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.
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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Convocation dates: August 3 thru August 9, 2014, Los Angles, California. During the week of Convocation the Rubaiyat Class and the Second Coming of Christ Class will be canceled, and will resume the following week on August 12 and 13.
Fellowship Night / The Convocation Experience
Join us on Saturday evening, August 16, at 7:00 pm, for an informal gathering of those who wish to share or listen to inspirational experiences of devotees who attended the 2014 Convocation. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
On Sunday evening, August 17, at 8:00 pm, we will celebrate the birth of Bhagavan Krishna. Please bring a flower and a free will offering in an envelope as a symbol of your devotion. Everyone is welcome.
Ice Cream Social / Juice Bar Social
On August 24, after the Sunday Service, you are invited to cool off with some of Paramahansa Yogananda's special drinks such as Fresh Lime Tonic, Orange Almond Shake, Mango Lassi and more! We will also feature outstanding ice cream 'Creations'. This summer fellowship event is sponsored by our Temple teens and is free for everyone as a special 'Thank You' for your generous support of the Summer Youth Camp.
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."
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 you 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
Expansion Project Questionnaire
We have recently selected an architect to draw up schematic plans for our expansion project. Our plan is to have a complete schematic design and an initial budget by October.
In order to proceed, our architect would like your input into developing the architectural plans. You can help by taking a few minutes to fill out this simple questionnaire. Please answer any or all of the questions below. Your input is important to us as it will help guide the design process. Thank you!
Convocation Screening of AWAKE We are very happy to announce that we will be showing the new documentary feature film "AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda" at this year's World Convocation held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.
||The Self-Realization Fellowship World Convocation will be held this year on August 3 - 9 in Los Angeles.
||We have formally begun the selection process for hiring an architect to draw up schematic plans for the Phoenix Temple Expansion Project
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.
The Young Adults, ages 18-39, will be meeting on Sunday, August 31, at 11:20 am in the Little Chapel. All young adults are invited for fellowship and discussion. The meeting will last about one hour.
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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