the Organization

Self Realization Fellowship

Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) is a worldwide spiritual organization founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, an Indian monk and spiritual teacher. SRF is dedicated to sharing the teachings of Kriya Yoga, a spiritual discipline that combines meditation, yoga, and other spiritual practices to help individuals achieve a higher state of consciousness and achieve self-realization, or union with the Divine.

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About the Organization

Paramahansa Yogananda was born in India in 1893 and began his spiritual training at a young age. He later travelled to the United States, where he established Self-Realization Fellowship in 1920. Yogananda is best known for his book "Autobiography of a Yogi," which has been translated into more than 30 languages and has inspired millions of people around the world.

SRF offers a variety of spiritual practices, teachings, and resources to support the spiritual growth and development of its members. These include meditation, yoga and other spiritual disciplines, classes and workshops, retreats, and study materials such as books, tapes, and videos. SRF also operates temples, meditation centers, and retreats in various locations around the world, and sponsors lectures, concerts, and other events to promote the teachings of Yogananda and the practice of Kriya Yoga.

The teachings of SRF are based on the spiritual principles of yoga and the spiritual practices of Kriya Yoga, which Yogananda taught as a path to self-realization and a direct personal experience of the Divine. SRF teaches that the ultimate goal of human life is to achieve union with the Divine and to live in a state of permanent inner peace and happiness.

SRF offers a variety of resources and programs to support the spiritual growth and development of its members. These include:

  • Meditation and yoga classes and workshops
  • Retreats and intensive spiritual retreats
  • Study materials such as books, tapes, and videos
  • Temples and meditation centers for group practice and spiritual support
  • Annual convocations and other events featuring teachings and spiritual practices from the SRF tradition

SRF is a non-profit organization and is supported by the contributions of its members and supporters. It is open to people of all backgrounds and beliefs and does not require its members to adopt any specific set of beliefs or practices.

the Path of

Kriya Yoga

Kriya Yoga is a spiritual path that emphasizes the practice of specific techniques and disciplines in order to bring about spiritual growth and realization. It is based on the teachings of the ancient Indian sage Patanjali, who outlined the path of Kriya Yoga in his Yoga Sutras.

The goal of Kriya Yoga is to help practitioners develop concentration and control over their minds, emotions, and physical bodies in order to achieve a state of inner peace and clarity. Through the practice of Kriya Yoga, practitioners aim to purify their minds and bodies, and to connect with their own inner wisdom and divine nature. The practice of Kriya Yoga includes a number of different techniques and disciplines, such as meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), mantra repetition, and physical postures (asanas).

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Origin and history

Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) was founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, an Indian monk and spiritual teacher. Yogananda was born in India in 1893 and began his spiritual training at a young age. He later travelled to the United States, where he established SRF as a means of sharing the teachings of Kriya Yoga with a wider audience.

Yogananda is best known for his book "Autobiography of a Yogi," which has been translated into more than 30 languages and has inspired millions of people around the world. The book chronicles Yogananda's spiritual journey and the teachings of the great spiritual masters he encountered in India.

SRF was established in Los Angeles, California, in 1920 and has since grown to include a worldwide network of temples, meditation centers, and retreats. It is a non-profit organization and is supported by the contributions of its members and supporters. SRF is open to people of all backgrounds and beliefs and does not require its members to adopt any specific set of beliefs or practices.

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the Centers and Practice Groups

Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) has a worldwide network of temples, meditation centers, and retreats that provide a place for its members and the general public to learn about and practice the spiritual teachings of the organization. These centers offer a variety of spiritual practices, classes, and events to support the spiritual growth and development of SRF members and to introduce the public to the teachings of SRF.

Here is a list of some of the activities that may be offered at an SRF center:

  • Kriya Yoga Initiations: The SRF gives initiations into the practice of Kriya Yoga regularly at many of their centers and groups.
  • Meditation: SRF centers offer meditation classes and workshops to help members and the general public learn about and practice the techniques of meditation taught by Paramahansa Yogananda.
  • Yoga and other spiritual practices: SRF centers may offer classes or workshops on yoga and other spiritual practices, such as pranayama (breathing techniques) and kriya yoga (a spiritual discipline combining meditation, yoga, and other spiritual practices).
  • Study groups: Many SRF centers have study groups that meet regularly to study the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and the spiritual principles of SRF.
  • Retreats: SRF centers may offer retreats that provide an opportunity for deeper spiritual practice and study. These retreats can range from one day to several weeks in length and may include meditation, yoga, and other spiritual practices.
  • Special events: SRF centers may host special events such as lectures, concerts, and other cultural events to promote the teachings of SRF and to provide an opportunity for members and the general public to come together for spiritual enrichment.
here are the places of the

Self Realization Fellowship

Below you will find the places around the world, that practice this path.

SRF Nice

SRF Nice

Nice

France

Kriya Yoga
Group
SRF Roma

SRF Roma

Rome

Italy

Kriya Yoga
Center