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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Temple News

Bay Area Temple of Self-Realization Fellowship

A New Temple – A New Name!

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.

Renovations have begun in certain areas within the temple grounds, but due to Covid 19 regulations, we are restricted from having large groups of volunteers/workers. Mother Center is overseeing the work timeline in accordance to the ever-changing precautions as the pandemic continues. 

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Good News in Challenging Times

COVID-19 Pandemic

All Temple Meditations and Inspirational Services are Cancelled Until Further Notice

SRF Mother Center News

2020 SRF Online Convocation

August 9 – 15  

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda’s arrival in America — and to make it possible to bring together the entire SRF worldwide family for a week of collective spiritual renewal and divine fellowship — we are holding this first fully online Convocation and offering it free of charge to all SRF members and friends.

Though the online Convocation is offered free of charge, registration is required.


The Opening Program with Brother Chidananda is Sunday,  9:00 – 10:30 am PDT

Week Schedule
The week schedule has been changed from previous convocations to accommodate the varied global time zones of the world-wide audience.

The week’s classes and events will not follow previous in-person convocations. Be sure to plan ahead by checking the schedule for each day’s events. The button below has the week’s schedule listed in Pacific Daylight Time.


Weekly Online ‘How-To Live” Services

SRF minister Brother Govindananda discusses Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings on how to harness the power of the mind through understanding the mind’s relationship to the spiritual eye and by applying the techniques of meditation taught in the SRF Lessons.

. . . . “Harnessing the Power of the Mind”


Brother Chidananda
SRF/YSS President

June 05, 2020

Speaking to the current situation in America and around the world, Brother Chidananda discusses the serious problem of racial injustice and divisiveness, and the way to address not only the symptoms but the cause of this disease facing humanity

. . . . “Finding a Unity Deeper Than Race, Color, or Creed”

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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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.

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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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