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Life in the Ashram (SRF Nuns)

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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Sister Madhuri Video

About the Speaker

Sister Madhuri, whose name means “sweetness,” has been a member of the SRF monastic community for more than 45 years, and resides at the SRF International Headquarters in Los Angeles. Responsible for the spiritual training of young nuns of the monastic order, Sister Madhuri has also led retreats for SRF members and given talks on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda in the U.S. and Europe.


Interested In Learning More About Monastic Life?

We invite you to watch the video below and visit our monastic order web page for more information.

If you wish to contact us about monastic life: Nuns-AAC@yogananda-srf.org

“A Joy That Increases With the Years” | Give Me Thy Heart: The Life of SRF Nuns in Yogananda’s Ashrams

The SRF Monastic Order: A community of monks and nuns dedicated to seeking God and serving the spiritual and humanitarian work of Paramahansa Yogananda

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