Weekly Announcements

Minister Visits

Thursday through  Sunday: January 17th – 20th

Thursday: Meditation and Satsanga  (7:00 pm & 8:00 pm)
Saturday:   Temple Techniques Review Retreat (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Sunday:  Morning Services  (10:00 & 11:00 am)
                  General Meeting of the Congregation   (12:30 pm)



Temple Technique Review Retreat

Saturday, January 19th  |  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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 Sri Daya Mata titled, ‘Seeking the Greatest Love in the World’ will be shown in the afternoon.

SRF student or Kriyaban cards which are needed for admittance will be checked at the Woolsey Street door. Fliers are available at berkeleytemple.org and on the free literature table. 


General Meeting of the Congregation

Sunday, January 20th  | 12:30 pm |  Main Chapel

 Brother Jayananda will cover important issues going on at the temple.

 Everyone is encouraged to attend the meeting.



Temple Day of Service

Saturday, January 26th   |  9:30 am – 2:00 pm

The day begins at 9:30 am with a 30 minute meditation followed by monthly temple maintenance. 

A delicious vegetarian lunch is served at 1:00 pm for everyone to enjoy in spiritual fellowship.


Temple Six Hour Meditation

 Saturday, February 2nd   |  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Minister-led meditation

Entry is through the Woolsey Street door.



Erika Luckett Memorial Service

Thursday, January 31st    |   3:00 pm – 6:00 pm   |   Oakland Center for Spiritual Living

Join us in honoring the life of Berkeley Temple member, Erika Luckett.

The service will be held from 3:00  – 4:00 pm and continue with  open mic sharing and jam session until 6:00 pm.

Fliers are available on the Free Literature table.

Oakland Center for Spiritual Living – 5000 Clarewood Drive, Oakland, CA 94618


Livestreamed Launch of New Edition of the SRF Lessons

Thursday, January 31st   |   6:30 pm    |    Main Chapel

We are happy to announce that on , a livestreamed event for the launch of the new edition of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons will be presented on the SRF website by Brother Chidananda, our beloved president and spiritual head. He will share details about many of the exciting features to be introduced for the first time, and the steps you will need to take to enroll.

To mark this historic milestone event, Berkeley Temple is organizing a group viewing of the livestreamed event and we encourage you to join us so that we might share this exciting news together, in divine fellowship.  Doors will open at 6:00 pm.

If you are not able to join us for the livestream, the video will later be available on the SRF website, on the SRF YouTube channel, and at berkeleytemple.org.


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SRF Lessons New Edition 

This greatly enhanced and expanded edition of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons, which will become available in the coming weeks, 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.

The start date for actual enrollment in the new edition will be announced shortly. In the meantime, we are offering a complimentary copy of Paramahansa Yogananda’s inspiring, 24-page introduction to the Lessons, “Highest Achievements Through Self-Realization,” when you verify your membership information through the online member portal. (Verifying your account information is a preliminary step towards
enrollment in the new edition of the Lessons.)

To verify your account, respond to the email sent from SRF on January 5th or go to the SRF website and click ‘My Account’ in the upper left hand corner. 


Self-Realization Magazine

The Winter issue of Self-Realization Magazine is now available in our bookroom.

Paramahansa Yogananda’s lead article, “Transferring Your Consciousness to the Spiritual Side of Your Nature,” speaks on how to contact the peace, freedom, and joy of the heavenly astral realm by elevating your consciousness in meditation.

The featured CD recording is a talk on, “Seeing God in All People and All Conditions,” given by Brother Sevananda at the 2018 SRF World Convocation.



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.