Sunday services are held at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Sunday evening meditation is from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Weekday morning meditations are held from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Welcome to the San Diego Temple

San Diego Temple is a branch of Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), an international organization founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda to disseminate the universal teachings of Kriya Yoga, a sacred spiritual science which originated millennia ago in India.

Welcome to the San Diego Temple

San Diego Temple is a branch of Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), an international religious organization founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda to disseminate the universal teachings of Kriya Yoga, a sacred spiritual science which originated millennia ago in India.

Latest News

Fundraiser for Temple Repairs! April 20, 2022 - Fundraiser for Temple Repairs! Did you know that San Diego Temple was originally built in 1909? It was the third location that Paramahansa Yogananda founded, opening as a Self-Realization Fellowship Temple in 1943. Paramahansaji was personally involved in its early renovations and conducted services here for many years. It is vital to perform ongoing restoration… Read More
Temple Day of Service April 1, 2022 - Temple Day of Service this month will be held on Saturday, May 21st.  Everyone is invited to join these activities - it's a great way to get acquainted with people while helping to serve at the Temple. Arrive at 9:00 a.m. when tasks are assigned and there's time to enjoy some breakfast treats. You may… Read More
Exciting News! Sunday School has Resumed Classes March 28, 2022 - We are very pleased to report that the Sunday School program reopened April 3rd!  Youth Services announced that in-person Sunday School classes will be held from 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the rooms just off the upper patio. For returning parents and children, these are the same Sunday School rooms as were used previously. Read More
Join other devotees for Lesson Study March 13, 2022 - Our next Lesson  Study will be held in our gardens on May 22nd.  Please bring lesson 31 or your SRF student card to the group study.  We'll be starting on page 19. Read more about Lesson Study Read More

Letter from our minister, Brother Padmananda

Questions about health and safety requirements and what’s open during the pandemic

Group study of the Self-Realization Fellowship lessons

San Diego Temple’s Newsletter

Your generosity helps us to maintain our temple and grounds

Inspirational videos from Self-Realization fellowship

The SRF Online Meditation center offers daily group meditations

News and inspiration from Self-Realization Fellowship

Maintaining our Hidden Gem: San Diego Temple

Did you know that San Diego Temple was originally built in 1909? It was the third location that Paramahansa Yogananda founded, opening as a Self-Realization Fellowship Temple in 1943. Paramahansaji was personally involved in its early renovations and conducted services here for many years. It is vital to perform ongoing restoration and upgrades to keep these beautiful buildings and grounds in pristine condition. Master has left this temple in our care and we will do our best to honor his legacy!

Young Adult Group

San Diego Temple is re-forming its young adult group for those ages 18-39.  If you’re interested in getting together with other young adults for fellowship, click the button below.

Sunday School

In person Sunday School and Youth programs have resumed. Check in begins at 10:40 a.m. on the upper patio.  Additionally, wonderful resources and information are available at Self-Realization Fellowship’s online inspirational youth programs.

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.

Paramahansa Yogananda

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.