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
Care Package Project - Sunday, Aug. 23 - Sunday, Sept. 13
Hollywood Temple’s Community Outreach Committee will again be conducting the “Care Package Project” to benefit and show caring toward our homeless youth neighbors.
Sunday, August 30, 12:00 p.m. - Movie & Ice Cream Social: Glimpse of a Life Divine
You are invited to join us in India Hall for this special showing of this film, which contains interviews of Paramahansa Yogananda's direct disciples and others who knew Paramahansaji during his lifetime, as well as scenes of the Guru from various periods of his life.
Saturday, September 5 - Janmashtami Commemorative
A special devotional Service to honor the birth anniversary of Bhagavan Sri Krishna will be held in the Temple on Saturday, September 5, at 8:00 p.m.
Temple Closed for Labor Day - Monday, September 7
Hollywood Temple and grounds will be closed on Monday, September 7, for the Labor Day Holiday. The Temple will not be open from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for individual meditation. We wish you an enjoyable Labor Day holiday.
SRF Voluntary League Appeal - Summer 2015
We deeply appreciate your ongoing support of Self Realization Fellowship's worldwide work, which allows Mother Center to complete vital projects. To read about current projects and ways you can help, read SRF's Summer 2015 Voluntary League Appeal here.
New SRF Bookstore Opens Online
We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Self-Realization Fellowship online bookstore. Read more about the convenient features of the new bookstore, including mp3 downloads.
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.