Self-Realization Fellowship has more than 500 temples, retreats, ashrams, and meditation centers around the world — offering all interested seekers the opportunity to come together to experience the power of group meditations. Weekly inspirational services include readings from Paramahansa Yogananda’s writings, as well as periods of devotional chanting, silent meditation, and prayer.
To receive instruction in the techniques of meditation taught by Paramahansa Yogananda, enroll for the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons.
are available at all of our temples in California and Arizona, and at many larger centers and meditation groups around the world. Classes are open to all children interested in learning about the SRF teachings and way of life; no prior experience with the SRF teachings is required.
The primary purpose of the teen programs and How-to-Live summer youth programs is study and practice of the Self-Realization Fellowship teachings. Activities may include group instruction and practice of the Energization Exercises and meditation, kirtan (devotional chanting), the practice of affirmations, introspection, and observance of commemoration days for the SRF Gurus (programs at each location may vary).
Each year Self–Realization Fellowship monks and nuns visit cities around the world to conduct lecture tours, member programs, and regional retreats:
offer an introduction for newcomers to the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, and in–depth guidance in the SRF meditation techniques for Lessons students. include classes on the SRF meditation techniques and provide opportunities for group meditation and satsanga (informal talks).
Please see the tour schedule for a complete list of locations and dates.
If you would like to study the meditation techniques taught by Paramahansa Yogananda in the privacy of your own home, learn about our Home-Study Lessons.