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    Featured Events

    May 4 – 10: Swami Sri Yukteswar Birthday Commemorative Meditations (in multiple languages) — Led by SRF Monastics

    2024 SRF World Convocation - July 14 – July 20

    SRF Online Meditation Center: Attend online meditations and group study of the SRF teachings — from the convenience of your own home.


    Discover many positive ways of enriching your own spiritual life

    Self-Realization Fellowship has more than 500 temples, retreats, ashrams, and meditation centers around the world — offering all interested seekers the opportunity to come together to experience the power of group meditations, focused retreat programs, inspirational services, and to share in spiritual fellowship.

    It is always a special joy for us to welcome you to the sites where Paramahansa Yogananda lived, worked, and communed with God. These sanctuaries — such as our international headquarters on Mt. Washington in Los Angeles, the magnificent medita­tion gardens and retreat high above the ocean in Encinitas, the world-renowned SRF Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades ­— are places of unique spiritual and physical beauty, visited by many thousands of people each year.

    Throughout the year, we also host numerous special events and inspirational programs, including our annual World Convocation focusing on the how-to-live teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda; weekend retreats at locations near our meditation centers and groups worldwide; lecture series and meditation classes (including Kriya Yoga initiation) in dozens of cities each year; programs for youth, including summer camp and weekly Sunday Schools; and pilgrimages to our spiritual sanctuaries.


    Online Meditation Center

    Online Meditation Center Calendar

    The following events are offered by the SRF Online Meditation Center. Please visit the SRF Online Meditation center website for detailed event information and instructions on how to participate.

    Commemorative Services

    Commemorative Services

    Self-Realization Fellowship observes a number of anniversaries each year with special commemorative ceremonies at our temples, centers, groups, and circles worldwide.

    Please check your SRF location for the exact times or visit the SRF Online Meditation Center calendar for information on how you can participate online.


    January 5

    Birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda

    January 13

    Paramahansa Yogananda Commemorative Meditation

    March 7

    Mahasamadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda

    March 9

    Mahasamadhi of Sri Yukteswar

    March 29

    Good Friday

    March 31

    Easter Sunday

    May 10

    Birthday of Sri Yukteswar

    July 25

    Mahavatar Babaji Commemoration Day

    August 26

    Janmashtami (birth of Bhagavan Krishna)

    September 26

    Mahasamadhi of Lahiri Mahasaya

    September 30

    Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya