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 DateService Time
Good Friday2020-04-107:30pm - 9:00pm
Easter Sunday2020-04-12
Birthday of Sri Yukteswar (1855)2020-05-107:30pm - 9:00pm
Mahavatar Babaji Commemoration Day2020-07-257:30pm - 9:00pm
Janmashtami (birth of Bhagavan Krishna)2020-08-117:30pm - 9:00pm
Mahasamadhi of Lahiri Mahasaya (1895)2020-09-267:30pm - 9:00pm
Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya (1828)2020-09-307:30pm - 9:00pm
All-Day Christmas Meditation2020-12-129:00am - 4:30pm
New Year's Meditation2020-12-3110:30pm - 12:30am
Birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda (1893)2021-01-057:30pm - 9:00pm
Paramahansa Yogananda Commemorative Meditation2021-01-1110:00am - 4:30pm
Mahasamadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda (1952)2021-03-077:30pm - 9:00pm
Mahasamadhi of Sri Yukteswar (1936)2021-03-097:30pm - 9:00pm