Welcome to the San Diego Temple

Welcome to San Diego’s Hidden Gem

“To commune daily with God in deep meditation, and to carry His love and guidance with you into all your dutiful activities, is the way that leads to permanent peace and happiness.”
– Paramahansa Yogananda

What is Self-Realization Fellowship?

SRF is a worldwide religious organization, founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda to make available the universal teachings of Kriya Yoga – a sacred spiritual science which originated in ancient India. Lecture Services held on Sundays and Thursdays at San Diego Temple offer a good introduction to the SRF teachings.

Who is Paramahansa Yogananda?

Swami Yogananda was born Mukunda Lal Ghosh in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. According to his younger brother Sananda, young Mukunda’s awareness and experience of the spiritual was far beyond the ordinary, even from his earliest years.

Calendars and Schedules

See all our current and upcoming Temple events

This Week and Upcoming

Weekly Services

Sunday Mornings


 9:30 – 10:30  Lecture Service*

10:30 – 11:00  Bookroom Open

10:45 – Noon  Programs for Youth

11:00 – Noon  Lecture Service*

Thursday Evenings

7:00 – 8:00  Lecture & Prayer Service
(Satsanga Service every third Thursday)

8:00 – 8:30  Bookroom Open

*Parents with babies may watch the Service in the family room during the 9:30 & 11:00 Service.

Weekly Meditations

Sunday Mornings


 8:30 – 9:15  Meditation

Sunday Evenings

4:00 – 5:00  Study Session (POSTPONED: In recess until 2018)

Monday to Friday Mornings

6:40 – 7:00  Energization Exercises

7:00 – 9:00  Meditation (May enter/exit quietly at any time)

Tuesday & Friday Evenings

6:40 – 7:00  Energization Exercises

7:00 – 8:30  Meditation (May enter/exit during a chant only)

Weekly Announcements



The Blessed Season of Giving is joyously approaching. We need devotees to assist at the collection table for our Holiday Drives. If you can lend a hand, please stop at the Information Center to sign up to serve at a Thursday or Sunday Service during the first three weeks of November or December.


MOVIE (Nov 5)

You are warmly invited to see the movie “The Letters” being shown in our chapel on Sunday, November 5th from 1 to 3 pm. It is a drama exploring the life of Mother Teresa through letters she wrote spanning a 50-year period to her friend and spiritual advisor, Father Celeste van Exem.



We have volunteer openings for men and women available in the Greeter Area. If you enjoy welcoming newcomers and assisting members and might be available before or after a Sunday Service, this is a great way to serve. You would need to be a Kriyaban member. Please fill out a volunteer form at the Information Center by our parking lot, or on our website.



When names are placed in the back container for prayers, they are sent to the SRF Prayer Council. Twice a day, nuns and monks conduct healing services and deeply pray for all the names, and for world peace. The names are confidential and remain with the Council for 3 months. The fastest way to submit a name is through our website.

If you would like additional prayers and the spiritual support of our Prayer Circle Group, here at the temple, please pick up their contact card.


Young Adults (Oct 29)

Our Young Adult Group will be exploring the topic “Healthy Ways to Process Major Events, both in The World and our Personal Lives” with Brother Jitananda next Sunday, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in Room 11. Anyone, 18 to 39 is welcome and encouraged to join them.



All are welcome to attend the Energization Exercises review today, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm on the chapel patio.


Thank you for being a part of our Service. We hope that you can stay after to enjoy some delightful refreshments.  If you are new to the teachings, please stop by the Bookroom at the top of the stairs, or Information Center by our parking lot. We would be happy to meet you and answer any general questions you may have.  Our Minister this morning is Brother Ishtananda.

Sunday Lecture Topics

Oct - Nov - Dec


9:30 to 10:30 am, 11:00 am to Noon


  • 01 Our Immortal Nature
  • 08 The Example of a Saintly Life
  • 15 Living in Constant Remembrance of God
  • 22 Spiritual Laws That Govern Healing
  • 29 How to Read Others’ Character, and Improve Our Own


  • 05 The Scientific Art of Living
  • 12 Universal Appeal of Yoga, India’s Ancient Spiritual Science
  • 19 How to Dissolve the Causes of War
  • 26 Giving Thanks for Life’s Blessings


  • 03 Inner Resources of Energy and Health
  • 10 How to Create Dynamic Will Power
  • 17 Attunement With the Christ Consciousness
  • 24 The Divine Nature of Christ

“Everything else can wait, but our search for God cannot wait.”

– Paramahansa Yogananda



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