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SERVICES at Portland Center follow the format of Self-Realization Fellowship centers and temples all over the world, as planned by Paramahansa Yogananda. All services have periods of meditation and stillness, and are held in our comfortable, spacious sanctuary. 


If you are new to meditation, you might enjoy attending our Sunday Inspirational Services and exploring the Self-Realization Fellowship website at


In the Words of Paramahansa Yogananda: 

"Group meditation is a castle that protects the new spiritual aspirants

as well as the veteran meditators. Meditating together

increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group

by the law of invisible vibratory exchange of group magnetism."


From "Aims and Ideals of Self-Realization Fellowship:"


"To disseminate among the nations

a knowledge of definite scientific techniques for attaining

direct personal experience of God."


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