda conducts a review of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Energization Exercises.
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Members of the SRF Tokyo Meditation Group with Brothers Pranavananda and Nikhilananda.

After Tokyo, Brothers Pranavananda and Nikhilananda visited 

meditation circles around Japan.

Azumino Japan 190843
SRF Azumino Meditation Circle
Kyoto Japan 261029
SRF Kyoto and Nishinomiya Meditation Circles
Kyoto Japan 0021
A group meditation held in Kyoto
Musashino Japan 170805
SRF Musashino Meditation Circle
Matsumoto Japan 180826
SRF Matsumoto Meditation Circle
Sapporo Japan 220904
SRF Sapporo Meditation Circle
Sendai Japan 200881
SRF Sendai Meditation Circle
Sendai Japan 210887
Sendai, practicing Paramahansa Yogananda’s Energization Exercises
Shizuoka 01
SRF Shizuoka Meditation Circle
Yokohama Japan
SRF Yokohama Meditation Circle

Calgary, Canada

SRF Calgary Meditation Group 2019
Brother Nakulananda and Brahmachari Troy with members of the SRF Calgary Meditation Group. During their visit they spoke on the Kriya Yoga science of God-realization taught by Paramahansa Yogananda and his lineage of Gurus.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas
Brothers Devananda and Muktananda with members of the SRF Las Vegas Meditation Group in October, 2019.

Seattle, Washington

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“Paramahansa Yogananda often said that earth is not our home, we are in the school of life, learning lessons that we are divine beings, made in the image of God. Our home is in the infinite omnipresence of God.” — Brother Nakulananda, during his recent public lecture in Seattle, Washington.
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Brother Nakulananda speaks on Paramahansa Yogananda's "how-to-live" teachings in a public lecture.
Seattle 02
Book room attendants make available Autobiography of a Yogi and other of Paramahansa Yogananda’s writings.

Toronto, Canada

SRF Toronto Centre 2019
Brother Prafullananda and Brahmachari Jason visit members at the SRF Toronto Center in October to discuss the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and the practice of the meditation techniques of the Kriya Yoga path.
SRF Toronto Centre 2019
SRF Toronto Centre 2019
Brahmachari Jason greets a Toronto devotee during the visit.

Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver Nakulananda 2019
Brother Nakulananda and Brahmachari Troy visit SRF members and friends in Vancouver in October.
Vancouver 2019 Nakulananda
“Paramahansa Yogananda came to bring us the ancient science of Kriya Yoga whereby we can know within ourselves, and not merely intellectually grasp, that we are divine spiritual beings, beyond the dualities of material existence.” — SRF monk Brother Nakulananda during his recent public lecture in Vancouver, Canada.
Vancouver Nakulananda 2019
Brahmachari Troy leads demonstration of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Energization Exercises.
Vancouver Nakulananda 2019
Brother Nakulananda converses with members in Vancouver.

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