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Calendar of Events
 
Commemorative Services 

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

2016    
Birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda (1893)   Jan. 5
Paramahansa Yogananda Commemorative Meditation   Jan. 9
Mahasamadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda (1952)   Mar. 7
Mahasamadhi of Sri Yukteswar (1936)   Mar. 9
Good Friday   Mar. 25
Easter Sunday   Mar. 27
Birthday of Sri Yukteswar (1855)   May 10
Mahavatar Babaji Commemoration Day   Jul. 25
Janmashtami (birth of Bhagavan Krishna)   Aug. 25
Mahasamadhi of Lahiri Mahasaya (1895)   Sep. 26
Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya (1828)   Sep. 30
All-Day Christmas Meditation   Dec. 17

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 2016. Self-Realization Fellowship students in each area will be sent full details in advance.

Milan, Italy   Mar. 12
Vancouver, Canada   Apr. 16
Mother Center, Los Angeles   Apr. 16
Salvador, Brazil   May 7
Atlanta, GA   May 14
Washington, DC   May 28
Convocation, Los Angeles   Aug. 12
Stuttgart, Germany   Oct. 7
New York City, NY   Oct. 15
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Nov. 5
Sydney, Australia   Nov. 12
Mother Center, Los Angeles   Nov. 12

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:   

Milan, Italy (public lecture; plus Kriya Yoga Initiation for eligible students) Mar. 10–13
Berlin, Germany (introductory talk with guided meditation) Mar. 16
Zurich, Switzerland (introductory talk with guided meditation) Mar. 18–20
Front Royal, Virginia (regional retreat) Mar. 25–27
Vancouver, Canada (public lecture; plus Kriya Yoga Initiation for eligible students) Apr. 15–17
Armação, Brazil (regional retreat) Apr. 29–May 1
Curitiba, Brazil (introductory talk with guided meditation) May 3
Salvador, Brazil (public lecture; plus Kriya Yoga Initiation for eligible students) May 6–8
Cuenca, Ecuador (introductory talk with guided meditation) May 12
Atlanta, GA (public lecture; plus Kriya Yoga Initiation for eligible students) May 13–15
New York City, NY  (regional retreat) May 20–22
Washington, D.C. (public lecture; plus Kriya Yoga Initiation for eligible students) May 27–29
Seattle, WA (regional retreat) Jun. 10–12
Front Royal, VA (regional retreat) Sep. 23–25
Mexico City, Mexico (public lecture; plus Kriya Yoga Initiation for eligible students) TBD
Santo Domingo, DR (public lecture; plus Kriya Yoga Initiation for eligible students) TBD
London, England (introductory talk with guided meditation) Oct. 1
Stuttgart, Germany (public lecture; plus Kriya Yoga Initiation for eligible students) Oct. 6–9
Paris, France (introductory talk with guided meditation) Oct. 12
Raleigh, NC (regional retreat) Oct. 7–9
New York City, NY (public lecture; plus Kriya Yoga Initiation for eligible students) Oct. 13–16
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (public lecture; plus Kriya Yoga Initiation for eligible students) Nov. 4–6
Sydney, Australia (public lecture; plus Kriya Yoga Initiation for eligible students) Nov. 11–13

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, Greenfield, and Bermersbach. See conducted retreat schedule

Hidden Valley Programs

At the Hidden Valley Ashram Center, men who are students of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons will find an environment conducive to God-centered living in the tranquil beauty of the ashram and surrounding hills. Learn more and see 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

Girls Teen Retreat April 9 Pacific Palisades, California
East Coast Boys Youth Day for Children and Teens April 23 Northampton, Pennsylvania
Girls Summer Day Program June 27–July 1 Encinitas, California
Boys Summer Day Program July 4–8 Encinitas, California
Girls Youth and Teen Day Oct. 8 Lake Texoma, Texas
Boys Youth and Teen Day Oct. 15 Lake Texoma, Texas
Boys Teen Retreat Nov. 19 Encinitas, California

For program and registration information, please see the following pages:

 

 

 

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