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    Convocation 2021

    SRF World Convocation
    August 8–14, 2021

    A Week-Long Online Immersion in the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, Offered Free of Charge

    Join us for this year’s Self-Realization Fellowship World Convocation — offered fully online — which will begin Sunday, August 8, at 9:00 a.m. (PDT) with a live opening program with SRF/YSS President Brother Chidananda.

    What You Will Experience

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

    The 2021 World Convocation will include:

    • 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*
    • Special talk on Autobiography of a Yogi to commemorate the 75th anniversary of this beloved spiritual classic
    • 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.

    Benefits of Convocation

    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.

    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.

    Online Meditations

    Strengthen your ability to meditate more deeply by joining online with thousands of people worldwide 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 the 2021 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.


    Access the SRF Technique Classes

    Become a Student of the SRF Lessons

    The 2021 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.


    Highlights from Past Convocations

    Thousands Recharged by Self-Realization Fellowship Annual Convocation

    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:

    A week of spiritual fellowship, meditation, kirtan, and the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, the father of Yoga in the West.

    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

    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!


    2020 SRF World Convocation Still Available

    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.

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