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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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Kirtan Chanting and
Group Meditation

Join us for an evening of bliss and joy.
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


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.


December 2016

Christmas Potluck (December 4)
Begin the Christmas season with spiritual friends and family at our annual Christmas Potluck on Sunday, December 4, immediately following the Lecture Service.  This year, we are asking members to bring their favorite vegetarian main dishes and salads, and the temple will provide beverages and dessert.  Join us as we celebrate our members' diverse cultural backgrounds with homemade favorites from around the world.  Please pick up a flyer for details, and join us for fun with Santa, musical entertainment, and of course an afternoon of fabulous food.

Mother Center Open House (December 11)
Self Realization Fellowship warmly invites you, your family, and friends to a Christmas Open House at the Mother Center on Sunday, December 11, from 1:00 -- 5:00 p.m.  The open house provides an opportunity to meet informally with the monastics and each other in the spirit of Christmas fellowship.  Paramahansa Yogananda's shrine will be open.  Light refreshments will be served. The Glendale Temple Singers will be caroling during the Mother Center Open House!

Satsanga (December 15)
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

All-Day Christmas Meditation (December 17)
We welcome you to join meditating devotees around the world on this day, set aside by Paramahansa Yogananda as our spiritual celebration of Christmas.  The meditation begins at 10:00 a.m., and it continues to 6:00 p.m. There will be a break at midday.  If you can only attend part of the meditation, we encourage you to come for the beginning portion of the meditation at 10:00 a.m.  If necessary, you may join the meditation in the afternoon at 2:00 p.m. when you can enter during the intermission.

Christmas Eve Service (December 24)
Bring your family and friends to our special Christmas Eve service, which begins at 8:00 p.m. Musical performances, the Temple Singers, and inspirational readings create a warm spiritual family feeling on Christmas Eve. Light refreshments will be served in the Social Hall after the service.  Your family, your children, your friends are very welcome.

New Year’s Eve Service (December 31)
The Chapel will be open from 9:00 p.m. for silent, unled meditation until 11:30 p.m. You may enter at any time. The minister will lead the meditation from 11:30 p.m. into the New Year, ending around 12:15 a.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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