Following Contra Costa County Covid guidelines, the wearing of masks is strongly recommended.
Please be respectful of individual choices.

2022 Bay Area Temple – Upcoming Services and Meditations

Beginning July 2 – Services and Meditations are Weekly
Saturday Meditation  10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday Meditation – 10:00 am   |  Sunday Lecture Service – 11:00 am

Weekly 3-Hour Saturday Meditations Begin July 2, 2022
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
(with the exception of those Saturdays on which Days of Service take place)

Weekly Sunday Services Begin July 3, 2022
Beginning July 3rd, the Bay Area Temple will hold Sunday services on a weekly basis.
In addition to twice monthly minister-led Sunday services, lay disciple-led Sunday services will alternate
with the showing of the SRF online monastic videos.

Indoor seating is in the Chapel and the Fellowship Hall (with a screen monitor). The entrance to the Fellowship Hall seating is from the balcony. 

Chapel Loft
Please do not walk up to the Chapel Loft during periods of silent meditation.
Due to safety issues, no children under the age of 12 are allowed to be in the loft.

Covid Guidelines
We ask all attendees to observe Contra Costa County Covid guidelines currently in place to secure the safety and well-being of everyone. If you are feeling unwell or have been in recent contact with anyone with Covid 19, please remain home.

All donations can be placed in the donation boxes at the chapel doors. Donations can also be given online via the Temple website.

Sunday School & Teen Group
Sunday School and the Teen Group will resume at a date to be announced in 2022.

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 has been 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.

Donate to Bay Area Temple

We deeply appreciate and welcome your needed monetary support of the Bay Area Temple which allows us to progress with the upgrades and renovations to the temple buildings and grounds required for opening once the Covid 19 restrictions are lifted.

All donations are needed and are very much appreciated!  Thank You!

Building Fund
Your gift will help support the care of our Bay Area Temple property, including costs associated with acquiring and maintaining the facilities, grounds, equipment, furniture, and vehicles, and those associated with related capital campaigns.


General Operating Fund
Your gift will help us to meet the day-to-day and highest priority general operating needs of the Bay Area Temple.

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SRF Online Special Services

We invite you to join us for a weekly online inspirational service led by an SRF or YSS monastic. The programs generally include guided meditation and a talk on Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings.


YSS Online Dhyana Kendra

Donate to YSS Covid 19 Relief Fund and Other Causes


Upcoming Calendar of Online Meditations and Special Programs

SRF – Online Meditation Center   |   YSS – Dhyana Kendra

“Group meditation is a castle that protects the new spiritual aspirants as well as the veteran meditators.
Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group by
the law of invisible vibratory exchange of group magnetism.”

                                                                           – Paramahansa Yogananda

Meditations and Study Groups 

Join devotees around the globe for daily online group Meditations and Scripture Studies.

Daily group meditations, SRF Lessons and Scripture Study groups are now available for SRF/YSS members and friends around the world.

All sessions are scheduled in Pacific Time.