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.
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."
Upcoming Special Events
All Day Christmas Meditation - Saturday, Dec. 20th, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
A spiritual highlight of the year for members and friends of Self-Realization Fellowship is the tradition of devoting a whole day to meditation and communion with Christ during the Christmas season. All are welcome to join us for our annual all day Christmas meditation to be held this year on Saturday, December 20th.
Christmas Morning Meditation - Thursday, Dec. 25th, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
We invite you to join our traditional Christmas Morning Meditation from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Temple.
New Year's Eve Meditation - Wednesday, Dec. 31st, 7:00 p.m. - 12:15 a.m.
Our annual New Year’s Eve Meditation will be held on Wednesday, December 31st from 7:00 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. in the Temple.
Christmas Card for Sri Mrinalini Mata & Mrinalini Mataji's 2014 Christmas Message
We invite you to stop by the table with the blue umbrella after the Sunday Services to sign a Christmas card for the President of Self-Realization Fellowship, Sri Mrinalini Mata. To read Mrinalini Mataji's 2014 Christmas Message, visit SRF's main site here.
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.
New SRF Programs Planned for Children & Teens
SRF is very pleased to announce that in the coming year it will be introducing new programs for teens and children. These will be designed to provide a greater variety of options than SRF has been able to offer to date. To read more, visit SRF's main site here.
Women's Hatha Yoga Classes - Temporarily Cancelled
The Monday and Saturday Women's Hatha Yoga classes will be cancelled temporarily until mid January 2015. Please check our Calendar for the most up-to-date information. The Men's Hatha Yoga class will continue as scheduled.
Peace and Harmony Weekend - Highlights
Hollywood Temple joined the United Nations in observing the International Day of Peace with a special weekend devoted to Peace and Harmony, on Sept. 19th - 21st. For a video and photos from the fellowship event in which the Temple teens and children performed various uplifting songs and chants, as well as for quotes used during the weekend's long meditations, visit our Past Events page.