Welcome to the Self-Realization Fellowship Hollywood Temple's website! If you are new to Hollywood Temple and would like to learn more about us, please visit our Welcome page.
New to Meditation?
Meditation is the science of reuniting the soul with the Infinite Spirit, God. By meditating regularly and deeply, you will awaken your soul — the immortal, blissful divine consciousness at the innermost core of your being.
If you would like to learn more about meditation, visit our Meditation page for more information.
Question About the SRF Teachings?
If you have a question about Paramahansa Yogananda's teachings, you are welcome to submit it anonymously on our website, and a Minister will answer your question at an upcoming Satsanga Service.
Monks and nuns of the Self-Realization Fellowship Prayer Council pray daily for all those who request prayers for physical, mental, and spiritual healing and for world peace.
Conducted Long Meditations
Hollywood Temple invites you to attend our conducted long meditations every Friday from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Friday evening meditations are with kirtan (devotional chanting). Both newer and veteran yogis are encouraged to participate as we find that group meditations greatly benefit our individual practice.
Both long meditation services are preceded by group practice of the Energization Exercises, at 6:40 p.m. on Fridays and at 5:40 p.m. on Sundays. If you are new to group meditations, please read our Guidelines for Group Meditations.
"To commune daily with God in deep meditation, and to carry His love and guidance with you into all your dutiful activities, is the way that leads to permanent peace and happiness."
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Upcoming Special Events
Hope Again Food Drive
Sunday, March 1st - Sunday, March 29th
April 4th - Good Friday
The Temple will be open for individual meditation from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. on Good Friday. Our regular conducted three-hour meditation will be in honor of Christ and will be held as usual from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday - April 5th
Morning Meditation will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. and Sunday Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Easter morning.
Saturday, April 11th, 1-5 p.m. - India Night Auditions
India Night, an annual event here at Hollywood Temple, is a musical play of one of Paramahansa Yogananda's stories from the SRF lessons; this year performances will be during the first two weekends of June.
Auditions for the show will be held on Saturday, April 11th from 1-5 p.m. in Lower India Hall. If you have a talent for acting, singing or dancing and would like to audition, please sign up....
SRF World Convocation - Registration Now Available
To register for the 2015 SRF World Convocation, held at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, CA, August 16-22, visit SRF's main site.
Hollywood Temple Wall Calendar - Available for Sale in our Bookroom
We are pleased to announce that a special 2015 Hollywood Temple wall calendar is available in our bookroom. The calendar, designed by a devotee, features many beautiful photos of our Temple taken by the devotee, some of which were taken under the guidance of our beloved late Bro. Vratananda. The calendar also includes Temple events already printed – a very convenient feature. This beautiful calendar is available in our Bookroom for $20.
AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda News
For news about the Awake Companion Book and Soundtrack to be released in 2015, visit SRF's main site.
Awake continues to be played at the local theatre Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Please visit their website for more information.
SRF Summer Day Program for Youth and Teens - 2015
SRF is pleased to announce that applications are now available online for the new, five-day SRF How-to-Live Summer Day Program, for children 7 to 12 years of age; as well as a five-day teen program for 13- to 18-year-olds. To learn more, visit SRF's main website here.
2015 Girls' Youth & Teen Program:
June 22 - 26, Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
2015 Boys' Youth & Teen Program:
June 29 - July 3, Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Scholarships are available for the How-to-Live Summer Day Programs. A special donation basket is available on Sundays at the table directly outside the Temple for those who would like to contribute to this scholarship fund. Your donations will make it possible for children from our Temple to attend, regardless of their financial circumstance.