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 Group 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).
Group meditation offers participants an opportunity to deepen their meditation by coming together with others to practice the concentration and meditation techniques taught by Paramahansa Yogananda in the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons.
The meditation begins and ends with a prayer and a brief period of devotional chanting, followed by the deep silence of intense concentration as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda. The silent period (no longer than 40-50 minutes) is used to practice the Kriya Yoga techniques of concentration and meditation, to silently chant and pray to God with devotion in the language of your heart, and to enjoy the deep peace and inner joy of God found in the stillness of meditation.
Meditations held in the Temple are open to all. Participants are seated in chairs and are welcome to enter or exit during the period of chanting at the top of each hour. Group practice of the SRF Energization Exercises are held 20 minutes before the meditation service begins.
To gain the most benefits from meditation, we encourage you to subscribe to the SRF Lessons to learn the techniques of meditation. For more information about Kriya Yoga and the techniques of meditation that are taught in the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons, visit our Learn to Meditate page.
Childcare is not provided during the meditation. 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 Temple Events
Swami Sri Yukteswarji's Birthday Commemoration Service - Thursday, May 10, 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.
SRF World Convocation - August 5-11 - Registration Available Online
Self-Realization Fellowship cordially invites you to the 2018 Convocation. Thousands of SRF members from around the world will gather in Los Angeles for a profoundly inspiring week of spiritual renewal and fellowship, as we immerse ourselves in the teachings of our guru, Paramahansa Yogananda. To register for the 2018 SRF World Convocation, visit SRF's main site here.
The Hollywood Temple Choir Needs Your Help
The Choir has a current need for Sopranos and Bass-Baritones, although all are welcome.
The Hollywood Temple singers are an accomplished ensemble that has been serving our Guru’s work here and in the community for over 40 years. Singer or audience, we have the joy of experiencing that the channel is blessed by what flows through it.
The choir meets the 1 st Sunday in the parking lot at 1:30, and practice in Lower India Hall from 1:30 - 3 pm the other Sundays. Please join them if you would like to serve in this special way.
Service Opportunity at SRF Mother Center
There are currently opportunities available for women to serve at the Reception Desk and for men or women to serve at the Visitors’ Center at Mother Center on Saturdays or Sundays.
If you are interested, please contact Jeanne Ragno at the Mother Center.
SRF Employment Position Open
SRF currently has an opening for an Assistant Supervisor in our Central Translations Department at our Publication Center in Los Angeles. This is a full-time, hourly position that is 40 hours per week. Some duties include: coordinating various translation projects, assisting worldwide translators, facilitate typesetting and advise on financial matters. Applicant must be male and possess the ability to work in the U.S.
If you’re interested in applying and/or would like further information regarding this position, please contact Mother Center and ask for Employee Services (Robert Rosario).
SRF Lessons - Enhanced and Expanded Edition Planned for Release in 2018
As announced on August 10, 2017 at our World Convocation in Los Angeles, a new edition of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons is planned for release in 2018. To read more about this exciting news and watch a video excerpt from the Convocation Announcement, visit SRF's website. Read an Update Here.
New Offerings from SRF Online Bookstore
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