“Achieving Your Material and Spiritual Goals” by Swami Chidananda Giri

In this far-reaching and encouraging talk, recorded at the 2013 SRF World Convocation, YSS/SRF President Swami Chidananda Giri speaks about how to deeply apply Paramahansa Yogananda’s “how-to-live” teachings on Yoga to elevate to the fullest the simple and powerful law that “we become what we concentrate on.” He gives profound yet practical methods for going […]

New Year’s message 2022

Dear One, A blessed New Year to you from all of us in Gurudeva Paramahansa Yogananda’s ashrams! And loving thanks for the good wishes and remembrances we received from around the world during the Christmas season, and for the many caring ways in which you have reached out to us throughout this past year. As […]

A Message from Sri Sri Swami Chidananda Giri

Dear Ones: Loving greetings to our beloved spiritual family of Paramahansa Yogananda’s followers and friends! During this 75th anniversary year of our Guru’s Autobiography of a Yogi, my heart fills with thanksgiving for the lifelong blessings that this amazing book has brought into my life and the lives of countless others all over the world. […]

“Awakening the Spine Through Kriya Yoga” by Swami Chidananda Giri

In this excerpt from a talk given at the 2016 SRF World Convocation, YSS/SRF President Sri Sri Swami Chidananda Giri discusses ways in which the practice of Kriya Yoga allows us to maintain a divine connection with Spirit even while living in the material world. Using an engaging example from ancient mythology, Swami Chidanandaji illustrates […]

A Message for Janmashtami From the Ashrams of Paramahansa Yogananda

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“Beautiful in form and feature, irresistible in charm and demeanour, an embodiment of divine love, giving joy to all, the young boy Krishna was beloved of everyone in the community….” — Paramahansa Yogananda, in God Talks With Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita Dear Ones, Loving greetings to all of you as we joyously celebrate the birth […]

“In the Embrace of the Divine Mother” by Swami Chidananda Giri (video)

We present here an excerpt from “Living in the Sacred Presence of the Divine Mother,” a talk given in 2017 by Sri Sri Swami Chidananda Giri, president of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India/Self-Realization Fellowship (YSS/ SRF). Swami Chidanandaji describes his impressions upon arriving at the ashram and feeling there the presence of God as the […]

Guru Purnima Message from Swami Chidananda Giri 2021

“O Immortal Teacher, I bow to thee as the speaking voice of silent God. I bow to thee as the divine door leading to the temple of salvation.” —Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda Dear Ones, On this special day of Guru Purnima, I send you my heartfelt greetings and warmest wishes. Today, let us offer our […]

Inauguration of the Voluntary League of Disciples

Strengthening Character by Developing Spiritual Courage and Endurance

Livestream Event with YSS/SRF President Sri Sri Swami Chidananda Giri Thursday, July 1, 7:00 a.m. (IST) Swami Chidananda Giri, president and spiritual head of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India/Self-Realization Fellowship, will give a special talk and inaugurate the YSS/SRF Voluntary League of Disciples on Thursday, July 1, at 7:00 a.m. (IST), in an event to […]

“Courage, Strength, and Power to Conquer” by Swami Chidananda Giri

It is a joy to share with you a special video message from Sri Sri Swami Chidananda Giri, president and spiritual head of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India/Self-Realization Fellowship. In this message, Swamiji reaches out with a poignant message of comfort, reassurance, and encouragement to all those facing the challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic […]