Upcoming Events

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

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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  • Teachings of Ramakrishna's Disciples

    Friday, 06 January 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Led by Swami Atmavidyananda in the Green House living room.

  • Chanting for Beginners

    Saturday, 07 January 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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

  • Ram Nam

    Saturday, 07 January 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Worship and food offering to Ram with chanting and singing of Ramnam Sankirtan, bhajans, and Hanuman Chalisa followed by prasad supper and satsang. All are welcome.

  • Sanskrit Class

    Sunday, 08 January 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:40 am

    Led by Sukirtha and Nancy Walder

  • Sunday School

    Sunday, 08 January 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Vedarupananda "Practical Vedanta"

    Sunday, 08 January 2017 @ 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, 08 January 2017 @ 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: Katha Upanishad

    Tuesday, 10 January 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    This class is taught by Swami Sarvadevananda.

  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

    Wednesday, 11 January 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

  • Class: "Prana and Pranayama"

    Thursday, 12 January 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    This class is taught by Swami Vedarupananda


This week at the San Diego Monastery

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  • Class: Vedanta Sara, The Basics of Advaita Vedanta

    Tuesday, 03 January 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

    Swami Harinamananda
    Vedanta Sara: The Basics of Advaita Vedanta
    An informal class to understand and reflect on the principles and practices of Advaita Vedanta.

  • TBA

    Saturday, 07 January 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Weekend Spiritual Talk by

    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.

  • TBA

    Sunday, 08 January 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Weekend Spiritual Talk by

    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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  • Reading: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

    Saturday, 07 January 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Reading of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

  • Video: Mahabharata

    Saturday, 07 January 2017 @ 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: "Shiva Shakti the Sacred Androgyne" w/ Swami Atmavidyananda

    Sunday, 08 January 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Swami Atmavidyananda


This week at the Trabuco Canyon Monastery

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  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Sarvadevananda "Vivekananda & Brahmananda, the Founders"

    Sunday, 08 January 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Scripture Class

    Wednesday, 11 January 2017 @ 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.