Upcoming Events

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

September 2018 • October 2018 • November 2018 • December 2018

Our annual Puja Calendar, updated for 2018–2019, may be found here, or see the official calendar from Belur Math here.

This week at the Hollywood Temple

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  • Sanskrit Class

    Sunday, 16 December 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:40 am

    Led by senior Sanskrit students

  • Children's Program

    Sunday, 16 December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This program is for children ages 5 and up while their parents attend the spiritual talk.

  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Girishinanda

    Sunday, 16 December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Swami Girishinanda is visiting from the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission at Belur Math, India. 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, 16 December 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, 18 December 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    The verses of the Upanishads are powerful mantras which reveal the Truth to earnest seekers. In this class we read selected mantras of power and truth from the Upanishads, study them, and then meditate with them. The class, which is led by Swami Mahayogananda, includes several short periods of meditation.

  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

    Wednesday, 19 December 2018 @ 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: Sri Sarada Devi and Her Divine Play

    Thursday, 20 December 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Pravrajika Sevaprana leads this class on a complete look at the life of Sri Sarada Devi, the Holy Mother, gathered from through many sources by Swami Chetanananda. The class meets in the Green House living room.

  • Class: Living Inspiration of Swami Saradananda

    Friday, 21 December 2018 @ 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, 11 December 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

    Reading and discussion of the Bhagavad Gita.

  • Blessings of the Season

    Sunday, 16 December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Weekend Spiritual Talk by Pravrjika Vrajaprana

    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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  • Spiritual Talk

    Saturday, 15 December 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Speaker: Swami Girishananda, Belur Math, India

  • Potluck Supper

    Saturday, 15 December 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Spiritual Talk: Learning from Sacred Stories

    Sunday, 16 December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Swami Harinamananda


This week at the Trabuco Canyon Monastery

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  • Sunday School

    Sunday, 16 December 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 Dhyanayogananda "Vedantic Jesus"

    Sunday, 16 December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

  • Vida Espiritual Según Escrituras Hindúes

    Sunday, 16 December 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, 19 December 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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  • Retreat: Meditation on the Kena Upanishad

    Saturday, 15 December 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Contact Pravrajika Dayaprana by December 12 at dayaprana@vedanta.org or (323) 960-1729, ext. 88 to make a reservation. She can answer questions, and provide car-pooling information.