Washington DC Center of Self-Realization Fellowship

Weekly Services Schedule

Always check the Calendar to verify dates and times of these services.

Sunday Morning

10:00–10:50 amMeditation ServiceEspecially for meditation beginners.
11:00–12:00 noonReading ServiceMost accessible service for those new to SRF. Readings from the writings of Paramahansa Yogananda with brief periods of meditation and chanting, ending with a brief healing prayer service.
11:00–12:00 noonSunday School JuniorsIntroduces children ages 4-9 to the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and to meditation. Supervised group activities and crafts. Held every Sunday, September to May.
11:00–12:00 noon on every second and fourth SundaySunday School SeniorsYouth 10-18 are welcome. The teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda are discussed and explored as they relate to this age youth. Classes also include meditation and group activities. Held 2nd and 4th Sundays, September to May.

Sunday Evening

6:00–9:00 pm3-Hour Meditation*Recommended for experienced meditators (see Group Meditation Guidelines). First Sunday of the month also includes Kirtan Chanting during February, April, June, October, November.

*Energization Exercises: Sunday evening meditation begins with group practice of the Energization Exercises (optional).

Thursday Evening

6:00–7:00 pmSRF Lessons Study GroupGroup study of SRF Lessons following SRF Center Department format. Must be a SRF Lesson Student or Kriyaban to attend.
7:30–9:00 pmInspirational ServiceMid-week pick-me-up. Inspirational readings from Paramahansa Yogananda’s writings with periods of chanting and meditation, ending with a brief healing prayer service.

Kirtan Chanting

Kirtan is group devotional singing accompanied by traditional Indian instruments such as Tabla (drum), Tamboura (string instrument), cymbals, bells and harmonium. There is a period of silent meditation between chants to deepen devotion to God. For more information, see SRF website’s Kirtan Chanting.

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.