The Kalamazoo Meditation Group is composed of members and friends of Self-Realization Fellowship,a worldwide nonprofit religious organization with international headquarters in Los Angeles. It was founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda for the purpose of disseminating Kriya Yoga, a definite scientific technique for attaining direct personal experience of God.
Through its worldwide service and teachings, Self-Realization Fellowship seeks to awaken greater understanding of the harmony underlying all true religions, and a fuller expression in this world of the love that unites all people when they realize their oneness in God.
Weekly lessons are available to those who would like to study the SRF teachings. These are sent from SRF international headquarters in Los Angeles, California. The lessons contain techniques for recharging the body, concentration and meditation, and the higher technique of Kriya Yoga, as well as instructions on how to live a balanced material and spiritual life.
Kalamazoo Meditation Group of Self-Realization Fellowship
Building the KMG Chapel
After meeting since 1972 in members' homes or rented facilities, a Kalamazoo Meditation Group devotee deeded land on which to build our own chapel. The building, located at 51755 30th St. in Paw Paw, MI, was completed in 1997. Many devotees donated funds, time, and effort to the project, and much of the loving work that went into the building is pictured below. (right click on any photo to open in a new tab at a larger size)