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
Thanksgiving (November 23)
Thursday Service is canceled for Thanksgiving.
Christmas Family Potluck
(Sunday, December 3)
Christmas Potluck (December 3)
Begin celebrating the love and joy of the Christmas Season by attending the Christmas Family Potluck on Sunday, December 3, immediately following the Sunday service. This year we'd like to celebrate our diverse cultural backgrounds by asking members to bring favorite Vegetarian Main dishes and salads from "Around the World". Bring recipes to share! Dessert and beverages will be provided by the temple. Join us for an afternoon of fabulous food, fellowship, musical entertainment, and fun with Santa for the children. Please pick up a flyer for details.
Mother Center Open House (December 10)
Self-Realization Fellowship warmly invites you, your family, and friends to a Christmas Open House at the Mother Center on Sunday, December 10, from 1:00 p.m. until 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. As parking is very limited around Mother Center, we ask that devotees carpool to the Open House, if possible. We look forward to greeting you all at this event, and wish you all a blessed Holiday season.
Satsanga (December 14)
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.
All-Day Christmas Meditation (December 16) 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.
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 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.
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
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.
We 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.
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