Washington DC Center of Self-Realization Fellowship

SRF Monastic Visit with Kriya Initiation, April 19-21

Self-Realization Fellowship monastics, Brother Govindananda and Brahmachari Neil, will be visiting Washington D.C., April 19–21, 2024, to meet with members and friends of Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual family. During the weekend there will be inspirational programs, meditation classes, and a Kriya Yoga initiation. You can find the complete schedule of the program below.

We hope you will be able to join us for this time of divine fellowship — a wonderful opportunity to commune with God and Gurus, and to delve deeper into the understanding and practice of Paramahansaji’s teachings. While we recognize that some of you may not be able to attend the whole weekend, we encourage you to participate as much as you can in these special meetings.

You are most welcome to bring family and friends to the inspirational programs. Please note that anyone wishing to attend classes on the meditation techniques will be asked to show a student or Kriyaban card for admittance. Newcomers interested in studying the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda may attend these classes by enrolling for the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons, either before or during the weekend program. Further information and applications for the Lessons are available at SRFLessons.org or at the event itself.

Important information for SRF Lessons students and Kriyabans wishing to attend the Kriya Yoga Ceremony:

* If you are not yet a Kriyaban and wish to apply for Kriya, we encourage you to submit your Kriya application through the Member Portal no later than April 1st, 2024Note: If you are not able to submit your application through the Member Portal or need technical assistance, you are welcome to contact the International Help Desk at helpdesk@yogananda-srf.org.

* If you are a Kriyaban and have not attended a Kriya Yoga ceremony: please register by sending an email to Membership Services Kriya Registrar through KriyaRegistrar@yogananda-srf.org, or call +1 (818) 549 5151 no later than April 1st, 2024.

* If you have already attended a Kriya Yoga ceremony, you do not need to register for the initiation but please send an email to washington.dc.srf@gmail.com letting us know that you will be attending the ceremony. Moreover, you will be asked to show your Kriyaban card in order to attend. If you need a replacement card please send an email to Membership Services Kriya Registrar through KriyaRegistrar@yogananda-srf.org, or call +1 (818) 549 5151 no later than April 1st, 2024.

We joyously anticipate meeting with you to share the inspiration of our Guru’s soul-revealing Kriya Yoga teachings. He told us: “Those who sincerely seek Him will surely find Him. Those who want to love the Lord and yearn to enter His kingdom, and who sincerely wish in their hearts to know Him, will find Him. You must have an ever-increasing desire for Him, day and night. He will acknowledge your love by fulfilling His promise to you throughout eternity, and you shall know joy and happiness unending.

Friday, April 19
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. — Public Lecture with Guided Meditation
8:30 – 9:30 p.m. — Reception with light refreshments 

Saturday, April 20
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. — Meditation     
10:00 – 11:15 a.m. — Technique Review Class I *
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. — Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Technique Review Class II *         
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. — Kriya Yoga Initiation **

Sunday, April 21
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. — Kriya Yoga Review Class **
10:00 – 10:50 a.m. — Meditation
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Sunday Service
12:15 – 1:45 p.m. — Reception with light refreshments
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. — Satsanga

*  Open to students of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons
** Open to Kriyabans only

Events to be held at:
Washington D.C. Center of Self-Realization Fellowship, 4911 Niagara Road, College Park, MD 20740

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For further information:
Email: Washington.dc.srf@gmail.com 
Telephone: 301-514-5792 or 718-902-4486

The events are geared toward adults, but children twelve years and older who are Self-Realization Fellowship students may attend if they wish. We are not able to accommodate younger children at the meetings.

We ask that no audio or video recordings (cell phone cameras included) be made during the events, and that still photography be limited to outdoor areas. Thank you for your cooperation.

The moment you realize that in all other pursuits it was God you were seeking, then you are on the path toward your Infinite Home.