Organisation: Self Realization Fellowship
Founded: 1920
Founder: Paramahansa Yogananda
Type of Meditation: Kriya Yoga

Paramahansa Yogananda founded Self-Realization Fellowship in 1920 to make available the universal teachings of Kriya Yoga, a sacred spiritual science originating millenniums ago in India. The society publishes Paramahansa Yogananda's writings, lectures, and recorded talks; oversees temples, retreats, meditation centers, and the monastic communities of the Self-Realization Order; and guides the work of the Worldwide Prayer Circle, a network of groups and individuals dedicated to praying for those in need of physical, mental, or spiritual aid and for world peace and harmony.

Yoga Meditation Methods Taught by Paramahansa Yogananda
Central to Paramahansa Yogananda's teachings, which embody a complete philosophy and way of life, are scientific techniques of concentration and meditation that lead to the direct personal experience of God. These yoga methods quiet body and mind, and make it possible to withdraw one's energy and attention from the usual turbulence of thoughts, emotions, and sensory perceptions. In the clarity of that inner stillness, one comes to experience a deepening interior peace and awareness of God's presence.

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Centres around Aotearoa


Auckland Temple Contact:
09 478 2111

Palmerston North

Graham Odering
Our self realization fellowship meditation circle has been meeting regularly for the past forty four years on Sunday evenings at 7pm at 271 College st Palmerston North


Wellington Temple Contact:
John Joyce
You are welcome to join us at one of our meditation services which are currently scheduled on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at our center, 103c Kelburn Parade, Kelburn, Wellington.


Christchurch Circle Contacts:
Sarena Tokona
Karoline Grant