Calendar of Events
  • Commemorative Services
  •  Convocation
  •  Kriya Yoga Initiations
  •  Tour Schedules
  •  How-To-Live Retreats
  •  Sunday Services
  •  Summer Day Program for Youth and Teens

Commemorative Services 

Self-Realization Fellowship temples and centers throughout the world observe the following occasions each year with a special commemorative ceremony.

Birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda (1893)   Jan. 5
Paramahansa Yogananda Commemorative Meditation   Jan. 10
Mahasamadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda (1952)   March 7
Mahasamadhi of Sri Yukteswar (1936)   March 9
Good Friday   April 3
Easter Sunday   April 5
Birthday of Sri Yukteswar (1855)   May 10
Mahavatar Babaji Commemoration Day   July 25
Janmashtami (birth of Bhagavan Krishna)   Sept. 5
Mahasamadhi of Lahiri Mahasaya (1895)   Sept. 26
Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya (1828)   Sept. 30
All-Day Christmas Meditation   Dec. 19

Convocation   August 7 – 13, 2016 

Self-Realization Fellowship members from around the globe will be coming to Los Angeles August 7 – 13 for our 2016 Convocation. Learn more and register.  

Kriya Yoga Initiations

Kriya Yoga initiations are scheduled for the following locations and dates in 2015. Self-Realization Fellowship students in each area will be sent full details in advance.

Mother Center, Los Angeles   Feb. 21
Madrid, Spain   Mar. 7
Rome, Italy   Mar. 14
Phoenix, AZ   Apr. 18
Ft. Lauderdale, FL   Apr. 18
Chicago, IL   May 2
Mother Center, Los Angeles   May 16
Buenos Aires, Argentina   May 16
São Paulo, Brazil   May 23
Convocation, Los Angeles   Aug. 21
Austin, TX   Sept. 26
Innsbruck, Austria   Oct. 3
Aschaffenburg, Germany   Oct. 10
Seattle, WA   Oct. 17
Mother Center, Los Angeles   Nov. 14

Students of the Self-Realization Fellowship teachings become eligible to apply for Kriya Yoga after completing Step II of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons. Those who wish to receive Kriya are welcome to send their personal report (included in Lesson 52/1) to the Mother Center.

    Monastic Tours & Regional How-to-Live Retreat Programs 

This year, Self-Realization Fellowship monastics will be conducting public lectures, member programs, and weekend How-to-Live retreat programs in the following cities:   

Madrid, Spain (public lecture & Kriya Yoga Initiation) March 6–8
Rome, Italy (public lecture & Kriya Yoga Initiation) March 12–15
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (public lecture & Kriya Yoga Initiation) April 17–19
New York City (regional retreat) April 24–26
Chicago, IL (public lecture & Kriya Yoga Initiation) May 1–3
Buenos Aires, Argentina (public lecture & Kriya Yoga Initiation) May 15–17
São Paulo, Brazil (public lecture & Kriya Yoga Initiation) May 22–24
Seattle, WA (regional retreat) June 5–7
Front Royal, VA  (general retreat) Sept. 18–20
Austin, TX (public lecture & Kriya Yoga Initiation) Sept. 25–27
South Bend, IN (regional retreat) Oct. 2–4
Innsbruck, Austria (public lecture & Kriya Yoga Initiation) Oct. 1–4
Aschaffenburg, Germany (public lecture & Kriya Yoga Initiation) Oct. 8–11
Atlanta, GA (regional retreat) Oct. 9–11
Seattle, WA (public lecture & Kriya Yoga Initiation) Oct. 16–18
Toronto, Canada (regional retreat) Oct. 16–18
Maui, HI (regional retreat) Nov. 6–8

How-to-Live Retreats  

Our Self-Realization Fellowship Retreats and How-to-Live Retreat programs offer members and friends an ideal opportunity to devote a period of time to spiritually renewing their lives and deepening their awareness of the Divine.  These programs are held at Self-Realization Fellowship Retreat locations: Encinitas, Lake Shrine, Hidden Valley, Greenfield and Bermersbach. See conducted retreat schedule

Sunday Services

The regular program of services and other activities at Self-Realization Fellowship temples is outlined in our Schedule of Services. These include inspirational and lecture services, meditations, Sunday school classes for children, and special prayer and healing services. See dates and lecture topics.

Programs for Youth
East Coast Programs
East Coast Girls Youth Day for Children and Teens
September 19, 2015
Learn more and register
Summer Day Program
Girls' Program: June 27 – July 1, 2016
Boys' Program: July 4 – July 8, 2016

Self-Realization Fellowship will be conducting a five-day How-to-Live program in Encinitas, California, for children 7 to 12 years of age; as well as a five-day teen program for 13- to 18-year-olds.

The programs will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily at the Encinitas Country Day School. Learn more and register online.



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