Self-Realization Fellowship Phoenix Temple
6111 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012-1232
Telephone: (602) 279-6140
This temple is a branch of Self-Realization Fellowship, founded by
in 1920 to
disseminate the scientific method of Kriya Yoga Meditation.
We offer a number of public lectures and classes, all of which are free of charge and open to the public. Look over our website Lectures and Events menu and our Calendar for times. We hope you will join us!
If you want to know more about Self-Realization Fellowship and the
Kriya Yoga meditation techniques, the best introduction is to read
Autobiography of a Yogi
, published in
1946 by Paramahansa Yogananda.
You may want to explore the SRF Mother Center
site, and sign up for bi-weekly SRF Lessons
, or read about the aims and ideals
The Phoenix temple regularly conducts public lecture services on
Sundays at 10:00AM. Please refer to our our lecture schedule
. Everyone is welcome.
You are welcome to submit a prayer
for yourself, your family, or friends. Monastics as well as
lay members pray for those in need and for our world family as a whole.
Rubaiyat Study Class
Our Tuesday night study class will be reading from Paramahansa Yogananda's spiritual Interpretation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The class is from 7:00 - 8:00 pm and is held in the Little Chapel. Please bring your copy of the Rubaiyat. All are welcome.
Second Coming of Christ Study Group
The study group for "The Second Coming of Christ" will meet every Wednesday night from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Little Chapel directly behind the Temple. Everyone who is interested in Paramahansa Yogananda's interpretation on the teaching of Jesus Christ is welcome to attend.
Please bring Volume I of Paramahansa Yogananda's "The Second Coming of Christ".
Phoenix Temple Information Guide
Temple Information Guide
has lots of useful information about the Phoenix Temple, how it is organized, and what opportunites are available for you. Please take a few minutes to view these exciting new pages.
From the menu, select "For Newcomers" and "Temple Information Guide."
Lending Library Closed
The Lending Library is closed until further notice. Until it reopens please use the back door of the Sunday School facing the Temple to enter and exit the Sunday School building.
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Please join us on Saturday, November 22, at 7:00 pm for a night of spiritual family fellowship hosted by Brother Santoshananda, a past minister at the Phoenix Temple. Brother will be sharing slides and stories from his recent trip to India. The evening will include musical entertainment. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
Day of Service
Our next Service Day will be on Saturday, November 29, offering service opportunities in housekeeping, maintenance, gardening and cooking. Meditation is from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and again at noon before a great vegetarian lunch. Please join us for a fun day of service and fellowship.
Christmas Open House and Pilgrimage
Our annual pilgrimage to the Christmas Open House at Mother Center and other SRF centers in Los Angeles will be Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14. The pilgrimage includes visits to the Mother Center, Hollywood Temple, Lake Shrine, and Paramahansa Yogananda's crypt at Forest Lawn. You may join us for the entire pilgrimage, which includes bus transportation, meals, and one night's lodging, or you may take your own car and register separately for meals or lodging. You may register by mail or in person at the Pilgrimage registration table after the Sunday Services on November 9, 16 and 23 (last day!). Registration forms with more information are available at the free literature tables at the rear of the Temple.
Volunteer Opportunities Page
Please take a moment to visit our
web page. This page will provide information on volunteer opportunities at the temple, classes, social activities and other useful information.
From the menu, select "For Newcomers" and "Volunteer Opportunities."
Ox Yoke Retreat
The Self-Realization Fellowship Ox Yoke Retreat is situated in Twentynine Palms California about 150 miles east of Los Angeles.
Enjoy the fresh air of the high desert as you set aside time for rejuvenation, spiritual study, exercise and meditation.
For more information, click on Groups, and then 'Ox Yoke Retreat" from the main menu.
"You may be surprised at what seclusion with God will do for your mind, body and soul. Through the portals of silence the healing sun of wisdom and peace will shine upon you." -Paramahansa Yogananda
Retreats in Southern California
Self-Realization Fellowship's How-to-Live Retreat programs in Southern California are open to anyone seeking spiritual renewal and who desires to leave behind the pressures of everyday life - if only for a few days - to deepen their awareness of the Divine. The daily Retreat programs provide, in the words of Paramahansa Yogananda, "a dynamo of silence where [you] may go for the exclusive purpose of being recharged by the Infinite."
For more information, click on Groups, and then 'California Retreats" from the main menu.
Bookroom and Indian Gifts
The Phoenix Temple's Bookroom contains publications from Self-Realization International Headquarters at Mount Washington, including books, magazines, audio and video recordings, photographs and devotional items. Also available in this room is a beautiful assortment of specially ordered gift items imported from India.
The Bookroom is open immediately after the Sunday lecture service and right before and after the Thursday evening lecture service. The hours are currently as follows:
Sunday: 11:00AM to 11:30PM
Thursday: 7:40PM to 7:55PM
9:00PM to 9:20PM
Phoenix Temple Expansion Project
We are pleased to announce the kickoff of our 2014 expansion project fundraising drive. Our needs at the Phoenix Temple have outgrown our present facility. As a result we have developed preliminary architectural plans for our new multi-purpose building. Your support will help make our plans a reality.
Every third Thursday of the month we have Satsanga, or Fellowship with Truth, when the minister answers questions about the Self-Realization Fellowship teachings. Questions can be submitted in the box in the Bookroom, the box outside the Little Chapel, or by clicking on the link below.
During the Thanksgiving season we are encouraging our Temple members to participate in the spirit of giving by bringing at least two suitable non-perishable food items to the Temple. They will be delivered to a local charity for distribution to needy families in the Phoenix area.
Suggested donations are canned and bottled foods, fruits and fruit juices, vegetables, soups, salad oils, bagged and packaged foods such as potatoes, beans, rice, flour and corn meal. They would be very thankful to receive bottled water, boxed goods such as cereal and snack bars, toiletry items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs and brushes, and gently used blankets, hats, gloves and sleeping bags.
Please bring your donations to the patio area behind the Sunday School. Collections begin on Sunday, November 2, through Sunday, November 23, for timely delivery by Thanksgiving.
Videos of Recent Events
We are pleased to share with you a new video of our Christmas event, held in December. To play this and other videos, select the link below and then click on the play button. Enjoy!
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For counseling, christenings, weddings and memorial services, please contact the Minister's Assistant at 602-279-6140 x 251.
For the Visitation committee, please call 602-279-6140 x252.