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.
2146 E. Chevy Chase Dr.
Glendale, CA 91206
Cancelled Until Further Notice
Weekly Online Inspirational Service
During the current difficult times—in which SRF temples, centers, and groups have had to temporarily cancel Sunday services—we will be offering inspirational services online. Through the services presented here, you can join Paramahansa Yogananda’s worldwide spiritual family in weekly divine fellowship. Each inspirational service will be posted for an entire week and then replaced the following weekend with a new talk. If you subscribe to our Newsletter you will receive an email notification when the new video has been posted.
May 31, 2020 - This week’s online service:
“Finding Spiritual Balance in Your Life”
by Sister Priya
In this talk given at the 2000 SRF World Convocation in Los Angeles, SRF minister Sister Priya shares her insights into how to find spiritual balance in our lives with meditation as the foundation. She also discusses how we can allow the problems of life to drive us closer to God; the importance of forgiveness in our finding balance; and the power of prayer to bring about change in ourselves, our lives, and the world.
Message from Bro. Bhumananda
April 8, 2020
Dear Devotees and Friends of Glendale Temple:
We hope that in these unique times you are doing well. Although not easy for any of us, these challenges have given me greater insight and appreciation for Gurudeva's beautiful spiritual family, the global band of souls to which we all belong—united in our love for God, our gratitude for Paramahansaji's soul-liberating teachings, and our resolve that even in dark times we will do our utmost to let our souls shine with courage, faith, positive spirit, and love for God in all.
Just today I received the most beautiful email from some devoted members of our Temple:
All of these divine gifts that come from Master through the channel of the Mother Center [weekly online inspirational services, etc.] make us realize the strength and vastness of our true Self, and the right attitude we need to have to confront our daily challenges. We have a sense of security knowing and feeling Master’s divine protection in tangible way.
We feel the strongest vibrations when we participate in the daily worldwide healing prayer circle and visualize the shield of light and love encircling the globe that Daya Ma talked about.
We have no time for fear or worry because we are blessed with the teachings and omnipresence of our true guru.
I see this divine attitude exemplified in so many of you, and I feel immensely humbled and inspired to serve as your Temple minister.
We hope that each of you are benefiting from Self-Realization Fellowship’s efforts to support our friends and members through digital means
SRF Online Resources on Our Site To Help You Cope With the Current World Situation.
• As a recent email from Mother Center expressed, all of the monastics have set aside these special times of the day to unite in praying for others. We invite you to join us:
o 7:50 – 8:00 a.m.
o 12:50 – 1:00 p.m.
o 6:50 – 7:00 p.m.
• We hope many of you are able to participate in attending the meditation services offered by our SRF Online Meditation Center.
• We hope you are able to view our weekly online inspirational services.
• And we invite you to regularly visit the SRF Website and Blog for future updates as we provide more support online.
I so much look forward to the time when we will be able to resume our regular schedule of meditations, services, and other activities at Glendale Temple. Until then, let us continue to do our part in building a better world—through kindness to all, meditation, and prayer, spiritual study, and unswerving faith in God. As Guruji said, "Don’t think the contribution made by your spiritualized consciousness is small. Your part may mean very much."
May God and our Gurus bless, guide, and watch over each one of you.
In divine friendship, and wishing you a most blessed Easter,
P.S. We will notify you by email when our Temple resumes its normal schedule, hopefully in the not-too-distant future, with God’s grace.
SRF New Worldwide Prayer Initiative
We also would like to inform you about a new worldwide prayer initiative. In the Self-Realization Fellowship and Yogoda Satsanga Society of India ashrams of Paramahansa Yogananda, all the monastics will be praying for the world and all those in need at specific times of the day, and we invite those who wish to do so to join in this collective effort — at those times or any other time that fits into your daily routine.
Emphasizing the power of prayer, Paramahansa Yogananda said: “Most men consider the course of events as natural and inevitable. They little know what radical changes are possible through prayer.
Every gift is deeply appreciated and will help to make a difference at our beautiful Glendale Temple. We thank you for your continuing support. Donations we receive in response to this appeal will be deposited into the Glendale Temple Building Fund at the Mother Center. They will be used to support these efforts, and they may also be used to cover large maintenance expenses associated with the temple’s buildings and future meeting facilities, grounds, equipment, furniture, vehicles, fundraising expenses, property taxes, and any potential future property purchases—which are not typically funded through our operating budget. For more details and information click here or the image to the right.
SRF 2020 Centennial
The year 2020 marks a profoundly significant milestone in the history of Self-Realization Fellowship — the 100th anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda’s arrival in America from his native India, and his founding of Self-Realization Fellowship, the worldwide spiritual organization he established to disseminate his Kriya Yoga teachings. To commemorate this auspicious occasion, we are planning a number of special events throughout 2020. We have a detailed program and an outline of many of the major events that will take place in the anniversary year.
Over the past several months, numerous media outlets from around the globe have published inspiring articles about Paramahansa Yogananda and his Self-Realization Fellowship teachings—yet another sign that his influence on world spirituality continues to grow.... Click to Read More
Click here or the image above to watch a Video slideshow of notable events from the centenary celebrations of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS), founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1917. Covers the release of the YSS Centenary Stamp by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India in New Delhi, March 7, 2017; and a special five-day function held in Ranchi March 17-22, 2017. In 1920 Paramahansa Yogananda came to America to disseminate the Kriya Yoga teachings of ancient India, as instructed by his line of gurus. For the West, he translated the name of his organization as Self-Realization Fellowship.