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 noon and every 1st Sunday of the month a short Introduction to Meditation is offered.
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
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). Both long meditation services are preceded by group practice of the Energization Exercises 20 minutes before the start of the Service.
If you are unable to stay for the three hours, please enter or exit only during chanting at the top of the hour. 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 Temple Events
Sunday, March 26 - April 29 - Hope Again Food Drive
All are invited to participate in the spirit of giving by bringing to the Temple non-perishable food items for our Food Drive, beginning on Sunday, March 26.
Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. - 3 Hour Meditation
A 3-hour group meditation will be held on Wednesday, March 29 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Good Friday - April 14
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 16
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.
The Prime Minister of India, the Honorable Sri Narendra Modi, paid tribute to the lifework of Paramahansa Yogananda during a special ceremony in New Delhi on March 7, 2017.
The occasion was the release of a postage stamp (shown at left) by the Government of India commemorating the 100th anniversary of Yogoda Satsanga Society (YSS—the name by which Paramahansa Yogananda’s work is known in India). The date was chosen to honor the anniversary of Paramahansaji’s mahasamadhi, which took place on March 7, 1952.
Yogoda Satsanga Society of India had its beginning in a small ashram and boys’ school founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in Dihika, India, in March 1917. Today YSS has some 200 meditation centers and groups throughout India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
For photos, a video, and English excerpts from the ceremony, and to read a letter from Sri Mrinalini Mata to commemorate the occasion, visit SRF's website here. SRF is hoping to publish the full English translation of Prime Minister Modi’s speech as soon as possible.
The Kriya Yoga teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda are the focus of two episodes from two new series on Gaia TV: Yoga Conversations with Rodney Yee and Yoga Masters. (Gaia TV is one of the world’s largest resources of digital videos on spirituality.) To read more, visit SRF's website.
India Night Play "Mirabai" CD and DVD available in the Bookroom
We are pleased to announce that a DVD of the highly acclaimed Hollywood Temple India Night Play, Mirabai, is now available for sale in our bookroom. This is the full length complete play, lovingly and carefully prepared and produced by our Temple members who dedicated their diverse talents and expertise over a period of several months. The resulting professional quality DVD is an excellent gift! View the trailer here!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k6MIg-E4J8&feature=youtu.be
The cost is $18. The DVD is also available for purchase online at: https://www.supremeswan.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=DVD106
The CD of the songs and music of this play, with an accompanying color booklet of lyrics to all the songs, is also available in the bookroom, and can be purachesed online at: http://www.supremeswan.com/mobile/Product.aspx?ProductCode=CD198
All proceeds from the sale of these items will go to benefit the Hollywood Temple Building Fund.
New Offerings from SRF Online Bookstore