Monastic Visits & Special Events

Each year Self–Realization Fellowship monks and nuns visit our center to help fulfill the ever-growing demand for Paramahansa Yogananda's soul-liberating teachings. They conduct inspirational programs, group meditations, kirtan chanting, and meet/greet devotees as well. 

Brother Ishtananda and Brahmachari Daniel

May 29th – June 2nd, 2024

We are pleased to announce that Self-Realization Fellowship monastics (Brother Ishtananda and Brahmachari Daniel) will be visiting Atlanta, May 29th thru June 2nd 2024, to meet with members and friends of Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual family. During this visit there will be a monastic outing, inspirational programs, meditations, classes, and Kriya Yoga checks, as well as other activities.

We hope you will be able to join us for this time of divine fellowship — a wonderful opportunity to commune with God and Gurus, and to delve deeper into the understanding and practice of Paramahansaji’s teachings. We encourage you to participate as much as you can during this special monastic visit.

See the schedule below for all activities during this monastic visit.

Wednesday, May 29th
10:00am – 2:00pm Monastic Outing

Chattahoochee River Walk / Local Restaurant for Lunch
Signup sheet in Fellowship Hall or by Email to with email and cellphone # by Sunday, May 26th
Site: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Interstate North Parking Lot Meet at 10:30am (OR) meet at 10am at The Atlanta Center
Lunch (Dutch treat) L’Thai Organic Cuisine Restaurant (4500 W Village Pl 1017, Smyrna Ga 30080) meet at 11:45am

Thursday, May 30th
04:00pm – 06:00pm      Kriya checks *
08:00pm – 09:00pm      Inspirational Service
09:00pm – 09:45pm      Reception and Greet Monastics

Friday, May 31st
01:00pm – 03:00pm      Kriya checks *
07:30pm – 09:30 pm     Meditation Service

Saturday, June 1 st
10:00 am – 10:45am      Meditation
11:00am – 12:00pm       Satsanga
01:30pm – 04:30 pm      Volunteer Appreciation Event (RSVP required)

Sunday, June 2 nd
10:00 am – 11:00 am     Meditation Service
11:00 am – 12:00 pm     Sunday Service
12:00 pm – 01:30 pm     Refreshments and Fellowship

Kriya check for Kriyabans not attending Convocation this year.
Email website to request your appointment: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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