Life in the Ashram (SRF Nuns)


What is it like to enter the ashram and spend one’s life as a monastic disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda? Is it different from the life of the devotee in the world? How does the inner spirit of renunciation apply to all?

SRF nun Sister Madhuri delivers a class as part of the Day 6 (Thursday) schedule for the 2020 Convocation which will open a window into the monastic path as lived by SRF nuns in the ashrams of Paramahansa Yogananda.

This class will include a video of daily life in the ashram, showing what it means to give your life wholeheartedly to God; the caring and loving guidance each monastic disciple receives; the opportunities to serve others; and how the disciple — through years of deepened efforts in meditation accompanied by the steadfast desire to change — finds herself living a life rich with God and Guru’s love, peace, and joy. This class will be of special interest to women considering a monastic life, but all are welcome to attend.

The 2020 SRF World Convocation is a weeklong program of classes on Paramahansa Yogananda’s “how-to-live” teachings and meditation techniques, online guided group meditations and kirtans (devotional chanting), virtual pilgrimage tours to the ashrams where the great guru lived and communed with God, and more.