New East Bay Temple Fundraising Campaign


“Church is the Hive, God is the Honey”   — Paramahansa Yogananda 

Berkeley Temple is having an India Night & Silent Auction on November 5th at the El Cerrito Community Center. All funds from the Silent Auction will go to the New East Bay Temple Building Fund.

We are accepting donated items for the Silent Auction. Items should have a minimum value of $250.00. No clothing or perishable items will be accepted. 

Auction Items:
Anyone wishing to inquire donating auction items, please speak with Thomas Peeks or Gian Calabrese after chapel services. Inquires for donating items may also be done by emailing a full description with photos to  Auction items will be accepted now through October 16th.

Tickets are $20.00 per person. Tickets are available at temple after Sunday services beginning October 2nd and online.  Click here to purchase India Night Tickets.

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As more seekers are finding their way to the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda through SRF centers and temples, Berkeley Temple is currently in need of keeping pace with the influx of new members.  Needing to leave our former Richmond Temple property of nearly 40 years in 2012, and now after three years in a temporary location, the time has come to find a new permanent spiritual ‘hive’ for the Greater Bay Area.

To accomplish this goal the New East Bay Temple Fundraising Campaign has been established.

In his letter, Brother Jayananda, our senior minister, gives an overview of the fundraising campaign.  To read his letter, please click/tap here .

To be taken to the Fundraising  page – please click/tap this button. 


Events & Activities

            Weekly:  Announcements  Events Flyers:  Events       Minister Visits:
  Quarterly:  Main Calendar Special Events:  Activities          September   15 – 18 | 22 – 26, 30
              October         1 – 2     |  13 – 16


Learn To Meditate


Paramahansa Yogananda’s personal instructions on how to practice the science of Kriya Yoga meditation, taken from the classes he gave for more than thirty years, are presented in detail in the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons.   continue…



SRF Retreats


Self Realization Fellowship offers How-to Live programs at several retreat centers in Southern California and in Virginia.

Group and individual retreats are available at all our locations.  

For locations and schedules of retreats within the U.S.  continue…


AWAKE – The Life of Yogananda –

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  Self-Realization Fellowship’s DVD edition of the critically acclaimed documentary AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda  is now available in the Berkeley Temple bookroom and from the SRF online bookstore at  To view the film’s trailer, click/tap here.

BOOK:  The stunning, large format companion book is now available in our Temple’s bookroom. It features over 400 photos, including many unpublished photos of Paramahansa Yogananda.

CD: The CD from the film’s soundtrack is available in the bookroom. The album, which fuses classical Indian sounds with western symphonic melodies, includes original works.   continue.


What Is Yoga, Really?

monk-sitting-and-readingMost of us are accustomed to looking outside of ourselves for fulfillment. We are living in a world that conditions us to believe that outer attainments can give us what we want.

Yet again and again our experiences show us that nothing external can completely fulfill the deep longing within for “something more.”    continue…



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