San Diego Vedanta Monastery

Important announcement: the Sunday Services, and evening arati are suspended until further notice, in accordance with the directive from the California Department of Public Health.

The San Diego Vedanta Monastery holds Sunday lectures, 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.

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This Saturday, October 23rd, 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 "Worship of Shakti, the Divine Mother." 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.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: Worship of Shakti, the Divine Mother A Spiritual Talk by Swami SarvadevanandaDate/Time: Oct 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Please join us this evening for a special program with Swami Sarvadevananda ... See MoreSee Less
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This Saturday, October 16th, at 11:00 AM, Swami Dhyanayogananda, from the Ramakrishna Monastery in Trabuco Canyon, will give a spiritual talk on "Persevere, Be Your Own Master."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.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: Persevere, Be Your Own Master, A Spiritual Talk by Swami DhyanayoganandaDate/Time: Oct 16, 2021 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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This is a reminder for the Fall 2021 Course Registration. The first class will start next Thu.Sri Ramakrishna and His Divine Play: October 14th to December 2nd 2021Instructor: Swami AtmarupanandaCourse: This six-week course is based on the book, “Sri Ramakrishna and His Divine Play”- the marvelous story of Sri Ramakrishna's life - with intimate details of how he realized God and how he taught his disciples to do the same. Through the pages we will encounter the authentic, factual, descriptive, interpretive, and comprehensive biography of Sri Ramakrishna, the spiritual phenomenon of our age. About the Instructor: Swami Atmarupananda, combines humor and a down-to-earth practicality in conveying the subtleties of spiritual development. Some of his writings have been translated into various European and Asian languages. He travels widely in the United States, Canada, and Latin America, giving lectures and retreats in both English and Spanish. For many years Swami Atmarupananda has been actively engaged in working for inter-religious understanding. Currently, he is the Resident Minister at the Vedanta Society of Greater Houston, Houston, Texas.Required Book for this course: Sri Ramakrishna and His Divine Play by Swami Saradananda (Author), Swami Chetanananda (Translator)Available on Amazon: www.amazon.com/Sri-Ramakrishna-His-Divine-Play/dp/0916356817ORVedanta Press: www.vedanta.com/store/ramakrishna_and_his_divine_play.htmIf you have any query write to us at SUPPORT.VLA@VEDANTA.ORG ... See MoreSee Less
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