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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
Hope Again Food Drive - Thank you!
We want to thank everyone for your generous contributions to our recent Food Drive that ended on April 9th. Hollywood Temple members and guests donated one overflowing truckload of non-perishable food items. These Easter Blessings were delivered to and gratefully received by Pastor Dan, our Hollywood neighbor, at the Hope Again Ministries for the homeless and poor. Pastor Dan sends his personal thanks to all who contributed so generously.
Hollywood Temple Kriyaban Ceremony
Saturday, May 6, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Hollywood Temple will have one Kriyaban ceremony in May. This ceremony is for Kriyabans who regularly attend Hollywood Temple. Please make a reservation in the Bookroom located in upper India Hall. Be prepared to show your Kriyaban card when you register.
Swami Sri Yukteswarji's Birthday Commemoration Service - Wednesday, May 10th, 8:00 p.m.
All are invited to attend a special service in the Temple in commemoration of the birthday of our paramguru, Swami Sri Yukteswarji.
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.
New Offerings from SRF Online Bookstore