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
Satsanga (September 20)
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.
Family Fellowship (September 22)
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 the event starts at 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon. The fellowship will include 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. Please bring a salad or main dish for the potluck. Our temple will provide dessert. A flyer will be available in September giving you more information.
Fellowship (September 23)
We welcome you in the Social Hall after this Sunday service. Refreshments will be served.
Lahiri Mahasaya’s Mahasamadhi (September 26)
Lahiri Mahasaya’s Mahasamadhi commemoration service will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 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. You are welcome to join the meditation during chanting periods if you are not able to arrive at the beginning.
Lahiri Mahasaya’s Birthday (September 30)
Lahiri Mahasaya’s Birthday commemoration service will be held on Sunday, September 30, 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. You are welcome to join the meditation during chanting periods if you are not able to arrive at the beginning.
Calling All Artists & Craftspeople
The Glendale Temple annual arts & crafts fair is coming! The Fall Festival in November is our largest fundraiser of the year and a chance for each of you to show off your creative side. We are looking for painters, knitters, sewers, ceramicists, jewelers, photographers, weavers, gardeners, wood workers, gourmet cooks, devotees with clever hands of all types to contribute their time and talents to produce high quality, hand crafted gift items. We need beautiful and useful objects, handmade or otherwise acquired, to be donated for the benefit of our temple. We’d love to hear about what you can contribute. We can even help you with ideas if you are willing, but wondering what to make. Please leave your information at the Welcome Table under the blue umbrella after a Sunday Service. Thank you!
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
We are launching a 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 ready 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 should begin in early Fall 2018 and hopefully be completed by Spring 2019. 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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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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