Welcome

 The Berkeley Temple is a branch of Self-Realization Fellowship  (SRF), the international spiritual and humanitarian organization founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi.  SRF’s International Headquarters are in Los Angeles, California.

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Upcoming Events

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News| Event Fliers: Announcements | Events

 Special Events Calendar:  Activities

Quarterly Updates: Temple Calendar

Next Minister Visit:
 June  6 – 7 
 
 Temple Picnic:
 June 20  Noon – 4 pm

 

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Learn To Meditate

IMG_0013Paramahansa 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…

A Learn To Meditate class  will be held on
Thursday, June 18th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.    more…

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How-to-Live Youth Programs

New 2015 Summer Day Programs for Youth and Teens

self-realization-fellowship-encinitas-09_bottom_+Self-Realization Fellowship will be conducting a five-day How-to-Live program in Encinitas, California, for children 7 to 12 years of age; as well as a five-day teen program for 13- to 18-year-olds.   

The programs will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily at the Encinitas Country Day School.    continue…

 

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Fundraising For A New East Bay Temple

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As more seekers are finding their way to SRF through centers and temples, the one temple that is currently most in need of keeping pace with the insurgence of new seekers is Berkeley Temple.

The goal is to establish a Self-Realization Fellowship Temple with the capacity to serve the greater Bay Area community and to accommodate the SRF monastics who regularly visit as ministers. To accomplish this goal, the Berkeley Temple has began a fundraising campaign to purchase the new buildings in the Oakland/Berkeley area.   continue…

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AWAKE – The Life of Yogananda –

AwakePoster_+The theatrical release of AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda — beginning with theatrical premieres in New York and Los Angeles, where the film played to sold-out audiences — is showing that Paramahansa Yogananda’s universal message is as strong today as it was when he first spoke to rapt audiences nearly a century ago.     continue…   |    official film website

 

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SRF Retreats

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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 more information…

 

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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…