Upcoming Minister Visits

January 16 – 19
Thursday:  Satsanga & Meditation (8:00 pm & 7:00 pm)
Saturday:  Technique Review Retreat (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Sunday:    Meditation & Lecture Service (10:00 & 11:00 am)

Satsanga Service

Thursday, January 16   |   Service 8:00 pm   |   Meditation 7:00 pm

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 pre-written spiritual questions which will be addressed by our ministers.

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 berkeleytemple.org.

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


Technique Review Retreat

January 18  |  10:00 am – 4:00 pm  |  Main Chapel

The retreat is open to all SRF students and Kriyaban members. Brother Jayananda will review the meditation techniques during the periods of meditation. 

A DVD of a talk given by Brother Chidananda titled “Yoga: the Quintessence of Spirituality” will be shown in the afternoon.

SRF student or Kriyaban cards will be checked at the Woolsey Street door.

Fliers are available at berkeleytemple.org and on the free literature table.  



Wedding Ceremony

January 19  |  1:30 – 4:00 pm  |  Main Chapel

Pete Waugh and Elizabeth Brennan cordially invite the Berkeley Temple members to join them as they celebrate their new life together.


The Sunday Tea at Noon will be hosted by the wedding couple with savory additions to choose from along with desserts, teas, and coffee for all to enjoy.

Wedding cake will be served after the ceremony in the East Chapel.

Your Presence and Blessings only!


Kriyaban Retreat

February 1   |  10:00 am – 4:00 pm  |  Main Chapel

Brother Jayananda will review the Kriya Technique as taught by our guru, Paramahansa Yogananda.

The DVD of Brother Anandamoy’s talk, “You Can Know God in this Life” will be shown in the afternoon.

Kriyaban cards will be checked at the Woolsey Street door. 



Temple Day of Service

Saturday, January 25

  9:30 am  –  Meditation (Main Chapel)
10:00 am  –  Maintenance Tasks
12:30 am  –  Gourmet Lunch

Everyone is invited to attend the monthly temple maintenance day. No special skills are needed.

Attendees often remark how much they enjoy the days of service by helping the temple and sharing fellowship with fellow devotees.

The blessings of the Guru and the camaraderie among those serving on these days builds lasting bonds.




___________________  SRF / YSS NEWS   ___________________

2020 – Centennial Year of Self-Realization Fellowship

The year 2020 marks a profoundly significant milestone in the history of Self-Realization Fellowship — the 100th anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda’s arrival in America from his native India, and his founding of Self-Realization Fellowship, the worldwide spiritual organization he established to disseminate his Kriya Yoga teachings.

To commemorate this auspicious occasion, SRF is planning a number of special events throughout 2020.

For more information and updates on scheduled events: Self-Realization Fellowship 100th Year Centennial.

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 – Saturday

Join devotees around the globe for daily online group Meditations and Scripture Studies via the newly established online SRF Meditation Center.

Daily group meditations, SRF Lessons and Scripture Study groups are now available for SRF members and friends around the world.

All sessions are scheduled in Pacific Time.

ONE-HOUR MEDITATIONS  (begin with Energization Exercises)
Monday – Friday  |   5:00 am   9:00 am   Noon   5:00 pm   9:00 pm 

THREE-HOUR MEDITATIONS  (begin with Energization Exercises)
Saturday  |  9:00 am

LESSONS STUDY  |  6:00 pm
Monday – SRF Lessons  
(open to SRF Lesson Students – preceded by 5:00 pm Meditation)

Wednesday – The Second Coming of Christ 
(preceded by 5:00 pm Meditation)

Friday – The Bhagavad Gita 
(preceded by 5:00 pm Meditation)


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

Temple Newsletter
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and updates on our Walnut Creek Temple location.
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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.