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.


Events & Activities

  Weekly:  Announcements  | Events Flyers:  Events       Minister Visits:
  Quarterly:  Main Calendar | Special Events:  Activities         December    3 – 4     |  15 – 18


All-Day Christmas Meditation 2016

The 2016 SRF All-Day Christmas Meditation is on Saturday, December 17th, from 10:00 to 6:00 pm.

Guidelines prepared by Mother Center for the All-Day Christmas Meditation are available online:  click here.

The temple announcement page has more details regarding the day: click here.



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…


The New East Bay Temple Fundraising Campaign

God's Boatman_colorAs 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. 


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 www.srfbooks.org.  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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