Upcoming Events

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

September 2018 • October 2018 • November 2018 • December 2018

Our annual Puja Calendar, updated for 2018–2019, may be found here, or see the official calendar from Belur Math here.

This week at the Hollywood Temple

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  • Class: Upanishadic Meditation

    Tuesday, 18 December 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    The verses of the Upanishads are powerful mantras which reveal the Truth to earnest seekers. In this class we read selected mantras of power and truth from the Upanishads, study them, and then meditate with them. The class, which is led by Swami Mahayogananda, includes several short periods of meditation.

  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

    Wednesday, 19 December 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Read-aloud and discussion of The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, the words and stories of Sri Ramakrishna recorded with with an almost stenographic precision by one of his followers. A copy of the text is not necessary.

  • Class: Sri Sarada Devi and Her Divine Play

    Thursday, 20 December 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Pravrajika Sevaprana leads this class on a complete look at the life of Sri Sarada Devi, the Holy Mother, gathered from many sources by Swami Chetanananda. The class meets in the Green House living room.

  • Class: Living Inspiration of Swami Saradananda

    Friday, 21 December 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Led by Swamis Atmavidyananda and Atmatattwananda in the Green House living room.

  • Chanting for Beginners

    Saturday, 22 December 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Pravrajika Dayaprana teaches Sanskrit chanting in the Green House living room, adjacent to the bookstore.

  • Sanskrit Class

    Sunday, 23 December 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:40 am

    Led by senior Sanskrit students

  • Spiritual Talk: Pravrajika Vidyaprana "Luminosity, Light and Life"

    Sunday, 23 December 2018 @ 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, 23 December 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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

  • Christmas Eve Readings & Carols

    Monday, 24 December 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


This week at the San Diego Monastery

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  • Scripture Class

    Tuesday, 18 December 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

    Reading and discussion of the Bhagavad Gita.


This week at the Santa Barbara Temple

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  • Reading: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

    Saturday, 22 December 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Reading of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

  • Video: Ramayana

    Saturday, 22 December 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Episodes of the Ramayna will be shown at the Convent. Ramayana is an ancient Indian epic poem which narrates the struggle of the divine prince Rama to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana.

  • Spiritual Talk: From Bethlehem to Antpur

    Sunday, 23 December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Pravrajika Krishnaprana

  • Christmas Potluck

    Sunday, 23 December 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

  • Christmas Eve Program

    Monday, 24 December 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Nativity Reading/Sing-Along Carols


This week at the Trabuco Canyon Monastery

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  • Scripture Class

    Wednesday, 19 December 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Sunday School

    Sunday, 23 December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

  • Spiritual Talk: Swamis Saravdevananda and Satyamayananda "Holy Mother: Christmas"

    Sunday, 23 December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Today is our annual Christmas program and potluck buffet. Please bring a dish to share and be ready to sing some carols. The talk will be in the monastery hall and followed by a Q & A session in the library.

  • Vida Espiritual Según Escrituras Hindúes

    Sunday, 23 December 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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


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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  • Scripture Class, Meditation & Discussion

    Saturday, 22 December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am