Self-Realization Fellowship

    • 4.8 • 338 Ratings
    • Free



SRF/YSS App — A digital resource to aid your spiritual journey

Experience a life-transforming awakening of the peace, joy, and wisdom of the soul through the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi.

The SRF/YSS app is for everyone—whether you are brand new to the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda or have been immersing yourself in this great teacher’s wisdom for decades. It is also for anyone who wants to learn more about meditation, the science of Kriya Yoga, and practical ways to live a spiritually balanced life.

- Guided Meditations on Peace, Living Fearlessly, God as Light, Expansion of Consciousness, and more — with customizable meditation times from 15 to 45 minutes
- Free access to live online meditations
- SRF/YSS News and Event Information

For those who are students of the SRF/YSS Lessons, the app includes the digital versions of your Lessons along with a rich variety of multimedia content to help you apply the SRF/YSS Kriya Yoga teachings in your daily life.

- Audio recordings of Paramahansa Yogananda
- Guided meditations and visualizations led by SRF/YSS monastics
- Classes on the SRF/YSS meditation techniques
- Step-by-step video instruction in the SRF/YSS Energization Exercises

If you are an SRF or YSS Lessons student, please use your verified account information to access the Lessons in the app.

Self-Realization Fellowship and Yogoda Satsanga Society of India are an invitation to the spiritual seeker to journey together on a life-transforming discovery of the soul. This journey embraces the “how-to-live” teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, which embody the highest techniques for realizing who we truly are and show how to bring lasting peace, joy, and love into our lives and into the world. The goal of SRF and YSS is to offer not just a course of philosophical study, but the actual transmission of sacred knowledge through the living words of one of the great spiritual masters of the modern era.

Yogoda Satsanga Society of India was founded in 1917 by Paramahansa Yogananda. Self-Realization Fellowship was founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1920, to spread the teachings of Kriya Yoga worldwide.

What’s New

Version 3.0.1

Various bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
338 Ratings

338 Ratings

MacRC ,

New version 3.0.0 sounds like the bomb!

I have a few moments free. So I open up the now familiar SRF/YSS app. I get a notice: new update available. And I start reading the "What's New" section on the App Store, and are just mind blown with this new update (version 3.0.0). So many new features! SRF/YSS is a top notch organization. Like Bro. Anandamoy told us Master once said: "Yes. A teaching of this importance could not have been giving [to deliver to the world] to a lesser one". (Yogananda said this when asked if he was an avatar).

So I say the same about SRF/YSS: Yes, they are top-notch. A teaching of this importance could not have been given to deliver to a lesser organization.

Personal reflection: Sometimes I feel it is a miracle that such an organization as SRF/YSS exists on this earth. It feels surreal to have access to these teachings. And I feel extremely blessed for it.

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.

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.

App Privacy

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  • Contact Info
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  • Identifiers
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