“Group meditation is a castle that protects the new spiritual aspirants as well as the veteran meditators. Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group by the law of invisible vibratory exchange of group magnetism.”
Thursday evening and Sunday morning meditation services consist of periods of chanting and meditation. Meditation periods last from twenty to forty minutes and are separated by periods of devotional chanting. It is best to arrive at the start of the service if possible. Paramahansa Yogananda asked that those entering or leaving during a meditation service do so when there is chanting, as this preserves the silence in the room during the meditation periods.
Meditation services on Sunday afternoon are more informal. During this meditation you may arrive and depart at your convenience.
Our reading / inspirational service consists of readings from the lectures and writings of Paramahansa Yogananda combined with brief periods of chanting and meditation. We recommend Sunday Readings Service as an excellent introduction to Self-Realization Fellowship and the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.