Sri Daya Mata
, one of the earliest and closest disciples of Paramahansa Yogananda during her lifetime, was spiritual head and president of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India / Self-Realization Fellowship from 1955 until her passing in 2010. Sri Mrinalini Mata, another of Yogananda's closest disciples, is the current spiritual head and president of YSS/SRF. Most YSS/SRF members are men and women with responsibilities to work and family, who learn through the Yogoda Satsanga teachings how to balance their active lives with meditation. In Yogananda's teachings, they find guidance for spiritualizing marriage and family life, creating success and prosperity in business and professional endeavours, and contributing in a meaningful and serviceful way to their community, nation, and the world at large.
In accord with its founder’s wishes, the work of Yogoda Satsanga Society is guided by the monastic order that Paramahansaji established along the lines of the ancient swami tradition of India. The monks of YSS take formal vows of renunciation; and are responsible for serving the spiritual needs of Yogoda Satsanga members and friends.
Among the many activities and services of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India in the Indian subcontinent are: