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.
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.
Autobiography of a Yogi Study Class
We have begun an Autobiography of a Yogi meditative study class on Tuesday evenings. All are welcome. Please bring a copy of the AY. Classes meet Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in our Little Chapel.
The Bhagavad Gita Study Group
The Bhagavad Gita study group is be held every Wednesday evening, from 7 - 8:30 pm in the Little Chapel. Please bring your second volume of the Bhagavad Gita.
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.
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.
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We have a new parking lot! The surface will be soft for a few months and can be damaged. Please drive slower than usual and avoid turning your front wheels while your vehicle is standing still.
Every third Thursday of the month the regular service is a Satsanga, when the minister answers questions about the Self-Realization Fellowship teachings. Please submit questions in advance by placing them in the Satsanga box in the Bookroom, the box outside the Little Chapel, or by clicking on the link below.
The Young Adults, ages 18-39, will be meeting on Sunday, May 19, at 12:00pm in the little Chapel. All young adults are invited for fellowship and discussion. The meeting will last about one hour.
Please join us on Saturday, May 25, at 7:00 pm for a night of spiritual sharing hosted by Brother Balananda. We will be telling stories in which Paramahansa Yogananda guided us, protected us or blessed us in some special way; we call it, "Touched by the Guru- Part 2." We had so many stories the first evening that we didnít get through the list of presenters. If you plan to share, please limit your story to 5 minutes. All are welcome.
A Kriya Initiation and Kriyaban ceremony will be held on Saturday evening, June 8 at 6:00 pm. New initiates will need an admittance card from Mother Center. In keeping with ancient custom, please bring traditional offerings of flower, fruit and a monetary donation. If you have already attended an initiation please come early so you may make your offering at the altar before the Ceremony begins. The chapel will open at 5:00 pm. Please plan to arrive early.
A Kriya review class will be held on Sunday, June 9, after the Sunday Service at 11:30 am.
Videos of Recent Events
We are pleased to share with you a new video of our Christmas Social, held in December 2012. To play this and other videos, select the link below and then click on the play button. Enjoy!
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."
The Temple Patio will soon be professionally cleaned and sealed. The work will begin on Monday, May 13th and will take 2 or 3 days. The Patio area and the Little Chapel will be closed on Tuesday, May 14. The Autobiography of a Yogi class on Tuesday evening, May 14, will be held in the Sunday School Annex on 2nd Street . The Bhagavad Gita class on Wednesday evening, May 15, has been cancelled.
Our next Service Day will be on Saturday, May 18, starting with meditation at 8:00 am. Service opportunities include housekeeping, gardening, maintenance, and cooking. At noon we will have a short meditation followed by a delicious vegetarian lunch. Please join us for a day of service and fellowship.
On Sunday, May 19, immediately after the service, we invite you to attend our Hospitality Tea here on our Temple grounds. This will give us an opportunity to get acquainted with you. Light refreshments will be served.
General Meeting / Graduation Young Adults
After the Hospitality Tea we will meet here in the Temple around 11:30 am. First we will have a short ceremony honoring those teens and Young Adults who have recently graduated from high school or college, and then we will have our General Meeting to discuss ongoing Temple projects and activities. All are welcome.
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
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