San Diego Monastery
The San Diego Monastery, a branch of the Vedanta Society of Southern California, is located near Balboa Park, at 1440 Upas Street. It holds Sunday lectures, evening classes, and meditation and vesper services.
Videos online — You can see various videos of speaking engagements at http://www.vedantavideo.com/index.htm. Most recently added is that of Swami Suhitananda, General Secretary of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. He spoke on Sri Srada Devi, the mother of the Ramakrishna movement. San Diego Vedanta also has videos, which you will enjoy, such as those featuring Father Michael Fish.
Religion & Spirituality — Swami Sarvadevananda’s talk on Religion & Spirituality is at https://youtu.be/2qBJ93Nv4u0.
The Light Within — Swami Sarvapriyananda talk on The Light Within is at https://youtu.be/EiXts6Te1BU.
Article — An article on Swami Vivekananda — Swami Vivekananda; pop star of his time discusses the 19th century swami who influenced Rockefeller, Tesla, and J.D. Salinger.
Tuesday Evening Study Circle
Vedanta Sara: the Basics of Advaita Vedanta is an informal class to understand and reflect on the principles and practices of Advaita Vedanta. If you are interested in joining, you may sign up at the monastery or talk with Swami Harinamananda.
Upcoming sessions: 03/14 03/21
Time: 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Prior to class, Arati (Vespers) starts at 5:00 pm.
Friday Evenings, 7:15 pm
You are invited to enjoy evenings of spiritual exploration, discussions, music, and/or multimedia presentations. Prior to these main events, Arati (Vespers) is conducted at 6:00 pm, and frequently there is a potluck before the talk begins.
03/31 See Special Events for daytime retreat with Swami Atmarupananda
Weekend Group Worship & Spiritual Talks
10:00 am: All are welcome to share in a guided group worship in the shrine room, preceding most Sunday lectures. Please note: this worship may be suspended when there is a special program or when the resident swami is away.
11:00 am: Please plan to join us for enriching lectures and Q&A that focus on spiritual matters which impact our daily lives and our highest aspirations. Talks begin at 11:00 am unless otherwise noted.
03/05 Cancelled, due to Sri Ramakrishna Puja
03/12 Fate, Fortune, or Karma — Swami Vedarupananda
03/18 Sri Ramakrishna: Who Is He? — Swami Sarvadevananda
03/26 The Interdependency of Spirituality and Activism — Peter Bolland, Professor, Philosophy & Humanities
03/05 Sri Ramakrishna Puja
We will celebrate Sri Ramakrishna’s birthday at the San Diego monastery this year on Sunday, March 5th. The Puja program will be as follows:
10:00 am Ritual Worship
12:00 pm Devotee Flowering offering
12:10 pm Presentation by Abhijit Mukherjee – Sri Ramakrishna’s Power of Attorney/Self-Surrender
12:30 pm Movie: The Asian & Abrahamic Religions: The Divine Encounter in America
1:30 pm Prasad Lunch Served to All
03/31 Spiritual Retreat 1 with Swami Atmarupananda
Friday, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Swami Atmarupananda, visiting from India, will lead two spiritual retreats. No registration; all are welcome. More details to be announced.
04/01 Spiritual Retreat 2 with Swami Atmarupananda
Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
This will be the second of two spiritual retreats led by Swami Atmarupananda. No registration; all are welcome. More details to be announced.