All Contra Costa County Covid 19 guidelines are followed. Adequate social-distancing and masks are required for all indoor services and gatherings.
Two weekends a month, monks of the Self-Realization Fellowship Order travel to Walnut Creek from the SRF International Headquarters in Los Angeles to lead meditations and services at Bay Area Temple.
At this time only Monastic-led Services are being held until further notice.
Sunday Morning Meditation
10:00 am — 10:45 am
The meditation begins and ends with a prayer and includes a brief period of devotional chanting.
This meditation is open to adults and interested teens. Childcare is not provided during the meditation.
Sunday Lecture & Reading Service
11:00 am — Noon
The Sunday Lecture Service on Minister Sundays provide a deeper understanding of Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings and offer guidance on how to live a balanced spiritual life.
Services begin and end with a prayer and include devotional chanting, periods of meditation, and readings from Paramahansa Yogananda’s writings. At the end of each service, the congregation practices the spiritual healing technique taught by Paramahansa Yogananda and prays for physical, mental, and spiritual healing of others, and for world peace and harmony.
Childcare is not provided. Parents with young children under three years old may listen to the service with their children in the Parents and Infants Room at the back of the chapel.