From the Spiritual Diary, October 24, Overcoming Temptation: Desires are the most unrelenting enemies of man; he cannot appease them. Have only one desire: to know God. Satisfying the sensory desires cannot satisfy you, because you are not the senses. They are only your servants, not your Self. - Paramahansa Yogananda, "Sayings of Paramahansa Yogananda"

Welcome to Greenfield Retreat

The Self-Realization Fellowship Greenfield Retreat in Front Royal, Virginia is a branch of Self-Realization Fellowship, a worldwide religious organization founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1920 to teach scientific techniques of meditation that will lead to a direct, personal relationship with God. These techniques are available in a series of weekly lessons sent to your home from our International Headquarters in Los Angeles, California. See the About section for more information on Greenfield and SRF.

Current Announcements

Announcements for Sunday October 23, 2016

We will be offering a three-day retreat for women Kriyabans beginning this Thursday, evening, October 27, to Sunday, October 30, focused on deepening your practice of Kriya yoga. Meals will be provided. Pre-registration is required and you can register on the sign-up sheet in the dining room or by calling the retreat line at Greenfield, 635-5066. The cost for the program is $300 for those women staying on the grounds and $200.... More....

Upcoming Events

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About Meditation

Paramahansa Yogananda said "Meditation is the ability to take the mind away from every object of distraction and put it upon God alone". See Greenfield's guidance for meditation, and the Learn to Meditate page on the Self-Realization Fellowship website.

Autobiography of a Yogi

Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual classic is available in our Bookroom, in bookstores, public libraries, and online.