2020 – Centennial Year of Self-Realization Fellowship
The year 2020 marks a profoundly significant milestone in the history of Self-Realization Fellowship — the 100th anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda’s arrival in America from his native India, and his founding of Self-Realization Fellowship, the worldwide spiritual organization he established to disseminate his Kriya Yoga teachings.
To commemorate this auspicious occasion, SRF is planning a number of special events throughout 2020.
A detailed program will be posted at the beginning of the new year.
Six Hour Meditation
Saturday, January 4, 2020 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Main Chapel
Brother Jayananda will be here to lead the meditation. The DVD of Sri Daya Mata’s talk, “Him I Shall Follow”, will be shown from 1:30 – 2:30 pm.
The Temple Six Hour Meditations consist of periods of silent mediation lasting approximately 40 – 45 minutes.
Chanting, accompanied by the temple kirtan group, occurs between meditation periods.
Livestream & Birth Anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Livestream Event | 9:30 am | Main Chapel
A livestreamed inaugural celebration on January 5, 2020, commemorating the birth of Paramahansa Yogananda, led by SRF President Brother Chidananda with monastics at the SRF International Headquarters will be viewed in the Main Chapel.
This event replaces the 10:00 am mediation.
The 11:00 am Lecture Service will follow the Livestream.
The Livestream can be viewed at this link:
Livestream January 5, 2020
Birthday Commemoration Service | 5:00 pm | Main Chapel
(Please note there will be no meditation prior to the Commemoration Service.)
Birthday Cake | 6:30 pm | East Chapel
The annual celebrating of our guru’s birthday with cake and fellowship immediately follow the commemoration service.
Paramahansa Yogananda Commemoration Meditation
Saturday, January 11 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Main Chapel
The annual commemoration meditation to honor our guru, Paramahansa Yogananda.
This is a lay-disciple led meditation accompanied by the temple kirtan group.
Please bring an offering of fruit as a symbol of your devotion.
For devotees who are unable to remain for the full day, we recommend attending the morning portion.