Sydney Meditation Centre of SRF is part of the worldwide spiritual family of Self-Realization Fellowship founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952) to disseminate the ancient science of Kriya Yoga meditation to all nations of the world.

Our meditation centre was formed in 1951 with the purpose of promoting spiritual growth through group meditation and spiritual fellowship. We welcome all to a sanctuary of peace to share the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of one of world’s most acclaimed spiritual classics, Autobiography of a Yogi.

Since yoga is based on practice and experience rather than on adherence to a particular set of beliefs, followers of all religions can benefit from the spiritual teachings and meditation techniques practiced by SRF.

Paramahansa Yogananda founder of Self-Realization Fellowship
Paramahansa Yogananda
SRF logo for 2020 centennial 2

Read more about Self-Realization Fellowship and the worldwide celebrations for the Commemorative Centennial in 2020. 

See our Events page for Sydney Centre activities. Our next celebratory event is an Open House on Sunday 2 February at 1 pm. Please join us for a guided meditation, a short film about Paramahansa Yogananda’s earliest years in America, and light refreshments.


“What joy awaits discovery in the silence behind the portals of your mind no human tongue can tell. 

But you must convince yourself; you must meditate and create that environment.

— Paramahansa Yogananda

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Join us for one of our weekly services at G02/46­–50 Kent Road Mascot, cnr of Coward Street. Enter via Coward Street, which has free on-street parking. View directions.

Thursday 7 to 8:15 pm            Sunday 11 am to 12 noon

Sydney Centre offers other services and activities such as weekly long meditations, monthly kirtan and Sunday School.

Full program

Monthly and special activities

See our calendar on the Program page for full details or email us. Note that the SCC study group is held in St Leonards.

Guided Meditation

Long meditation

Sunday 26 January 8:00 to 10:45 am

On the last Sunday of each month, our long meditation service is guided. The service includes group practice of Energization Exercises, preliminary breathing exercises and SRF meditation techniques.


kirtan instruments

Sunday 2 February 10:00 to 10:45 am

On the first Sunday of the month, the last period of our long meditation service consists of two periods of chanting followed by two periods of meditation.

Kirtan is led by a harmonium player and accompanied by traditional Indian instruments such as cymbals, drums and bells.

SCC Study Group

The Resurrection of the Christ Within You book cover

Monday 3 February 4:30 to 6:30 pm

The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You
A revelatory commentary on the original teachings of Jesus by Paramahansa Yogananda

Meeting held at:
The Natural Medicine Centre
Suite 5, 460 Pacific Highway
St Leonards6

Sunday School

SRF Sydney Centre Sunday School puppets

Sunday 9 February 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Open to all children from age 4 years who are interested in learning about the SRF teachings and way of life.9

Gita Study Group

God Talks With Arjuna The Bhagavad Gita Royal Science of God Realization

Friday 21 February 2:00 to 4:00 pm

God Talks With Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita Royal Science of God Realization
The immortal dialogue between soul and Spirit; A new translation and commentary by Paramahansa Yogananda

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