Upcoming Minister Visits

October 19 – 20

Saturday: Kriyaban Ceremony  (3:00 – 6:00 pm) 
Sunday:   Learn to Meditate Class  (10:00 am)
                 Service (11:00 am)
 
 

Temple Day of Service

 Saturday, October 12  |  9:30 am – 1:30 pm

 Everyone is welcomed to help with monthly temple maintenance tasks.

9:30   Meditation
10:00  Tasks/Maintenance
12:00   Meditation
12:30   Gourmet Lunch

No special skills are needed and everyone can choose what tasks suit abilities,
skills, and willingness to participate.

Kriyaban Ceremony

 Saturday, October 19   |   3:00 pm   |   Main Chapel

Attendees must have previously attended an SRF Kriya Initiation Ceremony at Mother Center or at an SRF temple or center.  

Kriyaban cards are needed for admittance. Registration is not necessary.  

The Woolsey Street door will open at 2:00 pm.

Due to Saturday traffic and parking we recommend planning to arrive early.

The offerings of a fruit, flower, and monetary donation are traditional.

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.

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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.

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 at 6:30 pm.

Refreshments from La Mediterranee Restaurant will be available.   Flier

 

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SRF Online Meditation Center Launch

“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

Sunday October 6  |  7:00 pm  (PDT)

Join SRF/YSS President, Brother Chidananda, for the launch of the Self-Realization Fellowship Online Meditation Center which reaches across the globe allowing members from distant and near quarters to experience meditating together.

Brother Chidananda will lead the first official guided meditation conducted by the newly established SRF online meditation center.

Starting on October 7, a full schedule of weekly meditations will be available to members and friends around the world. 

To participate in this historic launch, see the instructions 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.