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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Bay Area Temple of Self-Realization Fellowship

A New Temple – A New Name!

The question of what do we call our new temple has been and is still being asked. Brother Chidananda expressed the need for the name to be inclusive for members through-out the Bay Area and the location to be identifiable by those living elsewhere. Bay Area Temple fits that need and description to those both near and far. 

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COVID-19 Pandemic

All Temple Meditations and Inspirational Services are Cancelled Until Further Notice

SRF Mother Center News

SRF Online Inspirational Services

“Coping With Life’s Challenges” by Swami Smaranananda

. . . Listen to Inspirational Talk

Birthday Commemoration

Recorded Tuesday, January 5

. . . Watch Livestream

Brother Chidananda
SRF/YSS President

June 05, 2020

Speaking to the current situation in America and around the world, Brother Chidananda discusses the serious problem of racial injustice and divisiveness, and the way to address not only the symptoms but the cause of this disease facing humanity

. . . . “Finding a Unity Deeper Than Race, Color, or Creed”

SRF Online Meditation Center

Join devotees from global locations for daily group meditations along with study groups for the SRF Lessons, 2nd Coming of Christ, and the Bhagavad Gita

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Paramahansa Yogananda 

The pioneering father of Yoga in the West, Yogananda has uplifted the lives of millions through his Self-Realization Fellowship teachings.

His Life . . .


A Beginner’s Meditation

Discover the peace and divine consciousness that meditation brings.

Getting Started . . .


Kriya Yoga Path of Meditation

Discover the sacred science of Kriya Yoga meditation known for millennia to the yogis and sages of India.

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Young Adults Group

The Young Adults Group is a vibrant mix of SRF devotees between the ages of 18-39. 

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Lessons for Home Study

Paramahansa Yogananda’s Lessons on meditation and spiritual living. 

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