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
Plant Sale (March 18)
Cuttings from our beautiful succulent garden will be offered for sale at the Glendale Temple Plant Sale, which will be held on Sunday, March 18, directly after the lecture service. Our gardeners and helpers have prepared dozens of easy-to-grow succulents that are ready for your garden. We hope to see you there.
Plant Sale/Fellowship (March 25)
We welcome you in the Social Hall after this Sunday service. You will be delighted by fellowship with spiritual friends old and new. Refreshments will be served and cuttings from our beautiful succulent garden will again be offered at the Glendale Temple Plant Sale directly after the lecture service. Our volunteer gardeners and helpers have prepared dozens of easy-to-grow succulents that are ready for your own garden.
Easter Sunday Brunch and Service (April 1)
Family and friends are warmly invited to celebrate with us on Easter Sunday, April 1, with a very special service followed by a scrumptious Easter Brunch! There will also be a visit from the Easter Bunny, leading an Easter Egg hunt for kids of all ages. Please note that the schedule for Easter morning is different from our usual Sunday schedule:
|9:00 a.m.||Morning Meditation|
|10:00 a.m.||Lecture Service|
|11:00 a.m.||Easter Brunch|
To produce this event, we need many volunteers. Please join us in service and fellowship by signing up for one of the many available areas on the sign-up board in the West Lobby. Thank you!
Easter Sunday Brunch
Family and friends are warmly invited to celebrate with us on Easter Sunday, April 1, with a very special service and choir performance in the chapel, followed by a scrumptious Easter Brunch! There will also be a visit from the Easter Bunny, leading an Easter Egg hunt for kids of all ages. Please note that the schedule for Easter morning is different from our usual Sunday schedule: The morning meditation begins at 9:00 a.m.; the lecture service, at 10:00 a.m.; brunch, at 11:00 a.m. To produce this event, we need many volunteers. Please join us in service and fellowship by signing up for one of the many available areas on the sign-up board in the West Lobby. Thank you!
On Saturday, April 7, we will hold a long meditation beginning at 10:00 a.m. and concluding at 4:00 p.m. There will be an intermission at 1:00 p.m. If you cannot stay for the whole day, please plan to attend the first period of meditation so as not to disturb the peace of those who will already have been meditating for several hours. Long meditations provide a unique opportunity for us to leave behind all responsibilities and to focus wholeheartedly on our search for God. We hope that you can join us.
Kriyaban Ceremony (April 14)
The ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. There will be no preregistration, but you need to bring your Kriyaban card for admittance to the ceremony. If you need a replacement card, please contact Membership Services at Mother Center. The traditional offerings are a flower, a fruit, and a donation in an envelope. Flyers with detailed information can be found in both lobbies.
Satsanga (April 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.
Day of Service (April 21)
Come help clean and maintain the temple. Opening meditation at 10:00 a.m. A delicious vegetarian lunch will be served at 1:20 p.m.
Family Fellowship (April 28)
Families with young children are cordially invited to an afternoon of spiritual fellowship where you can get to know other families at our temple. This event is designed for children up to 12 years and their parents. Please note that this replaces the previous Family Night and starts earlier, at 3:00 in the afternoon. The afternoon will include a magic show, simple games, activities, and a craft for children, children’s meditation and kirtan chanting in the sanctuary, children's story from Paramahansa Yogananda's teachings, and a potluck dinner. lease bring a salad or main dish for the potluck. Our temple will provide dessert. A flyer will be available in April giving you more information.
Fellowship (April 29)
We welcome you in the Social Hall after the Sunday service and invite you to introduce yourself to others. Refreshments will be served.
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
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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.
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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