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.

It is with great joy and gratitude, that the Managing Council is re-opening our Center for selected services.  Our survey responses indicated an 80% approval.  We have made this decision with the utmost care and consideration for the safety of our congregation. We began with a Sunday morning meditation, followed by a Readings service on July 11th. All CDC requirements and guidelines are being carefully followed.  Our regular Wednesday Evening Meditation service resumed on July 21st.  The following are the guidelines that are in effect:


  • The Sacramento Center is now requiring masks at all services and events to keep everyone safe. On Thursday, July 29, Sacramento County issued a COVID-19 Public Health Order requiring masks in indoor public settings, such as the  Sacramento  Center, regardless of vaccination status. Sacramento County elevated the indoor mask recommendation to a mandate to be in alignment with the recently updated CDC and CDPH guidelines necessitated by the rapid increase in cases due to the Delta variant.

  • All chanting and prayers will be silent.

  • Seating will be every other row; please leave 6 feet between you, or your family and the next devotee.

  • Offertory baskets will be stationed at each of the three available exits from the Chapel.

  • The book room, and lending library will be closed for now.

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available outside the Chapel, and at the restrooms.

  • Please, no socializing in the building after the service. The front, and back patios will be available.

  • If you are feeling ill, please stay home.

  • As always, feel free to participate in the SRF Online Meditation Center and view the Weekly Online Inspirational Services.

Thank you all so much for your patience and understanding throughout this difficult time for all of us.
Welcome Back !


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Guru-Disciple Relationship




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.

Man's Eternal Quest

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