11 am -12 noon
The Readings Service includes periods of prayer, chanting, readings and meditation. The readings include quotes from the New Testament and the Bhagavad Gita with interpretations by Paramahansa Yogananda. The main reading is from Yogananda's writings.
8:00 am - 10:45 am
The Group Meditation Service includes periods of prayer, chanting and silent meditation. Paramahansa Yogananda emphasized that the united devotion and concentration of many yoga devotees can powerfully increase the depth of each individual's meditation. Meditation Services provide opportunities to practice the methods of concentration and meditation taught in the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons.
"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". — Paramahansa Yogananda
We start at 8 am with the Energization Exercises. After a very short inspiration reading and the opening chant we start the meditation at about 8:25 am. You are very welcome to join us quietly during the period of chanting at 9 am and from 10 am onwards. All are welcome.