SRF/YSS Lessons App

For students of the SRF/YSS Lessons. The SRF/YSS Lessons give Paramahansa Yogananda’s in-depth instruction in the SRF/YSS yoga techniques of meditation and his teachings on the art of balanced spiritual living. If you are an SRF or YSS Lessons student, please use your verified account information to access the app.

Features of the App:
• Digital access to the SRF/YSS Lessons
• Audio recordings of Paramahansa Yogananda
• Step-by-step video instruction in the Energization
• Audio and video material to support the content featured
in the Lessons, including inspirational talks, instruction,
and guided meditations
• Study guide for each Lesson
• Interactive search
• Bookmark and highlighting function to mark key passages
• Adjustable font sizes and themes

What’s New

Version 2.5.4

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
308 Ratings

308 Ratings

judydavie ,

What a blessing!

Having this app is a blessing. Overall I am thrilled by it. I was traveling when Lesson One was mailed, and was very grateful to be able to read it on my device. The people around me in the airport were no doubt startled by my whoop of delight when Lesson One appeared!

Here are a few items for your future consideration: The first day, I was being prompted to sign in multiple times, being told I had “timed out” after just a couple of hours of app use but am hoping that with the update, this has been corrected.

Second, the highlighting worked well except when the material was at the bottom of the page. To highlight that, I had to change the font size to reformat the text to bring it higher up on the page, highlight it, then reformat again to the font size best suited to my eyes. This was of course a minor issue overall when weighed against the value of having portal lessons, but is on my wish list.

Finally, my ideal lesson app would include a way to make notes (like the Nook and Kindle apps do) on selected passages, and also a full display of highlighted passages not just the first line or two.

What a blessing this app is! Thank you for all the loving work that went into developing and providing this for us.

CCguru ,

Close to Great

The idea and physical implementation of the new lessons is beyond great. It is early in the life of this new app and perhaps there is a plan to address this later, but there is a real issue now, in my opinion. To me the biggest benefit to the app is to have all of the appropriately authorized material with you anywhere and anytime. The problem is that for some reason the app will automatically log itself out at least daily. As long as you are connected to the internet this is an inconvenience but not a showstopper. The problem is that most of my reading is via my iPad for obvious reasons. The iPad needs a WiFi network to connect to the internet so it is often not connected when out of the house. So when I am away from the house and want to read some of the lessons material there is no way to log in to get to the material. This is the showstopper part that needs to be addressed to make the app totally great. There are many ways to address the needed material security and still have the authorized material available all the time. I hope this gets fixed to address the availability issue.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review. The app does have a seven-day sign-in duration, so if you are still experiencing logout issues, please contact us through the Support feature in the settings of the app; and we will try to resolve the issue. Thank you.

ElliottRose ,

A joyous time to be in SRF/YSS!

Thank you for all of the thought and work that went into the app. It looks like some of the foundational issues people have expressed around the readability are being addressed. Thank you for being so responsive! Updating now.

The guided meditations and truly all the content have been awe-inspiring! Jai Guru!

As for the “terrible” review, I’d ask that devotee to find the joy and power in “starting over” with these incredibly expanded and reorganized lessons. Do you trust all the visionaries and devotees behind this process? I’m finding immense inspiration, depth, and hopefully greater attunement with our beloved guru and his teachings by pacing with the new system. There are more subtle points of the sadhana I’m discovering for the first time, and there’s no limit to how Master’s teachings can be practiced.

App Privacy

The developer, Self-Realization Fellowship, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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