Hollywood Temple Elevator Project - Voluntary League Appeal - Summer 2018
This season's Voluntary League Appeal features the Hollywood Temple elevator project. Click here to learn more.
Kaiser Graciously Provides Free Sunday Parking
We are happy to announce that Kaiser has agreed to provide free parking for our members on Sunday mornings and Commemoration Services evenings.
The free overflow parking will be available at Kaiser’s “Staff Only” facility at 1549 N. Edgemont, just north of Sunset Blvd on the west side. Use the Northern-most entrance marked “Staff Only”.
For further important details, please click the adjacent image of the flyer announcement.
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
Saturday, Nov. 17 - Boys' Teen Retreat
The Boys' Teen Retreat will be held at the SRF Encinitas Hermitage, Retreat, and Meditation Gardens on November 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 22, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Thanksgiving Morning Meditation
We will have a special 2-hour meditation on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 22 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, Dec. 9 - Christmas Toy Drive
With your support, Hollywood Temple is working with our local police department on a beautiful project - giving toys to kids from ages 3 to 12.
Fall issue of Self-Realization Magazine is now available in our bookroom
Paramahansa Yogananda’s lead article “Awakening Will Power for Success and Divine Accomplishment,” offers practical instruction on how to develop the dynamic will power that enables us to achieve life’s worthwhile goals. The featured CD recording is a talk entitled “Becoming Humble Bearers of Light,” given by Brother Ishtananda at the 2009 SRF World Convocation.
SRF President Brother Chidananda delivers online talk: Overcoming Negativity in Today's World
Brother Chidananda encourages Paramahansa Yogananda’s worldwide spiritual family to counter the causes of negativity in today’s world through active inner and outer efforts to express divine qualities of harmony and goodness. Watch here.
New Offerings from SRF Online Bookstore
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