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    Convocation 2023

    A Weeklong Immersion in the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda

    Still available!

    The 2023 Self-Realization Fellowship World Convocation offers a week's worth of classes on Paramahansa Yogananda’s “how-to-live” teachings and meditation techniques, guided group meditations, kirtan (devotional chanting), and more.

    This year’s Convocation (held July 30 – August 5) was primarily an online program with some in-person events in Southern California. Recordings of this year’s online events are still available to view for free!

    Viewing 2023 Convocation Events on YouTube

    You can view most Convocation events through the 2023 SRF Convocation YouTube playlist of 24 classes, meditations, and kirtans. (Certain events, such as the group discussions virtual pilgrimages, and the SRF meditation technique classes are not available on YouTube, but are available to those who register — please see below.)

    The four kirtans from this year’s Convocation have also been added to our Kirtan Chanting playlist on YouTube. There you will find the kirtan events from the 2020, 2021, and 2022 online Convocations as well, along with more devotional chanting to incorporate into your meditations.

    Register for Full Program

    The full program of events is available through the Convocation website and mobile app for those who register.

    (Please note: Only students of the SRF Lessons who have registered for Convocation can view the classes on the SRF meditation techniques. Learn more about the Lessons.)

    Your Support is Welcome!

    If you were inspired by Convocation and would like to help ensure Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings continue to reach as many hearts and homes as possible worldwide, please consider making a gift to SRF today.

    Your donation will help uplift lives with India’s ancient science of yoga meditation and contribute towards meeting the many vital expenses of Paramahansaji’s spiritual organization.

    If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you for supporting Convocation and Paramahansaji’s ongoing mission.

    We hope you enjoy viewing the recorded events from this special week of spiritual renewal and upliftment!

    What You Will Experience

    A Full Program of Meditations and Classes on Paramahansa Yogananda's Teachings

    The SRF World Convocation will include:

    • A satsanga with SRF/YSS President Brother Chidananda
    • Classes on the “How-to-Live” teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda
    • Classes on the SRF meditation techniques, open to all current and graduate students of the SRF Lessons as well as to those who enroll in the Lessons
    • Group meditations and kirtans (devotional chanting)
    • Special audio and video presentations
    • Pilgrimage tours to SRF locations made sacred by the Guru
    • And more.

    View sample events from the 2022 Convocation...

    Access Classes on the SRF Techniques

    Become a Student of the SRF Lessons

    The SRF Online World Convocation is open to all. However, the three classes on the Energization, Hong-Sau, and Aum Techniques, and the special class on Kriya Yoga, are available only to those who are current or past students of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons. (Yogoda Satsanga Society of India Lessons students are also welcome, of course.) If you are not a current or past student, we invite you to apply now for the SRF Lessons so that you may participate in the classes on these powerful techniques, which are integral to the science of Kriya Yoga taught by Paramahansa Yogananda.


    Benefits of Convocation

    Sense of Community

    Join others — from all around the world — as we come together to dive deep into Paramahansa Yogananda’s life-transforming teachings and the tangible feeling of Divine Presence — blessings that are the hallmark of Convocation.

    Group Meditations

    Strengthen your ability to meditate more deeply by joining with thousands of seekers as SRF/YSS monastics lead us in practicing this universal science of the soul.

    Inspiration From SRF Monastics

    Our monastic teachers will offer talks on Paramahansa Yogananda’s Kriya Yoga teachings, giving his helpful counsel on how to navigate life’s challenges, as they share their own heartwarming anecdotes about journeying on the spiritual path.

    Program Offered Free of Charge

    Because of the generous donations from SRF members and friends in support of this event, we are again able to offer the online Convocation free to all who wish to attend. If you would like to make a donation in support of Convocation and the other spiritual and humanitarian services offered by Self-Realization Fellowship, please use the link below. You also will have the opportunity to donate at registration and during the event.

    Recharge Yourself at the Self-Realization Fellowship Convocation

    Each year thousands of SRF/YSS 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. We hope that you can join us this year online.

    The first Self-Realization Fellowship World Convocation was held by Paramahansaji in 1950 at the SRF Mother Center atop Mt. Washington in Los Angeles. 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 that occasion:

    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.

    Paramahansa Yogananda

    Past Online Convocations Still Available

    Check out our Convocation playlists on YouTube, which present many classes, kirtans, and daily meditations from the event.