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Convocation 2020 Reading List

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Online events / August 9, 2020

Convocation Opening

Brother Chidananda Satsanga

Self-Realization Fellowship warmly welcomes you to a weeklong immersion in the Kriya Yoga teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. This year we are honoring and celebrating the 100th anniversary of Yogananda’s arrival in the West and the beginning of his worldwide work. SRF/YSS President Brother Chidananda will open the first fully online World Convocation with a message to truth seekers everywhere.

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Online events / August 10, 2020

Meditation With Kirtan

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Meditación guiada en español con repaso de la técnica

Ep C Ekananda

Le invitamos a unirse a nosotros en esta meditación especial en línea, que se efectúa en español. Las meditaciones en varios idiomas que se llevan a cabo durante la semana nos ayudarán a unirnos como una familia espiritual mundial y a incrementar en nuestras vidas individuales y en el mundo en general, el poder para armonizar proveniente de la enaltecedora presencia de Dios. Esta meditación guiada incluirá un repaso de los puntos fundamentales de las técnicas de Hong-So y Om, según se enseñan en las Lecciones de SRF. La meditación está disponible para los estudiantes actuales y para los graduados de las Lecciones de SRF. 

Leader: Brother Ekananda

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Recharging the Body With Cosmic Energy

Ep C Brother Nakulananda

Learn to revitalize the body and mind with cosmic energy at will, to eliminate tension, and to purify and strengthen the body in order to more easily direct the energy inward during meditation to reach higher states of consciousness.

Speaker: Brother Nakulananda

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Mastering the Techniques of Meditation – Part I (Hong-Sau Technique)

Ep C Bhumananda

The art and science of Kriya Yoga meditation employs physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual methods to bestow an ever-deepening consciousness of infinite, unconditioned Bliss.

Participants in this two-part meditation class will receive step-by-step instruction in two of the essential techniques of the Kriya Yoga path as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda: the Hong-Sau Technique of Concentration and the Aum Technique of Meditation. The class will show how these are integrally related to mastery of the  specific technique of Kriya Yoga (taught separately), and will benefit first-time students as well as longtime Kriya practitioners.

Using periods of guided meditation experience, the class will present a comprehensive overview of the essentials for creating a successful personal practice, including: physical techniques of relaxation and asana (right meditation posture), using the breath and life force (prana) in the most effective ways, intensifying the heart's devotion and divine yearning to lead the consciousness into ever deeper states of God-communion.

Speaker: Brother Bhumananda

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The Science of Religion: The Eternal Message of Paramahansa Yogananda’s First Talk in America

Ep C Jayananda

Paramahansa Yogananda’s first talk in America was given 100 years ago, at a specific time and place — but its message is eternal. The talk summarized the message of his book The Science of Religion — a profoundly simple and concise exposition of the common goal of all true religions. As stated in that book: “It is a universal message, based not on dogmatic beliefs, but on direct insight into Reality, gained through the practice of ancient scientific techniques of meditation.” This opening class will explore the ongoing legacy of this message — and how we can implement it in our daily lives, doing our part to usher in a new, more spiritual age.

Speaker: Brother Jayananda

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Online events / August 11, 2020

Mastering the Techniques of Meditation – Part II (Aum Technique)

Ep C Pranavananda

The art and science of Kriya Yoga meditation employs physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual methods to bestow an ever-deepening consciousness of infinite, unconditioned Bliss.

Participants in this two-part meditation class will receive step-by-step instruction in two of the essential techniques of the Kriya Yoga path: the Hong-Sau Technique of Concentration and the Aum Technique of Meditation. The class will show how these are integrally related to mastery of the specific technique of Kriya Yoga (taught separately), and will benefit first-time students as well as longtime Kriya practitioners.

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Speaker: Brother Pranavananda

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The Importance of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Kriya Yoga Path in Today’s World

Ep C Satyananda

While this world seems to be increasingly mired in chaos, confusion and division, our Guru gave us tools to rise above any environment we may find ourselves in. What are the principles and techniques that will help us? How are we supposed to “live in the world but not of it”? And why do these skills bring an inner peace and harmony, unaffected by life’s difficulties? In this class, we will explore Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings and discuss how his guidance can successfully show us ways to navigate the tests and trials of life, and at the same time to bring a growing peace and harmony to ourselves and others. 

