Please note that our Monthly Temple Meeting originally scheduled for this Tuesday, March 19, has been changed to Tuesday, March 26. The meeting begins in the main Temple with a half-hour meditation followed by a class by our minister on Autobiography of a Yogi. We then move to the Special Events Room for updates about Temple activities and projects. All are warmly invited to attend.

The J Street Chapel Cleaning Committee can use your help! If you can serve for an hour or two, please come to the J Street Chapel this Friday, March 22, at 4 p.m. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

The Wine of the Mystic Scriptural Reading and Meditation group has completed its first reading of Paramahansa Yogananda’s commentary on The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The group will begin reading the scripture again with the Introduction this coming Saturday, March 23, at the Main Temple. Group Energization Exercises will begin on the Temple patio at 5:40 p.m. followed by the reading and meditation service from 6 – 8 p.m. If possible, please bring your own copy of the book.

There will be a review of the Aum Technique next Sunday, March 24, at 12:30 p.m. at the main Temple. This is a special opportunity that occurs once a year at our Temple for each of our techniques – Energization Exercises, Hong-Sau, Aum, and Kriya. Please bring your SRF Student or Kriyaban card for admittance. You are welcome to bring your meditation armrest to the class.

The SRF World Convocation will take place from August 4 – 10 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Due to the continued enrollment response to the new edition of the SRF Lessons, online registration will not begin until Monday, March 25 at

So many of our members have been expressing their enthusiasm and joy over the new edition of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons, which, as you probably know, Mother Center began mailing last month. For those of you who are currently receiving the previous version of the SRF Lessons, we encourage you to transition your existing Lessons subscription to the new edition of the Lessons to receive the many benefits of this greatly enhanced and expanded home-study series.

The new edition of the SRF Lessons will greatly enrich your learning experience of the 
Kriya Yoga teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Following are just some of the benefits:

  • A wealth of previously unpublished material from Paramahansaji’s writings and talks.
  • Access to each Lesson digitally through the newly created SRF Lessons app, as well as ongoing auxiliary audio and video content.
  • And the ability to become eligible to apply for Kriya Yoga sooner, because of the way in which the Lessons have been reorganized.

You will need to enroll by April 1 to apply any unused account balance that you might have towards your new subscription. Please visit our website at for specific details and instructions.

And, of course, we encourage those of you who may have completed your study of the SRF Lessons – or are considering picking up where you left off – to recharge your spiritual practice by enrolling in the new edition of the Lessons. You can do so online through the SRF member portal.

Sunday, March 17: The Bhagavad Gita Scriptural Reading is from Volume 1.

Monday, March 18:  The SRF Lessons Scriptural Reading is from Lesson 1, entitled, “Yoga: The Universal Science of Knowing God.” 

Friday, March 22: The Second Coming of Christ Scriptural Reading is from Volume 1.