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    It is our pleasure to announce that Self-Realization Fellowship monastics will be visiting Palermo, September 28 – October 1, 2023, to meet with members and friends of Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual family. During the weekend there will be inspirational programs, meditation classes, and a Kriya Yoga initiation. See "Schedule" tab for detailed schedule of this program.

    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. While we recognize that some of you may not be able to attend the whole weekend, we encourage you to participate as much as you can in these special meetings.

    You are most welcome to bring family and friends to the inspirational programs. Please note that anyone wishing to attend classes on the meditation techniques will be asked to show a student or Kriyaban card for admittance. Newcomers interested in studying the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda may attend these classes by enrolling for the Self-Realization FellowshipLessons, either before or during the weekend program. Further information and applications for the Lessons are available on the SRF website or at the event itself.

    Important information for SRF Lessons students and Kriyabans wishing to attend the Kriya Yoga Ceremony:

    • If you are not yet a Kriyaban and wish to apply for Kriya, we encourage you to submit your Kriya application through the Member Portal no later than August 28, 2023.

      Alternatively, you may complete and mail to the Mother Center the personal report and pledge received with Lesson 17. However, depending on the postal service, it may take some weeks to reach us. Therefore, we ask that you mail the forms no later than August 5, 2023.
    • If you are a Kriyaban and have not attended a Kriya Yoga ceremony: please register by sending an email to Membership Services Kriya Registrar through, or call +1 (818) 549 5151 no later than August 28, 2023.

    • If you have already attended a Kriya Yoga ceremony, you do not need to register for the initiation but will be asked to show your Kriyaban card in order to attend. If you need a replacement card please send an email to Membership Services Kriya Registrar through, or call +1 (818) 549 5151 no later than August 28, 2023.

    It is through your generosity that we are able to bring events like this to truth-seeking souls around the world, and we deeply appreciate any contribution you are able to make—through your meditation group or during the monastics’ visit—to help us continue our efforts to spread Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings.

    We joyously anticipate meeting with you to share the inspiration of our Guru’s soul-revealing Kriya Yoga teachings. He told us: “Those who sincerely seek Him will surely find Him. Those who want to love the Lord and yearn to enter His kingdom, and who sincerely wish in their hearts to know Him, will find Him. You must have an ever-increasing desire for Him, day and night. He will acknowledge your love by fulfilling His promise to you throughout eternity, and you shall know joy and happiness unending.



    Schedule: Palermo 2023

    Thursday, September 28

    • From 16:00 ― Registration and welcome
    • 19:00 – 20:30 ― Commemoration service for Lahiri Mahasaya
    • 20:30 – 22:00 ― Dinner

    Friday, September 29

    • 07.30 – 09.30 ― Energization Exercises with Guided Meditation and Kirtan
    • 09:30 – 10:30 ― Breakfast
    • 11.30 – 12.30 ― Energization Exercises Review Class *
    • 13:30 – 15:00 ― Lunch
    • 16.30 – 17.30 ― Satsanga
    • 19:00 – 20:30 ― Dinner
    • 21.00 – 22.30 ― Public Lecture with Guided Meditation

    Saturday, September 30

    • 07.45 – 09.00 ― Energization Exercises and meditation
    • 09:00 – 10:00 ― Breakfast
    • 10.30 – 12.00 ― Hong-so and OM Technique Review Class *
    • 12:30 – 14:00 ― Lunch
    • 17.00 – 20.00 ― Kriya Yoga Initiation ** (only in Italian)
    • 18.00 – 19.00 ― Class for New Members
    • 20:30 – 22:00 ― Dinner

    Sunday, October 1

    • 07:30 – 08:30 ― Breakfast
    • 08.30 – 11.00 ― Kriya Yoga review ** (only in Italian)
    • 10:00 – 10:45 ― Meditation for those not taking part in the Review
    • 11.00 – 12.00 ― Inspirational Service
    • 13:00 – 14:30 ― Lunch
    • 15.00 – 16.00 ― Closing program and video

    * Open to students of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons
    ** Open to Kriyabans only


    Location & Contact Information

    Location & Contact Information

    Events to be held at:

    Saracen Sands Hotel & Congress Centre
    Via Libertà 128/A
    90040 Isola delle Femmine (Palermo)
    Tel +39 091 867 1423

    For further information:

    The events are geared toward adults, but children twelve years and older who are Self-Realization Fellowship students may attend if they wish. We are not able to accommodate younger children at the meetings.

    We ask that no audio or video recordings (cell phone cameras included) be made during the events, and that still photography be limited to outdoor areas. Thank you for your cooperation.