Notice about Temple classes and services — During the period of the COVID-19 pandemic, most Temple classes and services moved online. As of August 2022, Sunday services have returned to the Temple, but can also be attended via videoconference. All are welcome to Temple services in person and online. If you are interested in participating online, please reach out to us using our contact form. The daily noon Healing Service is also conducted in the Temple. For the text of the noon service, see our noon service page.
The Temple, founded in November, 1898 in Syracuse, New York, moved to Halcyon, California, in 1903. The Halcyon community, clustered around the Blue Star Memorial Temple, is actively dedicated to living the Teachings of the Temple. Halcyon has been designated a federal and state historical site.
These Teachings endeavor to help us learn the ability to realize one’s human and divine form of life. The freedom which comes through such balance is attained when the desire, the wonder, and the love of learning the truths of our divine spiritual unity is balanced by continuous efforts to apply them to the realization of this unity in everyday affairs. The Temple Teachings, firmly rooted in Theosophy, are filled with practical directions which help us in all aspects of our lives.
The Temple of the People has always recognized the value, importance, and self-responsibility of each individual. Its reason for being rests on the inviolability of the Golden Rule. The foundation stones of the Temple are Religion, Science, and Economics: there can be no true religion without its scientific basis, and there can be no right system of economics not based on a science that is religious and a religion that is scientific. Therefore, these three aspects are all important.