Upcoming Events

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

September 2019 • October 2019 • November 2019 • December 2019

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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  • Karma Yoga day

    Saturday, 07 December 2019 @ 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.

  • Chanting for Beginners

    Saturday, 07 December 2019 @ 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 December 2019 @ 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 December 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:40 am

    Led by senior Sanskrit students

  • Spritual Talk: Swami Sarvadevananda "I Have a Mother"

    Sunday, 08 December 2019 @ 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, 08 December 2019 @ 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, 10 December 2019 @ 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, 10 December 2019 @ 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, 11 December 2019 @ 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: "Spiritual Self-Discipline"

    Thursday, 12 December 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Swami Vedarupananda leads this class.

  • Class: Eternal Words of Swami Adbhutananda

    Friday, 13 December 2019 @ 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, 03 December 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

    Reading and discussion of Vedantic Texts.

  • One River: Many Streams

    Saturday, 07 December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Special Two-Session Exploration of Christian Mysticism
    with Peter Bolland, Professor at Southwestern College

    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 provide a consistent program our regular Spiritual Talks and special programs will now take place on Saturdays, unless otherwise noted.


This week at the Santa Barbara Temple

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  • Reading: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

    Saturday, 07 December 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Reading of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

  • Video: Ramayana

    Saturday, 07 December 2019 @ 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: Letting Go

    Sunday, 08 December 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Swami Vedarupananda


This week at the Trabuco Canyon Monastery

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  • Spiritual Talk: "Rediscover Your Motivation" by Swami Dhyanayogananda

    Sunday, 08 December 2019 @ 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, 08 December 2019 @ 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, 08 December 2019 @ 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

    Wednesday, 11 December 2019 @ 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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  • Scripture Class, Meditation & Discussion

    Saturday, 07 December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am