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."
Upcoming Special Events
Introduction to Meditation - Sunday, July 3, 12:10 - 12:30 p.m.
The monthly Minister-led introduction to meditation will be held on Sunday, July 3, right after the second service from 12:10 - 12:30 p.m.
Monday, July 25, 8:00 p.m. - Mahavatar Babaji Commemorative Service
A special devotional service to honor Mahavatar Babaji will be held in the Temple on Monday, July 25, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 30, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Annual Temple Cleaning Day
Come join us for all or part of our Annual Temple Cleaning Day in preparation for our visitors during Convocation! Enjoy pizza, salad, and ice cream during the break at 12:30 p.m. For more information please call (323) 661-8006.
Sunday, Aug. 7 - Saturday, Aug. 13 - Annual SRF World Convocation in Los Angeles
The annual SRF Convocation will be held this year from Sunday August 7 through Saturday August 13. This week long event, held in the Westin Bonaventure downtown Los Angeles, includes classes, group meditations and fellowship with SRF devotees from all over the world. Visit SRF's website for more details and to register online.
Monday, July 4, Independence Day Holiday - Temple & Grounds Closed
The Temple and grounds will be closed on Monday July 4 in observance of Independence Day. There will be no 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. individual meditation and no hatha yoga classes. We wish you a happy holiday!
Sri Mrinalini Mata's 70th Anniversary
June 10, 2016, marked the seventieth anniversary of the day our revered president and sanghamata, Sri Mrinalini Mata, entered Paramahansa Yogananda’s ashram to dedicate her life to the love and service of God and Guru. To read more visit SRF's website.
New Offerings from SRF Online Bookstore
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