2015 AWAKE Poster
There has been such strong demand for AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda that a number of theatres have regularly screened the film since its debut last October. Two of these in southern California—the Laemmle Theatre in Pasadena and La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas—have just informed us that they plan to feature screenings of the film in conjunction with the 2015 SRF World Convocation. We share the dates here for Convocation participants who may wish to take the opportunity to see this film on a large theatrical screen before the DVD is released later this fall.
2015 International Day of Yoga
Sunday, June 21, 2015, marks the first official UN-sponsored International Day of Yoga—an occasion to honor the ancient science of Kriya Yoga, which Paramahansa Yogananda introduced to the West almost a century ago. In support of this event—and to offer spiritual seekers who are new to meditation the opportunity to begin their own practice—many Self-Realization Fellowship Temples, Centers, and Meditation Groups around the world will conduct guided meditations for members and the general public on that day.
VL 2015 Spring Appeal letter
The year ahead looks to be especially promising for Paramahansa Yogananda’s work of
Self-Realization Fellowship.


Self-Realization Magazine Spring 2015

Training the Conscious and Subconscious Minds for Success—Part 1  

Paramahansa Yogananda

A previously unpublished talk in which the Master teaches how to fully harness the unlimited hidden powers of our mind for accomplishing material and spiritual goals.

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2015 UN Logo
The first ever United Nations-sanctioned International Day of Yoga will take place on June 21, 2015. In recognition of Paramahansa Yogananda’s pivotal role in the spread of yoga worldwide, Self-Realization Fellowship is working with CounterPoint Films to commemorate this first International Day of Yoga. 
Awake book
It is so inspiring to hear the many stories of those who have been drawn to Paramahansa Yogananda following their viewing of AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda, and the repeated trips to the movie theatre by so many to view the film again…and again! 
Awake: The Life of Yogananda
AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda—the feature documentary produced by CounterPoint Films with cooperation from Self-Realization Fellowship—started 2015 on a very promising note, being named in The Huffington Post as one of the ten most heartwarming films of 2014 by film expert Kate Neligan. 
SRF Boys Youth Program

As we announced last month, in the coming year Self-Realization Fellowship will be introducing a variety of new spiritual programs for teens and children. Plans for many of the programs are still in the development phase, but we are happy to share here the following information about one of the new offerings.

SRF Mother Center
We want to let everyone know about a last-minute change regarding the Christmas Open House scheduled for the weekend of December 12–14 at the SRF Mother Center in Los Angeles. Read full announcement...
2014 Awake Michigan Sold Out
Now in its third month of theatrical screenings, with film runs at more than eighty theatres across the United States, the documentary AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda shows no sign of slowing down.
2014 Brother Priyananda
The acclaimed spiritual-traditions journal Parabola features an interview with SRF monk Brother Priyananda in its Winter 2014-2015 edition, which focuses on the theme of “goodness.”
2014 German Homepage
Self-Realization Magazine Winter 2014

The Art of Right Action
Paramahansa Yogananda
An inspiring talk given by Paramahansaji to residents at the Mother Center, never before published in its entirety.

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SRF Programs for Children and Teens
We are very pleased to announce that in the coming year Self-Realization Fellowship will be introducing new programs for teens and children. These will be designed to provide a greater variety of options than SRF has been able to offer to date.
2015 Inner Reflections Calendar

Enjoy breathtaking imagery from the world's top nature photographers and inspirational quotations by Paramahansa Yogananda.


Sister Daupadi
For the third consecutive year, Self-Realization Fellowship participated in the Summer of Peace, a free online series of live talks by more than seventy leading international peace builders that attracts tens of thousands of global citizens seeking a more peaceful life and planet.
AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda
The theatrical release of AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda — beginning with theatrical premieres in New York and Los Angeles, where the film played to sold-out audiences — is showing that Paramahansa Yogananda's universal message is as strong today as it was when he first spoke to rapt audiences nearly a century ago.
Encinitas Music Room Dedication — Ravi Shankar
On Monday, October 13, 2014, the Music Room of the Self-Realization Fellowship Books & Gifts store in Encinitas, California, was dedicated to the memory of the legendary Indian musician, Pandit Ravi Shankar.
SRF Lake Shrine
A number of print media and online news sources have recently focused on SRF events and locations.
Voluntary League Newsletter Fall 2014
The Gyanamata Ashram Project: Added Strength for a "Spiritual Stronghold"
Self-Realization Magazine Fall 2014

"Go Forth Like a Flame": Spiritual Principles for Attaining Your Noble Objectives
Paramahansa Yogananda
Use the power of God within you to overcome obstacles and accomplish worthy goals.

