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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We invite you to join us for our annual Burrito Bar which will be held on Sunday, March 2, following the morning service. All donations will go to the Phoenix Temple SRF Youth Camp Scholarship Fund. If you would like to help with this event, please stop by the Volunteersí Table for more information.
Commemoration services will be held for the Mahasamadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda on Friday, March 7, and for the Mahasamadhi of Swami Sri Yukteswar on Sunday, March 9. Both services begin at 8:00 pm. Please bring a flower as a devotional offering and a monetary donation in an envelope. All are welcome.
The Young Adults, ages 18-39, will be meeting on Sunday, March 16, at 11:20 am in the Little Chapel. All young adults are invited to attend for fellowship and discussion. The meeting will last about one hour.
The Phoenix Temple will be hosting its annual picnic at Steele Indian School Park on Sunday, March 23, immediately following the service. The Temple won't be cooking for everyone this year, so please bring food for yourselves and to share with others. The Temple will provide drinks and tableware, and there will be activities for the whole family to enjoy. Please join us for fun, games and fellowship. Volunteers are needed. A sign-up sheet is available at the volunteer table along the walkway.
Our next service day is Saturday, March 29, offering service opportunities in housekeeping, maintenance, gardening and cooking. Meditation is a 8am and again at noon before a great vegetarian lunch. Please join us for a fun day of fellowship and service.
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.
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.
Videos of Recent Events
We are pleased to share with you a new video of our Halloween event, held in October. To play this and other videos, select the link below and then click on the play button. Enjoy!
On Saturday, March 8 and on Saturday March 15, there will be a four-hour meditation from 8:00 am until noon. Chanting is on the hour. Please come and go during the chanting.
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.
Tucson Picture Rocks Retreat 2014
On May 2 - 4, 2014, the Phoenix Temple will sponsor a regional weekend retreat at the Redemptorist Renewal Center at Picture Rocks in Tucson. Attendance is open to all SRF members. The weekend schedule will include meditation, classes, and satsanga. Registrations will be accepted starting on March 9th. More detailed information relating to the retreat and a registration form that can be downloaded from this website will be posted just prior to March 9th.
"Every person needs a retreat, a 'dynamo of silence' where he may go for the exclusive purpose of being newly recharged by the Infinite." - Paramahansa Yogananda
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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