Our grounds are open daily from 7:00 a.m. to sunset. Sunday services are held at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.   Weekday morning meditations are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.  A Sunday evening meditation begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.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

Weekly Service Topic and Announcements December 8, 2022 - The service topic for Sunday, May 19th is "Anchor Yourself in God". Click the button below to view this week's announcements. Read More
Family Event with San Diego Temple Ministers March 13, 2024 - Parents and children! There will be a family event held on Sunday, May 19, following the Sunday School class.  Please meet on the outdoor stage, weather permitting. Sandwiches and refreshments will be served beginning at 12:10 p.m. The Family Event will begin at 12:30 p.m. and wrap up by 1:30 p.m. Sunday School teachers will be present and offer support… Read More
Introduction to Meditation Class September 20, 2022 - We are happy to announce that on the first Thursday evening of each month at 7:00 p.m. an Introduction-to-Meditation service will be held at the Temple.   The next meditation class on June 6th will be geared towards those who are new to meditation; veteran meditators are more than welcome, may learn something new, and will… Read More
Join other devotees for Lesson Study June 13, 2022 - On Sunday,  May 19th, study of Lesson 56 "How to Find and Succeed in Your Life's Vocation" will begin at 12:30 p.m.  either on the outdoor Stage, weather permitting, or in Room 11.  To join, simply bring a copy of the paper or digital lesson or your SRF lesson student card.   Read more about Lesson… Read More
Temple Day of Service June 1, 2022 - Temple Day of Service will be held on Saturday, May 18th.  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 choose from… Read More

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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. 

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.