"Everything else can wait, but your search for God cannot wait."
-Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda

Welcome to the Madison Meditation Circle of Self-Realization Fellowship!

The Madison Meditation Circle is a branch of Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), a worldwide religious movement with headquarters in Los Angeles, California.

The purpose of SRF is to disseminate a knowledge of definite scientific techniques for attaining direct personal experience of God. Self-Realization Fellowship is dedicated to promoting a greater understanding and harmony among the world’s various religions by teaching the fundamental principle of religion: how to commune personally with God. The prime purpose of SRF Temples, Centers, Meditation Groups and Circles is to bring devotees together to seek God.

The timeless, scientific methods of yoga meditation taught by Paramahansa Yogananda, Author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, enable one to rediscover, by direct personal experience, the universal consciousness of God that dwells within. Each week, the Madison Meditation Circle of Self-Realization Fellowship meets for inspirational services that focus on meditation and spiritual ideals for everyday living. By applying these principles, you can create a life of lasting happiness and harmony in body, mind, and soul.

Instructions on how to meditate are contained in the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons, which can be obtained from the Mother Center of SRF and at the Meditate With Us page.

Resuming Outdoor Sunday Meditation Services

Our first meditation will be Sunday, May 1, weather permitting.

Please park in the back half of the lot next to 301 S. Bedford St.

Bring your own chair, blanket, hat, etc. for comfort.

We'll begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. with the Energization Exercises. Meditation begins at 9:15 and ends at 10:15.

Meditations include: an opening prayer; a short reading, chant or affirmation; a longer period of silent meditation; the healing service; and closing prayer.

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to strengthen your individual spiritual effort by meditating in fellowship with other devotees, as Guruji suggests. All are welcome.

SRF Convocation and Easter Weekend Events

The SRF World Convocation is from August 14 – 20

It will be in-person program at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, as well as online.

Self-Realization Fellowship will hold a one-hour Good Friday Meditation on Friday, April 15, from 10:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT, led by an SRF monastic.

SRF will hold a six-hour meditation in honor of Easter and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, on Saturday, April 16, from 9:40 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., CDT

Self-Realization Fellowship will hold an Easter Sunday service in English on April 17, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., CDT.

All of these meditations will be available for viewing on the SRF website until Monday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. (CDT).

Other Services

Online Services

This week's service (changes each week):

https://yogananda.org/weekly-and-special-services - (Archive or previous weeks)

We invite you to regularly visit the SRF Website and Blog for future updates as we provide more support online.

SRF Online Meditation Center at: https://onlinemeditation.yogananda.org/

To see all SRF online meditation service times listed in your local time zone, visit the calendar of services:

If you have any questions, please email the Corresponding Secretary at madison.wi.srf@gmail.com

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