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
Sunday, Aug. 26, 12:00 p.m. - Movie Matinee - AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda
Everyone is invited to our Movie and Ice Cream Social, which will feature the film AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda.
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7:00 p.m. - 3-hour Meditation
A 3-hour group meditation will be held on Wednesday, August 30 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 2, 8:00 p.m. - Janmashtami Commemorative Service
SRF members and friends are invited to attend a Janmashtami Service honoring the anniversary of the birth of Bhagavan Sri Krishna on Sunday, September 2 at 8:00 p.m. in the Temple.
Friday, Sept. 21 - Sunday, Sept. 23 - Peace and Harmony Weekend
Please join us for this special weekend of conducted meditations and Temple fellowship in honor of the International Day of Peace, observed on September 21.
Watch Recording of Livestreamed Satsanga with SRF President, Bro. Chidananda at 2018 Convocation
As a part of the Convocation, Brother Chidananda, president and spiritual head of Self-Realization Fellowship, held a satsanga on Friday, August 10, at 7:30 p.m., which was livestreamed for all who couldn't attend in person. To watch a recording of the satsanga, visit SRF's website 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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