SRF World Convocation

July 30 – August 5th, 2023

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    Convocation 2023

    A Weeklong Immersion in the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda

    July 30 – August 5th, 2023
    Online & In-Person

    The 2023 Self-Realization Fellowship World Convocation will offer a weeklong program of classes on Paramahansa Yogananda’s “how-to-live” teachings and meditation techniques, guided group meditations, kirtan (devotional chanting), and more.

    This year’s Convocation will be primarily an online program with some in-person events in Southern California. For those intending to come to Los Angeles, the following is some information to help with planning your trip.

    In-Person Events

    The in-person Convocation events will take place at most of our Southern California temples: Lake Shrine, Hollywood, Glendale, Fullerton, and Encinitas. We will be livestreaming the evening classes and evening meditations from these locations with live congregations.

    Mother Center, Lake Shrine, Hollywood Temple, and Encinitas will be open 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. PST daily during the week of Convocation. Monastics will be available at these locations to host visitors.

    Kriya Ceremonies will be conducted at the Lake Shrine Temple on Friday, August 4, 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. PST.

    Advanced registration will be required to attend any of the in-person events.

    Many SRF Centers and groups around the world will also be holding in-person Convocation viewing events. In addition, SRF monastics will be visiting several cities in the Unites States, Europe, and South America during Convocation. More details about these monastic visits will be shared soon.

    Accommodations & Transportation

    Because of the hybrid (online and in-person) format of this year’s Convocation, there is no central hotel for everyone as in years’ past; there are many lodging options in Los Angeles and you may want to explore travel websites such as Expedia,, or Airbnb for options. Quiet accommodations, which provide high-speed internet (for streaming the events) may be preferable.

    Because your Convocation itinerary will be unique to you, SRF is not able to provide transportation to the different in-person events. Attendees should arrange for their own transportation as appropriate.

    Please note: Depending on where you stay in Los Angeles, travel times to the various SRF locations can take, depending on time of day, one to two hours.


    Both online and in-person registration for the 2023 Convocation will open in May. If you have not already done so, please sign up for our newsletter for updates and current information.

    We look forward to having you join us for this special week of spiritual renewal and upliftment!

    What You Will Experience

    A Full Program of Meditations and Classes on Paramahansa Yogananda's Teachings

    The SRF World Convocation will include:

    • A satsanga with SRF/YSS President Brother Chidananda
    • Classes on the “How-to-Live” teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda
    • Classes on the SRF meditation techniques, open to all current and graduate students of the SRF Lessons as well as to those who enroll in the Lessons
    • Group meditations and kirtans (devotional chanting)
    • Special audio and video presentations
    • Pilgrimage tours to SRF locations made sacred by the Guru
    • And more.

    View sample events from the 2022 Convocation...

    Access Classes on the SRF Techniques

    Become a Student of the SRF Lessons

    The SRF Online World Convocation is open to all. However, the three classes on the Energization, Hong-Sau, and Aum Techniques, and the special class on Kriya Yoga, are available only to those who are current or past students of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons. (Yogoda Satsanga Society of India Lessons students are also welcome, of course.) If you are not a current or past student, we invite you to apply now for the SRF Lessons so that you may participate in the classes on these powerful techniques, which are integral to the science of Kriya Yoga taught by Paramahansa Yogananda.


    Benefits of Convocation

    Sense of Community

    Join others — from all around the world — as we come together to dive deep into Paramahansa Yogananda’s life-transforming teachings and the tangible feeling of Divine Presence — blessings that are the hallmark of Convocation.

    Group Meditations

    Strengthen your ability to meditate more deeply by joining with thousands of seekers as SRF/YSS monastics lead us in practicing this universal science of the soul.

    Inspiration From SRF Monastics

    Our monastic teachers will offer talks on Paramahansa Yogananda’s Kriya Yoga teachings, giving his helpful counsel on how to navigate life’s challenges, as they share their own heartwarming anecdotes about journeying on the spiritual path.

    Program Offered Free of Charge

    Because of the generous donations from SRF members and friends in support of this event, we are again able to offer the online Convocation free to all who wish to attend. If you would like to make a donation in support of Convocation and the other spiritual and humanitarian services offered by Self-Realization Fellowship, please use the link below. You also will have the opportunity to donate at registration and during the event.

    Recharge Yourself at the Self-Realization Fellowship Convocation

    Each year thousands of SRF/YSS members and spiritual seekers from all over the U.S. and many other countries, ranging from Australia to Zambia, gather for a powerful week of spiritual renewal and rejuvenation at Self-Realization Fellowship's World Convocation. We hope that you can join us this year online.

    The first Self-Realization Fellowship World Convocation was held by Paramahansaji in 1950 at the SRF Mother Center atop Mt. Washington in Los Angeles. Foreseeing the ever-increasing number of truth-seekers who would participate in this uplifting spiritual event as the years passed, he predicted to those who were present at that occasion:

    They shall come from all parts of the world, thousands and thousands of them, just as you have, for Self-Realization is bringing the original Christianity of Christ and the original Yoga of India's Krishna so that all people of all religions can follow one highway to the Infinite.

    Paramahansa Yogananda

    2022 Convocation Still Available

    You can still register for free and log in to enjoy the entire 2022 Convocation! You can choose any class or event from the schedule and dive again — or for the first time — into the depths of peace, fellowship, rejuvenation, and divine joy that is the Convocation experience. We also have playlists on our YouTube channel, presenting most of classes and all of the kirtans and daily meditations. You can find the 2020 playlist, the 2021 playlist and the 2022 playlist.