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
Father's Day - Sunday, June 17th
On Father's Day, our minister will give services at both 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The service topic will be "The Father Aspect of God". We wish you a blessed Father's Day!
Satsanga Service - Thursday, June 21st
Our monthly Satsanga Service is a time to have your spiritual questions answered by one of our ministers. The next Satsanga will be held on Thursday, June 21, at 8:00 p.m. Please submit questions HERE.
Hollywood Temple Outreach Impact
Because some of us may wonder about the impact of our
outreach campaigns, . . . listen to these words from
Sister Margaret Farrell of the Covenant House:
“Thank you very much for the donations you gave to the
youth at Covenant House. As you know, most of our
youth come to us with nothing and we help them go back
to school, find jobs and become stable. Our youth really
appreciated all the hygiene, snack bars and gift cards
you donated. Thank you all for your love and support.”
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.
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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