This has been an exciting month of milestones for our beloved Guru’s work.  Firstly, the much-anticipated new edition of the SRF Lessons is now available and we encourage you to enroll for it, if you haven’t already, by going to the Lessons page of the SRF website at  This is the most comprehensive edition of the SRF Lessons ever offered and includes vastly improved organization and wealth of new material from Paramahansa Yogananda that was not previously available, and many other unique features.  This new edition is available at a very special introductory price. For details visit

Secondly, SRF has just unveiled a new, significantly enhanced website, which provides a vastly improved and enriched user experience, featuring an expanded and refined organization of content on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, a larger selection of videos and images, and opportunities for engagement. The new website also has been optimized for mobile platforms. As one long-time member of SRF said, the new website “is like attending a mini-Convocation – you can choose if you want to go to a meditation, attend a kirtan, go to a class or on a pilgrimage.” Please visit to enjoy the new website.

Lastly, the very first, official SRF social media platforms have gone live on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, allowing us to share with thousands of seekers around the world Paramahansaji’s timeless inspiration. We encourage all of you to visit and “like” the pages.

We will inaugurate the new SRF Lessons at the SRF Lessons Scriptural Reading and Meditation Service tomorrow, February 18, with the Introduction, “Highest Achievements Through Self-Realization.” Because each Lesson, as well as supplemental Lessons, will include audio and video offerings, this scriptural reading service will now be held at the J Street Chapel. Energization Exercises begin at 6:40 p.m. on the patio followed by the 7 – 9 p.m. service.

Please note that our Monthly Temple Meeting originally scheduled for this coming Tuesday, February 19 has been changed to Tuesday, February 26, beginning at 7 p.m. with a meditation in the main Temple. All are welcome to attend.

The Temple Cleaning Committee can use your help! If you can serve for an hour or two, please come to the main Temple this Friday, February 22, at 9 a.m. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

There will be a review of the Hong-Sau Technique at 12:30 p.m. next Sunday, February 24, at the main Temple. This is a special opportunity that occurs once a year at our Temple for each of our techniques—Energization Exercises, Hong-Sau,Aum, and Kriya. Please bring your SRF Student or Kriyaban card for admittance. If you are not yet an SRF Lessons student, and you would like to attend this class, please visit the table outside for information on how to apply online for the new edition of the SRF Lessons and receive verification for admittance to the class.

Sunday, February 17: The Bhagavad Gita Scriptural Reading is from Volume 1.

Monday, February 18:  The SRF Lessons Scriptural Reading is from the Introductionto the new Lessons, “Highest Achievements Through Self-Realization.”

Friday, February 22: The Second Coming of Christ Scriptural Reading is from Volume 1.