Trabuco Canyon Monastery

The monastery will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The grounds, including the bookstore, will also be open during these hours. Masks are required indoors.

From Monday to Thursday the monastery will remain CLOSED.

Please note that our activities will be discontinued during the Summer starting 07/05/2022. We will resume our activities in the month of September according to the following schedule:

Sunday Lectures: Sunday 09/18/2022

Satsanga with the Trabuco Brothers: Wednesday 09/21/2022

Please make sure to check our website for activities in other locations in person or online.


Honey sales and bookstore shopping will be available by appointment during the days when the monastery is closed. To make an appointment, please call 949-326-3067 between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. During bookstore appointments, the shrine, trails, and all grounds will remain CLOSED. Masks are required. Hand sanitizer will be available.


Picnics and pets are not allowed in the monastery.


DISCLAIMER: Availability is limited and subject to change based on county/state health codes.


The monastery sits atop 40 acres of largely undeveloped rolling hills in Trabuco Canyon. The monks maintain the buildings and grounds of the monastery which include a shrine, a shrine trail honoring the world’s major religions, and a bookstore.

The monastery runs a service project called Holy Mother Mission that gives service to the needy. It is run by the monks and devotees of the monastery.

Contact Information

Monastery Etiquette

Please help us maintain the spiritual atmosphere of the Monastery.

  • Respect the silence
  • Suitable dress and demeanor are required (Cover yourself, your modesty is appreciated)
  • No picnics
  • No littering
  • No dogs
  • No bicycles
  • Restrict your cellphone use to the parking lot
  • No photo shoots on Monastery premises

The shrine trail may be closed during rainy season

Calendar of Events

August 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Special Program with Swami Nirvanananda

Watch recorded talks and lectures delivered at Trabuco Canyon.

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Swami Nirvanananda Saraswati is visiting Southern California. We don't want to miss the opportunity to have the Swami performing bhajans and kirtan once more at Ramakrishna Monastery. Therefore, we are inviting you to participate in our special program this Friday, 08/12/22 at 7:30 pm. The program will be held in our lecture hall. Mask is required inside the building. Swami Nirvananandaji has been constantly active with his work in India. He has created several projects around the city of Puri, Odisha, especially helping the children of the Mercy Village Leper Colony in the same city.Donations will be open for those who would like to support his cause.Shantipuri Friends Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity established in 2009 to support the charitable works of Swami Nirvanananda Saraswati. ... See MoreSee Less
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This Sunday, 07/03/22, Swami Sarvadevananda, the minister and spiritual leader of the Vedanta Society of Southern California, will be speaking on "The Concept of Guru" at 11:00 am. Mask is required inside the lecture hall and library. Right after the lecture we will have a potluck in the courtyard. Please bring a vegetarian dish and a no refrigeration needed dessert. All are welcome. ... See MoreSee Less
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Ramakrishna Monastery
Dear friends and devotees,We invite all of you to celebrate with us our annual Fourth of July Program in honor of Swami Vivekananda. The topic this year will be focused on "Peace is Our Birthright" addressed by Swami Sarvadevananda. We will have songs and bhajans performed by Deva (David and Heather Hathaway) and devotees. This year's celebration will be live-streamed via our YouTube Channel.Please join us online, not in person.The program will be divided into two separate livestreams.Click on the following links below to be redirected to the livestreams:Livestream #1: Fourth of July Annual Puja at 12:00 p.m. (PDT) #2: Fourth of July Annual Program "Peace is Our Birthright" at 2:30 p.m. (PDT) ... See MoreSee Less
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