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
SRF Summer Day Program for Youth and Teens in Encinitas, CA
Girls' Youth & Teen Program: June 22 - 26, Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Boys' Youth & Teen Program: June 29 - July 3, Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
To learn more and register online, visit SRF's main website here.
July 4th - Temple & Grounds Closed
Hollywood Temple and grounds will be closed on Friday July 4th for the Independence Day holiday. The Temple will not be open from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. for individual meditation. We wish you a safe and happy 4th of July holiday!
Saturday, July 25, 8:00 p.m. - Mahavatar Babaji Commemorative Service
A special devotional Service to honor Mahavatar Babaji will be held on Saturday, July 25, at 8:00 p.m.
Monday, July 27 - Lake Shrine Windmill Chapel Open House
We are happy to announce that the Lake Shrine Windmill restoration project is coming to a successful completion at the end of July. Please reserve Monday, July 27 for attending an open house style event in the afternoon and early evening. More information will be shared soon.
Wednesday, July 29, 7:00 p.m. - Conducted Long Meditation
A 3-hour group meditation will be held on Wednesday, July 29, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 8, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Annual Temple Cleaning Day
Come join us for our Annual Temple Cleaning Day in preparation for our visitors during Convocation and enjoy pizza, salad, and ice cream during the break at 12:30 p.m.
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.
SRF World Convocation - August 16-22, 2015 - Registration Available Online
To register for the 2015 SRF World Convocation, to be held at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, CA, August 16-22, visit SRF's main site.
We are glad to let you know that a “Convocation Evening Classes and Closing Event Ticket” is available in our Bookroom. The ticket is for seating in the Pasadena Room and will admit you to the 6 evening classes, Sunday through Friday evenings, plus the final closing event on Saturday afternoon. The cost is $190.00.
In addition, anyone (including Convocation Volunteers) wanting to attend a Convocation Kriya Ceremony, please register in advance, as seating is limited.
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.