Since Brother Chidananda, president of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (SRF/YSS), announced the launch of our new lay member initiative in October 2019, devotees have asked who we are and what we do at Yogananda Seva (YSO).
So, we’ve compiled a frequently asked questions (FAQs) list to answer your top four questions.
1. What does Yogananda Seva mean?
Seva is a Sanskrit word meaning “selfless service.” YSO encapsulates the selfless service that we offer at the feet of our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, as lay disciple devotees. Yogananda Seva received its name from Brother Chidananda, because its mission is to provide SRF/YSS devotees around the world with opportunities to serve our Guru.
2. Is Yogananda Seva a part of SRF?
YSO was created at the direction of SRF/YSS President, Brother Chidananda, and the SRF/YSS Board of Directors and has the blessing of receiving continuous and regular guidance from them, but YSO is a separate organization. YSO is an independent nonprofit organization made up of members of SRF/YSS worldwide who collaborate with SRF/YSS on various programs.
3. What does YSO do?
YSO provides SRF/YSS devotees around the world with a variety of opportunities for giving service. Service projects and programs are developed under the direction of Brother Chidananda to support the mission of SRF/YSS and our Guru’s worldwide family. Stay tuned because we have several exciting new projects on the way! You can sign up here to stay updated on Yogananda Seva news.
4. How can I get involved?
We are currently seeking social media content creators, writers, translators, bloggers, storytellers, fundraisers, project management experts, photographers, videography professionals, as well as SRF/YSS Kriyabans who can serve as online meditation leaders and ushers. Let us know if you’re interested in serving.