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Theatrical Premiere of Awake
The long-awaited trailer for CounterPoint Films' feature documentary AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda made its international debut on Thursday, August 21 on the main page of iTunes Trailers and can now be seen on the film's YouTube channel as well, where special bonus content will appear regularly.
Seeking the Greatest Love in the World DVD
New DVD – A Talk by Sri Daya Mata, Seeking the Greatest Love in the World.  Also available are new DVD's by Brothers Anandamoy and Achalananda, new kirtan CD's and a new photograph of Paramahansa Yogananda.
AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda
We are very happy to announce that we will be showing the new documentary feature film AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda at this year's World Convocation held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.
2014 Zach Anner and Br. Cormac in the Gazebo at the Hollywood Temple
The yoga meditation teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda were the subject of a recent feature on Have a Little Faith, an inspiring, funny, and informative series that airs regularly on the YouTube channel SoulPancake.
Self Realization Magazine Summer 2014

• Man's Highest Achievement by Paramahansa Yogananda

• Visiting the Saints of India with Sri Daya Mata
• The Morality of Meditation

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AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda

AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda, the feature-length documentary that has received glowing accolades from both SRF members and those new to the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda at several film festivals

Autobiography of a Yogi
Now, for the first time, the complete edition of this spiritual classic is available in electronic format.
2014 Maui Film Festival
The Maui Film Festival in Wailea, Hawaii is the latest film festival to select CounterPoint Films' documentary AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda as part of its lineup.
2014 Seattle Film Festival

We are now happy to let you know that the world film festival premiere of the movie will take place at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) later this month.

AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda
After a five-year journey to bring Paramahansa Yogananda's life and teachings to the big screen, CounterPoint Films has announced that its work on AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is nearing completion and this widely anticipated film is now slated for a theatrical release in the fall of 2014.
Volutary League Letter - Spring 2014
The year 2014 is turning out to be an eventful one for Self-Realization Fellowship, thanks in large measure to
your generous support of the day-to-day activities and the many programs through which we serve Paramahansa
Yogananda's worldwide spiritual family.
Self-Realization Magazine Spring 2014

Remembering Sri Daya Mata: A Letter From Sri Mrinalini Mata
A special message on the occasion of her birth centennial

Five Essential Qualities of a Devotee
Paramahansa Yogananda
A compilation of vital spiritual lessons taught by the Guru to his closest disciples

Visiting the Saints of India With Sri Daya Mata
Sri Mrinalini Mata

Part I of a previously unpublished account of traveling in India with Daya Mata, including personal encounters with Ananda Moyi Ma and other saints

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Sri Daya Mata
100th Birth Anniversary of Sri Daya Mata

Sri Daya Mata led an extraordinary life — nearly eighty years of which were spent as a monastic disciple in her Guru's ashrams, her thoughts ever permeated with love for God and her actions dedicated to serving Him.
In The Sanctuary of the Soul-Greek

We are pleased to offer new International publications in Finnish, Greek, Polish, and Russian. These books are now available through Amazon.com. Please click on the Order Now option and it will take you to www.Amazon.com where you can complete your order.


Self-Realization Magazine Winter 2013

In the Living Presence: Cultivating the Consciousness of God's Nearness

Paramahansa Yogananda
"God is not remote from His creation; He is always with us….The whole universe trembles with His presence."


2013 India Festival of Lights, Boston, Massachusetts

Diwali, the Hindu "festival of lights," was celebrated for the first time by the United States Congress on October 29.... At the Massachusetts State House, another Diwali celebration took place on November 4, organized by Boston's South Asian Arts Council. Self-Realization Fellowship ministers Brothers Prafullananda and Devananda assisted Governor Deval Patrick in lighting the traditional lamp.


