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    Commemorative Meditations Honoring Lahiri Mahasaya Led by SRF Monastics

    On September 25, 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.

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    Commemorative Meditations in SRF/YSS

    In Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, certain commemorative meditations are conducted throughout the year to honor the enlightened gurus in the SRF lineage.

    The teachings of SRF/YSS are founded upon the original Christianity of Jesus Christ and the original Yoga of Bhagavan Krishna. The spiritual lineage of SRF/YSS consists of these two great avatars and a line of exalted gurus of contemporary times: Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Sri Yukteswar, and Paramahansa Yogananda (last in the line of SRF/YSS Gurus).


    Monday, September 25

    Lahiri Mahasaya Mahasamadhi Commemorative Meditation in Japanese

    Monday, September 25

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

    This meditation will be available for viewing until Wednesday, September 27 at 10:00 PM (PDT).


    Tuesday, September 26

    Lahiri Mahasaya Mahasamadhi Commemorative Meditations

    Tuesday, September 26

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

    All of these meditations will be available for viewing until Wednesday, September 27 at 10:00 p.m. (PDT). See videos for start times in your time zone.

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

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

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

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

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


    Saturday, September 30

    Lahiri Mahasaya Birthday Commemorative Six-hour Meditation

    Saturday, September 30

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

    Please note: Due to the anniversary of Lahiri Mahasaya’s birth falling on a Saturday this year, the commemorative meditation is being combined with the six-hour special meditation that is normally held on the closest Saturday to the commemoration day.

    Schedule listed for the Pacific Time zone:

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

    This meditation will be available for viewing until Monday, October 2 at 10:00 p.m. (PDT).