Upcoming Minister Visits

November 2 & 3

Saturday:  Six Hour Meditation  (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) 
Sunday:     Meditation  (10:00 am)
                   Lecture Service (11:00 am)

Learn to Meditate Class

Sunday, October 20  |  10:00 am  |  Main Chapel

In an effort to make the previously scheduled Thursday evening Learn to Meditate Class accessible to more people,
the temple will hold the class quarterly on Sunday at 10:00 am.

Brother Jayananda will give simple yet profound methods of meditation and provide
an introduction to the Kriya Yoga teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.

Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend.  Flier

Six Hour Meditations

October  26    |  10:00 am – 4:00 pm  |  Main Chapel  (lay-disciple led)

November  2  |  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.

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


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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.