SRF 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 Paramahansa Yogananda 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!
More about Self-Realization Fellowship
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 of Self-Realization Fellowship.

The Phoenix Temple regularly conducts public lecture services on Sundays at 10:00 am. Please refer to our lecture schedule. Everyone is welcome.

Prayer is the one of the easiest and most powerful ways to serve. You can practice it anytime and anywhere. Our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, encouraged us to pray regularly for others and the world; and he started the World-Wide Prayer Circle as a means of facilitating this. Please note what he had to say about prayerful service in this booklet.
To request prayers from the SRF World Wide Prayer Circle anonymously, where monks, nuns and SRF members pray twice a day and practice Master's healing techniques for all the people who have requested prayers, click the link below. Your name will remain there for 90 days.
Mother Center Prayer Request
Additionally, the Phoenix Temple has a Prayer Council. To request prayers, you can submit your name or the name of a friend or loved one. Click the link below to have the members of the prayer council pray for you or those whose name you have submitted.
Phoenix Temple Prayer Request
Second Coming of Christ Study Group
Wednesday Evenings
A study group for "The Second Coming of Christ" meets every Wednesday from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Little Chapel directly behind the Temple. Everyone interested in Paramahansa Yogananda's commentary on the New Testament is welcome. Please bring Volume I to the study group.
Lessons Study Group
Saturday Afternoons
A study group on "The Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons" meets every Saturday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Little Chapel, located in the Sunday School building. The study group is open to Lessons Students only. Please bring your Lessons with you.
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."
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Ministerial Services
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.
Upcoming Events
Parking Lot Sealing and Striping
January 15, 22, 23

The sealing and striping of the parking lot originally scheduled for January 8 & 9 has been moved to later in January.  The Fellowship Hall construction traffic created issues with the parking lot that had to be repaired first.  The patching and crack filling is now scheduled for Monday, January 15 and the slurry seal and re-striping a week later on Monday and Tuesday, January 22 & 23.

The Temple grounds are closed as usual on Mondays, but they will also be closed on Tuesday, January 23..  On the three listed days, January 15, 22 and 23, the Temple grounds will be closed to both vehicle and foot traffic.  This includes the Sunday School Annex driveway at 2nd St.  Thank you for your cooperation as we recondition our parking lot and driveways.

January 18
Our monthly Satsanga is Thursday, January 18 at 8:00 pm. A minister will answer questions about the Self-Realization Fellowship teachings submitted in advance either at the link below or in the box inside the Little Chapel.
Submit Satsanga Question  
Day of Service
January 20
We hope you will join us for our first Day of Service in 2018 on Saturday, January 20th! The day will begin with meditation at 8:00 am in the Temple with service activities beginning at 9:00 am.  At noon there will be meditation followed by a delicious vegetarian meal served at 12:30 pm. 
In addition, as a special bonus to all who serve, from 1:30-3:00 pm there will be a presentation of "Glimpses of a Life Divine”, the inspiring documentary of  Parmahansa Yogananda’s life as seen by monastic and lay disciples who were with him. Don’t miss this rare opportunity, especially if you have never seen the film!
Temple Meeting
January 21
On Sunday, January 21 at 11:20 we will be holding our General Meeting inside the Fellowship Hall. Everyone with an interest in Temple activities is invited.
Sunday School Open House
January 28
On Sunday, January 28 immediately after the service all members of the congregation are invited to visit the second floor of the new Fellowship Hall for a Sunday School Open House.
Fellowship Night
February 3
Please join us on Saturday, February 3 at 7:00 pm for our first Fellowship Night of 2018 in the new Fellowship Hall.  Seasonal refreshments will be served.  All are invited.  Details to follow.
"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.
California Retreats
Bookstore and Indian Gifts
The Phoenix Temple's bookstore contains publications from Self-Realization International Headquarters at Mount Washington, including books, magazines, audio and video recordings, photographs and devotional items. Also available is a beautiful assortment of specially ordered gift items imported from India.
The bookstore is open immediately after the Sunday lecture service and right after the Thursday evening lecture service. The hours are currently as follows:

Sunday: 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Thursday: 9:00 pm to 9:20 pm

Videos of Recent Events
This is a wonderful view of the concrete installation on the second floor of the expansion project building by view of a drone piloted by Mike Jackson. You can see how Guruji's project is coming along with a vista view that puts everything into perspective.
To play this and other videos, select the link below and then click on the play button. Enjoy!
Videos of recent events 
Stories of Inspiration
This is a very special time at the Phoenix Temple; we are nearing fulfillment of our dream of a fellowship hall, expanded Sunday school space, and additional seating in the Temple.
Let's reflect on how this Temple and the teachings of the Guru have transformed us. Read these stories, which are part of the fabric of this community and weave together our individual and collective efforts to create the tapestry of the Phoenix Temple.
Inspirational Stories 
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."
Volunteer Opportunities Page 
More Writings
Quotes from Sunday Morning Lectures
Lending Library
The Temple Lending Library officially opens on Sunday, January 14.  It is located next to the Bookroom along the drive way in the  new Fellowship Hall. It will be open every Sunday from 11:00 to 11:30 am.   All are welcome to fill out a registration form which is required to receive an ID Tag that will be used to check out library material. Those who have ALREADY  registered with the library can pick up their ID Tags in the library and check out material starting on January 14.
Second Coming of Christ Study Group
The Wednesday evening study group began the Second Coming of Christ on Wednesday, January 3.  Please bring Volume 1.
Bookstore Open
Some great news for those who have been patiently waiting for the bookstore to reopen in the new building!  The new bookstore and gift shop are now open, just in time to buy holiday gifts.
Hours for the bookstore are Sundays from 11 to 11:30am, and Thursdays from 9 to 9:20pm.
The bookstore will no longer be open before the Thursday service.
NEW! Fellowship Hall and Expansion Update 
After years of planning and months of construction we are very pleased to report that we are nearing completion of the first phase of our Phoenix Temple Expansion Project. We will move-in and begin using our new building in the next few weeks. 
Have a look at celebratory videos and recent pictures below!
Phoenix Temple Expansion Website 
SRF Announces New President
The Self-Realization Fellowship Board of Directors is happy to share with you the news that Brother Chidananda has been elected president and spiritual head of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (SRF/YSS), succeeding Sri Mrinalini Mata, who served in this position from January 2011 until her passing last month. His appointment was made by a unanimous vote by the SRF Board of Directors on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. For more information, please visit the Mother Center website, at the link below.
SRF Announces New President  

Digital Downloads
From SRF Publications

Digital Video Rentals
All SRF videos are now available as three-day streaming digital rentals. More than two dozen videos by Sri Daya Mata, Sri Mrinalini Mata, and other SRF monastics are now offered—and can be viewed in multiple formats (including tablet and phone).
View the entire digital rental library  
MP3 Downloads
Many of our audio talks and all SRF music recordings are now available as MP3 downloads. Many of the talks from Self-Realization Magazine are also available as MP3 downloads.
View MP3 downloads  
New eBook Editions
We are also pleased to announce that ebook editions of Metaphysical Meditations, The Law of Success, How You Can Talk With God, and Scientific Healing Affirmations are now available on and Apple iBookstore. See the complete list of ebooks now available at  
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