Self-Realization Fellowship Resources
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Official Web Sites for Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), Paramahansa Yogananda
- Self-Realization Fellowship and Paramahansa Yogananda
Official SRF Web site and information about the Self-Realization Fellowship and Paramahansa Yogananda. It includes a variety of information about the Self-Realization Fellowship, has excerpts from Yogananda's writings (these change, so check here often), and much more. Discusses Christianity, yoga, meditation, more. Very informative, helpful site. Headquarters in Los Angeles, California.
- Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons
Official SRF Web site information about the Lessons written by Paramahansa Yogananda, available via (inexpensive) subscription. This link provides information about the Lessons, how to apply for a subscription to receive each Lesson regularly by mail. As their site states, “they give his step-by-step instructions in the yoga techniques of meditation, concentration, and energization that he taught. These simple yet highly effective techniques enable one to recharge the body with energy, to awaken the mind's unlimited power, and to experience a deepening awareness of the Divine in one's life. In addition, the Lessons cover a broad range of other subjects—offering inspiration and practical guidance for living every day in greater harmony with oneself and others, and for coping with the multitude of problems and pressures we face in today's world.”
- Self-Realization Fellowship Catalog Home
The Official Web site for SRF products - books, recordings, magazines, calendars, devotional items, photos, and much more.
- Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS)
Founded in 1917 by Paramahansa Yogananda, and SRF's sister organization. Headquarters in India on the banks of the Ganges at Dakshineswar.
Web Sites, Articles, Information About or By Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), Paramahansa Yogananda
- SRF Devotee Friends
Support and information for friends and devotees of Self-Realization Fellowship, founded by Paramahansa Yogananda. Sign up for the “SRF Devotee Friends Online”email news digest, links to chat discussions, devotee websites, more.
- Enlightened Masters Of India
Just as the title states, this personal website devoted is to Paramahansa Yogananda, Sri Yukteswar, Lahiri Mahasaya, Mahavatar Babaji, Jesus Christ, Buddha Gautama, Sri Jadava Krishna, Swami Pranabananda, Sri Trailanga Swami, Swami Ramdas.
- The Om Page
Thanks to Doug Couch, you can take a virtual tour with gorgeous photos of the SRF Mother Center, SRF Hollywood Temple, and the Lake Shrine. You can also visit much at his website related to SRF, Yogananda, a pilgrimage to Babaji's cave, and much, much more. By Doug Couch.
- The Self-Realization Fellowship Line of Gurus
An available online Internet altar with a photo of the SRF altar and prayer. The altar photo includes Lahiri Mahasaya, Mahavatar Babaji, Jesus Christ, Bhagavan Krishna, Paramahansa Yogananda, Sri Yukteswar. You can also learn more about each of them, and there are links to other SRF-related sites and information. Beautifully done. By Evelyn Rosa.
- The Sweet Love of Paramahansa Yogananda WebRing
A growing list of websites related to Paramahansa Yogananda and Self-Realization Fellowship that are linked together via this webring. Lots of interesting, wonderful sites, with new ones continually added. Or go to The Sweet Love of Paramahansa Yogananda WebRing Homepage for information or to add your Web site to this webring.
- The Third Eye
Explanation, resources, references, and meditation regarding the Third Eye. Via wikipedia.org.
SRF and YSS (Yogoda Satsanga Society of India) daily news, chat room, message boards, a beautiful image gallery, book shop, links to devotee websites, much more. Beautifully created site with much available there.
Discussion Lists, Message Boards, Online Forums About Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), Paramahansa Yogananda, Kriya Yoga
- SRF Message Board
Their description states, “Open forum for the discussion of SRF (Mt. Washington - Los Angeles), its practices, goals, and relationship to members and monastics/employees. Our aim is to help each other, provide an alternative source for information about SRF, and allow us all to share our opinions.”
- Yogananda Message Boards
Read and write messages here about Self-Realization Fellowship and Paramahansa Yogananda.
