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    Online Inspirational Services

    “Harnessing the Power of the Mind” by Brother Govindananda 

    SRF minister Brother Govindananda discusses Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings on how to harness the power of the mind through understanding the mind’s relationship to the spiritual eye and by applying the techniques of meditation taught in the SRF Lessons. Brother Govindananda explains that by practicing a powerful form of pranayama such as the Hong-Sau Technique, the yogi can gradually but surely bring the restless mind under control.  

    This talk was recorded at the SRF Hollywood Temple in March 2020.  

    Subtitles available: English, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese

    A Special Message From Brother Chidananda: “Finding a Unity Deeper Than Race, Color, or Creed”

    In lieu of our weekly online service, this week we are presenting a special message from SRF/YSS President Brother Chidananda posted on the Self-Realization Fellowship Blog.

    Speaking to the current situation in America and around the world, Brother Chidananda discusses the serious problem of racial injustice and divisiveness, and the way to address not only the symptoms but the cause of this disease facing humanity. He encourages those who meditate to be true peacemakers by producing peace first within themselves, through meditation, and then radiating that peace to others through spiritual actions that address the deep-rooted racial prejudices in our society.

    Weekly Services

    At our temples and meditation centers around the world, weekly inspirational services offer you an opportunity to meet with other truth-seekers to commune with God and share spiritual fellowship. These services include readings from Paramahansa Yogananda’s writings, as well as periods of devotional chanting, silent meditation, and prayer. Self-Realization Fellowship monastics regularly give the services at our temples, and SRF lay members lead services at the meditation centers.

    All of our temples and many of our meditation centers also offer Sunday School classes for children ages 3–12, presenting Paramahansa Yogananda’s “how-to-live” spiritual principles for children.

    Sunday Service Schedule



    5 The Grace and Guidance of a True Guru

    12 Rediscovering Your Higher Self

    19 Meditation: The Science of Contacting God

    26 How to Rise Above Pressures and Problems


    2 Habits: Your Master or Your Slave?

    9 Experiencing the Love of God

    16 The Liberating Power of Affirmation

    23 The Cosmic Motion Picture


    1 Harnessing the Power of Mind

    8 The Speaking Voice of Silent God

    15 Why Waste Time? God Is the Joy You Seek

    22 How to Be a Friend to All

    29 The Way to Lasting Peace and Happiness


    5 The Deeper Teachings of Jesus Christ

    12 The True Meaning of Resurrection

    19 Life Energy: The Power That Heals

    26 Bringing Our Lives Into Balance


    3 Developing the Invincible Power of Initiative

    10 The Mother as an Expression of God’s Unconditional Love

    17 The Dream Fabric of Life

    24 The Underlying Unity of the World’s Religions

    31 Living Without Fear


    7 Self-Analysis: Key to the Mastery of Life

    14 The Four Ways to Direct Experience of God

    21 The Father Aspect of God

    28 The True Purpose of Marriage


    5 Seeing God as the Sole Doer

    12 Building World Unity

    19 Understanding Reincarnation

    26 The Spiritual Science of Kriya Yoga


    2 Why We Suffer

    9 How to Develop True Intuition

    16 Who Made God?

    23 Miracles: The Working of Higher Laws

    30 The Battle Between Good and Evil


    6 Meditation: Direct Perception of God

    13 How to Spiritualize Business

    20 The Unlimited Power of the Mind

    27 Be a Smile Millionaire


    4 Our Immortal Nature

    11 The Example of a Saintly Life

    18 Living in Constant Remembrance of God

    25 Spiritual Laws That Govern Healing


    1 How to Read Others’ Character, and Improve Our Own

    8 The Scientific Art of Living

    15 The Universal Appeal of Yoga, India’s Ancient Spiritual Science

    22 How to Dissolve the Causes of War

    29 Giving Thanks for Life’s Blessings


    6 Inner Resources of Energy and Health

    13 Attunement With the Christ Consciousness

    20 The Divine Nature of Christ

    27 How to Create Dynamic Will Power

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    Commemorative Services

    Self-Realization Fellowship observes a number of anniversaries each year with special commemorative ceremonies at our temples, centers, groups, and circles worldwide. Please check your SRF location for the exact times.


    Jan. 5         Birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda (1893)
    Jan. 11        Paramahansa Yogananda Commemorative Meditation
    Mar. 7         Mahasamadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda (1952)
    Mar. 9         Mahasamadhi of Sri Yukteswar (1936)
    Apr. 10        Good Friday
    Apr. 12        Easter Sunday
    May 10        Birthday of Sri Yukteswar (1855)
    July 25        Mahavatar Babaji Commemoration Day
    Aug. 11       Janmashtami (Birth of Bhagavan Krishna)
    Sept. 26      Mahasamadhi of Lahiri Mahasaya (1895)
    Sept. 30      Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya (1828)
    Dec. 19       All-Day Christmas Meditation

    Contact a location near you for a listing of local services.

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