Sunday services are held at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  The Sunday evening 2-hour meditation begins at 5:30 p.m

Weekday morning meditations are held from 7:00 – 9:00 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

Lahiri Mahasaya Commemorative Services September 16, 2022 - The San Diego Temple will commemorate Lahiri Mahasaya's birth and mahasamadhi with services on September 26th and September 30th at 7:00 p.m. and a six-hour meditation on Saturday, September 24th, from 10 a.m. to 4.p.m. It is traditional to bring a flower to commemorative services as a symbol of devotion, and a donation as a… Read More
Introduction to Meditation Service September 20, 2022 - We are happy to announce that on the first Thursday evening of each month, starting October 6th, a 7:00 p.m. Introduction-to-Meditation service will be held at the Temple. The service will be geared towards those who are new to meditation; veteran meditators are more than welcome, may learn something new, and will support the group… Read More
Join other devotees for Lesson Study June 13, 2022 - Lesson Study will be held on the meditation garden stage.  The next meeting is October 2nd.  To join, simply bring a copy of the lesson or your SRF lesson student card. Study continues with lesson 36.  It's often a good idea to bring the next consecutive lesson as well. There will be no class held… Read More
Temple Day of Service June 1, 2022 - Temple Day of Service this month will be held on Saturday, October 22nd.  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
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

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

View photos from past events at San Diego Temple.

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.