Life has its inevitable challenges, and sometimes we feel powerless in the wake of the pain and fear that accompany them. World spiritual teacher Paramahansa Yogananda – author of Autobiography of a Yogi and the subject of the highly acclaimed documentary film AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda – brought the technique of yoga meditation to the U.S. almost a century ago to help us “awaken” our own inner power. Today, meditation has become a buzzword, but as Yogananda taught, it’s a profound and vital tool accessible to us at any time to help us face such challenges.

Bro. Pranavananda, a monk with Self-Realization Fellowship (founded in 1920 by Yogananda), will be giving a public lecture on the topic of “Meditation: Awaken Your Inner Power” on Friday April 17 at 8 p.m. at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. Part of a special weekend event on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, the free talk will focus on the power of meditation to create more peace and happiness in our lives.  More information:

For more information about the public lecture and other scheduled programs during the weekend, contact the Ft. Lauderdale Meditation Group at, [email protected], or (954) 729-2046.  See ad page 5.