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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

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


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December 2019

Christmas Potluck (December 1)
Begin celebrating the love and joy of the Christmas Season by attending the Christmas Family Potluck on Sunday, December 1, immediately following the Sunday service. 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.

Mother Center Open House (December 8)
Self-Realization Fellowship warmly invites you, your family, and friends to a Christmas Open House at the Mother Center on Sunday, December 8, 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, carpools are encouraged.  We look forward to greeting you all at this event, and wish you all a blessed Holiday season.

All-Day Christmas Meditation (December 14)
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.

Carolers 1217 011.jpgSatsanga (December 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.

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 Meditation (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.



Weekly Activities

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.

Open Meditation
  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
GitaCover.jpgArjuna-Gita.jpgGlendale 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:

Sunday
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.
Monday
Evening Meditation: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
Open Meditation: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Study Group: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday
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.
Friday
Evening Meditation and Energization: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Kirtan Chanting on Selected Friday and Saturday Meditations


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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 soon. 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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SRF 2020 Centennial

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

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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 will post a detailed program at the start of the new year, but following is an outline of many of the major events that will take place in the anniversary year.

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View the 2019 Convocation Satsanga With Brother Chidananda

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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
(1917-2017)
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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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