"Self-realization is the knowing -- in body, mind, and soul -- that we are one with the omnipresence of God; that we do not have to pray that it come to us, that we are not merely near it at all times, but that God's omnipresence is our omnipresence, that we are just as much a part of Him now as we will ever be. All we have to do is improve our knowing."
~ Paramahansa Yogananda
If you would like to know more about Paramahansa Yogananda and SRF, visit the website for Mother Center in Los Angeles California.
The Autobiography of a Yogi is a spiritual classic written by Paramahansa Yogananda more than 60 years ago. It has been a best seller, translated into 26 languages worldwide.
Welcome to the Denver Meditation Group of Self-Realization Fellowship. We are composed of devoted members and friends of Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), a worldwide religious organization with international headquarters in Los Angeles, California. Self-Realization Fellowship was founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda for the purpose of disseminating Kriya Yoga, a definite scientific technique for attaining direct personal experience of God. Meditation is a part of every SRF service.
Through its worldwide service and teachings, Self-Realization Fellowship seeks to awaken greater understanding of the harmony underlying all religions, and a fuller expression in this world of the love that unites all people when they realize their oneness in God.
Weekly SRF lessons are available to those who would like to study the SRF teachings. These are sent from SRF international headquarters in Los Angeles, California. The lessons contain techniques for recharging the body, concentration and meditation, and the higher technique of Kriya Yoga, as well as guidance on how to live a balanced material and spiritual life.
For further information we suggest that you visit our Chapel (pictured below) where you can find free literature and a collection of books, tapes and other items for sale in the bookroom. The bookroom is open after the Sunday morning services. Please see our Service Schedule, Current Newsletter, and Welcome Brochure for more information. As an introduction to the teachings of Self-Realization Fellowship, we suggest that you read Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi. Copies of this spiritual classic are available in the bookroom or in bookstores all over the world. More information about Self-Realization Fellowship is also available at www.yogananda-srf.org. These meditation guidelines provide the beginner with some of the basics of meditation from the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.
Pictured below is Paramahansa Yogananda, or Swami Yogananda as he was known at the time in Denver, Colorado. The picture was taken August 23, 1931 in front of the new (at the time) Denver SRF Temple located at 939 Grant Street, just three blocks south of the Capitol building. Denver Meditation Group services were held every Thursday evening and Sunday afternoons at 3:30 PM. Swami Yogananda gave four free public lectures at the Albany Hotel. The Albany Hotel was built in 1885 and was located on the NE corner of 17th and Stout Streets in the Central business district. There was a "special musical program" preceding each lecture. Swami Yogananda also gave numerous public lectures in Denver during 1924.