Commemorative Services

Self-Realization Fellowship temples and centers throughout the world observe the following occasions each year with a special commemorative ceremony to the Guru that is being honored.

 * Mahasamadhi meaning - Sanskrit maha, “great,” samadhi. The last meditation, or conscious communion with God, during which a perfected master merges himself in the cosmic Aum and casts off the physical body. A master invariably knows beforehand the time God has appointed for him to leave his bodily residence. 
*Janmashtami celebrates the birth (Janma) of Krishna on the eighth day (Ashtami) in the month of Shravan (August-September). 

Ceremony OccasionService Date
Mahasamadhi of Lahiri Mahasaya (1895)2021-09-26
Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya (1828)2021-09-30
All-Day Christmas Meditation2021-12-11
New Year's Meditation2021-12-31
Birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda (1893)2022-01-05
Paramahansa Yogananda Commemorative Meditation2022-01-08
Mahasamadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda (1952)2022-03-07
Mahasamadhi of Sri Yukteswar (1936)2022-03-09
Good Friday2022-04-15
Easter Sunday2022-04-17
Birthday of Sri Yukteswar (1855)2022-05-10
Mahavatar Babaji Commemoration Day2022-07-25
Janmashtami (birth of Bhagavan Krishna)2022-08-18