Weekly Announcements

Minister Visits

July 6 – 7


Saturday:   Six Hour Meditation  (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Sunday:      Meditation  (10:00 am)  |  Service  (11:00 am)







Six Hour Meditation

Saturday, June 22   |  10:00 am – 4:00 pm  |  Main Chapel 

The Six Hour meditations consist of periods of silent mediation lasting approximately 40 – 45 minutes. 

Chanting, accompanied by the temple kirtan group, occurs between meditation periods. 

To provide the optimum meditation experience, silence from all vocal sounds and stillness of physical movements is requested.

Please review the SRF meditation guidelines. If it is necessary to leave the chapel, please do so only during chanting. 

The meditation begins with the SRF Energization Exercises which were developed by Paramahansa Yogananda. Participation is optional.



NEBT Visualization Program

Sunday, July 7  |  12:30 – 1:30 pm

Everyone is invited to attend a special program where we will learn how the simple yet powerful practices outlined in the “Ten Keys to Realizing Our Dreams and Goals,” developed by Br. Balandanda, can help us concentrate our thoughts, prayers, and visualizations for the New East Bay Temple.

The program will be led by lay-disciples.




Young Adult Picnic

Sunday, July 7  |  1:30 – 4:30 pm

Veggie hot dogs will be provided

Everyone is asked to kindly bring a dessert, beverage, or side dish to share for location and to RSVP




Satsanga Service

Thursday, July 18  |  Service 8:00 pm  |  Meditation 7:00 pm  |  Main Chapel

Satsanga is a term used to describe a ‘coming together for Truth’.

At Berkeley Temple the Satsanga Service is an opportunity for members to receive answers to their pre-written spiritual questions which will be addressed by our ministers during the monthly Satsanga Services. 

Pre-written questions may be submitted in one of two ways:

 1. Placed in the box located in the back of the Main Chapel titled Satsanga Questions.
  2. By using the form at 

All questions will be considered and answered at the minister’s discretion



Temple Picnic Potluck

Saturday, July 20  |  Noon – 4:00 pm  |  Tilden Park

The annual picnic is a favorite opportunity to get together in a casual setting and enjoy the company of our SRF spiritual family and friends. 
For the potluck please bring a vegetarian main dish, salad, dessert, or drinks. The temple will provide veggie franks & burgers.




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SRF World Convocation

August 4 – 10

For registration and more information visit the SRF website



SRF Lessons New Edition 

This greatly enhanced and expanded edition of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons is now available. This new edition contains a wealth of additional material from Paramahansaji’s writings and classes, including clearer and more detailed instruction on the SRF meditation techniques and many other subjects.

For those of you who are already a graduate of the SRF Lessons, the availability of the revised Lessons presents a unique opportunity to renew one’s relationship with the Guru and study of the SRF teachings.

All SRF members will be sent an email linked to their personal SRF account with instructions on how to receive the new lessons.





Prayer Requests, Suggestions, & Volunteer Sign-up
Boxes for Prayer Request, Suggestions, and Volunteer Sign-up sheets
are located in the back of the chapel.

Satsanga Questions
Monthly Satsanga Services are held on Thursday evenings at 8:00 pm
which address pre-submitted questions concerning the spiritual path which are answered by our ministers.
Questions can be placed in the Main Chapel box at the back of the chapel
or submitted online at: Satsanga Questions

If you would like to look ahead to more temple events,
our Temple Calendar is available here.

Upcoming Special Events

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