Welcome to the Manchester Circle of Self-Realization Fellowship.
Self-Realization Fellowship was founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda for the purpose of disseminating Kriya Yoga, a definite scientific technique for attaining direct, personal experience of God.
Through its worldwide service and teachings, Self-Realization Fellowship seeks to awaken greater understanding of the harmony underlying all true religions, and a fuller expression in this world of the love that unites all people when they realise their oneness in God.
The Manchester Circle is composed of devoted members and friends of Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) a worldwide non-profit religious organisation with international headquarters in Los Angeles, California.
We meet twice a week for meditation on Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings. Please see Services for further information, including venue.
Our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, said
Group meditation is a castle that protects new spiritual aspirants as well as veteran meditators. Meditating together increases the degree of self-realisation of each member of the group by the law of invisible vibratory exchange of group magnetism.
Autobiography of a Yogi is an excellent introduction to the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Renowned as a spiritual classic it has, over the last 60 years, been translated into almost 30 languages. It is available from bookstores, on-line or at our Sunday meetings as are numerous other SRF publications/DVDs/CDs.