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 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."
In Memoriam: Sri Mrinalini Mata (May 8, 1931 – August 3, 2017)
It is with the deepest respect and love for our beloved president and sanghamata that we share with you the news that Sri Mrinalini Mata has peacefully left her physical form, on August 3. All of us have been deeply blessed by her extraordinary loyalty and attunement to the Guru, and her steadfast dedication – right up to the very end of her life – to getting the sacred teachings of the Guru to his chelas around the world. While we cannot help but feel great sorrow upon receiving this news, we are also comforted to know that she is in the loving presence of the Gurus, and experiencing the infinite bliss of God. To read a beautiful letter from the SRF Board of Directors, please visit Mother Center's website here.
To watch a video recording of the public memorial service for Sri Mrinalini Mata, held on August 11, 2017, please visit Mother Center's website.
Upcoming Temple Events
Monday, August 14, 8:00 p.m. - Janmashtami Commemorative Service
All are welcome to this special Temple service in
commemoration of the birthday of Bhagavan Krishna.
Sunday, August 27, 12:00 p.m. - Matinee Movie Fellowship - Glimpses of a Life Divine
Please join us for this special showing of Glimpses of a Life Divine, featuring interviews of direct disciples and others who knew Paramahansa Yogananda during his lifetime, as well as scenes of the Guru from various periods of his life.
75th Anniversary of Hollywood Temple - August 30
Commemoration Meditation Aug. 30, 7 - 10 p.m.
Special Commemoration Weekend Sept. 15 - 17
It was on Sunday, August 30, 1942 that Paramahansa Yogananda officially opened the doors of this historic Self-Realization Fellowship temple. To commemorate this auspicious milestone, we have planned several special events and services. On Wednesday, August 30, we’ll be observing the Hollywood Temple’s 75th Anniversary with a special 3-hour evening kirtan meditation led by Brother Anilananda from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Read more about the special commemoration weekend to be held Sept. 15-17 on our Special Events page.
Temple Closure on Mondays - Starting Monday, Sept. 5
Starting Monday, September 5, there will be a change to the regular schedule here at Hollywood Temple. The Temple and grounds will be closed completely on Mondays. So, the hatha yoga classes will meet on Tuesdays instead of Mondays, and there will be no individual meditation in the Temple on Mondays.
SRF Employment Opportunities - Mother Center Seeking Central Kitchen Supervisor and Assistant Kitchen Supervisor
SRF is currently seeking a Central Kitchen Supervisor and Assistant Kitchen Supervisor. These positions are open to interested women who have culinary as well as supervisory qualifications.
For the Assistant Kitchen Supervisor position details, please see SRF's job posting here.
New Offerings from SRF Online Bookstore
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