- Yogananda SRF Devotee Message Board (Old Message Boards)
No longer active but still online for reference. Good message board about Self-Realization Fellowship and Paramahansa Yogananda. Read and write messages here to connect with others.
- Yoganandaji.org Message Board: A Place for Paramahansa Yogananda Devotees
Active message board for devotees. Very positive place to visit.
Music by Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), Paramahansa Yogananda, or Created by SRF Devotees
- Blue Lotus Cosmic Chants
Buy here from Bo Baseman's site. "Unique and original instrumental arrangements of Paramahansa Yogananda's Cosmic Chants..." by Bo Baseman. Information and purchase available at this website. [NOTE: For those who attended the 1998 Convocation in Los Angeles, Bo was often playing the chants on the piano in the Lobby area.]
- Cosmic Chants
by Paramahansa Yogananda. Music score, lyrics, and explanations of the included chants. Soft cover, spiral bound.
- Divine Gypsy
Instrumental arrangements of selections from Paramahansa Yogananda's Cosmic Chants. Selections include: Divine Gypsy, I Will Be Thine Always, Divine Mother's Song To The Devotee, Thousands Of Suns, They Have Heard Thy Name, I Am The Sky, O God Beautiful. One of my favorite CDs.
- Meditation Tapes, CDs, MP3s by Ron Mann
Wonderful audio tapes by Ron Mann, Ph.D. "for finding peace of mind, inner direction, and healing of the body, mind, and soul." Sound clips and ordering available through the website.
Listen to the MP3 versions or purchase their CDs here (RASA, RASA II, upcoming Distant Rivers). Original music and ancient spiritual chants performed by RASA (including Howard Hart, whose listing is below), including Door of My Heart, In the Temple of Silence, Amazing Grace, Thou Art My Life (by Paramahansa Yogananda), Om Chant, and many more. Their own compositions fit in very well with the style of these chants. Beautifully done.
- Howard Hart - Spiritual Chants
Chants by Paramahansa Yogananda played by guitarist Howard Hart. Listen to sound clips and purchase CD or cassette tape through the website. See also RASA above for more music with Howard Hart.
- Shirley E. Kaiser, M.A.
Concert tour, an upcoming CD, original piano music inspired by Paramahansa Yogananda. Shirley's captivating music has the capacity to touch the innermost places of your mind, body and soul and bring profound release, healing and relaxation, as well as deep spiritual attunement. Check this site for further information.
Books by or About Paramahansa Yogananda, Books Published by Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF)
The listing below is just a sampling of the multitude of books offered by Self-Realization Fellowship, written by Paramahansa Yogananda.
- Autobiography of a Yogi - Paperback (via amazon.com)
by Paramahansa Yogananda. Long-standing best-selling book by Yogananda written so humbly about his life, his life lessons and experiences, spirituality, yoga, and so much more. Very inspirational and highly recommended. You'll also find that reading it again brings even more insight. As one of the reviewers at amazon.com states, “he reveals, ever more deeply, the underlying oneness of Christianity and yoga, of spiritual truth and scientific truth, of the worldly and the spirituality. It will deepen anyone's own faith and sensibility — of whatever religion (or none), of the science of matter... or mind... or Spirit.” Via amazon.com.
- Autobiography of a Yogi - CD Audio Edition (via amazon.com) and
Autobiography of a Yogi - Cassette Tape Audio Edition (via amazon.com)
Read by Ben Kingsley (Academy Award®-winning actor for his lead role in the movie Gandhi), this unabridged audio version is exceptional and highly acclaimed, winning praise from reviewers worldwide and also followers of Yogananda's teachings. Kingsley's reading of it is wonderfully done. Via amazon.com.
- Autobiography of a Yogi - Online
Carefully added online, read the entire book. Although found elsewhere on the web, this particular website adds links to further details, resources, and information to help one's understanding around the text in the book.
