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
Glendale Temple Open House
You are invited !
Sunday, January 19, 2020
10 AM to 2 PM
In honor of celebrating the centennial of SRF Glendale Temple will be holding an Open House on Sunday, January 19. Our regular 10:00 a.m. meditation will be a guided meditation, specifically geared to newcomers, but will also be applicable to veteran meditators as well. The 11:00 a.m. lecture service will also be given with newcomers in mind, as well as old-timers. At noon, light refreshments will be served in the social room, followed by the showing of the 30 minute video: 'The Life of Paramahansa Yogananda – The Early Years in America.'
We encourage you to invite family and friends to this special event in celebration of the SRF Centennial.
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.
Livestream Commemoration Event/Special Schedule (January 5)
In place of the regular 10:00 a.m. meditation and 11:00 a.m. lecture service, there will be a livestreamed inaugural celebration led by SRF President Brother Chidananda with monastics at the SRF International Headquarters. This event will be shown in the Glendale Temple sanctuary from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Because of this change in schedule, there will be no Sunday school classes on Jan. 5. Parents should feel free to bring their children to the Parent/Child Room if they wish to watch the livestream event from there. Immediately following the livestreamed event will be a meditation and kirtan until 11:45 a.m. also in the sanctuary. Light refreshments of chai and samosas will be served in the social hall following the meditation.
Paramahansa Yogananda’s Birthday (January 5)
Paramahansa Yogananda’s birthday commemoration service will be held on Sunday, January 5, beginning at 8:00 p.m. It is traditional to bring a flower, symbolizing devotion, and an offering in an envelope as a symbol of loyalty to the Guru and his teachings. A meditation preceding the service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Please join us in the social hall after the service to sing Happy Birthday to Master, and enjoy chai and birthday cake.
Paramahansa Yogananda Commemorative Meditation (January 11)
On Saturday, January 11, we will hold a long meditation commemorating the birth of Paramahansa Yogananda. This meditation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m.. There will be an intermission at 1:00 p.m. Long meditations provide a unique opportunity for us to leave behind all responsibilities and to focus wholeheartedly on our search for God. We hope you can join us. For this meditation, a fruit offering to the Guru is customary.
Satsanga (January 16)
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.
Day of Service (January 18)
Please come help clean and maintain the temple and gardens. The opening meditation begins at 10:00 a.m. A delicious vegetarian lunch is served at 1:20 p.m.
Glendale Temple Open House (January 19)
In honor of celebrating the centennial of SRF, Glendale Temple will be holding an Open House on Sunday, January 19. Our regular 10:00 a.m. meditation will be a guided meditation, specifically geared to newcomers, but will also be applicable to veteran meditators as well. The 11:00 a.m. lecture service will also be given with newcomers in mind, as well as old-timers. At noon, light refreshments will be served in the social room, followed by the showing of the 30 minute video: 'The Life of Paramahansa Yogananda – The Early Years in America.' We encourage you to invite family and friends to these special events in celebration of the SRF Centennial.
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 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:
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
Every gift is deeply appreciated and will help to make a difference at our beautiful Glendale Temple. We thank you for your continuing support. Donations we receive in response to this appeal will be deposited into the Glendale Temple Building Fund at the Mother Center. They will be used to support these efforts, and they may also be used to cover large maintenance expenses associated with the temple’s buildings and future meeting facilities, grounds, equipment, furniture, vehicles, fundraising expenses, property taxes, and any potential future property purchases—which are not typically funded through our operating budget. 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.
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