Bro. Naradananda, a monk with the Self-Realization Fellowship Monastic Order (founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda), gave a free public lecture and guided meditation on the topic “Meditation: Awaken Your Inner Power” on Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33316. The lecture on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda focused on the power of meditation to create more peace and happiness in our lives.

World spiritual teacher Paramahansa Yogananda – author of Autobiography of a Yogi and the subject of the highly acclaimed documentary film AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda – brought the technique of yoga meditation to the U.S. almost a century ago to help us “awaken” our own inner power. Today, meditation has become a buzzword, but as Yogananda taught, it’s a profound and vital tool accessible to us at any time to help us face such challenges.

The SRF Fort Lauderdale Meditation Group hosted this monastic vist.  



Annual Calendar of Events


Tuesday                25           7:30 pm                Mahavatar Babaji’s Commemorative Service

Sunday                 30           12:15 pm             Vegetarian Luncheon/Covered Dish

Sun-Sat.              6-12    Convocation Week

Los Angeles, California

Thursday           10          7:30 pm


Saturday            12          2 pm to 8 pm


Monday              14           7:30 pm               Janmashtami, Lord Krishna’s Birthday 

Saturday             19           9:30 – 1:30 pm   Chapel Beautification Day

Sunday                 20           12:15 pm             Hospitality Committee Meeting

Sunday                 27           12:15 pm             Vegetarian Luncheon/Covered Dish


Friday                   8             6 pm                   Chapel Decorating for India Night

Saturday               9             5 pm                     India Night

Sunday                 17           12:15 pm             Service Readers/Harmonium Players  Meeting

Monday                26           7:30 pm                Lahiri Mahasaya’s Mahasamadhi Commemorative Service

Saturday               30           7:30 pm                Lahiri Mahasaya’s Birthday Commemorative Service


Saturday               21           10 am – 6 pm      Guided Silent Retreat

Sunday                 29           12:15 pm             Vegetarian Luncheon/Covered Dish


Sunday                 5             12:15 pm             Hospitality Committee Meeting

Sunday                 5-19                                     Thanksgiving Food Drive

Thursday             23        CHAPEL CLOSED


Friday                   1             6 pm                   Chapel Decorating for Christmas Social

Saturday               2             6 pm                     Christmas Social

Sunday                 10           1 pm                     Christmas Caroling

Saturday               16           10 am – 6 pm      All Day Christmas Meditation

Sunday                 31           11:30 pm             New Year’s Eve Meditation