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.
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
See our Calendar for a listing of all upcoming
services and events.
Sunday, Aug. 3rd - Saturday, Aug. 9th - Annual SRF World Convocation in Los Angeles
The annual SRF Convocation will be held this year from Sunday August 3rd through Saturday August 9th. 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.
Sunday, Aug. 17th - Janmashtami Commemorative
A special devotional Service to honor Sri Krishna will be held in the Temple on Sunday, August 17th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 24th 12:00 p.m. - Movie Glimpses of a Life Divine and Ice Cream Social
Please join us for this special showing of the movie Glimpses of a Life Divine and an ice cream social.
Temple Closed - Week of Convocation
Due to the Convocation, the Hollywood Temple will be closed after Sunday, August 3rd's Sunday morning services. The Temple will reopen on Saturday August 9th for our 5:30 p.m. individual meditation and the grounds will reopen at 4:00 p.m. The grounds will also be open from 10:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Monday August 11th.
AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda to Be Shown During Convocation on Tuesday, Aug. 5th at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
We are very happy to announce that the new documentary feature film AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda will be shown during our Convocation this year at the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Two screenings will take place on Tuesday, August 5th: the first from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and the second from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Complimentary admittance to the film is guaranteed for those who have registered for the Convocation program (including the Convocation volunteer ticket and the evening talks ticket), however a separate ticket for the movie screening needs to be obtained. For those who are not registered for Convocation, separate tickets for the screening are also being sold.
Movie screening tickets can be obtained at the Bonaventure Hotel at the "Awake" ticket booth in the foyer of the California Ballroom beginning on Sunday, August 3rd -Tuesday, August 5th from 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (except during the scheduled classes and meditations). The limit is three tickets per person, and they are available on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets may be sold out by Tuesday evening, so it is highly recommended that you ask a friend who will already be at Convocation to acquire a ticket for you if you are unable to come to the ticket booth yourself before the screening.
For more information on the film or the Convocation screening, please visit the Self-Realization Fellowship website.