Speaker: Brother Satyananda

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Geführte Meditation in Deutsch mit Wiederholung der Techniken

Ep C Nikhilananda

Schließen Sie sich uns bei dieser besonderen Online-Meditation auf Deutsch an. Die in vielen Sprachen geleiteten Meditationen in dieser Woche helfen dabei, uns als weltweite spirituelle Familie zu vereinigen und die harmonisierende Kraft der erhebenden göttlichen Gegenwart im Leben jedes Einzelnen und der ganzen Welt zu verstärken. Diese geführte Meditation wird eine Wiederholung der wesentlichen Elemente der Hong-Sò-Technik und der Om-Technik enthalten, wie sie in den Lehrbriefen der SRF vermittelt werden. Teilnehmen können alle Studierenden der SRF-Lehrbriefe und 

Leader: Brother Nikhilananda

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Janmashtami Commemorative Meditation

Ep C Preeti

On the sacred day of Janmashtami, we will be honoring and celebrating the birth of the great avatar Bhagavan Krishna, whose teachings are one of the pillars of the SRF/YSS path, with a special talk, meditation, and devotional chanting. 

Speaker: Sister Preeti

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YSS Smriti Mandir Meditation With Kirtan

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Join Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS) monks for a special Centennial Meditation and Kirtan live from the Smriti Mandir at the Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Math, Ranchi. The mandir stands on the spot where Paramahansa Yogananda, in 1920, had a vision of his American disciples that inspired his worldwide mission to spread the universal teachings of Kriya Yoga to people of all religions, creeds, and nationalities.

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Online events / August 12, 2020

Meditation With Kirtan

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Meditazione guidata in lingua italiana con revisione delle tecniche

Brother Tyagananda

Partecipa a questa speciale meditazione guidata online in lingua italiana. Le meditazioni in diverse lingue condotte durante la settimana ci uniscono, facendo di noi una sola famiglia spirituale diffusa in tutto il mondo, e accrescono il sublime potere della presenza di Dio, colmando di armonia e ispirazione la nostra vita personale e il mondo intero. Questa meditazione guidata include la revisione degli elementi fondamentali delle tecniche Hong-So e Om insegnate nelle Lezioni della SRF. La meditazione è aperta agli attuali studenti delle Lezioni della SRF e a coloro che hanno già completato il ciclo di studi.

Leader: Brother Tyagananda

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“At the Feet of the Guru” — Studying the New SRF Lessons

Ep C Saralananda

In the Preface to the new SRF Lessons, Sri Daya Mata and Sri Mrinalini Mata write: “The scriptures of India teach the value of shravana — listening with reverence and attention to the instruc­tion received at the feet of one’s guru. Let your reading of these Lessons be that kind of ‘listening,’ which fully imparts the meaning of the words to your mind and heart.” And Paramahansa Yogananda said: “When this body shall be gone, still my voice shall always speak through these Lessons.” This class will discuss how we can make the Guru’s living presence a tangible reality through our study of his Lessons — and allow them to utterly transform us.

Speaker: Brother Saralananda

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How Teens Can Live With Courage and Inner Assurance in Today’s World

Ep C Balananda

This class, which is primarily oriented towards SRF/YSS teens, will explore how they can develop a strong spiritual foundation — so that when tests, trials, and challenges come they will be able to intuitively receive the soul’s wisdom-guidance and support. The sturdier this foundation, the smoother life becomes, and the happier one will be. By embracing inner growth that builds both self-esteem and self-confidence, teens can learn to realize themselves as souls, made in the image of God, capable of accomplishing anything.

Speaker: Brother Balananda

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Who Are We Really? Living in the World as a Soul

Ep C Govindananda

“Who am I?” “Where am I headed?” “Is God hiding from me, or am I hiding from Him?” Such questions have a way of showing up repeatedly in our spiritual journey. In the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, we find not just theories and speculative answers to these questions but living truths that enable us to get answers from within. The journey starts by changing how you think of yourself: Do not start it from where maya wants you to think you are — a limited human being. Start from the truth: You are a child of God. This class will explore how to cultivate the understanding and attunement that reveals that you are a spark of the Infinite — a soul — moving rapidly toward the realization of your oneness with God.

Speaker: Brother Govindananda

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Online events / August 13, 2020

Kriya Yoga: A Way of Life

Ep C Ishtananda

This class is specifically for SRF/YSS Kriyabans. It is not a review of the technique of Kriya Yoga; rather it offers steps that will help committed devotees deepen their practice of the technique. It will explain, from a spiritual and energetic perspective, why these steps have such a profound influence on our meditative experience, and how this deep practice of Kriya Yoga affects our lives for the better in every way. In addition, the class will look at some of the fundamental obstacles faced by spiritual seekers and why Kriya Yoga is such an effective means in overcoming them, allowing Kriyabans to live more fully in their true nature of soul freedom and joy.

Speaker: Brother Ishtananda

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Morning Meditation Led By Srf Monastic Sister Yogamayee

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The Guru: Speaking Voice of Silent God

Ep C Sister Draupadi

The Guru’s purpose on earth is not to draw anyone to himself, but to guide us back to God. As we respond to his loving, internal guidance and strive to embody his teachings, we gradually and automatically become aware of God’s presence within us. And we realize that the Guru has given us the greatest possible gift — eternal freedom in God.

