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)


December 10, 2019

Dear Devotees,

I am thrilled to tell you that our offer for the church in Walnut Creek has been accepted.

At last our search for a new Temple has come to a happy conclusion, and we have found a home that will serve us for many years to come.

We will have more details this weekend at our Christmas celebration.

Our divine Guru has blessed us with a truly wonderful gift this Christmas season, and we are all deeply grateful for his guidance and divine presence. 



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

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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 |  11:45 – 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.

New Year’s Eve Meditation

The New Year’s Eve Meditation will be held December 31st 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.

Year-End Donations

Thank you to all who have contributed throughout this past year. The deadline for making a 2019 year-end donation is Sunday, December 29th

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

Checks designated to the New East Bay Temple must be marked, for NEBT on the memo line.

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

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.