Yogananda Seva Programs
The uplifting influence of Paramahansa Yogananda’s world mission is ever expanding. Through attunement and heartfelt service we can help manifest undreamed-of possibilities together.
Yogananda Seva will serve the worldwide family of SRF/YSS members and create new ways for devotees around the world to help advance our guru’s mission.
This will include supporting initiatives sponsored by SRF as well as new projects not formally affiliated with SRF but operating with its guidance and blessing.
SRF Online Center
Many Self-Realization Fellowship devotees in our worldwide spiritual family live far from an SRF group or center. Now all devotees, regardless of their location or circumstance, have the opportunity to join together in spiritual fellowship with other truth-seeking souls for group meditation and spiritual study.
Young Adult Sangha
Another project that we will be undertaking is a Young Adult Sangha. This is an emerging international community of young adults who feel the call for spiritual fellowship of young people following or interested in the teachings and meditation methods of Paramahansa Yogananda.
Possible Future Program Ideas Under Consideration
As we launch Yogananda Seva, we are pleased to share a glimpse of some of the many projects that are being explored for potential development in the future. (These are only in the formative concept stage; we will share more information as it develops.)
SRF Project Teams
As SRF grows and embarks on new projects around the world, Yogananda Seva can help by recruiting volunteers and contractors who wish to assist, and then helping to organize their efforts.
One idea being explored is an agency for SRF/YSS devotees and friends wishing to make pilgrimages and retreats, or travel with other members. Features may include one-stop access to all member guides and locations, group pricing on travel expenses, devotee home-share service, and relocation support for devotees moving to new locations.
We plan to explore ways of helping SRF/YSS members in times of transition and supporting broader humanitarian efforts. These activities may include training, fundraising, outreach by skilled members.
Education For Youth and Adults
Another future project: creating and coordinating planning groups to explore the development of formal how-to-live educational programs for students of all ages. Gathering the content, exploring the best ways to initiate new programs, and getting organized to assist SRF to move this effort forward.
Fellowship is central to the practice of our Guru’s teachings. With increased connections from digital communications, together we will discover and develop many new ways for devotees to connect, experience community, and support one another’s lives.
Vanaprastha is the stage in life when mature devotees begin stepping back from outer activities to focus more deeply on spiritual life. Ideas abound for new programs to support devotees at this stage, from retreats, classes, retirement programs, elder communities and more.
Share Your Ideas
Tremendous good can be generated by tapping united hearts and minds around the world. This is the spirit of Yogananda Seva.
Sign up, share your thoughts on these ideas, and offer your suggestions on other programs you‘d like to see developed.