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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SRF Online –
Weekly Inspirational Services

Currently we are offering a new online inspirational service each week, led by an SRF or YSS monastic. These programs include meditation, chanting, and a talk on Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings.

This week:
 “”The Liberating Power of Affirmation” by Brother Prafullananda 

Temple News

Our New Temple Has A Name!

Mother Center has announced the name of our new Temple in Walnut Creek:
Bay Area Temple of Self-Realization Fellowship.

Brother Chidananda expressed the need for the name to be inclusive for members through-out the Bay Area and the location to be identifiable by those living elsewhere.

This marks another step forward in our eventual move to our long-awaited and long-sought-for permanent home.

Currently the Lutherans are busy clearing the accumulations of 50 years of worshiping and care-taking the beautiful property. We wish them well as they move forward.

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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

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Calendar – SRF Online Meditation Services

COVID-19 Pandemic

All Temple Meditations and Inspirational Services are Cancelled Until Further Notice

World Convocation 2020

Due to extended precautions and crowd enforcement measures being taken by the city of Los Angeles, the 2020 Convocation will be held online.

All in-person coming together events will not take place.

Details for the wide range online services, meditations, and events are being worked out and will be forthcoming from Mother Center as soon as they are finalized.


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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