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    Online Commemorative Meditations Honoring Lahiri Mahasaya

    On September 23, 24, 26, and 30, Self-Realization Fellowship monastics will conduct special online meditations to honor Lahiri Mahasaya. The anniversary of Lahiri Mahasaya’s mahasamadhi—a great yogi’s final conscious exit from the body in a state of oneness with Spirit—is on September 26. The anniversary of Lahiri Mahasaya’s birth is September 30.

    Lahiri Mahasaya Commemorative Six-hour Meditation

    Saturday, September 24 from 7:40 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (PDT)

    This meditation, which will be conducted in English, will begin with group practice of the Energization Exercises at 7:40 a.m., and will be followed by an opening prayer, inspirational readings, devotional chanting, and periods of silent meditation throughout the day.

    • Part 1: 7:40 a.m. – 11:00 am
    • Intermission: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • Part 2: 11:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    This event will be available for viewing until Tuesday, September 27 at 5:00 p.m. PDT

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    Lahiri Mahasaya Mahasamadhi Commemorative Meditations

    Join us for one-hour online commemorative meditations conducted in several languages to honor Lahiri Mahasaya.

    Times are listed in PDT.

    Friday, September 23

    This event will be available for viewing until Tuesday, September 27 at 5:00 p.m. (PDT).

    Japanese: 3:00 p.m. (PDT)

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    Monday, September 26, see times below

    These events will be available for viewing until Tuesday, September 27 at 5:00 p.m. (PDT).

    Italian: 10:00 a.m. (PDT)

    German: 11:00 a.m. (PDT)

    Spanish: 12:00 a.m. (PDT)

    Portuguese: 4:00 p.m. (PDT)

    English: 5:00 p.m. (PDT)

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    Lahiri Mahasaya Birthday Commemorative Meditation

    Friday, September 30, 5:00 p.m. (PDT)

    Join us for a one-hour online commemorative meditation conducted in English to honor Lahiri Mahasaya.

    This event will be available for viewing until Saturday, October 1 at 5:00 p.m. PDT

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    Past Events

    Paramahansa Yogananda Commemorative Meditation

    Join a special six-hour meditation in honor of Paramahansa Yogananda’s birthday (January 5, 1893). This meditation, which was livestreamed on Saturday, January 8, will continue to be available for the time being.

    Commemoration of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Birthday

    Join us for a commemoration of the birth anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda. This special event was streamed live from the SRF International Headquarters in Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 5 at 9:00 a.m. (PST). Self-Realization Fellowship temples, centers, and groups around the world observe Paramahansa Yogananda’s birthday (January 5, 1893) with a special commemoration.

    New Year’s Eve Meditation

    Paramahansa Yogananda initiated the practice of ushering in the New Year with a special meditation on the night of December 31. Join us for a special meditation led by an SRF monastic to bring in the New Year.

    Online Christmas Open House at the SRF Mother Center

    Join SRF/YSS President Brother Chidananda and SRF monks and nuns for a special Christmas Open House at the SRF International Headquarters in Los Angeles. This event was first streamed on Saturday, December 11.

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