"We are attuned to God, our perception is limitless, pervading everywhere
in the oceanic flow of Divine Presence. When Spirit is known,
and when we know ourselves as Spirit, there is no land or sea, no earth or sky — all is He."

Paramahansa Yogananda

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Paramahansa Yogananda
Welcome To The
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This group is composed of devoted members and friends of the Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF).

For more than 85 years, SRF has been dedicated to carrying on the spiritual and humanitarian work of its founder, Paramahansa Yogananda, widely revered as the father of Yoga in the West.

SRF is a worldwide religious organization with international headquarters in Los Angeles. As expressed in the Aims and Ideals formulated by Paramahansa Yogananda, the society seeks to foster a spirit of greater understanding and goodwill among the diverse peoples and religions of our global family, and to help those of all cultures and nationalities to realize and express more fully in their lives the beauty, nobility, and divinity of the human spirit.

 Insight and Guidance From Paramahansa Yogananda's Talks and Writings


Insight and Guidance From Paramahansa Yogananda's Talks and Writings

  gold lotus rule

 

Fear comes from the heart. If ever you feel overcome by dread of some illness or accident, you should inhale and exhale deeply, slowly, and rhythmically several times, relaxing with each exhalation. This helps the circulation to become normal. If your heart is truly quiet you cannot feel fear at all.

Wine of the Mystic  

 gold lotus rule

 

Whatever it is that you fear, take your mind away from it and leave it to God. Have faith in Him. Much suffering is due simply to worry. Why suffer now when the malady has not yet come? Since most of our ills come through fear, if you give up fear you will be free at once. The healing will be instant. Every night, before you sleep, affirm: "The Heavenly Father is with me; I am protected." Mentally surround yourself with Spirit and His cosmic energy….Chant "Aum" three times, or the word "God." That will shield you. You will feel His wonderful protection. Be fearless.
 

Whenever you feel afraid, put your hand over your heart, next to the skin; rub from left to right, and say, "Father, I am free. Tune out this fear from my heart-radio." Just as you tune out static on an ordinary radio, so if you continuously rub the heart from left to right, and continuously concentrate on the thought that you want to tune out fear from your heart, it will go; and the joy of God will be perceived.

Wine of the Mystic  

  gold lotus rule

 

God has given us one tremendous instrument of protection —more powerful than machine guns, electricity, poison gas, or any medic —the mind. It is the mind that must be strengthened....An important part of the adventure of life is to get hold of the mind, and to keep that controlled mind constantly attuned to the Lord. This is the secret of a happy, successful existence....It comes by exercising mind power and by attuning the mind to God through meditation....The easiest way to overcome disease, disappointments, and disasters is to be in constant attunement with God.

Wine of the Mystic  

  gold lotus rule

 

True happiness, lasting happiness, lies only in God, "having whom no other gain is greater." In Him is the only safety, the only shelter, the only escape from all our fears. You have no other security in the world, no other freedom. The only true freedom lies in God. So strive deeply to contact Him in meditation morning and night, as well as throughout the day in all work and duties you perform. Yoga teaches that where God is, there is no fear, no sorrow. The successful yogi can stand unshaken midst the crash of breaking worlds; he is secure in the realization: "Lord, where I am, there Thou must come."

Wine of the Mystic  

  gold lotus rule

 

Let us pray in our hearts for a League of Souls and a United World. Though we may seem pided by race, creed, color, class, and political prejudices, still, as children of the one God we are able in our souls to feel brotherhood and world unity. May we work for the creation of a United World in which every nation will be a useful part, guided by God through man's enlightened conscience. In our hearts we can all learn to be free from hate and selfishness. Let us pray for harmony among the nations, that they march hand in hand through the gate of a fair new civilization.

Wine of the Mystic  

  gold lotus rule

 

Most of all I emphasize that you should get busy seeking God through meditation....Just beneath the shadows of this life is His wondrous Light. The universe is a vast temple of His presence. When you meditate, you will find doors opening to Him everywhere. When you have communion with Him, not all the ravages of the world can take away that Joy and Peace.

Wine of the Mystic  

  gold lotus rule

 

 

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RMC Services

The Richmond Meditation Circle meets every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at

8401 Patterson Avenue
Suite 204
Richmond, VA 23229-6430

The location is marked on the map shown by clicking the  Directions  menu item above.
Contact Dr. Raval at (804) 305-1415 if you have any questions.

2018 SRF World Convocation Invitation

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2018 SRF World Convocation 
August 5 - 11, 2018

Self-Realization Fellowship cordially invites you to the 2018 Convocation. Thousands of SRF members from around the world will gather in Los Angeles for a profoundly inspiring week of spiritual renewal and fellowship, as we immerse ourselves in the teachings of our guru, Paramahansa Yogananda.

New for 2018: Simultaneous Spanish translations will be available during most events

Livestreamed Satsanga With Brother Chidananda: Friday, August 10, 7:30 p.m. PDT

A special Friday evening satsanga with Brother Chidananda, president and spiritual head of Self-Realization Fellowship, will be livestreamed from Convocation. Tune in August 10th for the live broadcast.

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