Services

The Los Gatos Center holds regular meditation and reading services during three days of the week and Sunday school activities for children ages 3 and up. All our meditation and lecture services are open to the public. All sincere seekers are invited to attend the services and special events and to bring their children to the Center's Sunday School program. Our Services include periods of silent meditation, devotional chanting and inspirational reading.

Paramahansa Yogananda insisted on group meditation and said "Group meditation is a castle that protects the new spiritual aspirants as well as the veteran meditators. Meditating together increases the degree of self-realization of each member of the group by the law of invisible vibratory exchange of group magnetism."

Weekly Schedule of Services

Please refer to the current Events Calendar for specific topic and dates.

Day Time Service
Sunday 09:00 - 09:45 Second Coming of Christ Service
  10:00 - 10:45 Sunday Morning Meditation Services
  11:00 - 12:00 Reading Service (Check Calendar for Specific Topic)
  11:00 - 12:00 Sunday School and Teen Group
  14:00 - 20:00 Six Hour Sunday Evening Meditation Services
Tuesday 19:30 - 21:30 Tuesday Meditation Service
Thursday 19:30 - 21:30 Inspirational Service -- Kirtan (Replaces regular service on the 2nd Thursday of each month.)
Commemorative Services

The Los Gatos Center observes the following commemorative services designed to honor the gurus of Self Realization. The service usually begins with a meditation at 7:00 PM which is followed at 8:00 PM by the commemorative service. We also hold a long meditation on the closest Saturday to the commemorative service.

Month Day Service
January 05 Birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda
March 07 Mahasamadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda
  09 Mahasamadhi of Sri Yukteswar
May 10 Birthday of Sri Yukteswar
July 25 Mahavatar Babaji Commemoration Day
August See Calendar Janmashtami - Birthday of Bhagavan Krishna
September 26 Mahasamadhi of Lahiri Mahasaya
  30 Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya
Special Services

The Los Gatos Center observes the following special services. Please refer to the Events Calendar for information on specific date and time of these services.

Month Day Service
March/April Varies Easter Sunday Morning Service
December Mid-month All Day Christmas Meditation
  24 Christmas Eve Meditation
  31 New Year's Eve Meditation
Schedule of Sunday Reading Services

The Los Gatos Center will have the following topics on the Sunday Reading Services. Please refer to the Events Calendar for information on specific date and time of these services.

Sunday Reading Services