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Manifesting Divine Consciousness 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).

 

Paramahansa Yogananda and Rajarsi Janakananda
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.”
Anoushka Shankar speaking at Ravi Shankar Memorial
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 Mediation With Sri Durga Mata
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.
Voluntary League  Appeal Winter 2012-13

“The spiritual relation of souls united in seeking God is stronger and more binding than any other relation. Each person is born into a particular family for one lifetime only; but he or she who forms a spiritual bond with kindred souls will walk together the path to God through many lifetimes.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine on ABC News
KABC TV’s Eyewitness News recently featured the SRF Lake Shrine as anchor Ellen Leyva’s favorite spot in Los Angeles.
Sister Draupadi
Sister Draupadi, a senior nun of the Self-Realization Fellowship monastic order, was a featured guest in August on The Wisdom Show, an Internet-based radio show that focuses on human potential, positive growth, and spiritual development.
The annual United Nations International Day of Peace is being observed this year on Friday, September 21. Self-Realization Fellowship invites its members and friends to join us in spirit by spending a few minutes at noon, or any other time, praying for peace and harmony throughout the world.
Sri Mrinalini Mata Addresses 2012 Convocation Audience
Journeying from all over the U.S. and more than 45 other countries, approximately 4,000 Self-Realization Fellowship members and friends congregated for a powerful week of spiritual rejuvenation at the 2012 World Convocation.
Encinitas Temple of Self-Realization Fellowship Opens New Auxiliary Chapel
On August 18, 2012, Encinitas city officials, Self-Realization Fellowship ministers, and hundreds of SRF members gathered to celebrate the opening of the beautiful new SRF auxiliary chapel located at 1105 2nd Street in Encinitas, California.
Be Messengers of God's Light and Love
New DVD: “Portal to the Inner Light” — A Talk by Sri Mrinalini Mata 

“Portal to the Inner Light
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Official Release of Paramahansa Yogananda’s
The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You
An evening with Sri Mrinalini Mata.
The Second Coming Of Christ -Spanish
Taking part in the largest and most important Latino book competition in the United States, the Spanish-language edition of Paramahansa Yogananda’s The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You recently won first-place awards for both Best Religious Book (Spanish or bilingual) and Best Spiritual/New Age Book (Spanish or bilingual) at the 14th annual International Latino Book Awards (ILBA), held on June 5 in New York City.
Voluntary League Summer Newsletter 2012
Dear Friend,
Paramahansa Yogananda once wrote of the “great value in visiting places where saints have lived”: “Assisi, the abode of St. Francis; Bodh Gaya, where Buddha attained enlightenment; Jerusalem, where Jesus preached — such places are forever permeated with the vibrations left there by the divine souls who walked those grounds. Their vibrations will remain until this earth is dissolved. Where souls have communed with God, there you will find greater communion and response from God. Often such pilgrimages completely change one’s life for the better.”
Brother Satyananda

Self-Realization Fellowship is a participant in Summer of Peace 2012, which brings together “peace-builders” from around the world — representing diverse locales such as Nigeria, India, United States, and many others — in what has been described as the world’s largest global telesummit for building a culture of peace.

TEDx Talk by Swami Smaranananda Giri
Being Actively Calm and Calmly Active
Swami Smaranananda Giri, General Secretary, Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, recently spoke at TEDx IIM Ranchi. In this talk, Swamiji explores the principle of maintaining inner peace and being actively calm while also calmly active.
Audio Video Index
Following are the various audio and video clips that are available on our website. We have indexed them for your convenience in terms of where they are located on the site.
A new Self-Realization Fellowship Temple in Berkeley, California
We are very pleased to announce that the Self-Realization Fellowship Temple in Berkeley, California — the temporary location of the former SRF Richmond Temple — is now open for regularly scheduled services and Sunday School programs.
150th anniversary of Kriya Yoga's revival
The year 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of the reintroduction of the ancient science of Kriya Yoga into the modern world. It was in 1861 that Lahiri Mahasaya met the deathless guru Mahavatar Babaji in the Himalayas and received initiation into the sacred soul-science. As Paramahansa Yogananda has written: “This auspicious event did not happen to Lahiri Mahasaya alone; it was a fortunate moment for all the human race. The lost, or long-vanished, highest art of yoga was again being brought to light.”
The Holy Science in Portuguese
In response to growing interest around the world for the soul-liberating teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, recent months have witnessed numerous translations of SRF books and recordings into other languages.
KABC "Eye on LA" honors Paramahansa Yogananda
In a special segment on “Classic L.A.,” ABC-TV’s Eye on L.A. paid homage to the landmarks and luminaries – “from A to Z” – that are “enduring and endearing” parts of the Los Angeles landscape. And, for the letter “Y,” the subject  chosen was Paramahansa Yogananda – who has introduced millions of seekers to yoga through his spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, and who chose Los Angeles for the international headquarters of his Self-Realization Fellowship in 1925.
New DVD: Be a Messengers of God's Light and Love by Sri Mrinalini Mata
Be Messengers of God’s Light and Love
An informal talk by Sri Mrinalini Mata on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda 
Sri Mrinalini Mata is one of the close disciples of Paramahansa Yogananda personally chosen and trained by him to help guide his society after his passing. She has dedicated more than 60 years to selflessly serving the Guru’s work. In 2011, Sri Mrinalini Mata became president and spiritual head of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India; and this evening of divine inspiration from the 2011 SRF World Convocation was the first time she spoke at an international gathering of SRF/YSS devotees since becoming president.
 

 


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