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 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.
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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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
SRF Mother Center - Los Angeles
December 10 - 11
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 10 and 11. 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 6, 13 and 20 (last day!). Registration forms with more information are available at the free literature tables at the rear of the Temple.
Mother Center Open House
Self-Realization Fellowship warmly invites you, your family, and friends to a Christmas Open House at the Mother Center on Saturday, December 10, from noon until 5:00 pm. The Open House provides an opportunity to meet informally with the monastics and each other in the spirit of Christmas fellowship. Paramahansa Yogananda's shrine will be open. Light refreshments will be served.
As parking is very limited around Mother Center, we ask that devotees carpool to the Open House, if possible.
We look forward to greeting you all at the event, and wish you all a blessed Holiday season.
Our monthly Satsanga is Thursday, December 15 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.
The annual All-Day Meditation will be held in all Self-Realization Fellowship Temples on Saturday, December 17 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm with a half hour break around 2:00 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 on the free literature tables at the rear of the Temple.
Please arrive in time for the beginning of the meditation. If you can only attend part of the meditation, attend the first half, please don't plan on arriving while the meditation is in progress.
If you have a cough or other symptoms of a cold, you can meditate outside on the patio, or join us from your home, as any sounds in the Temple are a distraction to others.
If you need to leave and return for any reason during the meditation, please do so during the chanting periods.
Please join us for our annual Christmas Social on Sunday, December 18 following the morning service. Lunch will be provided, and we are asking people to bring desserts or baked goods. There will be a signup sheet for baked goods and other opportunities to serve. Please stop by the Volunteers’ Table after the service for more information.
"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."
Christmas and New Year's Eve Service Schedule
This year, Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on a Sunday, requiring a change in our usual schedule:
- Christmas, December 25: Regular Sunday morning services, but no Sunday evening meditation.
- New Year’s Eve, December 31: the Temple opens at 10:30 pm for private meditation. The guided New Year’s Eve Meditation is from 11:30 pm - 12:15 am.
- New Year’s Day, January 1: Regular Sunday morning services, no Sunday evening meditation.
- The Lesson Study Group will not be meeting on Saturday, December 17, 24 and 31.
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.
Phoenix Temple Expansion Project
Our president, Sri Mrinalini Mata has given us written approval to move forward with the next phase of our building project — design and development and construction drawings. This approval is a significant milestone in the project.
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.
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