Speaker: Sister Draupadi

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Kirtan

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Meditação dirigida em português com revisão de técnicas

Ep C Bhavani

Junte-se a nós nesta meditação online especial, conduzida em português. As meditações em vários idiomas conduzidas durante a semana nos ajudarão a ficar unidos como uma família espiritual mundial e aumentar o poder harmonizador da presença edificante de Deus em nossa vida individual e no mundo em geral. Esta meditação dirigida incluirá uma revisão dos pontos-chave das Técnicas de Hong-Só e de Om como são ensinadas nas Lições da SRF. Aberta a estudantes atuais e a graduados das Lições da SRF.

Leader: Sister Bhavani

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Satsanga (Questions and Answers)

Ep C Kamalananda

Answers to questions submitted by Self-Realization Fellowship students and members on applying Paramahansa Yogananda’s "how-to-live" teachings in daily life.
Speaker: Brother Kamalananda

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Online events / August 14, 2020

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Life in the Ashram (SRF Nuns)

Ep C Madhuri

What is it like to enter the ashram and spend one’s life as a monastic disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda? Is it different from the life of the devotee in the world? How does the inner spirit of renunciation apply to all? This class will open a window into the monastic path as lived by SRF nuns in the ashrams of Paramahansa Yogananda. It will include a video of daily life in the ashram, showing what it means to give your life wholeheartedly to God; the caring and loving guidance each monastic disciple receives; the opportunities to serve others; and how the disciple — through years of deepened efforts in meditation accompanied by the steadfast desire to change — finds herself living a life rich with God and Guru’s love, peace, and joy. This class will be of special interest to women considering a monastic life, but all are welcome to attend.

Speaker: Sister Madhuri

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Life in the Ashram (SRF Monks)

Ep C Sevananda

This class will provide a glimpse into the life of being an SRF monk, one who has dedicated himself to monastic discipline and meditation, prayer, and service to our Guru’s worldwide mission. It will also give eligible male devotees the chance to consider whether a life in the ashrams of Self-Realization Fellowship might be for them. And it will conclude with a short video that takes one further into the daily life and experience of those who are striving to follow, outwardly and inwardly, in the footsteps of our Guru on the path of outer as well as inner renunciation.

Speaker: Brother Sevananda

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日本語で行われるガイド付き瞑想(行法の復習を含む)

Ep C Atsuko

日本語で行われる特別なオンライン瞑想へのご参加をお待ちしています。大会期間中には、さまざまな言語で瞑想が行われますが、これによって私たちが世界に広がる霊的家族として一つとなり、また高揚感を与える神の調和の力を、私たち一人ひとりの人生の内に、そして世界全体に広めていくのに役立つでしょう。今回のガイド付き瞑想では、SRFレッスンで学ぶホン・ソー行法とオーム行法の要点を復習できるようになっています。現在SRFレッスンを学んでいる方と、すでに学ばれた方にご参加いただけます。

Leader: Brahmacharini Atsuko

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The Compelling Magnet of Divine Love

Ep C Vishwananda

Paramahansa Yogananda said, “God’s love is so all-embracing that no matter what wrongs we have done, He forgives us. If we love Him with all our hearts He wipes out our karma.” This class will focus on how we can open our hearts and minds more fully to receive — and to express  that all-satisfying divine love. As this happens, we are naturally transformed and gradually liberated, gaining along the way an unshakable inner assurance that we are loved and cherished by God and Guru not just in every moment of this life, but for eternity.

Speaker: Brother Vishwananda

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Online events / August 15, 2020

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Convocation Closing With Brother Chidananda

Brother Chidananda Satsanga

Brother  Chidananda, president and spiritual head of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, will deliver a special talk to SRF/YSS members and friends, addressing the concerns and hopes of all spiritual seekers as the world works to enter an age of greater peace and understanding — and as SRF looks ahead to its next hundred years and beyond. Brother Chidananda will share inspiring and practical thoughts on how the profound sadhana (spiritual discipline) given by Paramahansa Yogananda to the world through the SRF/YSS Lessons can become the bedrock of a truly balanced life and an infinitely rewarding personal relationship with the Divine.   

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Subtitles in various languages will be added to the videos of all the classes as soon as possible after Convocation. And a guided meditation with technique review will be conducted in German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish, as shown in the schedule above.

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All Lessons applications receive our personal attention and we ask for your patience.  Because of the large numbers attending this Convocation, if you have not applied for the Lessons by August 1st, your access to the classes on the SRF techniques may be delayed.  However, all Convocation events will be available to view later.

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