Upcoming Events

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

November 2019 • December 2019 • January 2020 • February 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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  • Swami Vivekananda Puja

    Sunday, 19 January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    6:30 am Breakfast Offering, Reading of Katha Upanishad
    10 am Puja
    1 pm Homa Fire & Prasad
    2:30 pm Special Program
    5:30 pm Talk by Swami Sarvadevananda
    6 pm Special Arati

  • Vida Espiritual Según Escrituras Hindúes

    Sunday, 19 January 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, 21 January 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, 21 January 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, 22 January 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: The Baghavad Gita

    Thursday, 23 January 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Swami Satyamayananda teaches this class in the temple. The Bhagavad Gita is an essential text in Vedanta. This class uses the translation by Swami Chidbhavananda which is structured verse by verse with the Sanskrit in both devanagri and Roman transliteration as well as commentary from Sri Ramakrishna's teachings. The Swami will also refer to the Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood translation of the Gita. All are welcome to join this ongoing class at anytime.

  • Class: The Baghavad Gita

    Thursday, 23 January 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Swami Satyamayananda teaches this class in the temple. The Bhagavad Gita is an essential text in Vedanta. This class uses the translation by Swami Chidbhavananda and commentary of Shankaracharya. All are welcome to join this ongoing class at anytime.

  • Class: Eternal Words of Swami Adbhutananda

    Friday, 24 January 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Led by Swamis Atmavidyananda and Atmatattwananda in the Green House living room.


This week at the San Diego Monastery

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  • Scripture Class

    Tuesday, 14 January 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

    Reading and discussion of Vedantic Texts.

  • Swami Vivekananda Puja

    Sunday, 19 January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Sunday, january 19

    Swami Vivekananda Puja

      10:00 AM  Ritual Worship

      12:00 PM  Music & Flower Offering

      12:15 PM  Presentation by Swami Bhajnananda from Kalli Mandir, Laguna beach  

        1:15 PM  Prasad Lunch


This week at the Santa Barbara Temple

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  • Reading: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

    Saturday, 18 January 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Reading of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

  • Video: Ramayana

    Saturday, 18 January 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: The United States of Vivekananda

    Sunday, 19 January 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Pravrajika Vrajaprana

  • Sanskrit Class

    Tuesday, 21 January 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Wade Dazey covers an introduction to Sanskrit including an analysis of grammar, euphonic combinations, and vocabulary in a few selected verses from the Bhagavad-Gītā and the Aṣṭāvakra Saṁhitā.


This week at the Trabuco Canyon Monastery

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  • Spiritual Talk: "Vivekananda, a Divine Personality Beyond Frontiers" by Swami Brahmavidyananda

    Sunday, 19 January 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    The talk will be in the monastery hall and followed by a Q & A session in the library.

  • Sunday School

    Sunday, 19 January 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, 19 January 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 on "The Katha Upanishad"

    Wednesday, 22 January 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Swami Parameshananda will continue our scripture class on "The Katha Upanishad." REMINDER: 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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We host retreats on select weekend days once a month or so.