Upcoming Events

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

November 2017 • December 2017 • January 2018 • February 2018

Our annual Puja Calendar may be found here, or see the official calendar from Belur Math here.

This week at the Hollywood Temple

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  • Vigil

    Friday, 23 February 2018 @ 7:00 am - Saturday, 24 February 2018 @ 7:00 am

    During Vigil, members take turns in scheduled shifts to sit in the inner shrine chanting "Jai Sri Ramakrishna" continuously for 24 hours.

  • Karma Yoga day

    Saturday, 24 February 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    This is a day of selfless service to maintain and improve our grounds and services. Range of work varies and might be indoors or out involving physical or mental tasks. We meet in front of the bookshop at 9 am, break for noon meditation in the temple before enjoying lunch in the monastery with the monks and nuns.

  • Sanskrit Class

    Sunday, 25 February 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:40 am

    Led by senior Sanskrit students

  • Sunday School

    Sunday, 25 February 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Sunday school is for children ages 6 and up while their parents attend the spiritual talk.

  • Spiritual Talk: Pravrajika Sevaprana "What Is Renunciation?"

    Sunday, 25 February 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Talks are in the temple and are often followed by a Q & A session in the Green House living room, adjacent to the bookshop.

  • Vida Espiritual Según Escrituras Hindúes

    Sunday, 25 February 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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

  • Class: Upanishadic Meditation

    Tuesday, 27 February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Swami Mahayogananda leads this class.

  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

    Wednesday, 28 February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Read-aloud and discussion of The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna with Swami Atmatattwananda. A copy of the text is not necessary.

  • Class: Living Inspiration of Swami Saradananda

    Friday, 02 March 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Led by Swami Atmavidyananda in the Green House living room.


This week at the San Diego Monastery

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  • Spiritual Resilience

    Sunday, 25 February 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Weekend Spiritual Talk by Azim Khamisa, Founder, Tariq Khamisa Foundation

    Note: Before his talk, Azim Khamisa will lead a guided meditation in the shrine room, starting at 10:30 AM.

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

    All are welcome to share in a guided group worship in the shrine room beginning at 10 AM, preceding most weekend programs. This guided worship may be suspended when there is a special program or when the resident swami is out of town.

    NOTE ON PROGRAM CHANGE
    In order to accommodate the busy schedules of the swamis and ensure that we may benefit from their holy company, we will have “Weekend Spiritual Talks” at 11:00 AM. The talks will be on either Saturday or Sunday. Please consult the program schedule each month. The Monastery’s regular Sunday program is suspended.


This week at the Santa Barbara Temple

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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna · Swami Mahayogananda

    Saturday, 24 February 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Reading and discussion of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

  • Video: Mahabharata

    Saturday, 24 February 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Episodes of the Mahabharata will be shown at the Convent. This great Indian epic, which includes the Bhagavad-Gita, tells the story of the descendents of the great King Bharata.

  • Spiritual Talk: Vivekananda Upanishad · Swami Mahayogananda

    Sunday, 25 February 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Swami Mahayogananda


This week at the Trabuco Canyon Monastery

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  • Sunday School

    Sunday, 25 February 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Vedarupananda "The Philosophy of Art"

    Sunday, 25 February 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Vida Espiritual Según Escrituras Hindúes

    Sunday, 25 February 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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

  • Scripture Class

    Wednesday, 28 February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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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  • Antaryoga Retreat for Inner Communion

    Saturday, 24 February 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    We will mediate on the life of Sri Ramakrishna. Contact Pravrajika Dayaprana by February 22 at dayaprana@vedanta.org or (323) 960-1729, ext. 88 to make a reservation. She can answer questions, and provide car-pooling information or directions. There is no fee for this retreat.

  • Meditation

    Sunday, 25 February 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Arupeshananda "Everything and More"

    Sunday, 25 February 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    The talk is preceded by meditation at 10:00 am and followed by a Q & A session at noon.