Upcoming Events

Our monthly bulletin, which includes all five centers, in pdf format:

• April 2017 • May 2017 • June 2017• July 2017

Our annual Puja Calendar may be found here, or see the official calendar from Belur Math here.

This week at the Hollywood Temple

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  • Sanskrit Class

    Sunday, 25 June 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:40 am

    Led by Sukirtha and Nancy Walder

  • Vedanta Seva: Hygiene Kit Assembly

    Sunday, 25 June 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Please join us in assembling personal hygiene kits that PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) will distribute those who need them. You only need to bring your helping hands; we will provide the rest. To RSVP, or more information, contact vedantaseva@yahoo.com.

  • Sunday School

    Sunday, 25 June 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Sunday school is for children ages 6 and up while their parents attend the spiritual talk.

  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Vedarupananda "The Theory of Reincarnation"

    Sunday, 25 June 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Talks are in the temple and are often followed by a Q & A session in the Green House living room, adjacent to the bookshop.

  • Vida Espiritual Según Escrituras Hindúes

    Sunday, 25 June 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Class in Spanish led by Swami Dhyanayogananda (a native Spanish speaker) in person or via live video conference.

  • Special Talk: Swami Chidananda Puri "Vedanta in the Modern Context"

    Tuesday, 27 June 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Swami Chidananda Puri is a monk of the Shankaracharya Dasanami tradition. He was ordained at Kailash Ashrama in Rishikesh in 1989. He is a scholarly teacher of Advaita Vedanta who has thirty books to his credit and speaks on Vedanta in different parts of the world. In 1992 the swami founded Advaithashramam in Kerala, India, as a place of traditional study of Vedanta. In addition to Vedanta studies, the Ashramam runs various social service activities. The swami is Visiting Professor of the Sanathana Dharma Peetham at the University of Calicut in Malappuram, Kerala.

  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

    Wednesday, 28 June 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Read-aloud and discussion of The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna with Swami Atmatattwananda. A copy of the text is not necessary.

  • Vigil

    Friday, 30 June 2017 @ 7:00 am - Saturday, 01 July 2017 7:00 am

    During Vigil, members take turns in scheduled shifts to sit in the inner shrine chanting "Jai Sri Ramakrishna" continuously for 24 hours.

  • Teachings of Ramakrishna's Disciples

    Friday, 30 June 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Led by Swami Atmavidyananda in the Green House living room.


This week at the San Diego Monastery

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  • Class: The Basics of Advaita Vedanta

    Tuesday, 20 June 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

    Swami Harinamananda
    Vedanta Sara: The Basics of Advaita Vedanta
    An informal class to understand and reflect on the principles and practices of Advaita Vedanta.

  • Houston Smith and Vedanta

    Sunday, 25 June 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Weekend Spiritual Talk by Jon Monday (Dharmadas

    Program includes music and spiritual talk, usually followed by a brief Q&A period.

    All are welcome to share in a guided group worship in the shrine room beginning at 10 AM, preceding most weekend programs. This guided worship may be suspended when there is a special program or when the resident swami is out of town.

    NOTE ON PROGRAM CHANGE
    In order to accommodate the busy schedules of the swamis and ensure that we may benefit from their holy company, we will have “Weekend Spiritual Talks” at 11:00 AM. The talks will be on either Saturday or Sunday. Please consult the program schedule each month. The Monastery’s regular Sunday program is suspended.


This week at the Santa Barbara Temple

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  • Reading: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

    Saturday, 24 June 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Reading of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

  • Video: Mahabharata

    Saturday, 24 June 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Episodes of the Mahabharata will be shown at the Convent. This great Indian epic, which includes the Bhagavad-Gita, tells the story of the descendents of the great King Bharata.

  • Spiritual Talk: "Peace" w/ Pravrajika Krishnaprana

    Sunday, 25 June 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Pravrajika Krishnaprana


This week at the Trabuco Canyon Monastery

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  • Sunday School

    Sunday, 25 June 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Sunday school is for children ages 5 and up while their parents attend the lecture.

  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Yogeshananda "Keeping a Cheerful Mind"

    Sunday, 25 June 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Vida Espiritual Según Escrituras Hindúes

    Sunday, 25 June 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Class in Spanish led by Swami Dhyanayogananda (a native Spanish speaker) in person or via live video conference.

  • Scripture Class

    Wednesday, 28 June 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This week at the Vivekananda House

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We host afternoon retreats on select Sundays once or twice a month.


This week at the Piñon Hills Retreat

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  • Antaryoga Retreat: Meditation on Mundaka Upanishad, Part 2

    Saturday, 24 June 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    In this second session on the Mundaka, we will focus on its poetry. The flow of the verses is wonderful to contemplate. This retreat provides the chance for those who already practice meditation to do their own sadhana through silence. There will be several meditation sessions, to realize the Self of all that exists. We will sing some songs after lunch. The texts—the Mundaka Upanishad and commentaries on it by Swamis Lokeswarananda and Nikhilananda—will be provided at the retreat. This is the second of three retreats focusing on the Mundaka Upanishad; the third will be in September.
    Email Pravrajika Dayaprana at dayaprana@vedanta.org by June 22 to reserve your space.