Temple Information

temple exterior nightGlendale Temple

Two adjacent buildings comprise the Self-Realization Fellowship Glendale Temple. The main building hosts the Sanctuary, which seats approximately 400 devotees. In addition, the main building also includes the Meditation Chapel, the Bookroom, Teen’s Room, Women’s Room, Minister’s Office, Committee Office, and two lobby entrances.

The building north (or to the left) of the main building includes all Sunday School classrooms: Preschool classrooms, Junior Girls’ and Boys’ Classrooms, Primary Boys’ and Girls’ Classrooms, as well as Parents’ and Infants’ room, the Kitchen and a Social Room for fellowship, special events and gatherings.

The temple parking lot is located in front of the property and is accessed via the driveway on Chevy Chase Drive.

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 autobiography of a yogi


The Bookroom is located in the main lobby of the temple. Offering inspiring books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, pictures, and gifts related to the SRF spiritual path, the Bookroom provides rich resources for devotees. Reading Paramahansa Yogananda’s timeless words deepens one’s connection to his teachings — be sure to stop by after Sunday and Thursday services and find something inspiring to take home with you.

The Bookroom is open during the following hours.

Sundays: 12:00–12:45 p.m.
Thursdays: 8:30-9:00 p.m.


Bulletin Board

Next to the Front Door entrance to the Sanctuary.


information table in main lobbyInformation Center

Located in the Main Lobby, the Information Center provides free SRF literature, applications for the SRF Lessons and special events information.

After the Sunday and Thursday lecture service, a temple greeter or usher wearing a blue name badge will be available to answer any questions.

Free informational literature is available for download on the Glendale Temple website.

An application for the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons is also available for download here.


meditation chapelMeditation Chapel

The Meditation Chapel, located near the East Lobby, is available for quiet meditation during temple hours.

The doors to the Sanctuary open approximately 20 minutes prior to each service, but if you arrive early, a temple usher or greeter can direct you to the Meditation Chapel.


parents and infants roomParents’ and Infants’ Room

The Parents’ and Infants’ Room is located in the building adjacent to the main building. Parents accompanied by children under three years of age are welcome to hear the lecture service from this room.

We ask that at least one parent be present with his or her child at all times. Any child who is not attending Sunday School should be supervised by his or her parents.


sunday school classroomSunday School Classrooms

The following classrooms, divided by age groups, are located in the building adjacent to the main building:

Primary Boys’ Classroom & Primary Girls’ Classroom

Junior Boys’ Classroom & Junior Girls’ Classroom

Preschool Classroom

All Sunday School classes start concurrently with our Lecture Service at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays. Parents or guardians are encouraged to drop their children off at the appropriate classrooms no later than 10:45 a.m.