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
Temple Picnic at Griffith Park - Sunday, May 24, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
All are invited to the Temple picnic at the Old Zoo Picnic Area in Griffith Park. Join us any time, after either service. We will celebrate the day with fun, food and fellowship with wonderful people. Kindly bring your own packed lunch with a water bottle, and your own lawn chair or picnic blanket.
Monday, May 25 - Temple and Grounds Closed for Memorial Day Holiday
Hollywood Temple and grounds will be closed on Monday May 25 for the Memorial Day Holiday. The Temple will not be open from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for individual meditation and there are no Hatha Yoga classes that evening. We wish you an enjoyable holiday!
Special Message from Sri Mrinalini Mata on the Earthquake in Nepal
To read the special message from SRF President, Sri Mrinalini Mata, on the earthquake in Nepal visit the main SRF site here. Please join the SRF Worldwide Prayer Circle in sending out healing prayers to those in Nepal who have been affected by the earthquake.
Self-Realization Magazine, Spring 2015 Now Available
The Spring issue of Self-Realization magazine is now available in our Bookroom. In it, Paramahansa Yogananda’s lead article addresses the topic of “Training the Conscious and Subconscious Minds for Success”; Mrinalini Mata speaks on “Living in Attunement with the Divine”, and the CD recording features a talk on “Sustaining a Joyful Heart in Times of Adversity” given by Brother Sevananda at the 2014 SRF World Convocation. Please pick up your copy from our Temple Bookroom! For more information, or to order, visit SRF's site here.
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
There are still a few 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 now available for only $10.
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.
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 and register online, 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.