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 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
Tuesday, March 7, 8:00 p.m. - Paramahansa Yogananda Mahasamadhi Commemorative Service
All are invited to attend the special commemorative service that will be held in the Temple in honor of Paramahansa Yogananda's Mahasamadhi.
Thursday, March 9, 8:00 p.m. - Swami Sri Yukteswar Mahasamadhi Commemorative Service
All are invited to attend the special commemorative service that will be held in the Temple in honor of Swami Sri Yukteswar's Mahasamadhi.
Daylight Savings Time Begins - Sunday, March 12
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday March 12, so don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday, March 11, or you might be quite a bit late for church!
Hospitality Sunday Event - March 12
All are invited to attend our monthly Hospitality Sunday event after each service at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Special Yogoda Satsanga Society of India 2017 Centenary Desk Calendar Available in Bookroom
In celebration of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India’s centennial anniversary, we are pleased to offer a special YSS 2017 desk calendar for purchase in the bookroom. This attractive desk calendar incorporates pearls of wisdom from the spiritual legacy of Paramahansa Yogananda, a source of inspiration to one and all throughout the year.
A New Year's Message from Sri Mrinalini Mata
To read the 2017 New Year's Message from the president of Self-Realization Fellowship, Sri Mrinalini Mata, visit SRF's main site here.
India Night Play "Mirabai" CD and DVD available in the Bookroom
We are pleased to announce that a DVD of the highly acclaimed Hollywood Temple India Night Play, Mirabai, is now available for sale in our bookroom. This is the full length complete play, lovingly and carefully prepared and produced by our Temple members who dedicated their diverse talents and expertise over a period of several months. The resulting professional quality DVD is an excellent gift! View the trailer here!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k6MIg-E4J8&feature=youtu.be
The cost is $18. The DVD is also available for purchase online at: https://www.supremeswan.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=DVD106
The CD of the songs and music of this play, with an accompanying color booklet of lyrics to all the songs, is also available in the bookroom, and can be purachesed online at: http://www.supremeswan.com/mobile/Product.aspx?ProductCode=CD198
All proceeds from the sale of these items will go to benefit the Hollywood Temple Building Fund.
New Offerings from SRF Online Bookstore