Upcoming Minister Visits

November 21 – 24

Thursday:   Meditation  (7:00 pm) | Satsanga (8:00 pm)
Saturday:   Thanksgiving Retreat  (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)  
Sunday:      Meditation  (10:00 am)
                    Lecture Service (11:00 am)
Ministers are here this weekend: November 2 -3

NEBT Visualization Program

Sunday, November 3   |   12:45 – 1: 45 pm   |   Main Chapel

We will be using Master’s techniques of visualization and positive thinking to help us concentrate our thoughts, prayers, and visualizations for the New East Bay Temple.

The program will be led by lay-disciples. Brother Ritananda will give an introduction.


Movie Night – Disney/Pixar’s ‘Coco’

Friday, November 8  |  7:30 pm  |  Main Chapel

Join us for an evening of family entertainment with Disney/Pixar’s 2017 smash hit ‘Coco’.

Aspiring musician,12 year old Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. 

Coco‘s rich visual pleasures are matched by a thoughtful narrative that takes a family-friendly – and deeply affecting – approach to questions of culture, family, life, and death.

Coco won 2 Oscars plus 104 more awards, 35 nominations, and a distinguished rating at Rotten Tomatoes of 97%.

Awards   |   IMDb  |  Rotten Tomatoes

Suggested donation:
$10 for adults  |  Free – children under 12

Doors open 6:30 pm

Refreshments from La Mediterranee Restaurant will be available     Flier

Temple Day of Service

Saturday, November 9  |  9:30 am – 1:30 pm  |  Main Chapel

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.


Thanksgiving Weekend

November 23 – 24

Saturday  |  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Temple Thanksgiving Retreat
The morning will be a three hour meditation accompanied by the kirtan group.
The afternoon period will present the DVD of a talk given by Sri Mrinalini Mata,
‘In His Presence’.     

Thanksgiving Retreat Flier


Sunday  |  Noon – 2:00 pm

Thanksgiving Tea and 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 Meditation

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


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Livestreamed Satsanga with Brother Chidananda from Mumbai, India

Saturday, November 8  |  8:30 pm PST  

A talk by Brother Chidananda, president and spiritual head of SRF/YSS, during the last leg of his India Tour 2019 will be livestreamed on the YSS YouTube channel.   Click here for this video

This event will be broadcast from Mumbai. During his India Tour revered Swamiji also blessed functions at YSS Noida and Ranchi Ashrams, and Hyderabad by his presence.

Temple Screening 

Berkeley Temple will livestream the satsanga in our main chapel.

The Woosley Street door opens at 7:30

In case you are not able to join the livestream, the video will continue to be available on our website and the YSS YouTube channel to watch at your convenience.

For archived livestreams see our website page: Messages from Brother Chidananda



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.