Welcome to the Seattle Center of Self-Realization Fellowship which serves families and friends in the greater Seattle area through weekly devotional and meditation services. The Seattle Center is a branch of Self-Realization Fellowship, a worldwide, non-profit religious organization founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1920 to teach scientific techniques of meditation that lead to a direct, personal experience of God. The Center is open to the public for services and special activities. You are invited to attend our services and welcome to stop by our bookroom to find out more about our activities.
Paramahansa Yogananda visited Seattle in 1924 on his way to Alaska, and later in 1925 and 1933 to give a series of lectures on the Science of Yoga. While in Seattle, he met one who was to become his most spiritually-advanced woman disciple "Edith D. Bisset" who later joined the Self-Realization Fellowship monastic order in 1932 and was given the name "Gyanamata" by the Master. The story of her life and her personal letters to Yogananda are available in the book God Alone
The meditation techniques taught by the fellowship are available in a series of lessons mailed from our international headquarters in Los Angeles, California. These lessons contain techniques of recharging the body, concentration, meditation, and the higher technique of Kriya Yoga, as well as instructions on how to live a balanced material and spiritual life.
As an introduction, we suggest that you read Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi. Copies of this spiritual classic are available in our Bookroom, in bookstores, public libraries, and is now available online.