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“Self-realization is the knowing — in body, mind, and soul — that we are one with the omnipresence of God; that we do not have to pray that it comes to us, that we are not merely near it at all times, but that God’s omnipresence is our omnipresence; that we are just as much a part of Him now as we ever will be. All we have to do is improve our knowing.”

— Paramahansa Yogananda —

Group Meditation with Kirtan Chanting

Join us for joyful kirtan chanting at selected Friday and Saturday group meditations.

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Oh God Beautiful
Satchidananda Guru
Light the Lamp of thy Love
He Bhagavan

 

Welcome to
Self-Realization Fellowship
Glendale Temple

Temple 03 front.jpgNestled in the sunny hills of Glendale, California, this temple is a branch of Self-Realization Fellowship, the international nonprofit society founded by one of the preeminent spiritual figures of our time — Paramahansa Yogananda.

Since its inception in 1920, Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) has introduced truth-seekers worldwide to India’s age-old philosophy of Yoga and its time-honored tradition of meditation.

The Glendale Temple is the result of a generous gift to SRF and to all truth-seekers.   Everyone is welcome to attend our weekly public lectures, meditations, Sunday School classes for children, and other events aimed to disseminate the timeless teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and help us create spiritually harmonious lives and a more compassionate and peaceful world.


Self-Realization Fellowship
Glendale Temple
2146 E. Chevy Chase Dr.
Glendale, CA 91206

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July 2017

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Independence Day (July 4)
Open Meditation and Study Group have been cancelled

Day of Service (July 15)
The Day of Service for July will be Saturday, July 15. The opening meditation begins at 10:00 a.m. A delicious vegetarian lunch will be served at 1:20 p.m.  Please join us to help clean, maintain and improve the temple and grounds.

Satsanga (July 20)
A satsanga is a lecture service devoted to questions and answers about the teachings of Self-Realization Fellowship and the spiritual path.  You may submit questions in advance by placing them in the box marked “Satsanga Questions” in the Main Lobby or by going online at www.glendaletemple.org.

Six-hour Meditation (July 22)
On Saturday, July 22, we will hold a long meditation beginning at 10:00 a.m. and concluding at 4:00 p.m. There will be an intermission at approximately 1:00 p.m.  If you cannot stay for the whole day, please plan to attend the first period of meditation so as not to disturb the peace of those who will already have been meditating for several hours. Long meditations provide a unique opportunity for us to leave behind all responsibilities and to focus wholeheartedly on our search for God. We hope that you can join us.

Fellowship (July 23) 
We welcome you in the Social Hall after this Sunday service and invite you to introduce yourself to others. Refreshments will be served.  

Mahavatar Babaji Commemoration (July 25)
We welcome you to join us in commemorating Mahavatar Babaji on Tuesday, July 25.  A meditation begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the devotional service at 8:00 p.m.  It is traditional to bring a flower, symbolizing devotion, and an offering in an envelope as a symbol of loyalty to the Guru and his teachings.

August 2017

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   2017 SRF World Convocation 
August 6 – 12, 2017

Convocation Registration is Now Available

Program and Events Registration

Convocation (August 6 to 12)
The 2017 Self-Realization Fellowship World Convocation happens during the week from August 6 – 12 at the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
Information about the convocation and online registration are available at the link above.

The following services at Glendale Temple are canceled during convocation:
•    Sunday evening meditation, August 6
•    Monday evening meditation, August 7
•    Tuesday evening study group, August 8
•    Thursday evening service, August 10
•    Friday evening meditation, August 11

Fellowship (August 13) 
We welcome you in the Social Hall after this Sunday service and invite you to introduce yourself to others and feel the fellow feeling. Refreshments will be served.
 
Janmashtami (August 14) 
We welcome you to join us in commemorating Krishna's birthday on Monday, August 14.  A group meditation begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a devotional service at 8:00 p.m.  It is traditional to bring a flower, symbolizing devotion, and an offering in an envelope as a symbol of loyalty to the Guru and his teachings.

Satsanga (August 17)
A satsanga is a lecture service devoted to questions and answers about the teachings of Self-Realization Fellowship and the spiritual path.  You may submit questions in advance by placing them in the box marked “Satsanga Questions” in the Main Lobby or by going online at www.glendaletemple.org.

Join us for Group Meditation with Kirtan Chanting on selected Fridays and Saturdays. 
Please see online calendar for scheduled dates.

Monday Evening Meditation
The Monday evening meditations will now be a regular part of the weekly schedule at Glendale Temple.  Beginning at 7:00 with group practice of the Energization Exercises, the meditation will include a few periods of chanting and will conclude at 9:00 p.m.

Open Meditation
Second-Christ-Meditating.jpg An open, un-led meditation will be held every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Small Chapel, and every Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary.  All are welcome.  You may enter at any time.  

Study Group
Glendale Temple’s scripture Study Group reads The Second Coming of Christ every Tuesday evening in the Small Chapel.  The evening begins with an open meditation from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by the Study Group from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Second Coming of Christ is Paramahansa Yogananda’s commentary on the teachings of Christ.  It demonstrates the unity between the revelations of the Christian Bible, the Bhagavad Gita, and all other time-tested true scriptures.  No prior reading is necessary, and copies of The Second Coming will be provided for you to use. You may join us for one evening or on an ongoing basis.  All are welcome.

Regularly Scheduled Services:

Sunday
Morning Meditation: 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Lecture Service: 11:00 a.m. - noon
Evening Meditation: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday
Evening Meditation: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
Open Meditation: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Study Group: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday
Open Meditation: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Lecture Service: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Satsanga Service: Third Thursday - 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday
Evening Meditation and Energization: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Kirtan Chanting on Selected Friday and Saturday Meditations

Donations
donate_thank.jpgWe are now accepting donations for expenses incurred from work on the hillside behind the temple from the fire in 2013. These funds will be used to support the mud control and mitigation efforts of cleaning up the mud that spills into the parking lot after heavy rains. Donations we receive in response to this appeal will be deposited into the Glendale Temple Building Fund at the Mother Center and will be used to support these efforts. It may also be used to cover other expenses which are not typically funded through our operating budget. For more details and information click here or the image to the right.


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