Talks are given throughout the year on Sunday or Saturday mornings at 11:00 am in Hollywood, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Trabuco. Monks or nuns, and sometimes lay members, talk for about one hour on a variety of topics.
Parents who attend talks in Hollywood or Santa Barbara may bring their children to participate in Sunday School while they listen to the talk.
Informal question and answer sessions often follow the talks.
Talks are suspended in San Diego and Trabuco during July and August.