Where are your meditation services held? I don’t see a chapel address listed on your website. The St. Louis Meditation Group meets in a private residence in Chesterfield, MO, which is about 15 miles west of downtown St. Louis. All those with an interest in the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda are welcome and encouraged to contact the group via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Are your group activities open to everybody or just members? All those with an interest in the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda are welcome and encouraged to contact our group via email at email@example.com for more information.
Is there an age requirement? We ask that attendees to the meditation services be at least 12 years of age. Exceptions may be made for children who are very familiar with SRF meditation services and can sit still for an hour long meditation. Please contact the group in advance to make arrangements. Children are always welcome to attend the group’s social activities.
How much experience do I need to come to your meditations? You do not need a background in meditation to attend a regular meditation service. All those with an interest in the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda are welcome.
What style of meditation do you teach? Do I need to bring a cushion or other materials? We meditate with eyes closed, seated on chairs. There is no need to bring anything. Beginners are given basic instruction. Anyone interested in learning about advanced Self-Realization Fellowship meditation techniques will find additional information availible through the home-study Self-Realization Fellowship meditation courses.
When are your services held? The current services schedule is listed on our Service Times page.
Is there a fee to attend a meditation service? No, there are no fees to attend Self-Realization Fellowship services.
Are the meditations guided? No, although the service reader will give a brief commentary at the beginning of each service but after that, the meditations are silent.
Are services ever cancelled due to weather? Yes, at times. Service cancellations will be posted to our website at least 90 minutes before the service is scheduled to begin.