Welcome to the SRF Devotee friends Web site! This site provides communication and support for devotees and friends of SRF (Self-Realization Fellowship, founded by Paramahansa Yogananda). This site does not disseminate SRF teachings and has no formal affiliation with Self-Realization Fellowship. It contains information, stories, photos and links to other devotee sites as well as devotee businesses. Many of the stories are from the online devotees friends group. This site is for SRF devotees and does not support any other spiritual groups.

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Paramahansa Yogananda and Bradford Lewis
Photo courtesy of John and Brenda Lewis-Rosser

Brenda Lewis-Rosser is the author of Treasures Against Time
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A Divine Friendship Beyond Time

Paramahansa Yogananda and Mary Lou Edwards Wonderful book describing Paramahansa Yogananda written by an Atlanta devotee

Hinduism Invades America (1930)

Chapter 6 is about
Paramahansa Yogananda
(Sent by Nick)

Kamala Silva

Mary Isabelle Buchanan was first called "Kamala" by Swami Yogananda in 1925. She remained a devout supporter of her Guru for her entire life.

Lake Shrine Video Clip

From Eye on L.A.

Brother Bimalananda

Miraculous stories

Lahiri Mahasaya project

Preserving the works of Lahiri Mahasaya

Song of the Morning Ranch

Founded by Yogacharya Oliver Black


New and Updated Businesses

India Unveiled by Robert Arnett to India (Authors)
See special pricing from December 3 - 11, 2016

UPDATED! Walking in the Guru's Footsteps to India (Pilgrimages)
UPDATED! Master's Darshan Pilgrimages to India (Pilgrimages)
UPDATED! Lotus Petals Pilgrimages to India (Pilgrimages)

New! Steve Jobs's Secret to Greatness: Yogananda (from Inc.)
New! When I Am Only A Dream Video (Sri Daya Mata)
New! Convocation Photos
New! Howard James Lerner Realty (Washington DC) (Services)
New! "How to" video for playing the harmonium (Musicians)
New! Personal Reflections of Durga Mata, a direct Disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda
New! Bright Blue Gorilla Video (Video)
New! The Meditation Shop on Etsy (Artists)
New! Lake Shrine Condo for Rent (Places)
New! SRF - Yogananda Magnetic Art (Products)

Film Priyanath by Anietie Antia-Obong (Video)
Serenity Lake Retreat House, Virginia (Places)
The 3 Kings and the Autobiography of a Yogi (Harrison, Jobs, Presley)
Paramhansa Yogananda's nephew, Hari Krishna Gosh, reminisces on his life with the great Master (News)
Historical Video of Mt. Washington (News)

Retreats and Tours

The SRF Meditation Circle of Tirgu-Mures, Romania

The SRF Meditation Circle of Tirgu-Mures, Romania gladly invites all devotees who live in this area (South-East Europe), devotees in the USA, and all over the world.

For details, please contact Sorin Samarghitan, at succes.lotus@gmail.com

1. Theoretically, the retreat is planned to be conducted in Romanian but, if needed, it can be conducted in English as well.

2. Unfortunately, we won't have monks at the retreat

We'll have the daily spiritual practice (EE and Meditation) twice a day, watch DVDs / listen to CDs in the evenings, have 1-2 days of total silence and a one-day trip to one of the highly spiritualized mountainous areas in this part of the world - the Sphinx in the Carpathians.

Meditation Group Notice

Prescott Meditation Circle

Some Prescott AZ devotees are putting together a small anthology of stories about Master for a little booklet to be given away at Brother’s annual visit in October, also to have something on hand to give to new devotees, and we’d like to invite you to send us your stories. These would be stories in which Paramahansa Yogananda guided us, protected us or blessed us in some special way.

If you’d like to help, please put your story in writing--1,000 words or less in Word format--and e-mail it to: touchedbytheGuru@gmail.com (case sensitive)

Please include your name, phone number, and state or country. Plans are to attribute authorship of the stories by using initials and state or country name; e.g. C.A., Arizona, or if you prefer, a nom de plume of your choosing, e.g. Master’s straightman. We'd like to keep it somewhat anonymous because the stories are first and foremost about the Guru--His Divine qualities of love, compassion, wisdom, and in many cases Divine humor.

Thanks so much for your contributions! We look forward to hearing some undoubtedly amazing stories.

Chris, Lee, and Babette

Selected Devotee Links

Doctor Lewis Chants
Rajarsi Janakananda Website & Rajarsi Home (jpg), Facebook
Supreme Swan - Inspiring Devotee Gifts
SRF Retirement Community in Prescott Valley, Arizona (Places)

Devotee to Devotee Excellent links and other devotee information
Devotee Message Board
Binary Research Institute, scientific evidence for Sri Yukteswar's analysis of the world cycles
Autobiography of a Yogi Interactive Map

Information about SRF


In Memoriam

Don Bird

Convocation 2017
August 6 - August 12


The Autobiograph of a Yogi Trivia Quiz

Download in Spanish

Online version Autobiography of a Yogi Trivia Quiz

SRF Devotee Friends Online
Send an email to join an online group of devotee friends

Financial Help for Ex-Monks and Nuns

Katherine and I are administering a program that provides financial assistance to working SRF ex monks and nuns who were renunciants for at least ten years.

This assistance is available during the first year of separation from the SRF order. If you know someone who might qualify and who might benefit from this program, please have them contact us at:

brianatns@msn.com -or-


Brian and Katherine Schmidt








OM Love in the Sky Above Mother Center

The above photo was taken on Thursday of Convocation, 2004. Devotees, many whom have served all week, serve to take down the tents, move chairs and other activities at Mother Center after the pilgrimages end. After the activities were completed, there was a service in the chapel. After the service, as devotees were leaving, this appeared in the sky. It was also above the Bonaventure. Originally it said "MOM" with a heart. Mom... Divine Mother, Sri Daya Mata... our own mothers... all mothers...


Please MOVE AND HOLD your MOUSE CURSOR over the little DOWN ARROWS in the translated web page in order to see a pop-up window with ALTERNATIVE TRANSLATIONS.

Modified on 04/24/2014 by Allen