Upcoming Minister Visits

December 12 – 15

Thursday:   Meditation  (7:00 pm) | Satsanga (8:00 pm)
Saturday:   Christmas Meditation  (10:00 am – 6:00 pm)  
Sunday:      Meditation  (10:00 am)
                    Lecture Service (11:00 am)

NEW TEMPLE: Prospective Location 



December 2, 2019 – UPDATE

The possible acquisition of the new Temple in Walnut Creek is progressing well with the support of Mother Center and donations from devotees.

Hopefully we will have more information later this week. Updates from Brother Jayananda will be mailed out of further progress.

We are encouraged by the support we are receiving as we move into the final stage of making an offer on the property. Please pray deeply this coming week for the new Temple.


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

Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend the upcoming Saturday visit as we will voting during the Sunday Service on November 24.

Updates Via the Temple Newsletter

Notices will be posted on our website and in the Temple Newsletter which will be mailed when updates are complete. If you have not subscribed to the Newsletter, click here to be taken to the eNews Subscription page.

Six Hour Meditations

November 30  &   December 7   |  10:00 am – 4:00 pm  |  Main Chapel 

The Temple 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.


If anyone is new to attending SRF meditation, please review the SRF meditation Guidelines to become familiar with the experience of meditating in groups of SRF members.

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 in the exercises is optional.

All Things Christmas

SRF Mother Center Open House

Saturday, December 7  |  Noon – 5:00 pm  |   Los Angeles, CA
The annual Christmas Open House provides an opportunity to meet informally with the SRF monastics and members in
the spirit of Christmas fellowship. Light refreshments will be served.

All-Day Christmas Meditation

Saturday, December 14   |  10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Guidelines for the All-Day Christmas Meditation are available in the chapel and online at berkeleytemple.org.


Temple Christmas Party

Sunday, December 15 |  Noon – 2:00 pm
Everyone is invited to join us for our Temple Christmas Party.

The festivities begin in the Main Chapel followed by fellowship in the East Chapel.   Flier


Cards and Gifts for Our Ministers

Cards are being made for Brothers Chidananda, Jayananda, and Ritananda. Pages are available in the back of the chapel for everyone to add a brief seasonal greeting which will be sent 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 table card signing table for those who wish to contribute.

Our Neighbors in Need

Thank you for your continued support of our community outreach program to help our neighbors in need. 

Two Berkeley Food and Housing Project collection barrels are located in the hallway near the kitchen. There are signs describing the specific items that are being collected.

Your contributions are very much appreciated.



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SRF Online Meditation Center

“Group meditation is a castle that protects the new spiritual aspirants as well as the veteran meditators. Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group by the law of invisible vibratory exchange of group magnetism.”

                                                 – Paramahansa Yogananda

Meditations and Class Studies  |   Monday – Friday 

Join devotees around the globe for daily online Meditations and twice weekly Scripture Studies via the newly established SRF online meditation center.

A full schedule of weekly meditations is now available for SRF members and friends around the world.

Currently the online service schedule is: 
Monday – Friday  |   5 am,  9 am,  5 pm,  9 pm PDT  

To participate in the online group meditations sign-up with the international community of SRF members, Yogananda Seva   or on the SRF website


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.