New Edition of SRF Lessons, Website, and Social Media
The much-anticipated new edition of the SRF Lessons is now available and we encourage you to enroll for it by clicking here. This is the most comprehensive edition of the SRF Lessons ever offered and includes vastly improved organization and a wealth of new material from Paramahansa Yogananda that was not previously available, and many other unique features. This new edition is available at a very special introductory price.
SRF has also unveiled a new, significantly enhanced website, which provides a vastly improved and enriched user experience, featuring an expanded and refined organization of content on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, a larger selection of videos and images, and opportunities for engagement. The new website also has been optimized for mobile platforms. Please visit the new site, yogananda.org, by clicking here.
Lastly, the very first, official SRF social media platforms have gone live on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, allowing us to share with thousands of seekers around the world Paramahansaji’s timeless inspiration. We encourage all of you to visit and “like” the pages.
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.
Introduction to Meditation Class
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, Apr. 4 - Introduction to Meditation Class
Anyone wishing to learn how to meditate is welcome to attend the short Introduction to Meditation class held immediately after the second service in Lower India Hall from 12:10 - 12:40 p.m.
Friday, Apr. 19 - Good Friday
The temple will be open for individual meditation from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. on Good Friday. Our regular conducted three-hour meditation will be in honor of Christ and will be held as usual from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, Apr. 21 - Easter Sunday
Morning Meditation will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. and Sunday Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Easter morning.
Sunday, Apr. 21 - Easter Hospitality Sunday
All are invited to our Hospitality Sunday event after either service on the lawn. The services conclude at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The event features refreshments, fellowship, and opportunity to meet new spiritual friends.
Kaiser opens overflow parking on Sunday mornings
We have come to a reciprocal arrangement with Kaiser. They will be providing free parking for our members on Sunday mornings and Commemoration Service 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.
New Offerings from SRF Online Bookstore
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