Hollywood Temple Elevator Project - Voluntary League Appeal - Summer 2018
This season's Voluntary League Appeal features the Hollywood Temple elevator project. Click here to learn more.
We invite you to join our traditional Christmas Morning Meditation on Tuesday, December 25 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the temple.
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.
Every Thursday at 12:00 noon and every 1st Sunday of the month a short Introduction to Meditation is offered. See our Calendar for dates and schedule changes this month.
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 Group Meditations
Paramahansa Yogananda said, “Group meditation is a castle that protects the new spiritual aspirants as well as the veteran meditators. Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member.”
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 meditations are with kirtan (devotional chanting).
Group meditation offers participants an opportunity to deepen their meditation by coming together with others to practice the concentration and meditation techniques taught by Paramahansa Yogananda in the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons.
The meditation begins and ends with a prayer and a brief period of devotional chanting, followed by the deep silence of intense concentration as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda. The silent period (no longer than 40-50 minutes) is used to practice the Kriya Yoga techniques of concentration and meditation, to silently chant and pray to God with devotion in the language of your heart, and to enjoy the deep peace and inner joy of God found in the stillness of meditation.
Meditations held in the Temple are open to all. Participants are seated in chairs and are welcome to enter or exit during the period of chanting at the top of each hour. Group practice of the SRF Energization Exercises are held 20 minutes before the meditation service begins.
To gain the most benefits from meditation, we encourage you to subscribe to the SRF Lessons to learn the techniques of meditation. For more information about Kriya Yoga and the techniques of meditation that are taught in the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons, visit our Learn to Meditate page.
Childcare is not provided during the meditation. 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."
Upcoming Temple Events
Wednesday, Dec. 19 - Three-hour Evening Meditation
On Wednesday, December 19 there will be a special three-hour group meditation with kirtan from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the temple.
Monday, Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve Meditation
Our annual New Year’s Eve Meditation will be held on Monday, December 31 from 7:00 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. in the temple.
Saturday, Jan. 5 - Paramahansa Yogananda Birthday Commemorative Ceremony
SRF members and friends are invited to attend a Commemoration Ceremony honoring the birth of our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda. After the service, all are invited to enjoy cake and chai in India Hall in honor of the anniversary of Guruji’s birth.
Sunday, Jan. 6 - Introduction to Meditation Class
Anyone wishing to learn how to meditate is welcome to attend the short Introduction to Meditation class held immediately after the second service in Lower India Hall from 12:10 - 12:40 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12 - Paramahansa Yoganada Birthday Meditation
Please join us on Saturday, January 12 for a special 6-hour meditation honoring the birth of our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda.
Opportunity to contribute to Hollywood Temple's Christmas appreciation for SRF monks and nuns
Each year at Christmas the Hollywood Temple Lay Disciples give a monetary gift to each of the Self-Realization Fellowship Monks and Nuns. If you would like to join us in showing appreciation for their tireless service and dedication, please look for the specially marked donation basket at the table just outside the Temple after Sunday services.
SRF President Brother Chidananda's Christmas message
Click here to read SRF President Brother Chidananda's Christmas Message.
Kaiser opens overflow parking on Sunday mornings
We have come to a reciprocal arrangement with Kaiser. They will be providing free parking for our members on Sunday mornings and Commemoration Service evenings.
The free overflow parking will be available at Kaiser’s “Staff Only” facility at 1549 N. Edgemont, just north of Sunset Blvd on the west side. Use the Northern-most entrance marked “Staff Only”.
For further important details, please click the adjacent image of the flyer announcement.
New Offerings from SRF Online Bookstore
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