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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 —

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Group Meditation

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The first and third Friday of every month at 7:00pm

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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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January 2017

paramahamsa_yogananda1.jpgParamahansa Yogananda’s Birthday (January 5) 
Paramahansa Yogananda’s birthday commemoration service will be held on Thursday, January 5, beginning 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. A meditation preceding the service will begin at 6:30 p.m.  You are welcome to join the meditation during chanting periods if you are not able to arrive at the beginning. Please join us after the service in the social hall to sing Happy Birthday to Master, and enjoy chai and birthday cake.

Paramahansa Yogananda Commemorative Meditation (January 7)
On Saturday, January 7, we will hold a long meditation commemorating the birth of Paramahansa Yogananda. This meditation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m., with an intermission at approximately 1:00 p.m.  If you cannot be present for the whole day, please plan to attend the first period of meditation so as not to disturb the peace of those who already will 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 you can join us. For this meditation, a fruit offering to the Guru is customary.

Satsanga (January 19)
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

Day of Service (January 21)
This is a great opportunity to meet fellow devotees and to serve God and Master. By helping to keep our temple beautiful, you will in turn feel energized and inspired. The opening meditation begins at 10:00 a.m. A delicious vegetarian lunch will be served at 1:20 p.m.

Fellowship (January 29) 
We welcome you in the Social Hall after this Sunday service and invite you to introduce yourself to others. Refreshments will be served.  

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.

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.

Regularly Scheduled Services:

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.
Evening Meditation: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Open Meditation: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Study Group: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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.
Evening Meditation and Energization: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Kirtan Meditations - First and Third Friday: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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