Upcoming Events

Our monthly bulletin, which includes all six centers, in pdf format:

December 2019 • January 2020 • February 2020 • March 2020

Our annual Puja Calendar, updated for 2019–2020 may be found here, or see the official calendar from Belur Math here.

This week at the Hollywood Temple

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  • Shiva Ratri

    Friday, 21 February 2020 @ 6:00 pm - Saturday, 22 February 2020 @ 1:00 am

    The Night of Shiva includes four watches, pujas, with breaks in between for satsang with monastics sharing stories of Shiva. Prasad is served at 1:30 am. All are welcome for any or all of the watches.

  • Chanting for Beginners

    Saturday, 22 February 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Pravrajika Dayaprana teaches Sanskrit chanting in the Green House living room, adjacent to the bookstore.

  • Shiva Ratri

    Friday, 21 February 2020 @ 6:00 pm - Saturday, 22 February 2020 @ 1:00 am

    The Night of Shiva includes four watches, pujas, with breaks in between for satsang with monastics sharing stories of Shiva. Prasad is served at 1:30 am. All are welcome for any or all of the watches.

  • Sanskrit Class

    Sunday, 23 February 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:40 am

    Led by senior Sanskrit students

  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Satyamayananda "Demystify Yourself"

    Sunday, 23 February 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Talks are followed by a question and answer session in the Green House living room.

  • Vida Espiritual Según Escrituras Hindúes

    Sunday, 23 February 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Class in Spanish led by Swami Dhyanayogananda (a native Spanish speaker) in person or via live video conference.

  • Class: Sri Upadesamrta

    Tuesday, 25 February 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Swami Sarvadevananda leads this class in the Green House Living every Tuesday afternoon. The class is streamed live on YouTube; past classes are archived there.

  • Class: The Nectar of Supreme Knowledge

    Tuesday, 25 February 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Swami Sarvadevananda leads this study of a popular text on advaita philosophy in 223 verses. It contains the essential philosophical conclusions of the much larger text, the Yoga Vashista. Original Bengali translation from Sanskrit by Swami Dhireshananda. Translated into English by Swami Sarvadevananda.

  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

    Wednesday, 26 February 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Read-aloud and discussion of The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, the words and stories of Sri Ramakrishna recorded with with an almost stenographic precision by one of his followers. A copy of the text is not necessary.

  • Class: "Self-Help"

    Thursday, 27 February 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Swami Vedarupananda gives this class in the temple.


This week at the San Diego Monastery

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  • The Emotional Me

    Saturday, 22 February 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Weekend Spiritual Talk by Swami Dhyanayogananda

    Program includes music and spiritual talk, usually followed by a brief Q&A period.

    There is a meditation period in the shrine room preceding most weekend programs, which begins at 10:00 AM and may include a guided group worship.Note: This guided worship may be suspended when there is a special program or when the resident swami is out of town.


This week at the Santa Barbara Temple

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  • SHIVA RATRI

    Friday, 21 February 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

  • Reading: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

    Saturday, 22 February 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Reading of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

  • Video: Ramayana

    Saturday, 22 February 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Episodes of the Ramayna will be shown at the Convent. Ramayana is an ancient Indian epic poem which narrates the struggle of the divine prince Rama to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana.

  • Spiritual Talk: Relationships

    Sunday, 23 February 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Pravarajika Krishnaprana

  • SRI RAMAKRISHNA PUJA

    Tuesday, 25 February 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


This week at the Trabuco Canyon Monastery

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  • Spiritual Talk: "Spiritual Life" by Swami Harinamananda

    Sunday, 23 February 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This Sunday, 02/23/20, Swami Harinamananda will be speaking on "Spiritual Life" at 11:00 am. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session in the library. All are welcome.

  • Sunday School

    Sunday, 23 February 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Sunday school is for children ages 5 and up while their parents attend the lecture.

  • Vida Espiritual Según Escrituras Hindúes

    Sunday, 23 February 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Class in Spanish led by Swami Dhyanayogananda (a native Spanish speaker) in person or via live video conference.

  • Scripture Class with Swami Parameshananda

    Wednesday, 26 February 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    This Wednesday Swami Parameshananda will be hosting the class. Arati starts at 6:00 p.m. Class starts at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.


This week at the Vivekananda House

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We host afternoon retreats on select Sundays once or twice a month.


This week at the Piñon Hills Retreat

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  • Singing & Meditation

    Saturday, 22 February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Spiritual Talk: "On Atheism"

    Saturday, 22 February 2020 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

    Swami Arupeshananda gives this talk.