The Bay Area Temple is a branch of Self-Realization Fellowship, the international spiritual and humanitarian organization founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi.

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Fall 2021 Schedule – Bay Area Temple Services

Meditation 9:00 am   |    Service 10:00 am   |   All Services are Monastic Led
September: 26  |   October: 10 & 24   |   November: 7 & 21   |   December: 5 & 19


Plans for our Fall schedule have been finalized and it is with great joy to share with you that the Bay Area Temple will hold services twice a month.

Many discussions have taken place regarding the best course for holding services to accommodate Covid 19 regulations while adjusting to our new temple. Brother Jayananda believes it is best to hold services during the Fall on those Sundays when ministers will be visiting.

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Meditations will be held at 9:00 am and the Lecture Service at 10:00 am.

This Fall will be a trial period for these earlier times for the Sunday Services. The earlier schedule will help avoid the higher temperatures in Walnut Creek during the warm months and will also allow those traveling from distances to arrive home earlier for Sunday afternoon activities. 

Temple Outreach Committee

The isolation felt by everyone and especially those who live alone during this time of pandemic restrictions remains an ongoing concern to our community.

The Temple Outreach Committee has suggested we all participate in connecting to our fellow devotees and friends by making phone calls. Hearing each other’s voices can be uplifting and change the course of one’s day in a more positive direction. In this age of technology when social communication is abbreviated into texts, emails, and other medias, the human voice, our most powerful tool of communication is being silenced.

Gail Jarocki, Chairperson for the Outreach Committee, is helping to coordinate community members who are available to help in phoning others. 


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The full program of events are available on the SRF website.



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