Upcoming Events

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

May 2019 • June 2019 • July 2019 • August 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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  • Vigil

    Friday, 23 August 2019 @ 7:00 am - Saturday, 24 August 2019 @ 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.

  • Sanskrit Class

    Sunday, 25 August 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:40 am

    Led by senior Sanskrit students

  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Satyamayananda "Understanding Oneself Through the Divine Mother"

    Sunday, 25 August 2019 @ 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.

  • Class: Sri Upadesamrta

    Tuesday, 27 August 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: Transformation of Awareness

    Tuesday, 27 August 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: Śvetāsvatara Upanishad

    Wednesday, 28 August 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Swami Satyamayananda meets with seekers on Wednesday & Friday mornings in the Green House living room to study scripture. The current text is the Śvetāsvatara Upanishad. All are welcome.

  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

    Wednesday, 28 August 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: The Baghavad Gita

    Thursday, 29 August 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Swami Satyamayananda teaches this class in the Green House living room. 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, commentary by Chidbhavananda, 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: Śvetāsvatara Upanishad

    Friday, 30 August 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Swami Satyamayananda meets with seekers on Wednesday & Friday mornings in the Green House living room to study scripture. The current text is the Śvetāsvatara Upanishad. All are welcome.


This week at the San Diego Monastery

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Talks and classes are suspended during July and August.


This week at the Santa Barbara Temple

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  • Reading: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

    Saturday, 24 August 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Reading of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

  • Video: Ramayana

    Saturday, 24 August 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: Compassion and the Roots of Suffering

    Sunday, 25 August 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Swami Mahayogananda


This week at the Trabuco Canyon Monastery

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  • Scripture Class

    Wednesday, 28 August 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, 24 August 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am