San Diego Vedanta Monastery

Important announcement: the Saturday Morning Services have begun again. Evening arati remains suspended until further notice.

The San Diego Vedanta Monastery holds Saturday talks, evening classes, and meditation and vesper services. Regular visitors are welcome to borrow books and tapes from the monastery library. In addition, a selection of spiritual books and other items are available for purchase from the bookstore.

Contact Information

Hours:

Visitors are welcome for scheduled activities. For all other visits, please call ahead.

Arati (Vespers) suspended till further notice.

Calendar of Events

October 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • The Divine Feminine across Traditions
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  • Face the Brutes
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  • Reincarnation etc. etc. etc.
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  • The Real ID: Tantric Perspective
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  • No Lecture
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This Saturday, October 1st, Peter Bolland will give an in person spiritual talk at the San Diego Vedanta Monastery on "The Divine Feminine Across Traditions." The spiritual talk will begin at 11:00 AM. Prof. Peter Bolland is the Humanities Department Chair, and Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Southwestern College. In addition, he is a columnist for Unity Magazine, and is also an award-winning singer-songwriter.For additional information about Peter Bolland, please visit his website at peterbolland.com. To read some of his writings, please visit his blog Thinking Though at peterbolland.blogspot.com.As COVID variants are still a concern, please note the following protocols for in person attendance:1. Please be fully vaccinated.2. Masks without vents must be worn at all times while inside.3. Please practice social distancing.For those wishing to watch Peter Bolland's spiritual talk via Zoom, please find the Zoom link information below:Join Zoom Meetingus02web.zoom.us/j/82796086077?pwd=WGJnSE5JZlJJSmlWYXJ5WmhmeXltZz09Meeting ID: 827 9608 6077Passcode: satjoyTopic: The Divine Feminine Across Traditions a Spiritual Talk by Peter BollandDate/Time: October 1, 2022 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)This Sunday 3/26 at 11AM, Professor Peter Bolland will give a talk on The Interdependency of Spirituality and Activism.Ideological conflict is a part of there being a world at all. Good people disagree about how to create justice in the world. Sometimes our disagreements even turn violent. The Bhagavad Gita offers a portrait of how to simultaneously honor the Oneness of the divine in all its manifestations, and still find the courage to act decisively in the field of action. Spirituality without action runs the risk of degenerating into escapism, while activism without spirituality too easy devolves into the egoic compulsion to control outcomes. The Gita, as Gandhi and many others claim, offers a blueprint for how to navigate the apparent contradiction of oneness-consciousness and doing one’s duty in the field of action. The Jewish book of wisdom the Talmud reminds us that when we witness an injustice and do nothing, we are complicit in the injustice. And Bishop Desmond Tutu reminds us that “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” We cannot escape action, nor should we long for inaction Krishna reminds us. Arjuna would have preferred not acting, but Krishna spends 17 chapters of the Gita explaining to him, and to us, why we must act. But never in the service of our ego or anger – only in the service of our dharma or sacred duty, and always without attachment to specific outcomes. Now, more than ever, the teachings of the Gita serve as a powerful blueprint for how we are to deepen our spirituality while simultaneously working peacefully for a world that works for everyone.Prof. Peter Bolland is the Humanities Department Chair, and Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Southwestern College. In addition, he is a columnist for Unity Magazine, and is also an award-winning singer-songwriter.For additional information about Peter Bolland, please visit his website at peterbolland.com. To read some of his writings, please visit his blog Thinking Though at peterbolland.blogspot.com.We hope to see you here. ... See MoreSee Less
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This Saturday, September 24th, at 11:00 AM at the San Diego Vedanta Monastery, Swami Dhyanayogananda, from the Ramakrishna Monastery in Trabuco Canyon, will give a spiritual talk on "Understanding the Mind."As the COVID variants are still a concern, please note the following protocols for in person attendance:1. Please be fully vaccinated.2. Masks without vents must be worn at all times while inside.3. Please practice social distancing.For those wishing to watch Swami Dhyanayoganandaji's spiritual talk via Zoom, please find the Zoom link information below:Join Zoom Meetingus02web.zoom.us/j/82796086077?pwd=WGJnSE5JZlJJSmlWYXJ5WmhmeXltZz09Meeting ID: 827 9608 6077Passcode: satjoyTopic: Understanding the Mind, A Spiritual Talk by Swami DhyanayoganandaDate/Time: September 24, 2022 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)This Sunday, March 20th, Swami Dhyanayogananda will speak on Discipline and Purpose in Spiritual Life at 11:00 am. This will be the swami's first talk in San Diego.Swami Dhyanayogananda was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he joined the Ramakrishna Order of Monks in 2001. In 2007, after completing his two years monastic training, he received his first monastic vows (Brahmacharia vows) in India. In 2011 he took his final vows as a Monk. From 2009 to 2013 he served at the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University in Belur Math, India. In 2013, he was assigned to The Vedanta Society of Northern California - San Francisco from where he moved to Southern California to serve in the Ramakrishna Monastery in December 2015. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are pleased to announce the new upcoming courses and events for 2022 - 2023 for Vedanta Life Academy.For additional information including online sign up, please visit www.vedantalifeacademy.com. ... See MoreSee Less
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