“The Yoga Sadhana That Brings God’s Love and Bliss” by Sri Mrinalini Mata

This talk was given in 1977, at the close of a four-month visit to Yogoda Satsanga Society of India by Sri Sri Mrinalini Mata, fourth president of YSS/SRF. Mrinalini Mata speaks lovingly of the blessed Guru-given sadhana (spiritual path) that, if we but practise it, will reveal the beautiful, all-satisfying divine love and joy that is […]

“Cultivating the Divine Qualities That Lead to Self-realization” by Priya Mai

Drawing from the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, Self-Realization Fellowship sannyasini Priya Mai speaks about the necessity of cultivating a personal relationship with the Divine as a key element in our spiritual journey. She shares that Paramahansa Yogananda stated that “Each soul’s relationship with God is unique in the universe,” and that “There is a personal element […]

“The Importance of Developing Evenmindedness” by Swami Muktananda Giri

In this inspirational talk with a period of meditation, Self-Realization Fellowship sannyasi Swami Muktananda Giri draws from the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda to offer practical and powerful tips on acquiring this most important quality of evenmindedness. He emphasizes that the profound sense of stillness that we can obtain in meditation can be brought into our […]

“A Blessing From Mahavatar Babaji” by Sri Daya Mata

In honour of Mahavatar Babaji Smriti Divas, which is July 25, this week we are sharing this special audio recording of Sri Sri Daya Mata, president of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India/Self-Realization Fellowship from 1955 until her passing in 2010. During a visit to Paramahansa Yogananda’s ashrams in India (October 1963 – May 1964), Sri […]

“The Guru’s Unconditional Love for Each Disciple” by Uma Mata

Uma Mata is a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, and longtime member of the SRF Board of Directors (now retired). In this talk, given at that 2001 SRF World Convocation, she very sweetly and profoundly shares stories and incidents from her own life with the Guru, and discusses the vastness of the guru-disciple relationship and […]

Defining Success From the Perspective of the Soul — An Interview With Swami Chidananda Giri

Below is an excerpt from an interview with YSS/SRF President Sri Sri Swami Chidananda Giri which first appeared in Integral Yoga Magazine in 2014, shortly after the publication of a new book by Sri Sri Mrinalini Mata (then president of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India/Self-Realization Fellowship) called Manifesting Divine Consciousness in Daily Life. The interview […]

“Living With a Positive and Joy-Filled Attitude” by Namita Mai

“Think of your mind as a garden,” Paramahansa Yogananda has said, “and keep it beautiful and fragrant with divine thoughts.” In this closing talk from the 2010 Self-Realization Fellowship World Convocation, SRF sannyasini Namita Mai shares this and other wisdom from Paramahansaji on the skills and attitudes we can cultivate in order to deal with […]

“How to Improve Your Attention and Concentration” by Swami Govindananda Giri

Self-Realization Fellowship sannyasi Swami Govindananda Giri shares insights from the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda on the importance of learning to control the mind through deep attention and concentration — to achieve success in our everyday lives, and in particular with going deeper in our practice of meditation. “Scientific concentration means to gather all attention to […]