Upcoming Events...

 

Dear friends of the Self-Realization Fellowship,

During the summer, the group and the SRF office in Paris are closed.
Our meditation services will resume on Friday, September 09.
We wish you a pleasant and happy summer.
The office.

Here is the schedule for the new year:

September 2022

- Friday September 09 from 18h30 to 20h30

- Friday September 16 from 18h30 to 20h30 Janmashtami Sri Krishna

- Friday September 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Mahasamadhi by L. Mahasaya

- Friday September 30 from 18h30 to 20h30 L. Mahasaya's birthday

 

October 2022

- Friday 07 October from 18h30 to 20h30 Service in memory of Mrs. Françoise Hervouet

- Friday October 14 from 18h30 to 20h30

- Friday 21 October from 18h30 to 20h30

- Friday October 28 from 18h30 to 20h30

 

November 2022

- Friday 04 November from 18h30 to 20h30

- Friday 18 November from 18h30 to 20h30

- Sunday November 20 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

- Friday November 25 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

 

 

December 2022

- Friday 02 December from 18h30 to 20h30

- Friday 09 December from 18h30 to 20h30

- Saturday December 17 from 10h00 to 18h00 Christmas meditation


To participate in the meditations, please register at this address:
astrid.lindbergh@orange.fr

 

Meditation:

Please check the name of the hall allocated to SRF Paris
on the notice board near the reception. 

  

 Birthdays , Mahasamdhis and commémorations: Please bring flowers with donations

 

Where to find us

Maison de la Salle
78A rue de Sèvres
75007 Paris
Metro : Duroc

La Maison de la Salle rents rooms you can book, if you wish, during your stay in Paris.


There are two possibilities: send an email to mls.acceuil@lasallefrance.fr or telephone 01.44.49.36.00 from 9am to 11:30am, Monday to Friday.


The person who takes care of room reservations is Madame Lafaye Aurélie.

 

“Self-realization is the knowing — in body, mind, and soul — that we are one with the omnipresence of God...”

— Paramahansa Yogananda

For more than eighty-five years, Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) has been dedicated to carrying on the spiritual and humanitarian work of its founder, Paramahansa Yogananda, widely revered as the father of Yoga in the West.

SRF is a worldwide religious organization with international headquarters in Los Angeles. As expressed in the Aims and Ideals formulated by Paramahansa Yogananda, the society seeks to foster a spirit of greater understanding and goodwill among the diverse peoples and religions of our global family, and to help those of all cultures and nationalities to realize and express more fully in their lives the beauty, nobility, and divinity of the human spirit.

Paramahansa Yogananda founded Self-Realization Fellowship in 1920 to make available the universal teachings of Kriya Yoga, a sacred spiritual science originating millenniums ago in India. These nonsectarian teachings embody a complete philosophy and way of life for achieving all-round success and well-being, as well as methods of meditation for achieving life's ultimate goal — union of the soul with Spirit (God).

The teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda are made available, today as during his lifetime, through the printed Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons. This comprehensive home-study series — studied by many thousands of people all over the world — gives instruction in all the meditation techniques of the Kriya Yoga science, as well as in the many other aspects of balanced spiritual living taught by Yogananda.

 

Today, Self-Realization Fellowship has grown to include more than 500 temples and centers around the world and has members in over 175 countries. In India and surrounding countries, Paramahansa Yogananda's work is known as Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS), which has more than 100 centers, retreats, and ashrams.

Sri Daya Mata, one of the earliest and closest disciples of Paramahansa Yogananda during his lifetime, was spiritual head and president of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India from 1955 until her passing in 2010. Sri Mrinalini Mata, another of Yogananda’s closest disciples, is the current spiritual head and president of SRF/YSS. Most SRF members are men and women with responsibilities to work and family, who learn through the Self-Realization teachings how to balance their active lives with meditation. In Yogananda’s teachings, they find guidance for spiritualizing marriage and family life, creating success and prosperity in business and professional endeavors, and contributing in a meaningful and serviceful way to their community, nation, and the world at large.

In accord with its founder’s wishes, the work of Self-Realization Fellowship is guided by the monastic order that Paramahansaji established along the lines of the ancient swami tradition of India. The monks and nuns of SRF (among whom there are still some who were with the Guru during his lifetime) take formal vows of renunciation; and are responsible for serving the spiritual needs of Self-Realization members and friends worldwide.
Among the many activities and services of Self-Realization Fellowship worldwide are:

      • Publishing the writings, lectures, and recorded talks of Paramahansa Yogananda and his monastic disciples
      • Operating retreats, temples, and meditation centers where people from all walks of life can come together in a spirit of community and fellowship
      • A quarterly magazine, Self-Realization, devoted to healing of body, mind, and soul
      • Spiritual training of monks and nuns in the SRF monastic communities
      • Conducting lecture tours and classes on Paramahansa Yogananda’s Kriya Yoga teachings, including an annual weeklong World Convocation
      • Programs on meditation and spiritual living for children and teens
      • Offering individual spiritual guidance by letter, telephone, and in person
      • Supporting various charitable relief and welfare activities around the world
      • Guiding the work of the Worldwide Prayer Circle, a network of groups and individuals dedicated to praying for those in need of physical, mental, or spiritual aid; and for world peace and harmony

 

Paramahansa Yogananda


Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952) is considered one of the preeminent spiritual figures of modern times.
Author of the best-selling spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, this beloved world teacher came to America in 1920 from his native India, and was the first great master of yoga to live and teach in the West for an extended period (more than 30 years). He is now widely recognized as the Father of Yoga in the West. He founded Self-Realization Fellowship (1920) and Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (1917), which continue to carry on his spiritual legacy worldwide under the leadership of Sri Mrinalini Mata, one of his closest disciples.

Paramahansa Yogananda has profoundly impacted the lives of millions with his comprehensive teachings on:

      • the science of Kriya Yoga meditation,
      • the underlying unity of all true religions,
      • the art of balanced health and well-being in body, mind, and soul.


His teachings and the meditation techniques he taught are available today through:
Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons a comprehensive home-study series originated by Yogananda himself;

Programs conducted by ordained monks and nuns of the Self-Realization Fellowship Monastic Order at SRF temples and meditation centers all over the world.
Books, recordings, and other publications from SRF, the organization he founded to disseminate his teachings worldwide;