Self-Realization Fellowship

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.

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 morning retreat (“Spiritual Life in the Latter Years” of life) with Brother Ishtananda is next Saturday, from 9 am to 12:30 pm. Some topics include:

* What are my priorities at this stage of my life?

* As the body changes, how much attention should I give to exercise, diet, checkups, etc.?

* What is the right attitude toward the death of loved ones and my own impending death?

Please pick up a flyer, or visit our website for more details.


The Mahasamadhi Commemoration honoring Lahiri Mahasaya will be on Tuesday, September 26th and the Birthday Commemoration will be on Saturday, September 30th. Please bring a free will offering in an envelope, and a flower for the devotional offering at the altar. Both Services start at 7 pm.

1-DAY RETREAT In SPANISH (Sep 23 at 7 pm)

SRF nuns will be conducting a One-Day Retreat in the Spanish language for SRF Lesson Students and Kriyabans. It will be held next Saturday at the Lake Shrine Retreat. To attend, you must register in advance, so please email or call the Lake Shrine Retreat office for information and registration.


Our Youth Committee needs devotees to serve at their Sunday morning Check-in Table and they need Sunday School Assistant Teachers. You will need to be a Lesson Student. For more details, please stop by the Youth Table.

September is registration month. Sunday School Parents, please stop by the Check-in Table, to update your child’s information.


The picnic with Encinitas and Escondido is today from 12:30 to 4 pm. Please pick up a flyer, or visit our website for more details.

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 Jitananda.

Sunday Lecture Topics

Jul - Aug- Sep


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


  • 02 Seeing God as the Sole Doer
  • 09 Building World Unity
  • 16 Understanding Reincarnation
  • 23 The Spiritual Science of Kriya Yoga
  • 30 Why We Suffer


  • 06 How to Develop True Intuition
  • 13 Who Made God?
  • 20 Miracles: The Working of Higher Laws
  • 27 The Battle Between Good and Evil


  • 03 Meditation: Direct Perception of God
  • 10 How to Spiritualize Business
  • 17 The Unlimited Power of the Mind
  • 24 Be a Smile Millionaire
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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