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 

November 24, 2019 – UPDATE

The Berkeley Temple congregation voted today on whether to move forward to purchase the property at 2317 Buena Vista Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA.

The final vote count among the 215 members voting is 96.6% in favor of purchasing the property. 



Discussion & Voting:  November 24  |  11:00 am Service  |  Main Chapel

Yesterday the temple congregation attended an Open House at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Creek to visit the grounds and discuss the possibility of purchasing the property. 

Brother Jayananda will continue leading the discussion as part of today’s service during which voting will take place.

After the service everyone is invited to attend the Thanksgiving Pie Social in the East Chapel.


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.

Thanksgiving Pie Social

Sunday  |  Noon – 2:00 pm

Everyone is invited to join us after the service for our annual Pie Social.

The temple will provide pumpkin pies and tea.

Savory and sweet pie contributions are requested to be in the kitchen before the 11:00 am service begins. 

Thanksgiving Social Flier

Six Hour Meditations

November  30  |  10:00 am – 4:00 pm  |  Main Chapel  (minister led)

December 7      |  10:00 am – 4:00 pm  |  Main Chapel  lay-disciple led)

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.

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, see the instructions and calendar 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.