The Atlanta Center is a branch of Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), a worldwide non-profit religious organization with international headquarters located in Los Angeles, California. SRF was founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda for the purpose of disseminating Kriya Yoga, a sacred spiritual science originating millenniums ago in India, for attaining direct personal experience of God. In India and surrounding countries, Paramahansa Yogananda’s work is known as Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS), which has more than 100 centers, retreats, and ashrams. The Atlanta Center serves families and friends throughout Georgia and the southeastern neighboring states. The Center is open to the public during our services, which are held on Sunday mornings.



We are pleased to announce the resumption of the extended meditation services at the Atlanta Center starting Saturday, November 4, 2023. The services will be the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. You may meditate for 1, 2, or 3 hours. Entrance into the sanctuary is on the 1/2 hour. Occasionally on 3rd Saturdays, the kirtan group will lead the chants for the extended meditation service. Kirtan is scheduled to lead the chants for the November 18th extended meditation service.

Extended Meditation Services in November
Saturday, November 4th  -   9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Saturday, November 18th -  9:30 am to 12:30 pm with Kirtan

Beginning December 3rd / 11:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

Dear Parents,
We are pleased to announce we will be starting Sunday school classes again. Presently, we have only enough volunteer teachers to start one Sunday school class. We need information from interested parents to assist us in structuring the class, utilizing our current volunteer resources.

If you are interested in your children attending Sunday school at the Atlanta Center, please respond to these two survey questions:
1. How many children ___ and what ages ____ would be interested in attending?
2. How often do you think your children would attend ____ x/month?

Please submit your answers to the SRF Atlanta Center email site: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christmas 2023 Monastic Visit

December 13th thru 17th 

We are pleased to announce that Self-Realization Fellowship monastics (Brahmachari Bhaskarananda and Brahmachari Daniel) will be visiting Atlanta, December 13–17, 2023, for our annual Christmas visit that will include the All-Day Christmas meditation on Saturday, December 16th.

We hope you will be able to join us for this time of divine fellowship at this very special time of the year. We are also pleased that Joni Bishop from the Nashville Meditation Group will be performing a special Christmas concert on Sunday, December 17th after the Sunday Service.


Wednesday, December 13th

05:30pm - 09:00pm      Monastic Outing

Atlanta Botanical Garden Fantasy of Lights

Weather Permitting - Sign up sheet in Fellowship Hall

Thursday, December 14th

08:00pm - 09:00pm      Inspirational Service

09:00pm - 09:45pm      Reception and Greet Monastics

Saturday, December 16th       

08:30am - 08:50am      Group Energization Exercises

09:00am - 04:30pm      All Day Christmas Meditation

12:30pm - 01:00pm      Intermission

Sunday, December 17th    

10:00am - 10:45am        Meditation

11:00am - 12:00pm        Sunday Service

12:00pm - 02:30pm        Refreshments and Christmas Musical Concert

Location & Contact Information

Events to be held at:

The Atlanta Center of Self-Realization Fellowship
4000 King Springs Road
Smyrna, GA, 30082

Here are lodging options available within 10 minutes of the Atlanta Center.

  • La Quinta Inn and Suites   
  • 770-801-9002
  • 2415 Paces Ferry Rd SE (North of I-285), Smyrna
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites
  • 770-435-4500
  • 2450 Paces Ferry Rd SE (North of I-285), Smyrna
  • Hyatt House Atlanta Cobb Galleria
  • 770-541-2960
  • 3595 Cumberland Pkwy SE, Atlanta

For further information:

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Phone: 770-434-7200