Weekly Announcements

Minister Visits

January 5th – 6th

Saturday:   Birthday Commemoration Meditation and Service (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
Sunday:  Morning Services  (10:00 & 11:00 am)



Christmas Cards  for Our Ministers

Christmas cards are being made for Brother Chidananda, Brother Jayananda, and Brother Ritananda.

Blank pages are available in the back of the chapel for everyone to add a brief seasonal greeting which will be given to each of the brothers.

We would also like to show our appreciation to our President, Brother Chidananda, and our Ministers for their generous service. A Christmas Gift Donation box is on the card-signing table for those who wish to contribute.


Temple Christmas Celebration

Sunday, December 16   |   11:45 am – 1:30 pm

The festivities begin in the Main Chapel with caroling and a Christmas play followed by fellowship in the East Chapel.

For those who like to contribute their favorite holiday food items, please bring them to the kitchen before the 11:00 am service. Please label all returnable containers.  

Fliers are online at Berkeleytemple.org and on the free literature table.   


Six Hour Meditation

Saturday, December 29  |  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The last Temple Six Hour Meditation of 2018 is on Saturday, December 29th.

It is recommended that attendees dress in layers to accommodate changes in winter temperatures as the windows will be open for ventilation.


Year-End Donations

Thank you to all who have contributed throughout this past year. The deadline for making a 2018 year-end donation is Sunday, December 30th.

For donations to Berkeley Temple’s New East Temple Fund – click here.

Please make checks payable to: Self Realization Fellowship or SRF.

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


Birthday Commemorative Service

The annual New Year’s Eve Temple Meditation will be held from 11:30 pm to 12:15 am.

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


Change in Saturday Evening Meditation Schedule

Beginning in January 2019, all Saturday evening meditations will be moved to a new time slot. The meditations will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.

This change also affects all Special Services falling on Saturday and Sunday.

The decision to change the hours of the meditations and services is in response to members preferring not to travel during the weekend evening hours.  


Birthday Commemorative Service for Paramahansa Yogananda

Saturday, January 5th 
    Meditation: 3:00 – 4:45 pm 
    Commemorative Service: 5:00 pm

Please bring a flower and a monetary donation as devotional offerings.
There will be Birthday Cake served after the service. A sign-up sheet is in the back of the temple if you can help with preparation, cutting Master’s cake, and cleanup.


Paramahansa Yogananda Commemorative Meditation

Saturday, January 12th | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Please bring a fruit as a symbol of your devotion.



Temple Temperatures in Winter

During the colder winter months we encourage everyone to dress in layers as the temperatures in the temple can fluctuate depending on your seating location.
For meditations consider bringing shawls and blankets. 

We will do our best to maintain fresh air and warmth in the chapel with our current heating and ventilation systems.


Prayer Requests, Satsanga Questions, & Volunteer Sign-up

Boxes for Prayer Request, Monthly Satsanga Questions, Suggestions,
and Volunteer Sign up sheets are on table in the back of the chapel.

If you would like to look ahead to more temple events,

our Temple Calendar is available here.