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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 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

(Closed until further notice)

Nestled 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

Temple Closed Until Further Notice



September 2020
Message from
Bro. Bhumananda
to Glendale Temple
Devotees and Friends

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Newly Remastered Documentary on Paramahansa Yogananda — Now Streaming Free for a Limited Time


To help celebrate SRF’s Centennial, we are pleased to offer on our website the documentary The Life of Paramahansa Yogananda: The Early Years in America (1920 – 1928).

This newly remastered HD video with enhanced images includes narration in English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Written and produced by monastics of Self-Realization Fellowship, the documentary follows the great Guru’s footsteps during his pioneering efforts to introduce to the world the timeless science of Kriya Yoga.

This video will be available for free viewing until October 19.

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Centennial Boston

LIVESTREAM: SRF Centennial Commemoration

Saturday, September 19, 7:00 a.m. PDT

24-Hour Centennial Meditation — September 19 – 20

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 2020 SRF Online World Convocation


A Weeklong Online Immersion
in the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda,
Offered Free of Charge
Registration is Free and Open to all

We are delighted to invite you to be part of the 2020 SRF Online World Convocation, which took place August 9 – 15.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda’s arrival in America — and to make it possible to bring together the entire SRF worldwide family for a week of collective spiritual renewal and divine fellowship, SRF held this first fully online Convocation and is now offering it free of charge to all SRF members, friends and everyone interested in spiritual awakening.
PLEASE NOTE: Though the online Convocation is offered free of charge, registration is required.

If you would like to make a donation in support of this event (and the other spiritual and humanitarian services offered by Self-Realization Fellowship), you can do so at registration. We welcome and are deeply grateful for your support. Your generosity is enabling us to offer this experience of Convocation to everyone, SRF members and friends and fellow spiritual seekers worldwide.

The program includes:

  •  Livestreamed classes on the “how-to-live” teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Classes on the SRF meditation techniques
  • Group meditations and kirtans
  • Virtual pilgrimage tours to the SRF Mother Center, Lake Shrine, Encinitas Ashram, and Hollywood Temple
  • Special video programs
  • And more!

Please CLICK HERE to visit our website to Register and view
the complete schedule of classes and meditations.


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.

August 09, 2020

“Convocation Opening”
by Brother Chidananda

Self-Realization Fellowship warmly welcomes you to a weeklong immersion in the Kriya Yoga teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. This year we are honoring and celebrating the 100th anniversary of Yogananda’s arrival in the West and the beginning of his worldwide work. SRF/YSS President Brother Chidananda will open the first fully online World Convocation with a message to truth seekers everywhere.

Watch the Video

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Online Inspirational Services

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.

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View SRF Online Resources To Help You
Cope With the Current World Situation

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Many have asked how they may continue donating to the temple while it remains closed. The donations are needed and are very much appreciated! Thank You! We deeply appreciate and welcome your support of the Glendale Temple. Your gift enables us to fund the vital services and activities that we offer to our members and larger community, and to maintain our sacred facilities. It also enables us to fund the vital services and activities that we offer to our members and larger community, to maintain our sacred facilities and to meet the day-to-day and highest priority general operating needs of the Glendale Temple. For more details and information click here or the image to the right.


SRF 2020 Centennial

2020 Centennial Commemoration
of Self-Realization Fellowship:
100 Years of Kriya Yoga in the West


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.

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Watch the SRF Centennial Inaugural Celebration
with Brother Chidananda.


Global Awareness of
Yogananda’s Teachings on the Rise

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

125th Birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda

A Message From Brother Chidananda,
President, Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India

Celebrating 100 years of
Yogoda Satsanga Society of India

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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