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.

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

Arati (Vespers) suspended till further notice.

Calendar of Events

June 2022

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  • The Flow
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  • Karma, Memory and Desire: The Conditioned Mind
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This Saturday, June 25th, Dr. Sheila Patel, Chief Medical Officer for Chopra Global, will give a spiritual talk on "Karma, Memory, and Desire: The Conditioned Mind" at the San Diego Vedanta Monastery. The spiritual talk will begin at 11:00 AM. As the COVID Delta variant is still very much a serious concern, please note the following mandatory 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.4. As we will be keeping windows open for air circulation, warm clothing is recommended.For those wishing to watch Dr. Patel'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: Karma, Memory, and Desire: The Conditioned Mind a Spiritual Talk by Dr. Sheila PatelDate/Time: June 25, 2022 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Mini Spiritual Retreat on Transcending Emotions by Dr. Sheila Patel on Sun. 3/25: 11 - 12 Transcending Emotions Session 112 - 12:15 Refreshment break12:15 - 1:15 Transcending Emotions Session 2Dr. Sheila Patel is the Chopra Center’s Medical Director and a board-certified family physician who is passionate about bringing holistic healing practices into the Western medical system. She earned her M.D. at the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed her residency in family medicine at the Ventura County Medical Center in Southern California. For more than a decade, she practiced full-spectrum family medicine, from prenatal care and deliveries to ER coverage and primary care for all ages.At the Chopra Center, Dr. Patel offers integrative medical consultations that combine the best in conventional medicine with the wisdom of Ayurveda. She also teaches at the Chopra Center’s 6-day and 10-day Perfect Healthprograms, and is certified as an instructor of Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation. Her special interests include preventive medicine and mind-body medicine, with an emphasis on Ayurveda. Her experience in treating a full range of medical conditions gives her the ability to effectively incorporate lifestyle practices into a patient’s treatment plan.Dr. Patel also serves as the Clinical Director for the Chopra Center’s research team. She enjoys the opportunity to bring light to the mechanisms of action of mind-body practices, giving them scientific validation. Her hope is that by confirming the benefits of the practices, more patients will gain access to these life-enhancing techniques.Dr. Patel’s medical writings on a variety of topics have been featured in many integrative and holistic publications, including the Chopra Center’s online newsletter. She is a Volunteer Faculty Member for the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, where she participates in their Ambulatory Care Apprenticeship Program for first-year and second-year medical students at an outpatient family medicine office. She also mentors medical students at the Chopra Center as part of their integrative medicine rotations. Dr. Patel is an engaging speaker who enjoys bringing the principles of Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation to the public, as well as to other health care providers. She is a featured lecturer at the Chopra Center’s signature mind-body medicine conference, Journey into Healing, and the Living in Balance retreat. She has also served as a guest lecturer at several integrative medical conferences, as well as at Bastyr University in San Diego and UCSD School of Medicine. ... See MoreSee Less
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This Saturday, June 18th at 11:00 AM at the San Diego Vedanta Monastery, Swami Chidbrahmananda will give a spiritual talk on "The Flow."As the COVID Delta variant is still very much a serious concern, please note the following mandatory 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.4. As we will be keeping windows open for air circulation, warm clothing is recommended.For those wishing to watch Swami Chidbrahmanandaji'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 Flow, A Spiritual Talk by Swami ChidbrahmanandaDate/Time: June 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) ... See MoreSee Less
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This Saturday, June 11th, Swami Sarvadevananda, our minister in charge of the Vedanta Society of Southern California, will give an in person spiritual talk at the San Diego Vedanta Monastery on "The Big Picture." The spiritual talk will begin at 11:00 AM. As the COVID Delta variant is still very much a serious concern, please note the following mandatory 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.4. As we will be keeping windows open for air circulation, warm clothing is recommended.For those wishing to watch Swami Sarvadevanandaji'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 Big Picture, a Spiritual Talk by Swami SarvadevanandaDate/Time: June 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) ... See MoreSee Less
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This Friday, June 10th, Swami Sarvadevananda, our minister in charge of the Vedanta Society of Southern California, will be available for in-person private appointments between 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Those wishing to schedule an appointment with Swami Sarvadevanandaji should contact Kishan via email at sandiego@vedanta.org.As the COVID Delta variant is still very much a serious concern, please note the following mandatory protocols for in-person interviews:1. Please be fully vaccinated.2. Masks without vents must be worn at all times while inside.3. Please practice social distancing.Please join us this evening for a special program with Swami Sarvadevananda ... See MoreSee Less
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This Saturday, June 4th at 11:00 AM at the San Diego Vedanta Monastery, Swami Vedarupananda will give a spiritual talk on "Body, Mind and Spirit."As the COVID Delta variant is still very much a serious concern, please note the following mandatory 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.4. As we will be keeping windows open for air circulation, warm clothing is recommended.For those wishing to watch Swami Vedarupanandaji'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: Body, Mind and Spirit, A Spiritual Talk by Swami VedarupanandaDate/Time: June 4, 2022 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) ... See MoreSee Less
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