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SRF Fullerton Temple
142 East Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832-1924
Telephone: (714) 525-1291
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This temple is a branch of Self-Realization Fellowship, founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1920 to disseminate the scientific method of Kriya Yoga Meditation.
Self-Realization Fellowship
If you want to know more about Self-Realization Fellowship, Paramahansa Yogananda, and his Kriya Yoga teachings, we recommend that you read his spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, first published in 1946.

You may want to explore the SRF Mother Center site, and sign up for the weekly SRF Lessons, or read about the aims and ideals of Self-Realization Fellowship.

Fullerton Temple conducts public lecture services on Thursday evenings at 8:00 pm and Sunday mornings at 11:00 am. All are welcome.
You are welcome to submit a prayer request for yourself, your family, or friends. Monastics as well as lay members pray for those in need and for our world family as a whole.
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Photo Gallery
We invite you to view our Photo Gallery which includes photographs of recent and past temple events and activities. You can click on the links provided below, or click on the menu "Photo Gallery" from the navigation bar.
Photo Gallery
Volunteer Opportunities
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" or click below.
Volunteer Opportunities
On the 3rd Thursday of every month we hold our monthly Satsanga, or "Fellowship with Truth". The minister will answer your questions about the Self-Realization Fellowship teachings at that time. You can leave your questions in our Satsanga Box in the foyer or use our electronic satsanga box, by clicking on the link below.
Submit Satsanga Question

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Website Survey:
We will be redesigning our Fullerton Temple website and would appreciate your help and input. We have created a simple survey for your feedback. Please click the link below, and thank you for your help with this project.
SRF Fullerton Temple Website Survey

Holiday Toy Drive:
November 22 to December 13
Our Holiday Toy Drive begins Sunday, November 22 and runs to Sunday, December 13. Please bring new, unwrapped toys and leave them in the Social Room before or after any of our services. They will be distributed by the Fullerton Fire Department to local needy children.

Thanksgiving Evening Meditation:
Thursday, November 26, 6:00 pm
On Thanksgiving evening, Thursday, November 26 we will have a lay disciple led meditation from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The regular Thursday evening Lecture Service has been cancelled.

Pre-Christmas Meditation:
and Kirtan:
Saturday, November 28, 6:00 pm
Starting Saturday, November 28 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, we will begin our 4 hour pre-Christmas Meditations in preparation for the All Day Christmas Meditation on December 19. This first Pre-Christmas Meditation will include kirtan chanting led by monks of the SRF Mother Center.

Young Adult Group:
Sunday, November 29, 12:30 pm
On Sunday November 29th the Fullerton Temple Young Adult Group will meet at 12:30 pm. If you are between the ages of 18 and 39 please join us. For more information e-mail FullertontempleYA@gmail.com

Morning Meditation:
Temple Christmas Decorating
Saturday, December 5
On Saturday, December 5, the Morning Meditation will be from 9:00 am to 10 am. At 10 am, immediately following the meditation, please join us to decorate our temple for the Christmas season. Along with apple cider and cookies, lunch will be provided! Everyone is welcome.

SRF Mother Center
Christmas Open House
Sunday, December 13
Self Realization Fellowship warmly invites you, your family, and friends to a Christmas Open House at the SRF Mother Center on Sunday, December 13, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Open House provides an opportunity to meet informally with the monastics and each other in the spirit of Christmas fellowship. Light refreshments will be served. This year, the International Headquarters Building and Paramahansa Yogananda's shrine will be open. However, due to new regulations regarding occupancy, visits to the building will now be guided. Guests will be taken in small groups to meditate briefly in the chapel, to visit our founder’s shrine on the third floor, and to view the main hall, Christmas Tree and library before exiting the building. We look forward to greeting you all at this event, and wish you all a blessed Holiday season.

Annual Christmas Parties
Sunday, December 20
Please join us on Sunday, December 20 for Fullerton Temple’s Annual Christmas parties. It is a special time when we share the joy and fellowship of the Christmas season. For the children there will be a party sponsored by our Sunday School immediately after the Sunday Service. The Adult/Teen party will take place in the Social Room beginning at 5:30 pm. Everyone is invited for a beautiful evening of food, entertainment, and fellowship at our Annual Christmas Vegetarian Potluck. If you would like to bring a dish for the potluck dinner or to help serve, please see the opportunities available at the table in front of the Temple and online at Vegetarian Potluck Signup or Volunteer Serving Opportunities Signup. Please watch for flyers or special announcements regarding these events.


Services and Meditations
Fullerton Temple offers regular meditations and lecture services that are open to the public. All are welcome. Our lecture services are led by monastics of the Self-Realization Order. Service topics are based on Paramahansa Yogananda's writings. The services also include periods of devotional chanting, silent meditation, and prayer.

Our group meditations offer devotees a chance to come together in silent fellowship to reinforce each other's efforts toward Self-realization. The meditation service is led by a leader who guides you through periods of silent meditation for 30-45 minutes in length, separated by short periods of devotional chanting and inspirational readings.

Group meditation services are also conducted on Sunday morning prior to the regular lecture service and on Saturday evenings.


10:00 am - Meditation
11:00 am - Lecture Service
11:00 am - Sunday School (Minimum age: 3 years)

8:00 pm - Lecture and Prayer Service
8:00 pm - Lecture Service and "Introduction to Meditation" - 1st ThursdayClick here for details

6:00 pm - Energization Exercises
6:20 pm - 9 pm - Meditation
Please note the new times for the Saturday evening meditation.
(Parents with children under 3 may hear the services in the Parents' and Infants' Room.) 
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