“Living With a Positive and Joy-Filled Attitude” by Namita Mai

“Think of your mind as a garden,” Paramahansa Yogananda has said, “and keep it beautiful and fragrant with divine thoughts.” In this closing talk from the 2010 Self-Realization Fellowship World Convocation, SRF sannyasini Namita Mai shares this and other wisdom from Paramahansaji on the skills and attitudes we can cultivate in order to deal with […]

“Living With Gratitude” by Brahmani Mai

In this talk, Self-Realization Fellowship sannyasini Brahmani Mai offers key insights on how the practice of gratitude can “lift your consciousness and bring healing to your body and your mind.” By being grateful for everything, even our challenges, she shares how we can bring more light into our lives and draw closer to God. This […]

“Expanding Our Love for Others and for God” by Swami Saralananda Giri

During a satsanga at the 2012 Convocation, Self-Realization Fellowship sannyasi Swami Saralananda Giri answers questions received from SRF members about living the spiritual life. Sharing insights from the wisdom-legacy of Paramahansa Yogananda, Swami Saralananda covers such topics as how can a guru help thousands of people at the same time, what Paramahansaji meant by the […]

“Paramahansa Yogananda: A World Teacher” by Swami Anandamoy Giri

Swami Anandamoy Giri (1922 – 2016), a much-loved and respected sannyasi of Self-Realization Fellowship and direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, gave this talk during the second night of the historic 1993 SRF World Convocation during the centennial of Paramahansaji’s birth. In it he reviews important points from the vast subject of Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings, helping […]

“Let Every Day Be Christmas” by Sri Sri Daya Mata

In this talk Sri Sri Daya Mata, third president of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India/Self-Realization Fellowship, speaks of the impact that Paramahansa Yogananda’s deep understanding of Christ had on her own life, and recounts her first Christmas at the Mother Center. She invites us to live the spirit of Christmas in daily life by truly […]

“How to Develop Dynamic Will Power” by Ranjana Mai

Self-Realization Fellowship sannyasini Ranjana Mai discusses how we can use the techniques that Paramahansa Yogananda has given for activating the tremendously powerful inner force of will power — enabling us do the things we really want to do and become what we really want to become. This talk with a period of meditation was recently […]

“Seeing God in Everyone” by Namita Mai

Self-Realization Fellowship sannyasini Namita Mai gives a satsanga (“questions and answers” session) at the 2007 SRF World Convocation in Los Angeles. Drawing from the wisdom legacy of Paramahansa Yogananda, Namita Mai addresses concerns about how to deal with our past mistakes, and to adopt the right attitude toward others and ourselves as we progress on […]

“Service — The Power of Love in Action” by Swami Ritananda Giri

Drawing from Paramahansa Yogananda’s commentaries on the New Testament and the Bhagavad Gita, Self-Realization Fellowship sannyasi Swami Ritananda Giri delves into the vital topic of service — and how by learning to offer our activities to the Divine, we can spiritualize every aspect of our lives. “There is no aspect of our lives that needs […]