Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Sunday School and Youth

Families with Children of All Ages

Family Room Every Sunday 9:00 am and 11:00 am

Age range: Infants – 3 years old

Lake Shrine Temple offers parents a Family Room where they may enjoy the Sunday service on video while attending to infants and toddlers.  Parents new to the Temple may inquire at the Sunday School Reception Table or ask assistance from one of the ushers.  A volunteer is usually present to support parents and act as an activity monitor. 

Sunday School

Every Sunday 9:00 am 

Age range: 6 – 10 years old

Every Sunday 11:00 am

Age range: 3 – 11 years old

Sunday School - Story Time
Sunday School – Story Time

New families are welcome.  Check in early at the Sunday School Reception Table located in the Courtyard near the entrance to the west wing of the building. It is not necessary to register in advance.

Meditation and virtue are the cornerstones upon which the teachings of Self-Realization Fellowship are based.  Children are taught to live in a happy and balanced way, by bringing God into their daily lives through inner calmness, kindness to others, and by developing a personal relationship with God in meditation.

One of Lake Shrine’s goals is to help support efforts to spiritually enrich the quality and experience of family life.  Please feel free to visit the Sunday School office to get acquainted, learn about the program, and discover how you can build a spiritual environment for your child in the home.

If a child wishes to attend the adult Sunday service with an attending parent, we welcome this, provided the child is able to sit quietly through the service.  Thank you for your caring attention.

Sunday School Photo Gallery

Download Sunday School Program (pdf)


Every Sunday 11:00 am only

Teens Meditating

Age range: 12 -18 years old

The Teen Sunday class gathers on the Courtyard before 11:00 am and meets there or moves to the Lake level. 

Sunday sessions are led by an experienced adult volunteer teacher who prepares material from the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and presents it in a way that will engage teens.  The classes are interactive and always include meditation.  Teens have ample opportunity to make friends and feel connected with each other during class time. 

Teens who wish to attend the adult service, accompanied by an adult, may do so. Any parent or teen wishing to meet or talk with a monastic is invited to inquire directly with one of the ministers by calling 310-454-4114. 


Keep your mind positive and strong. It is your inner experience that is most important.