Sunday services are held at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Weekday meditations are from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Our grounds are open to the public from 7:00 a.m. to sunset. See the calendar for a full schedule of services and events.
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.
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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!
Sunday School and Youth Programs
Our Sunday School classes (ages 3-12) are offered every Sunday morning from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Our Teen classes (ages 13-18) also meet during this time. However, the Teen Program is currently on hiatus until more teenagers enroll and can attend on a regular basis.
The Sunday School and Teen classes are based on the teachings of our founder, Paramahansa Yogananda. Our Sunday School and Teen classes encourage children and youth to lead happy, balanced lives by bringing God into their daily lives through kindness to others, right behavior, and developing a personal relationship with God through meditation.
Each Sunday our teachers present aspects of our Guru’s “how-to-live” principles in a way that all children can understand and enjoy. The spiritual topic of each class is brought to life with a variety of crafts, stories, discussions, games, plays and service projects. Through these activities and discussions, your child will explore how to apply these principles and ideas in their daily lives.
Meditation is the cornerstone of these teachings, so children of all ages practice meditation in the SS classes, according to the receptivity of their age level. The classes also include prayer, chanting, the SRF Energization Exercises, and an offertory, where your child can give a small monetary offering.
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.
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.