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
Six-hour Meditation (September 7)
On Saturday, September 7, 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.
Satsanga (September 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 www.glendaletemple.org.
Day of Service (September 21)
The Day of Service this month will be Saturday, September 21. 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.
Lahiri Mahasaya's Mahasamadhi (September 26)
Lahiri Mahasaya's Mahasamadhi commemoration service will be held on Thursday, September 26, 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.
Fellowship (September 29)
We welcome you in the Social Hall after this Sunday service. Refreshments will be served.
Lahiri Mahasaya's Birthday (September 30)
Lahiri Mahasaya's Birthday commemoration service will be held on Monday, September 30, 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.
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.
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.
Glendale Temple’s scripture Study Group reads God Talks With Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita 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. God Talks With Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita is Paramahansa Yogananda’s commentary on the The Bhagavad Gita, The Royal Science of God-Realization. The Bhagavad Gita has been revered by truth-seekers of both the East and West, yet its deepest meaning, cloaked in allegory, has remained obscure. In God Talks With Arjuna, Paramahansa Yogananda offers a translation and commentary of unparalleled scope and vision. Exploring the Gita’s psychological, spiritual, and metaphysical depths, he reveals the innermost essence of this majestic scripture while presenting an enlightening and deeply encouraging guide to who we are, why we were created, and our place and purpose in the vast cosmic scheme of things. No prior reading is necessary, and copies of The Bhagavad Gita 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:
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 Chanting on Selected Friday and Saturday Meditations
We are continuing with the Fundraising Campaign for the Glendale Temple East Yard Renovation Project to create a Special Events and Meditation Gardens. The exciting new plans have been approved and we are now in the construction and renovation phase to improve the empty yard adjacent to the Sunday School and create a beautiful area for special events, gatherings, outdoor mediation areas, and additional Sunday School space. Work on this project started a few months ago and is on schedule to be completed by Summer/Fall 2019. Your help and financial contribution is very much appreciated!. We look forward to seeing you meditating in the various meditation nooks of our new gardens. For more details and information click here or the image to the right.
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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.
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