THE SACRAMENTO CENTER is composed of members and friends of Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), a worldwide nonprofit religious organization founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1920. The aim of Self Realization Fellowship is direct communion with God in meditation through the practice of Kriya Yoga, an ancient and sacred scientific technique of meditation.
For further information we suggest that you visit our Center at 4513 North Avenue in Sacramento where you can find free literature as well as a collection of books, CDs, DVDs, and devotional items available for sale at our bookstore or loan through our lending library. If you are new to SRF, we suggest reading Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi, a spiritual classic which is available at our Center bookstore and at the SRF Bookstore.
Welcome to Sacramento Center
Our Center serves spiritual seekers in the greater Sacramento area offering regular weekly inspirational reading and meditation services that are open to the public. The Center provides a meeting place for members to share and practice the teachings of SRF and serve our Guru's work together. Please see our schedule of weekly inspirational and meditation services.
The Sacramento Center is open and holding regular in-person services at the Center on Sunday that includes a Meditation Service at 10 AM and an Inspirational Service from the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda at 11 AM. Every other week the Inspirational Service consists of a recorded video of an SRF monastic leading a service shown on a large monitor at the Center. On Wednesday evenings there is a Meditation Service from 7-9 PM that begins with the Energization Exercises.
Due to still fairly high COVID numbers and concern about the protection of our community, we strongly encourage wearing masks indoors at the Center. We will re-evaluate this as COVID rates change in Sacramento County. Thank you for your cooperation and being respectful of others' choices. For details about the safety guidelines that we do observe, click here.
Quote of the Day
— PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA
The friendship that exists between guru and disciple is eternal. There is complete surrender, there is no compulsion, when a disciple accepts the guru's training.