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
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.
Second Coming of Christ Study Group
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
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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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.
Meditation at the Masonic Auditorium
Please join us for a meditation at the Masonic Auditorium in the very hall where Paramahansa Yogananda first gave Kriya initiation in Phoenix. The meditation is on Saturday, March 24 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Masonic Auditorium is located at 345 W Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85003. The kirtan group will lead the chanting.
There is parking on the south and east side of the building, about 18 spaces. There is also parking in the Day Care/Masonic Temple garage on 4th Ave. directly across from the temple, about 18 spaces. Carpooling is encouraged. Street parking is metered.
See suggested route below to avoid the 5k and 10K run route in central Phoenix. Due to limited parking spaces, carpooling is recommended. Please allow adequate driving time.
Easter celebrations at the Phoenix Temple on April 1 are as follows:
||Sunrise Service inside the Temple
||Breakfast on the patio
||Temple re-opens for private meditation
||Main Easter Service and Sunday School devotional service, with Easter egg hunt
Help is needed in many areas. Please stop by the Volunteers’ Table for more information.
On Saturday, April 7 there will be a four-hour meditation from 8:00 am until noon. Chanting periods are on the hour; please come and go at these times.
We are happy to offer weekly Hatha Yoga classes for men and women starting Sunday, April 8 from 4 pm - 5:15 pm. The Men's class will be held in the Sunday School Special Events room upstairs in the Fellowship Hall, and the Women's class will be held downstairs in the main Hall at the same time. The suggested donation is $5 per class. These classes will be taught in accordance with SRF guidelines. Their primary purpose is to increase the body's flexibility, balance and strength to help sit more comfortably in meditation. To sign up for the classes, please stop by the Hatha Yoga table along the walkway after the Sunday service. Teachers will be available to answer your questions.
Our monthly Satsanga is Thursday, April 19 at 8 pm. A minister will answer questions about the Self-Realization Fellowship teachings submitted in advance, either online at phoenixtemple.org or inside the box in the Little Chapel.
Day of Service
Our next Day of Service is Saturday, April 21 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.
The Young Adults Group will be meeting on Sunday, April 22 at 11:20 am in the Fellowship Hall for fellowship and discussion. The meeting will last about one hour. Anyone ages 18-39 is welcome to attend.
Southwest Regional Retreat 2018
April 27 - 29
On the weekend of April 27 - 29, the Phoenix Temple will host a Southwest Regional Retreat focusing on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. The retreat will be held in the beautiful high desert at the Redemptorist Renewal Center at Picture Rocks in Tucson. The retreat is open to all SRF Lesson students and Kriyabans. We hope that many of you can find time from your busy lives for this weekend that will include group energization, meditation, classes and Satsanga.
Registration will begin on Thursday March 1st, 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.
"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.
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.
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."
The Lending Library is located next to the Bookroom along the sidewalk to the parking lot. 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.
The Book Return is now located on the east side of the Fellowship Hall next to the entrance doors.
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 is a beautiful assortment of specially ordered gift items imported from India.
Our Bookroom is open after the Sunday service, offering many SRF books and recordings and gifts from India. The Bookroom is located along the walkway to the parking lot.
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NEW! Fellowship Hall and Expansion Update
After years of planning and months of construction we are very pleased to report that we have completed the first phase of our Phoenix Temple Expansion Project.
Have a look at celebratory videos and recent pictures below!
Videos of Recent Events
Our first special event in our new Fellowship Hall and Patio. We had the VP of SRF, Brother Achalananda along with other monks who were Phoenix ministers. We enjoyed fellowship and a delicious Indian meal before going into the temple. There we watched a skit from the teen group followed by inspirations from all of the monks and Brother Achalananda.
To play this and other videos, select the link below and then click on the play button. Enjoy!
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
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