Temple Day of Service

Saturday October 23   |   9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Everyone’s help in maintaining the temple grounds and buildings is much appreciated and needed.

Projects vary from cleaning, light maintenance work, gardening, and outside clean-up. No special skills are needed and everyone participates according to individual capacities.

The day begins and ends with a 30 minute meditation.

At this time, we are unable to provide lunch due to Covid regulations.

The Day of Service provide an opportunity to serve the work of Self-Realization Fellowship Bay Area Temple and to share in spiritual fellowship.

Fall 2021 Schedule – Bay Area Temple Services

Bay Area Temple Services Schedule: October – December 2021

October:  10 & 24    |    November: 7 & 21    |     December: 5 & 19

9:00 am Meditation   |    10:00 am Lecture Service with Brother Jayananda

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. 

A limited amount of outdoor seating will be available on the patio area, weather permitting.

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 attendees sitting inside the Chapel and Fellowship Hall need to observe adequate social distancing guidelines which have been established over the past 19 months during the pandemic. Masks are required by everyone at all times.

Room Capacity Limits
The following are capacity limits while following Covid guidelines:
Bathrooms – 6 people   /   Bookroom – 12 people
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.

Masks must be worn properly at all times. Chanting can be done silently/mentally to ensure the safety of everyone.

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

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.

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.

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AUGUST 8 – 14, 2021

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

YSS Online Dhyana Kendra

Donate to YSS Covid 19 Relief Fund and Other Causes


Upcoming Calendar of Online Meditations and Special Programs


Online Meditation Center
SRF – Yogananda Seva   |   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  |   Monday – Saturday

Join devotees around the globe for daily online group Meditations and Scripture Studies via the newly established online SRF Meditation Center.

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

All sessions are scheduled in Pacific Time.

SRF / YSS Sign-Up

To participate in the online group meditations, sign-up is available with the international community of SRF/YSS members via the following links:        




“Spiritual Light for These Challenging Times” Resources Page

As our world continues to go through difficult times, we would like to call your attention to a valuable resource for encouraging and practical guidance to help you gain perspective. There you will find counsel from Paramahansa Yogananda and the SRF presidents to give you a renewed faith in God’s protection — and your own ability to move forward with strength, understanding, and compassion for all.

Affirmation for Fearlessness
I am fearless
I am made of the substance of God
I am a spark of the fire of spirit
I am an atom of the cosmic flame
I am a cell of the vast universal body of the Father
I and my Father are one

Joining Worldwide to Pray Throughout the Day

SRF has announced a new worldwide prayer initiative. In the Self-Realization Fellowship and Yogoda Satsanga Society of India ashrams of Paramahansa Yogananda, all the monastics will be praying for the world and all those in need at specific times of the day, and we invite those who wish to do so to join in this collective effort — at those times or any other time that fits into your daily routine.

Following are the times that the monks and nuns at the SRF International Headquarters and other locations in California will be offering these healing prayers: (All times in PDT)

  7:50 – 8:00 am     12:50 – 1:00 pm        6:50 – 7:00 6 pm 

To read the full article: → Read more

Prayer Requests

Monks and nuns of the Self-Realization Fellowship Prayer Council pray daily for all those who request prayers for physical, mental, and spiritual healing and for world peace.

They are joined by SRF members and friends around the globe who are part of our Worldwide Prayer Circle.

All prayer requests are confidential and will remain with our Prayer Council for a period of 3 months.