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
Temple Closed Until Further Notice
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.
July 3, 2020
“The Need for a True Guru in One’s Life”
by Swami Smaranananda
In this talk, Swami Smaranananda, vice president of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, will share insights into the need for a true guru in one’s life. Broadcast live from the Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram, Noida, India, at 9:00 p.m. (PDT) on July 3rd, this talk will continue to be available here for later viewing.
2020 SRF Online World Convocation:
August 9 – 15
A Weeklong Online Immersion
in the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda,
Offered Free of Charge
We are delighted to invite you to be part of the 2020 SRF Online World Convocation, which will take 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 — we are holding this first fully online Convocation and offering it free of charge to all SRF members and friends.
PLEASE NOTE: Though the online Convocation is offered free of charge, registration is required. Registration will begin in mid-July.
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 both at registration and during the event. We welcome and are deeply grateful for your support. Your generosity is enabling us to offer the experience of Convocation to a larger number of SRF members and friends this year than ever before.
The program will include:
- 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!
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.
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
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.
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
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.