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)
Brother Jayananda is here this weekend: January 4 -5

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.

A detailed program will be posted at the beginning of the new year.

Six Hour Meditation

Saturday, January 4, 2020   |   10:00 am – 4:00 pm   |   Main Chapel

Brother Jayananda will be here to lead the meditation. The DVD of Sri Daya Mata’s talk, “Him I Shall Follow”, will be shown from 1:30 – 2:30 pm.

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.

Livestream & Birth Anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Livestream Event   |   9:30 am   |   Main Chapel

A livestreamed inaugural celebration on January 5, 2020, commemorating the birth of Paramahansa Yogananda, led by SRF President Brother Chidananda with monastics at the SRF International Headquarters will be viewed in the Main Chapel.

This event replaces the 10:00 am mediation.
The 11:00 am Lecture Service will follow the Livestream.


The Livestream can be viewed at this link: 
Livestream January 5, 2020


Birthday Commemoration Service   |   5:00 pm  |   Main Chapel
(Please note there will be no meditation prior to the Commemoration Service.)

Birthday Cake  |   6:30 pm   |   East Chapel

The annual celebrating of our guru’s birthday with cake and fellowship immediately follow the commemoration service.


Paramahansa Yogananda Commemoration Meditation

Saturday, January 11   |   10:00 am – 4:00 pm  |   Main Chapel

The annual commemoration meditation to honor our guru, Paramahansa Yogananda.

This is a lay-disciple led meditation accompanied by the temple kirtan group.

Please bring an offering of fruit as a symbol of your devotion.

For devotees who are unable to remain for the full day, we recommend attending the morning portion.

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.

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. 




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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


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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.