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.

Mobile Website
Phoenix Temple
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  User feedback is greatly appreciated durring this rollout period.  Please send your requests for additional content and feedback comments using the link below.
Mobile Website
Website Comments
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
Newcomers' Meeting
September 17 
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 at 11:15 am in the Temple. The meeting will last approximately 30 minutes.
Bhagavad Gita Study Group
Wednesday Evenings
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 II 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.
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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
Aum Technique Review
July 9
The Phoenix Temple will host a class on the Aum Technique of Meditation on Sunday, July 9 from 11:30 am to12:30 pm for students of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons.  Please bring your student card for admission.
Temple Outing
July 15
The Phoenix Temple invites you to our annual summer picnic on July 15, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the Thumb Butte Group Picnic Area located about 4 miles west of Prescott. Enjoy beautiful scenery and hikes in the shade of towering ponderosa pines at a cool 5,700 ft. in the Prescott National Forest. There will be time to go on a hike, followed by a picnic in the shaded Group Ramada around 1:00 pm. Maryann Lenfeld, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, will be sharing her stories of Paramahansa Yogananda at the outing. 
Admission is free for the first 26 vehicles to park in our reserved parking area. For additional vehicles, the cost is $5.00 cash, per vehicle. Carpooling is recommended. Remember to bring hats, sunscreen, and your own lunch. Drinks will be provided. Summer temperatures are pleasant. Afternoon thunderstorms are possible. We hope to see you there!
You will find flyers with more details on our free literature tables as you exit the Temple. 
July 20
Our monthly Satsanga is Thursday, July 20. A minister will answer questions about the Self-Realization Fellowship teachings submitted in advance, either online at or in the box inside the Little Chapel.
Submit Satsanga Question  
4-Hour Meditation
July 22
On Saturday, July 22 there will be a four-hour meditation from 8:00 am until noon.  Chanting is on the hour.  Please come and go at that time.
Young Adults
July 23
The Young Adults Group will be meeting on Sunday, July 23 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 ages 18-39 is welcome to attend.
Mahavatar Babaji Commemorative Service
July 25
On Tuesday, July 25 at 8 pm we will celebrate Mahavatar Babaji Commemoration Day. This special service observes the momentous occasion when Mahavatar Babaji blessed and directed Paramahansa Yogananda to bring the teaching of Kriya Yoga to the West.  Please bring a flower and a freewill offering in an envelope as symbols of your devotion. Everyone is welcome.
"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
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: 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Thursday: 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."
Volunteer Opportunities Page
More Writings
Quotes from Sunday Morning Lectures
Kirtan Group
During the months of July and August the Kirtan Group will not be leading the 1st Sunday or the 3rd Friday night meditations. Instead, the services will be led by a meditation leader. The Kirtan group will resume their regularly scheduled Kirtan meditations starting in September.
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.
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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.
Phoenix Temple Expansion Website
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  
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; 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.
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 
Lending Library
To transition to a computer-based system while moving into the new Fellowship Hall, the Temple Lending Library will be closed from July 30 until re-opening in the new building. The last day for check-out of materials will be July 23, and all items should be returned by August 6. A return box is located outside the library for return of items during the week. There are many longstanding overdue items, so please check your shelves and return SRF library materials.
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