Commemorative Services

Self-Realization Fellowship Glendale Temple observes the following occasions each year with a commemorative service preceded by a period of meditation. It is customary to bring a flower symbolizing devotion, and a monetary offering as a tribute to the SRF line of gurus and their teachings.

The service usually starts at 6:30 PM with meditation, followed by the commemorative service at 8:00 PM. (Saturday and Sunday meditations begin at 5:00 PM.)


Jan 5 - Birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda (1893)

Mar 7 - Mahasamadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda (1952)

Mar 9 - Mahasamadhi of Sri Yukteswar (1936)

May 10 - Birthday of Sri Yukteswar (1855)

Jul 25 - Mahavatar Babaji Commemoration Day

Aug 17 - Janmashtami (birth of Bhagavan Krishna)

Sep 26 - Mahasamadhi of Lahiri Mahasaya (1895)

Sep 30 - Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya (1828)


Self-Realization Fellowship Glendale Temple also observes the following occasions:

Mar/Apr - Easter Sunday Service

December 24 - Christmas Eve Service

3rd Saturday in December - All-Day Christmas Meditation

December 31 - New Year's Eve Meditation

(Please note that Commemorative and Special Services dates may be subject to change on a yearly basis, check our home page for updated information)