FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
*WHAT MEDITATION TECHNIQUES DO WE PRACTICE?
We practice the yoga techniques of meditation, concentration, and energization taught by Paramahansa Yogananda – including Kriya Yoga, a sacred spiritual science originating millenniums ago in India
*DO WE TEACH PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA'S MEDITATION TECHNIQUES DURING OUR MEDITATION SERVICES?
Paramahansa Yogananda's meditation techniques are not reviewed during our meditation services. Step-by-step instructions in the techniques that he taught are given through the Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) Lessons for Home Study.
*WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT FROM OUR MEDITATION SERVICES?
The meditation service includes periods of prayer, chanting and silent meditation. The agenda is as follows:
Service Reading: short devotional reading from Paramahansa Yogananda’s writings or SRF books.
Healing Service: at the close of the Meditation Service, time is spent in praying for those who are in need of healing and for world peace.
*WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN OUR MEDITATIONS?
All our meditation services are open to the public and we warmly welcome all sincere seekers.
You do not need any background in meditation to attend our services, although it is helpful to study the meditation techniques provided in the SRF Lessons for Home Study.
If no techniques are known, silently call on God in the language of your heart.
*IS THERE A CHARGE FOR OUR MEDITATION SERVICES?
There is no charge for attending our services. However, there is an optional donation box for those who may wish to help cover our operating expenses (we are completely volunteer-supported) and which also allows us to assist in the worldwide humanitarian work of SRF.
*I WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA AND HIS TEACHINGS. WHERE DO I START?
As an introduction to Paramahansa Yogananda's teachings, we suggest that you read the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi.
*WHAT OTHER BOOKS BY PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA DO YOU RECOMMEND?
The collection of Paramahansa Yogananda’s talks and essays is a great introduction to his teachings. In this anthology, Yogananda explores a wide variety of spiritual topics such as meditation, life after death, health and healing, the unlimited powers of the human mind, the equality of man and woman, and the interrelatedness of all life.
Volume I: “Man’s Eternal Quest”
Volume II: “The Divine Romance
Volume III: “Journey to Self-Realization”
The anthology is available for purchase in the SRF bookstore: http://bookstore.yogananda-srf.org/ and Amazon.
Paramahansa Yogananda was a prolific author… we invite you to peruse his titles in the link provided above.
For more information on the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda,
please visit the official website of Self-Realization Fellowship: www.yogananda.org
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