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
Lahiri Mahasaya Commemorative Services
Saturday, Sept. 26th & Wednesday, Sept. 30th, 8:00 p.m.
All are welcome to attend the special services that will be held to honor Lahiri Mahasaya's mahasamadhi and birthday.
Movie Night - Saturday October 10, 5:30 p.m.
All are welcome attend our Movie Night on Saturday, October 10 at 5:30 p.m. featuring the film Clare and Francis on the lives of St. Clare and St. Francis of Assisi. The doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and the movie starts at 5:30. Light refreshments will be served.
Halloween, Saturday, October 31st - Temple & Grounds Closed at 4:00 p.m.
Hollywood Temple and grounds will be closed at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31st for Halloween. The Temple will not be open from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for individual meditation. We wish you a safe and enjoyable Halloween!
The award-winning documentary DVD, AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda, will be released on September 21, and is now available for pre-order from SRF’s online bookstore at www.srfbooks.org.
Additionally, the stunning, large format companion book is now available in our Temple’s bookroom or from SRF’s online bookstore at www.srfbooks.org. It features over 400 photos, including many unpublished photos of Paramahansa Yogananda.
The original soundtrack CD, which features selections from the hauntingly beautiful soundtrack, including several rare recordings of the voice of Yogananda, is also now available for purchase in the Temple bookroom or from SRF’s online bookstore at www.srfbooks.org.
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.