Self-Realization Fellowship Phoenix Temple
6111 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012-1232
Telephone: (602) 279-6140
Lecture Service Sunday at 10:00 am
Inspirational Service Thursday at 8:00 pm
Satsanga 3rd Thursday at 8:00 pm
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 10:00 am. Please refer to 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.
Bhagavad Gita Study Group
A study group for "The Bhagavad Gita" meets every Wednesday from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Little Chapel directly behind the Temple. Everyone interested in Paramahansa Yogananda's interpretation of the "Gita" is welcome. Please bring Volume I to the study group.
Lessons Study Group
A study group on "The Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons" meets every Saturday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in our annex building, which is located on Second Street. The study group is open to Lessons Students only. Please bring your Lessons with you.
To introduce newcomers to Self-Realization Fellowship, one of our ministers will present an introduction to the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, including a short overview of the meditation techniques as taught in Self-Realization Fellowship, the spiritual benefits derived from their practice, and an opportunity to ask questions.
We invite you to sit in the front rows of the Temple after the Sunday morning service for this event, which will last approximately 30 minutes. The next date for this class is January 17.
Please visit our Lending Library located next to the Little Chapel where you will find Self-Realization Fellowship publications, recordings and quality children's books. The Library is open after the Sunday service.
Since this is a very popular service that provides free access to SRF materials, we request that they be returned in a timely manner for the benefit of everyone. Thank you.
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You are all invited to share your love poems, prose, stories, songs, and music on Valentine’s Eve, Saturday, February 13 at 7 pm for our first Fellowship Night of the year. A special guest will open the evening playing a medley of love songs on piano. Delicious refreshments will be served.
The Young Adults ages 18-39 will be meeting Sunday, February 14 at 11:20 am in the Little Chapel. All young adults are invited for fellowship and discussion. The meeting will last about one hour. Refreshments will be served.
Our monthly Satsanga is Thursday, February 18 at 8 pm. A minister will answer questions about the Self-Realization Fellowship teachings submitted in advance, either online at the link below, or in the box by the Little Chapel.
Day of Service
Our next Day of Service is Saturday, February 20, offering service opportunities in many areas. Meditation is at 8 am and again at noon before a great vegetarian lunch. Please join us any time that morning for a fun day of fellowship and service.
Technique Review - Energization Exercises
The Energization Exercises is one of several important techniques taught in the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons. Lesson students benefit greatly from an occasional review, and for new students who have just started the Lessons this is a great opportunity to see how they are practiced.
The Phoenix Temple will be hosting a class on the Energization Exercises on Sunday, February 21 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for students of the SRF Lessons. Please bring your student card for admission.
On Saturday, February 27 we will have a four-hour meditation from 8 am until noon. Chanting is on the hour; please enter and leave at that time.
We invite you to join us for our annual Burrito Bar on Sunday, February 28 following the morning service. All donations will go to the Phoenix Temple Building Fund. If you would like to help with this event, please stop by the Volunteers’ Table for more information.
Regional Retreat - Tucson
On April 22-24 the Phoenix Temple is pleased to host a Regional Weekend Retreat on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Attendance is open to all SRF Lesson students and Kriyabans. The weekend schedule will include group energization and meditation, classes and satsanga.
Registrations will be accepted starting on March 1. More detailed information and a downloadable registration form from this website will be available at the end of February.
"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:
||11:00 am to 11:30 am
||7:40 pm to 7:55 pm
||9:00 pm to 9:20 pm
Phoenix Temple Information Guide
Our Temple Information Guide has lots of useful information about the Phoenix Temple, how it is organized, and what opportunities 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."
Volunteer Opportunities Page
Please take a moment to visit our Volunteer Opportunities 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."
Class Enrollment Extended
We are extending registration on several of the classes offered at the Devotee Marketplace. If you missed out and you would like to invite your family or friends to attend with you, please click on the link below to see the list of available classes. After you have reviewed the classes, click on the registration link.
Videos of Recent Events
Newly added video: The Phoenix Temple teen group hosted a special Halloween event on the evening of October 24, We are pleased to share with you a new video of the event. To play this and other videos, select the link below and then click on the play button. Enjoy!
Stories of Inspiration
This is a very special time at the Phoenix Temple; can you feel it?
The movie of Paramahansa Yogananda's life, "Awake," premiered last year, there's a growing interest in yoga, and the Phoenix Temple is nearing fulfillment of our dream of a fellowship hall, expanded Sunday school space, and additional seating in the temple.
Let's celebrate this special time with inspiring stories about how God & Guru have changed our lives. Now is the time to reflect on how this temple and the teachings of the Guru have transformed us. These stories are part of the fabric of this community and weave together our individual and collective efforts to create the tapestry of the Phoenix Temple. We each play our part. As Gandhi suggested, we are being the change we wish to see in the world.
The minister will select the first story from those submitted and read it in two weeks. So we hope many of you will complete your homework assignment and write a one-page anonymous story on how God & Guru and this temple have changed you. You can drop your story off in the box at the back of the temple or you can submit here at the link below.
Phoenix Temple Expansion Project
Our president, Sri Mrinalini Mata has given us written approval to move forward with the next phase of our building project — design and development and construction drawings. This approval is a significant milestone in the project.
Your support is helping to make our expansion plan a reality. Please visit our expansion website for details and to see the latest fundraising status.
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For counseling, christenings, weddings and memorial services, please contact the Minister's Assistant at 602-279-6140 x 251.
Temple Visitation Committee
Upon request, members of the Phoenix Temple Visitation committee informally meet with people who are confined to hospitals, care facilities or their homes. At other times committee members reach out over the phone. The purpose of the Visitation committee is to provide spiritual fellowship; which can include positive informal conversation, short meditations, and silent prayer.
For the Visitation committee, please call 602-279-6140 x252.