SRF San Francisco

San Francisco
United States

The San Francisco Meditation Group is composed of members and friends of Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), a worldwide nonprofit religious organization founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1920. The aim of Self-Realization Fellowship is direct communion with God in meditation through the practice of Kriya Yoga, an ancient and sacred scientific technique of Meditation. They offer various lengths of meditation sessions, as well as retreats and other services.

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About the Place

and its People

The San Francisco Meditation Group is composed of members and friends of Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), a worldwide nonprofit religious organization founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1920. The aim of Self-Realization Fellowship is direct communion with God in meditation through the practice of Kriya Yoga, an ancient and sacred scientific technique of Meditation. They offer various lengths of meditation sessions, as well as retreats and other services.

In 1977 the San Francisco Meditation Group leased a community hall belonging to SHARP (Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People, a neighborhood group) on Ninth Avenue near Noriega Avenue. Services were moved from their private houses to the community hall. Unfortunately the lease could not be renewed when it expired. In December of 1979, the group moved to 2151 Irving Street (at 23rd Avenue) and it continued to be their home for over 20 years. In 1977, the search for a larger space began, but it wasn't until late 2002 that they finally found it. Their new and current chapel is located at 385 Ashton Avenue, off of Ocean Avenue. In May of 2013, San Francisco Meditation Group was granted stewardship of a strip of San Francisco’s Balboa Park along Ocean Avenue outside of the fencing on the north side of the street opposite the BART station and on the east side of the 280 Freeway, opposite the main campus of City College. They continue to enhance the garden weekly, and volunteers are always welcome.

Kriya Yoga

the Path

Kriya Yoga is an ancient form of yoga rediscovered by Lahiri Mahasaya and Paramhamsa Yogananda. With the help of this method, the practitioner can gain complete control over the forces of life.

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the Place

and its People

In 1977 the San Francisco Meditation Group leased a community hall belonging to SHARP (Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People, a neighborhood group) on Ninth Avenue near Noriega Avenue. Services were moved from their private houses to the community hall. Unfortunately the lease could not be renewed when it expired. In December of 1979, the group moved to 2151 Irving Street (at 23rd Avenue) and it continued to be their home for over 20 years. In 1977, the search for a larger space began, but it wasn't until late 2002 that they finally found it. Their new and current chapel is located at 385 Ashton Avenue, off of Ocean Avenue. In May of 2013, San Francisco Meditation Group was granted stewardship of a strip of San Francisco’s Balboa Park along Ocean Avenue outside of the fencing on the north side of the street opposite the BART station and on the east side of the 280 Freeway, opposite the main campus of City College. They continue to enhance the garden weekly, and volunteers are always welcome.

Kriya Yoga

the Path

Kriya Yoga is an ancient form of yoga rediscovered by Lahiri Mahasaya and Paramhamsa Yogananda. With the help of this method, the practitioner can gain complete control over the forces of life.

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the Place

and its People

In 1977 the San Francisco Meditation Group leased a community hall belonging to SHARP (Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People, a neighborhood group) on Ninth Avenue near Noriega Avenue. Services were moved from their private houses to the community hall. Unfortunately the lease could not be renewed when it expired. In December of 1979, the group moved to 2151 Irving Street (at 23rd Avenue) and it continued to be their home for over 20 years. In 1977, the search for a larger space began, but it wasn't until late 2002 that they finally found it. Their new and current chapel is located at 385 Ashton Avenue, off of Ocean Avenue. In May of 2013, San Francisco Meditation Group was granted stewardship of a strip of San Francisco’s Balboa Park along Ocean Avenue outside of the fencing on the north side of the street opposite the BART station and on the east side of the 280 Freeway, opposite the main campus of City College. They continue to enhance the garden weekly, and volunteers are always welcome.

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Self Realization Fellowship

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Self-Realization Fellowship is a worldwide spiritual organization founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1920 and legally incorporated as a non-profit religious organization in 1935, to serve as Yogananda's instrument for the preservation and worldwide dissemination of his writings and teachings, including Kriya Yoga.

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srf-sanfrancisco.orginfo@srf-sanfrancisco.org+1 415-584-8270
385 Ashton Ave
San Francisco
CA 94112
United States
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SRF San Francisco

San Francisco
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United States

The San Francisco Meditation Group is composed of members and friends of Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), a worldwide nonprofit religious organization founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1920. The aim of Self-Realization Fellowship is direct communion with God in meditation through the practice of Kriya Yoga, an ancient and sacred scientific technique of Meditation. They offer various lengths of meditation sessions, as well as retreats and other services.

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