- Autobiography of a Yogi - Online (via yogananda.net)
1946 version of this best-selling book by Paramahansa Yogananda.
- Books by Paramahansa Yogananda (via amazon.com)
You will find many of his books, CDs, audio tapes, and music available to purchase online with descriptions and comments about each via amazon.com.
- Cooking with Swami Yogananda (Web Site for the Recipe Books)
The site for the book and newsletter. You can sign up for the newsletter to receive recipes by email periodically, and you can also buy the recipe book. Yogananda initially issues each of the Yogoda lessons with delicious recipes. As their site states, “The lessons also contained extensive information about vitamins, nutrition, food for healing, and about food and their pranic energy. These Yogoda lessons were later used to create the current SRF lessons; however all this material and recipes were not included in the new lessons.” Buy the book via the site or via amazon.com: Cooking with Swami Yogananda - Holiday Recipes.
- God Talks With Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita [BOX SET] (Hardcover) (via amazon.com)
by Paramahansa Yogananda (Translator). An amazing 2-volume set, translated, commentary by Paramahansa Yogananda. As a reviewer stated, “Of all the Eastern scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita is the most widely known and best loved in the West. In this eye-opening translation and commentary, Yogananda unveils for the first time the deeper meaning hidden within its symbology.” Each of the 700 verses is shown in both Sanskrit and English, and followed by commentary and expansion that integrates your study of the Gita with the entire spiritual science of Raja (meditative) Yoga. Highly recommended.
- India Unveiled (Web Site for the Book)
Website for the highly acclaimed, award-winning book by Robert Arnett about India with over 268 photos printed on acid-free archival paper. In its 3rd edition as of July 2006. Book excerpts, photo samples and ordering available through the website. As the site states, “This Book on India is a heart warming portrait of the people, landscape, and multi-hued culture of India. It has been acclaimed as one of the most insightful and revealing Books on India ever written by a foreigner in fifty years.”
- Metaphysical Meditations: Universal Prayers, Affirmations, and Visualizations - Paperback (via amazon.com)
By Paramahansa Yogananda. A small, pocket-sized book with an uplifting, wise, spiritual daily devotional to read each day.
- New Visions Bookshelf: Yogananda Book List
Dozens of reviews on books by or about Paramahansa Yogananda. Very helpful. Direct links for purchase at Amazon.com.
- The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You - 2 Volume Set (via amazon.com)
By Paramahansa Yogananda. Published September 2004. In this unprecedented masterwork of inspiration, Paramahansa Yogananda takes the reader on a profoundly enriching journey through the four Gospels. Verse by verse, he illumines the universal path to oneness with God taught by Jesus to his immediate disciples but obscured through centuries of misinterpretation: "how to become like Christ, how to resurrect the Eternal Christ within one's self." As Yogananda himself states,
“In titling this work 'The Second Coming of Christ,' I am not referring to a literal return of Jesus to earth. He came two thousand years ago and, after imparting a universal path to God's kingdom, was crucified and resurrected; his reappearance to the masses now is not necessary for the fulfillment of his teachings. What is necessary is for the cosmic wisdom and divine perception of Jesus to speak again through each one's own experience and understanding of the infinite Christ Consciousness that was incarnate in Jesus. That will be his true Second Coming.”
Videos, DVDs by or About SRF or Paramahansa Yogananda
- The Life of Paramahansa Yogananda: The Early Years in America (1920 - 1928) (via SRF Books)
This documentary, written and produced by monks of Self-Realization Fellowship (the organization Yogananda founded in 1920), follows Yogananda's footsteps during his efforts to introduce the West to the spiritual heritage of the East. It includes photographs and rare motion picture footage of Paramahansa Yogananda and his activities, scenes of the places where he lived and taught, interviews and comments by students and friends. DVD available via the SRF Catalog Bookstore online. Also available in VHS format.