Lay Disciple Intentional Community Support Forum

I want to join a community. Where can I find a listing of any now in existence?

We hope to provide this soon as the program develops.

Can I list a community already in existence?

Thank you very much. We are very interested in knowing of yours. Please provide relevant information to support@yoganandaseva.org (mailto:support@yoganandaseva.org). The program coordinator will review this and contact you as needed.

Will this involve SRF ashrams?

This may be possible in future. The program is in initial development stages and details have yet to be determined.

Does SRF/YSS approve or guide these communities?

This is not an official SRF/YSS action. YSO’s plan is to assist people with an interest in following the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda to form their own communities.

How much will it cost to join one of these communities?

This will depend on various factors such as location, size and participants. These will be determined according to individual circumstances.

Will there be communities near me?

This will depend on various factors such as location, size and participants. These will be determined according to individual circumstances.

I have (health, financial or other) conditions. Will I be able to participate?

Our intention is that anyone who wants to participate will be able to do so. However, this is the beginning stage and specific program features are yet to be determined. Individual circumstances will be addressed as these communities are formed.

When will these communities be available?

We hope this will happen sooner than later. The lay community forum should be operational in a few months so please keep in contact.

I have specific questions or suggestions. How do I contact the appropriate person?

Please send your comments to support@ and we will be sure to forward them to the program manager.

I want to be part of the project team. How can I do this?

Please see the current volunteer opportunities that are listed. If there isn’t one that meets your interest right now, please use the “keep me updated” button to see new project openings when they are available.

I belong to a different Kriya Yoga group. Can I participate?

This program is in early development with specifics to be established in future. Inclusiveness is our intent and we welcome those who are interested in following the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.