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".
The Phoenix Temple has a Lending Library that is open to everyone and is located in the Sunday School building next to our Little Chapel. Self- Realization Fellowship publications and quality children's books are available for you to borrow.
Library is open Sundays between 9:00AM and Noon.
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Lahiri Mahasaya Commemoration Services
On Friday evening, September 26, we will celebrate the Mahasamadhi of Lahiri Mahasaya and on Tuesday evening, September 30, we will celebrate the Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya. Both services will begin at 8:00 pm. Please bring a flower and a free will offering in an envelope as a symbol of your devotion. Everyone is welcome.
Sunday School Retreat
The Phoenix Temple Sunday School will be hosting a one-day retreat on Saturday, October 11, for children ages 3-5 from 9:30 am until 1:00 pm, and for children ages 6-12 from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm.
Join us for a day of spiritual fellowship and lots of fun activities! Lunch will be provided. Please pre-register your child so we know how many will attend. For more information and to register your child you may contact Ninfa Hartley at email@example.com
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."
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."
Tucson One Day Retreat
The Tucson Meditation Group One-Day Retreat will be held at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson on Saturday,November 15,from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Flyers are available at the free literture table as you leave the Temple with more detailed information.
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
September 28th and October 5th
Please join us on the patio for a sale of Indian clothing and decorations after the Temple service on September 28 and October 5. Contributions of new and gently used items for this sale will be accepted on the patio after Sunday morning services. All proceeds will benefit the Phoenix Temple Building Fund.
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.
We are happy to announce the visit of two nuns from Mother Center, Sister Devika and Sister Sarvamayi. They will be here the weekend of October 17th to 19th. The nuns will lead the Friday evening meditation as well as the Sunday morning meditation and lecture service. In addition, they will participate in our India Night celebration. We hope you will be able to join us for all or part of this special weekend.
Please bring your family and friends to our India Night on Saturday, October 18, from 6:00-9:30pm. This year we will be honoring Sri Daya Mata on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Enjoy a festive, fun-filled evening featuring a full-course Indian vegetarian meal, a skit, a video of Sri Daya Mata's visit to India, and children's crafts. Two nuns from Mother Center will also be with us at this event.
Suggested donation is $20 for adults and $8 for children (ages 6 - 12) if tickets are purchased in advance, $25 for adults at the door. You can purchase advance tickets using cash or check at the table along the sidewalk after Sunday Services beginning September 7. For credit card payments, you can purchase your tickets in the Bookroom after the Sunday or Thursday service. Please purchase your tickets early. All proceeds after expenses are covered will go to the Phoenix Temple Building Fund. Volunteers are needed. Please stop by the Volunteer's table after the service for more information.
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.