Spirituality & Peace Sunday: Cultivating Inner Peace and the World Wide Prayer Circle
Paramahansa Yogananda once said, “Most men consider the course of events as natural and inevitable. They little know what radical changes are possible through prayer.” In 1920, Yogananda introduced Kriya Yoga, a scientific method of meditation, to the West. He also created a World Wide Prayer Circle that has been sending prayers and healing energies to people around the world for decades. Sister Draupadi has been in the Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) monastic community, established by Paramahansa Yogananda, for more than 40 years. She will share insights from Yogananda about the power of prayer and meditation and then lead us in a guided meditation focused on peace and healing. (To learn more about the World Wide Prayer Circle, click here.)
Sister Draupadi, whose name means spiritual ardor, has been a member of the Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) monastic community, established by Paramahansa Yogananda, for more than 40 years. Currently she serves in a variety of capacities at the society’s international headquarters atop Mt. Washington in Los Angeles. In addition to her position as a secretary to SRF’s president, Sri Mrinalini Mata, she handles various responsibilities for the society’s sister organization in India, Yogoda Satsanga Society, and is involved in the training of nuns to lead spiritual retreats. Sister Draupadi has conducted inspirational services and led retreats at SRF meditation centers in the United States, as well as in Italy, Germany, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. She was born and raised in Fullerton, California, and studied at California State University before entering the Self-Realization Fellowship ashram in 1973.