Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Lake Shrine Temple’s 2017 Holiday Events

Join Us for a Festive Season of Celebrations

“At the holy season of Christmas, the whole world is blessed more tangibly with the radiant love and joy of the Infinite Christ that suffuses all creation. I pray it may illumine your life with renewed hope, and with faith in the potency of God’s goodness and love…”
                                                                                  ~Sri Mrinalini Mata, Christmas 2016

Click here to read the full text of Sri Mrinalini Mata’s Christmas letter:

Christmas Party Sunday School Nativity Pageant
Nativity Pageant

Saturday, December 9, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lake Shrine Temple’s Annual Christmas Party

Everyone is invited to Lake Shrine Temple’s annual Christmas party. Let us gather together in the spirit of Christ to celebrate our spiritual family. There will be activities for children, a Christmas meditation, a vegetarian potluck, and spiritual entertainment including a nativity pageant and Christmas carols.

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Temple Singers with Chamber Orchestra
Temple Singers with Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, December 10, 9:00 am & 11:00 am

Sunday Services followed by Christmas Concert

Join Lake Shrine’s Congregation for Temple services on the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ. Each service will conclude with a Christmas Concert by the Lake Shrine Temple Singers, complete with a Chamber Orchestra.

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Mother Center Open House Administration Buildin
Mother Center Open House Administration Building

Sunday, December 10, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Self-Realization Fellowship Mother Center Christmas Open House

3880 San Rafael Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90065

Self-Realization Fellowship’s International Headquarters opens its doors in a celebration of Christmas unity and joy. The Administration Building will be open for guided visits, including personal meditation in the Chapel and a visit to Paramahansa Yogananda’s Shrine. Hot cider, mint tea, and cookies will be available on the Tennis Court where the Glendale Temple Choir will perform Christmas carols.

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Saturday, December 16, 10:00 am – 6:00 pmWoman Meditating

Lake Shrine Temple’s All Day Christmas Meditation

All are welcome to join our annual all-day Christmas meditation to celebrate the true spirit of the Christmas season by joining the all-day meditation at Lake Shrine. The meditation begins at 10:00 am and ends at 6:00 pm. If you can only stay part of the day, please come for the first half of the meditation and leave at the midday break. If you are attending for the first time, please consult the All Day Christmas Meditation Guidelines. Please bring a fruit as a devotional offering and a free will donation in an envelope. The meditation will be held in the Sanctuary; the Special Events Room will also be open.


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Christmas Eve Morning Services 9:00am & 11:00am

(Each Service will be followed with Caroling in the Foyer)

Baby Jesus at the Altar

All are invited to join Christmas Morning Services in the Sanctuary, led by Brother Satyananda, who will be sharing stories of Jesus. Sunday School is canceled for the morning. Families with children will be invited into the Sanctuary. After each service the Lake Shrine Temple Singers will lead everyone in several favorite Christmas carols. All are welcome to sing along on this festive occasion.

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Sunday, December 24, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pmChristmas Eve Poster

Christmas Eve Universal Candlelight Service

Join us on Christmas Eve for a very special evening that includes a meditation followed by an inspirational service, carols, candlelight, and fellowship.

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Sunday, December 31, 11:30 pm – 12:15 am

New Year’s Eve Meditation & Spritzer Toast

All are invited to a special New Year’s Eve Meditation to help ring in the new year in the spirit of peace. We will bring in the new year chanting Aum, followed by a special sparkling apple cider toast in the Special Events Room. The Temple parking lot will open at 11:00 pm. The Lake Level will be closed. 


Always be ready to be active, but carry calmness with you into your activity.