“You may be surprised at what seclusion with God will do for your mind, body, and soul. . . . Through the portals of silence the healing sun of wisdom and peace will shine upon you.”

~ Paramahansa Yogananda

SRF offers a variety of meditation retreat opportunites

Many mystics, saints, and spiritual leaders have advocated periods of silence and solitude for spiritual growth.

From time to time, SRF ministers conduct one-day retreats at San Diego Temple. Programs may include reviews of SRF meditation techniques, as well as inspirational classes. Periods of chanting and meditation are interspersed throughout the day.

Pilgrimages may be scheduled during the course of the year. These are one-day retreats from San Diego Temple to another SRF location, such as the Lake Shrine.


Every summer, SRF offers a week-long series of classes and conducted meditations at the SRF World Convocation held in Los Angeles, California.

SRF monks and nuns also travel to cities around the world to provide lectures, programs for members, and regional retreats.

Extended retreat programs are conducted at SRF Ashram Centers, in the United States and worldwide.