Are your services open to everyone, or just for members?
All our meditation services are open to the public and all sincere seekers are welcome.
What exactly is a group meditation?
Group meditations are comprised of periods of silent meditation, devotional chanting and inspirational reading. Those who are new to meditation may wish to attend our Guided Meditations (on the first Sunday of each month) first.
Can I do the Energization Exercises at the beginning of your group meditations although I am not a SRF member?
You may join us doing the Enegization Exercises. However, the exercises will be practiced without explanation. The technique is given only in the SRF Lessons.
How much do you charge for meditation services?
There is no charge for attending our meditation services. All expenses are based on donations. If you wish to make a voluntary contribution, there is a donation box at the back of the Chapel.
Do I have to register for attending your services?
You do not have to register for meditation services. We appreciate if you arrive on time. If you would like to talk to one of us before your first visit please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
How much experience do I need to attend your meditations?
Basically you do not need any background in meditation to attend our services, although it is very helpful to have the SRF meditation techniques. However, we recommend you to read Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi.
Where can I find more information about Paramahansa Yogananda and Self-Realization Fellowship?
You can learn more about SRF by visiting the Self-Realization Fellowship website at www.yogananda-srf.org.
Undreamed of Possibilities, the introductory booklet on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, is available on the SRF website, and copies are also available on our free-literature table.
You can learn more about the life of Paramahansa Yogananda by reading his book, Autobiography of a Yogi, which can be found at most major bookstores and public libraries.
Is your meditation room suitable for disabled users?
Yes, our meditation room as well as the entrance of the building is with wheelchair access. There is also an elevator in the building.
I have heard about Kriya Yoga and would like to learn more. Where can I find information?
You can learn more about Kriya Yoga in Chapter 26 of Autobiography of a Yogi, in which Paramahansa Yogananda describes the history & purpose of Kriya Yoga. If you have further questions, please check the SRF website or call Self-Realization Fellowship at (323) 225-2471, 9:00 am–5:00 pm (USA Pacific Time), and a monastic will be happy to discuss them with you.
Do you also give lectures and classes on meditation and Kriya Yoga in your meditation room?
Apart from brief instructions given at the beginning of the services, the techniques of meditations are not explained. Those interested in learning the SRF techniques of meditation are encouraged to apply for the SRF Lessons. SRF- monastics from Los Angeles are visiting European meditation groups on a regular basis. Please check the SRF Website or call Self-Realization Fellowship if you want to get further information on that.