Self-Realization Fellowship Sunday School classes are open to all children interested in learning about the SRF teachings and way of life. No prior experience with the SRF teachings is required.
The first Self-Realization Fellowship Sunday School was formed in the 1940s under the direct guidance of Paramahansa Yogananda.
The purpose of SRF Sunday Schools is to inspire children to seek God and love Him above all else, and to share His love with all. In this way children come to understand that inner peace and security is found through an inner relationship with God and not through "the material things of this world." The children thus learn at an early age how to live happy, balanced lives by bringing God into their daily activities and developing a personal relationship with Him through meditation.
Emphasis is given to the practice of the science of meditation as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda for personal experience of God. Children are shown how to develop moral character and the noble qualities exemplified in the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita, such as faith in God, respect, kindness, consideration for others, courage, and even-mindedness. These qualities then act as spiritual building blocks for the right development of a child's character and help to establish positive habits such as self-discipline, service to others and truthfulness.
School Program Age Ranges
The Los Gatos Center has a Sunday School program and a Teen group available for the following ages:
|Preschool:||From 3 years through Kindergarten|
|Primary:||From 1st through 3rd Grade|
|Junior:||From 4th through 7th Grade|
|Teen Group:||Grade 8 and Above|