173 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.

“Self-realization means to know truth through yourself, and not through others. By seeking God first, through Self-realization, all things – strength, power, prosperity, wisdom, health, and immortality – will be added unto you.” … Paramahansa Yogananda

Welcome to the Vancouver Meditation Group of Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF). Our group is composed of members and friends of SRF, a worldwide religious organization.

SRF seeks to foster a spirit of greater understanding and goodwill among the diverse peoples and religions of our global family, and to help those of all cultures and nationalities to realize and express more fully in their lives — the beauty, nobility, and divinity of the human spirit.

Paramahansa Yogananda founded SRF in 1920, to make available the universal teachings of Kriya Yoga, a sacred spiritual science originating millenniums ago in India. These non-sectarian teachings embody a complete philosophy and way of life for achieving all-round success and well-being; as well as methods of meditation, for achieving life’s ultimate goal — union of the soul with Spirit.

The teachings of Yogananda are available through the printed and online, SRF lessons. Free literature and information about the SRF lessons, is also available in our meditation chapel.

When you go beyond the consciousness of this world, knowing that you are not the body or the mind, and yet aware as never before that you exist — that divine consciousness is what you are. You are That in which is rooted everything in the universe.
Sayings of Yogananda
The after effects of Kriya bring with them the utmost peace and bliss. The joy that comes with Kriya is greater than the joys of all pleasurable physical sensations put together.
Sayings of Yogananda
Mankind is engaged in an eternal quest for that “something else” he hopes will bring him happiness, complete and unending. For those individual souls who have sought and found God, the search is over: He is that Something Else.
Sayings of Yogananda
When you realize that life is a joyous battle of duty and at the same time a passing dream, and when you become filled with the joy of making others happy by giving them kindness and peace, in God’s eyes, your life is a success.
Sayings of Yogananda
The greatest thing in life is to live in the castle of your own clear conscience.
Sayings of Yogananda