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
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
, published in 1946 by Paramahansa Yogananda.
You may want to explore the SRF Mother Center
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
The mobile website is now live for smartphones. The mobile website is a condensed version of our main website, which will open automatically, with the option of going to the full website. If you don't see the mobile site, please erase your cache and bookmark the site phoenixtemple.org. User feedback is greatly appreciated durring this rollout period. Please send your requests for additional content and feedback comments using the link below.
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.
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.
If you would like to know more about the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, one of our ministers will give an introduction to the SRF teachings and answer questions on Sunday, May 21 immediately following the service in the Temple. The meeting will last approximately 30 minutes.
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.
Please see the cancelation notice below for August 10.
Lessons Study Group
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.
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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.
Day of Service
Our next service day is Saturday, February 25 offering service opportunities in housekeeping, maintenance, gardening and cooking. Meditation is at 8-9 am and again at noon before a great vegetarian lunch. Please join us for a fun day of service and fellowship.
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 26 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for students of the SRF Lessons. Please bring your student card for admission.
The Young Adults Group will be meeting on Sunday, March 5 at 11:20 am in the Little Chapel. All young adults are invited to join us for fellowship and discussion. The meeting will last about one hour. Anyone age 18-39 is welcome to attend.
Commemorative Services for Paramahansa Yogananda &
March 7, March 9
Commemorative services will be held for the Mahasamadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda on Tuesday, March 7, and for the Mahasamadhi of Swami Sri Yukteswar on Thursday, March 9. Both services begin at 8 pm. Please bring a flower and a free-will offering in an envelope as symbols of your devotion. Everyone is welcome. The regularly scheduled lecture service is canceled on Thursday, March 9.
Our monthly Satsanga is Thursday, March 16 at 8 pm. A minister will answer questions about the Self-Realization Fellowship teachings submitted in advance, either online at phoenixtemple.org or in the box by the Little Chapel.
Day of Service
Our next service day is Saturday, March 25, offering service opportunities in housekeeping, maintenance, gardening and cooking. Meditation is at 8-9 am and again at noon before a great vegetarian lunch. Please join us for a fun day of service and fellowship.
April 21 -23
On the weekend of April 21-23, 2017 the Phoenix Temple will host a regional retreat at the Redemptorist Renewal Center at Picture Rocks in Tucson.
The retreat will focus on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda with group energization, meditation, classes and Satsanga and is open to all Self-Realization Fellowship Lesson students and Kriyabans.
The Redemporist Renewal Center is located high in the Sonoran Desert foothills northwest of Tucson, and has comfortable guest rooms, vegetarian meals, views of the Sonoran Desert, and is the site of ancient Hohokam Indian petroglyphs.
Registration will begin on Wednesday March 1 and will continue until all space is filled (usually about three to four weeks). A flyer containing retreat and registration information and a registration form can be downloaded from the link on this page, and can also be found in the free literature displays at the Phoenix Temple. After the Sunday services you will find a table set up along the walkway where a volunteer can answer questions and accept your registration. Registration forms can also be mailed in.
We suggest you get your registration in as soon as possible as space at the retreat fills up quickly, especially single rooms.
"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."
Phoenix Temple Expansion Project
Construction has begun on the new building. Heavy equipment came and started removing asphalt and setting up to start the foundation for our new building. We have set up a web cam for you to watch the construction progress. Images are updated every few days.
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.
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).
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.
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 Amazon.com
and Apple iBookstore. See the complete list of ebooks now available at
Videos of Recent Events
The Phoenix Temple Sunday School held our first Diwali Celebration on October 30, after the main service. We hope you'll enjoy this 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 a 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.
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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