Berkeley Temple is a branch of Self-Realization Fellowship, the international spiritual and
humanitarian organization founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi.

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COVID-19 Outbreak

All Temple Meditations and Inspirational Services are Cancelled Until Further Notice

SRF Statement from Mother Center


SRF Online Meditation Center

Join devotees from global locations for daily group meditations along with study groups for the SRF Lessons, 2nd Coming of Christ, and the Bhagavad Gita

The online meditations offer devotees the opportunity to unite globally in meditation and prayer 

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A Meditation Led by Brother Chidananda

…a special message of spiritual assurance on how to deal with the challenging times we are now facing

watch the video . . .

Minister Visit Dates:

All dates are subject to cancellation due to COVID-19 precautions


 April  24 – 26    |    May 14 – 17

Temple News

San Damiano Retreat

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic precautions the San Damiano Retreat is cancelled for 2020.

Our New Temple in Walnut Creek

All is going well with the final stages of acquiring the property. 

The slideshow of the Walnut Creek site is available here: Slide Presentation.

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SRF News


Paramahansa Yogananda 

The pioneering father of Yoga in the West, Yogananda has uplifted the lives of millions through his Self-Realization Fellowship teachings.

His Life . . .




A Beginner’s Meditation

Discover the peace and divine consciousness that meditation brings.

Getting Started . . .



Kriya Yoga Path of Meditation

Discover the sacred science of Kriya Yoga meditation known for millennia to the yogis and sages of India.

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Young Adults Group

The Young Adults Group is a vibrant mix of SRF devotees between the ages of 18-39. 

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Lessons for Home Study

Paramahansa Yogananda’s Lessons on meditation and spiritual living. 

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