We invite you to enroll for the new SRF Lessons
“Never before have such truths and scientific expositions been given to the West as well as the East. These Lessons represent everything that the spiritual seeker needs to know. That is not exaggeration. And not a line goes on paper until I have had complete contact with God and the Great Ones.”
Since the launch of the new edition of the SRF Lessons in 2019, students of the previous edition have been writing to us to convey the sense of spiritual rejuvenation they experience as they immerse themselves in this comprehensive presentation of the core of Paramahansaji’s teachings.
Students of the SRF Lessons are aware of the tremendous value of putting into practice Paramahansaji’s personal instruction for the science of meditation and the art of balanced spiritual living. We invite you to make this the time to receive the new Lessons — and to connect ever more deeply with the Guru’s wisdom and loving care.
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Why the new edition of the Lessons?
Containing a wealth of previously unpublished content and with vastly improved organization, the new Lessons truly convey the form and spirit of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Kriya Yoga teachings as he intended.
In the last years of his life, our Guru devoted himself to an intense period of writing new material and review of his previously published works. Among other projects, he worked on the Lessons personally with Sri Mrinalini Mata (who was then a young disciple). Paramahansaji reviewed the Lessons presentation with her and instructed her in his wishes for a thorough revision, noting a number of problems and defects that he wished to address. He told her to draw from the many writings and talks he had given in the intervening years since the Lessons were first compiled in the 1930s. “The Lessons will be your life’s work,” he said to her.
The result of that “life’s work” is this new edition, completed shortly before her passing in 2017.
“I feel Master’s voice ever present in these Lessons. He said, “For when this body shall be gone, still my voice shall always speak through these Lessons” and his voice has been preserved with such clarity and beauty.... For me, this is the great gift of the new Lessons.”
H. S., California
“Sitting at the feet of the Guru”
In the Preface to this new edition of the SRF Lessons, Sri Daya Mata and Sri Mrinalini Mata write:
“Through the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons, feel that you are ‘sitting at the feet of the Guru,’ Paramahansa Yogananda, sharing his divine insights into the realm of Spirit. When you study, and each time you meditate, make that presence real to you; seek his help and tune in with the transforming power of his love and wisdom.”
Many devotees have expressed how immediately upon beginning their study of the new Lessons they felt powerfully embraced by the Guru’s presence as if they were sitting at the Master’s feet, overjoyed to be absorbing his holy vibrations and unconditional blessings.
“I feel particularly blessed to be among those who have studied and revered the old Lessons for decades, now to be blessed with the new edition for a profound spiritual renewal.”
S.T., North Carolina
A stream of spiritual consciousness
At the launch event of the new Lessons, SRF President Brother Chidananda, speaking before a group of longtime Lessons students, said:
“I can’t wait for each of you to be able to dive into and to feel and to experience and to immerse yourself in that stream of spiritual consciousness, that transforming vibration that changes the inner being, that changes the brain cells, flowing through the Guru’s words. Remember, as he said, ‘After I am gone the teachings will be the guru. Through the teachings you will be in tune with me and the Great Gurus who sent me.’ As you will see, these new Lessons are the strongest expression of that truth for dedicated disciples and followers of this path.”
Cost and timing
The basic series of SRF Lessons is composed of 18 Lessons — ranging from 24 to 40 pages in length — one mailed every two weeks for approximately nine months. In order to make these Lessons widely available we have kept the cost as low as possible: $90 for postal delivery within the United States and $100 for international addresses. Each Lesson comes with an array of complimentary auxiliary content that becomes available to you in the Lessons app and on the member portal one week after each Lesson is mailed.