Voluntary League Appeal Fall 2014
"Gifts given in quiet humility joyously unite the heart of the giver with the hearts of the benefited,
and with the omnipresence of the spirit of God."
— Paramahansa Yogananda
SRF How-to-Live Summer Youth Program 2013
In June and July 2013, Self-Realization Fellowship's "How-to-Live" Youth Programs for boys and girls were held at Camp Arbolado in California's San Bernardino mountains. The weeklong programs were attended by children and teens between the ages of 10 to 16, and were conducted by SRF monastics and trained lay disciples. As with SRF's other program's for children and teens, the strength of these Youth Programs lies in their foundation upon Paramahansa Yogananda's spiritual ideals of all-round development of body, mind, and soul.
Manifesting Divine Conciousness In Daily Life
New publications include Manifesting Divine Consciousness in Daily Life by Sri Mrinalini Mata and new DVDs and CDs featuring talks by Sri Daya Mata, Sri Mrinalini Mata, Brother Anandamoy, and Brother Bhaktananda. A new photograph of Paramahansa Yogananda and the 2014 Wall Calendar are also available.
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Hundreds of influential leaders in business, politics, and popular culture were introduced to Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi atthe 2011 memorial service of Steve Jobs, by express wish of the late business visionary and founder of Apple Computer, who passed away on October 5, 2011.
Sister Usha
For the third year in a row, Self-Realization Fellowship is participating in the annual Summer of Peace, which began June 21 and continues through September 21, 2013 to coincide with the United Nations International Day of Peace.
Convocation 2013 audience
"Imagine the largest ballroom in downtown LA filled to capacity with people engrossed in hearing the teachings of [Paramahansa] Yogananda — and then meditating together. This is the setting of the annual Self-Realization Fellowship Convocation....
Abano Terme, Italy
"I was so warmly received and cared for throughout the weekend," wrote one visiting member after attending a recent monastic-led weekend program in Atlanta, Georgia.
Autobiography of a Yogi — Bulgarian
Translations of Paramahansa Yogananda's remarkable life story, Autobiography of a Yogi, now include a Bulgarian-language edition. In addition, the Polish translation of Autobiography of a Yogi has been re-released in a new edition published by Self-Realization Fellowship. This brings to thirty-four the number of languages into which this spiritual classic has been translated.
SRF publications first-place in 2013 Latino Book Awards
On May 30th, Volume II of the Spanish-language edition of Paramahansa Yogananda's The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You was honored with the first-place award for Best Religious Book at the 15th annual International Latino Book Awards (ILBA) in New York City.
Voluntary League Appeal Spring 2013

Watch video update on Hollywood Lotus Tower project

A report on SRF's recent activities that were made possible by support from members and friends


Summer 2013 Self-Realization Magazine
Spiritualizing Your Inner Environment: The Yoga Science of Shielding Yourself From Negative Worldly Vibrations
Paramahansa Yogananda
How to counteract the myriad negative influences of our outer environment and enter the "secret sanctuary" of God's presence within
Autobiography of a Yogi — Sanskrit

The first-ever Sanskrit edition of Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi, published by Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS), was released by the Chief Minister (head of state) of Jharkhand, India, the Honorable Sri Arjun Munda, on November 17, 2012 at the YSS ashram in Ranchi (founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1918).

Rajarsi Janakananda and Paramahansa Yogananda
One of Paramahansa Yogananda's greatest disciples, the American businessman James J. Lynn, who was later to become Rajarsi Janakananda, was the subject of a recent National Public Radio broadcast on KCUR, Kansas City — "The Insurance Tycoon Who Became a Saint."
Ravi Shankar memorial Anoushka Shankar
A memorial service for Pandit Ravi Shankar—renowned sitarist who was the foremost exponent of India's classical music in the West for more than half a century and a dear friend of Paramahansa Yogananda's work—was held December 20, 2012 on the grounds of the Self-Realization Fellowship Ashram Center in Encinitas, California. He had passed away on December 11 at the age of 92.
Chanting For Deep Meditation
Announcing a new publication from Self-Realization Fellowship

This 72-page booklet presents archival recordings of Paramahansa Yogananda's Cosmic Chants, and reminiscences of his life and teachings, by one of his early close disciples. Two CDs included.


KABC-Lake Shrine
KABC TV's Eyewitness News recently featured the SRF Lake Shrine as anchor Ellen Leyva's favorite spot in Los Angeles.

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