SRF World Convocation
August 8–14, 2021
A Week-Long Online Immersion in the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, Offered Free of Charge
We are very pleased to announce the first fully online Self-Realization Fellowship World Convocation. It will be held from Sunday, August 8 through Saturday, August 14, 2021.
A Full Program of Meditations and Classes
The 2021 World Convocation will include:
- livestreaming of classes on the “How-to-Live” teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda
- classes on the SRF meditation techniques
- group meditations and kirtans
- virtual pilgrimage tours to SRF locations made sacred by the Guru
- and more.
Please note: Classes on the SRF Energization Exercises, the Hong-Sau Technique of Concentration, and the Aum Technique of Meditation are open to past and present students of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons. If you have not yet enrolled for the Lessons, but are interested in attending these classes and learning these three basic SRF techniques of the Kriya Yoga science during Convocation, you may do so by first enrolling in the SRF Lessons.
Highlights from Past Convocations
Thousands Recharged by Self-Realization Fellowship Annual Convocation
A week of spiritual fellowship, meditation, kirtan, and the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, the father of Yoga in the West.
Each year thousands of members and spiritual seekers from all over the U.S. and many other countries ranging from Australia to Zambia gather for a powerful week of spiritual renewal and rejuvenation at Self-Realization Fellowship's World Convocation.
The main events are held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, whose gleaming glass towers are completely filled with joyous meditating devotees and transformed into a dynamic spiritual pilgrimage place by the early-morning to late-evening weeklong program. Events include twice-daily group meditations, classes on Paramahansaji's "How-to-Live" teachings, kirtans (devotional chanting), Kriya Yoga initiations, audio/video presentations, workshops for SRF centers and meditation groups worldwide, opportunities for individual counseling on the teachings with monks and nuns, and pilgrimages to the ashram centers where Paramahansa Yogananda lived and communed with God.
The 2010 Convocation marked the 60thanniversary of the first Self-Realization Fellowship World Convocation, which was held by Paramahansaji in 1950 at the SRF Mother Center. Foreseeing the ever-increasing number of truth-seekers who would participate in this uplifting spiritual event as the years passed, he predicted to those who were present at the first one:
They shall come from all parts of the world, thousands and thousands of them, just as you have, for Self-Realization is bringing the original Christianity of Christ and the original Yoga of India's Krishna so that all people of all religions can follow one highway to the Infinite.
Join us in reliving some of the joyous moments of past years' Convocations in the links above and below.
We look forward to seeing you at the next Convocation!
Videos from Past Convocations
Satsanga With Brother Chidananda at 2018 SRF World Convocation
A special Friday evening satsanga with Brother Chidananda, president and spiritual head of Self-Realization Fellowship, was livestreamed from Convocation.