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.
From Self-Realization Fellowship Headquarters:
Re: Coronavirus Update for Our Temples, Centers, Groups, Circles, and Retreats
We have been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus), and are aware of the uncertainty felt by so many worldwide. After much prayerful consideration about what the right course of action should be, we have made the decision to cancel all SRF meditation and inspirational services at our temples, centers, and groups in the US and in other countries where the government has suggested we do so. We have also cancelled all retreat programs, until further notice.
Update: in the middle of June 2020, we conducted a survey regarding the prospect of re-opening. Another one was completed on November 7. You can view the results.
Though we will not be holding services at the Center, SRF does have regular online meditations that you can participate in, as well as, online inspirational services which are available to view anytime.
In addition, the Center has decided to have a monthly Online Fellowship Event. This will consist of a short meditation and reading, followed by breakout groups where devotees will be offered a spiritual topic to discuss. If you are not already on our mailing list, click the "Receive Announcements" link at the bottom of the page. It is the best way to stay informed about the Center in general and when the next Online Fellowship Event occurs.
For those who would like to continue to make general donations while services at our Center are suspended, you can use the PayPal button below or send a check to the Center.
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.