Meditation is the ability to take the mind away from every object of distraction and put it upon God alone.
— Paramahansa Yogananda
The Honolulu Meditation Circle offers regular Meditation and Inspirational Reading Services that are open to the public. All are welcome to attend.
Master emphasized that the united devotion and concentration of many yoga devotees can powerfully increase the depth of each individual's meditation.
SUNDAY MEDITATION SERVICE
This service will run from 9:00 am until 9:50 am
This 50-minute meditation service is held one hour prior to the Reading Service.
Our group meditations offer devotees and guests a chance to come together in silence to reinforce each other's efforts toward Self-Realization and practice the SRF techniques of concentration and meditation. The meditation period is 30 minutes in length. Each service begins with a prayer, followed by a short period of devotional chanting. Entrance and exit to the chapel are permitted only during chanting and reading periods to preserve the silence essential to prayer and meditation.
SUNDAY READING SERVICE
This service will run from 10:00 am until 11:00 am
The Reading Service is based on readings from the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.
The services include periods of devotional chanting, silent meditation or reflection, prayer, and practice of the Worldwide Prayer Circle Healing Technique as taught by Yoganandaji, in which devotees pray for others, for those who have requested physical, mental or spiritual healing, and for world peace.
A 50-minute Meditation Service is held one hour prior to the Reading Service.
*Newcomers are encouraged to attend this service.
These special services are held throughout the year to honor either the birth or Mahasamadhi (final conscious exit from the physical body) of one of the Self-Realization Fellowship line of Gurus. They are open to all who understand the significance of the guru-disciple relationship and can participate with sincerity and reverence. Please bring a flower, symbolizing devotion for the Master being honored, and a monetary donation in an envelope, as an expression of gratitude and loyalty to the work of Self-Realization Fellowship.
These services are not necessarily held on the exact dates of these spiritual events we are commemorating, but are normally held on the closest Sunday.