Announcements 2017-12-10T09:12:39+00:00

Weekly Announcements

Minister Visits

December 14th – 17th

 Ministers will lead the following services.
Thursday:    Meditation & Satsanga  (7:00  &  8:00 pm)   
   All-Day Christmas Meditaton  (10:00 am – 6:00 pm)  
    Sunday:    Morning Services  (10:00 & 11:00 am)



Young Adult December Events

Sunday, December 10th  |  3:00 – 8:00 pm

The Young Adult group is having their annual Christmas Party today.
The event will include a potluck, kirtan and meditation, white elephant gift exchange, games and fun!

Sunday, December 31st

We will also be having a New Years Eve day long retreat, which will include an excursion into nature, an introspection workshop, delicious food, and attending the Berkeley Temple New Years meditation from 11:30 pm – 12:15 am.

The event promises to be a great way to close your year with peace and reflection as you step into 2018 with renewed enthusiasm and excitement.

Please email for more info.


Christmas All Day Meditation

December 16th  |  10:00 am – 6:00 pm

You may wish to dress in layers as the windows will be open for ventilation and temperatures may vary in the chapel.

Please bring a fruit and a monetary donation as devotional offerings. Kindly meditate at home if you have a cough or a cold.

Helpful guidelines prepared by Mother Center for the All-Day Christmas Meditation are available on the free literature table in the back of the chapel and on line at


Temple Christmas Celebration

Next Sunday, December 17th the temple will celebrate the holiday season with our annual Christmas Party. The festivities begin at noon in the chapel with caroling and an interactive Nativity Play which will be presented by the Sunday school children, staff, and temple members. 

Master greatly admired St Francis, who in the 13th century started the tradition of enacting the birth of the Christ child. The Sunday school children have been learning about the spiritual meaning of Christmas and would like to share this experience with you.

Afterward the celebration continues in the East Chapel with refreshments and spiritual fellowship. Volunteers are needed to help in the kitchen, please see Thomas Peeks in the back of the chapel after service. Fliers are on the free literature table and at


Christmas Cards and Gifts

We have Christmas cards for Brother Chidananda and our Ministers.  You may add your greetings to the cards in the back of the chapel. 

We would also like to show our appreciation to our President, Brother Chidananda, and our Ministers for their generous service.

A  Gift Donation box is on the table adjacent Christmas cards for those who wish to contribute. 


Six Hour Meditation

Saturday, December 30th  |  10:00 am -4:00 pm

This is the last Temple Six Hour Meditation of 2017.

Dressing in layers is helpful to accommodate changes in winter temperatures as the windows will be open for ventilation and the ushers try to minimize the use of the heater to maintain silence in the chapel.

Entry is through the Woolsey Street door.


Year End Donations

Thank you to all who have contributed throughout this past year. The deadline for making a 2017 year-end donation is Sunday, December 31st.

SRF is a non-profit religious organization recognized by the IRS and the California franchise tax board as a public charity.




New Year’s Eve Meditation

Sunday, December 31st  |  11:30 pm – 12:15 am

Everyone is welcomed to attend the annual New Year’s Eve Temple Meditation.

This is an SRF tradition started by Paramahansa Yogananda as a way to spiritualize the closing of the year and welcoming in the new.



Master’s Birthday Celebration

January 5, 2018

Volunteers are need to help with set/up preparations, cake cutting, or clean up for the celebration of Master’s birthday. The celebration takes place after the Commemorative Service.

To sign-up please see Donna Lifrak in the back of the temple after the 11:00 pm Sunday Service.


To look ahead at more future events at Berkeley Temple,
our temple website calendar is accessible here.

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