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.
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 II 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.
Christmas Pilgrimage / Open House
December 9 - 10
Our annual pilgrimage to the Christmas Open House at Mother Center and other SRF centers in Los Angeles will take place Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10. Included are visits to the Mother Center, Hollywood Temple, Lake Shrine, and Paramahansa Yogananda’s crypt at Forest Lawn. The entire pilgrimage includes bus transportation, meals, and one night’s lodging; or you may take your own car and register separately for meals or lodging. Please register by mail or at the Pilgrimage registration table after the Sunday Services on November 5, 12 and 19. Registration forms with more information are available at the free literature tables at the rear of the Temple.
All-Day Christmas Meditation
The annual All-Day Christmas Meditation will be held in Self-Realization Fellowship Temples on Saturday, December 16 from 10 am to 6 pm with a half hour break around 2 pm. We hope everyone can participate in this day dedicated entirely to meditation and devotion. Please bring a fruit as a devotional offering and a free will donation in an envelope. Flyers are available at the free literature tables at the rear of the Temple.
Please join us for our annual Christmas Social on Sunday, December 17 following the morning service. Lunch will be provided and we are asking people to bring desserts or baked goods. There will be a sign up for baked goods and other opportunities to serve. Please stop by the Volunteers’ Table after the service for more information.
Our monthly Satsanga is Thursday, December 21 at 8 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.
"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.
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:
||11:00 am to 11:30 am
||9:00 pm to 9:20 pm
The new Lending Library will be located on the southeast corner of the Fellowship Hall, adjacent to the parking lot. It will have a computerized system to facilitate management of the collection, inventory, and patron check-outs. We invite all who are interested in checking out items to fill out a Patron Registration form which will be available when the library re-opens.
Outstanding library items can be returned to either 1) the Return Box located on the walkway between the Temple and the Sunday School/Little Chapel building, or 2) the new Return Box (once it is installed) on the east side of the Fellowship Hall, to the left of the doors leading into the Hall.
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!
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."
Some great news for those who have been patiently waiting for the bookstore to reopen in the new building! We’ve received our Certificate of Occupancy and 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.
Wednesday Evening Study Group
The study group will finish with the Bhagavad Gita on Wednesday, December 20. There will be no study group on Wednesday, December 27.
The Wednesday evening study group will begin the Second Coming of Christ on Wednesday, January 3. Please bring Volume 1.
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!
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.
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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