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.


Featured Items

Videos online — Vedanta Video,, features videos of various speaking engagements. 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

The Light Within — Swami Sarvapriyananda talk on The Light Within is at

The Bhagavad Gita —  Swami Sarvapriyananda’s discusses topics during a two-day retreat at the San Diego Vedanta Monestary:

         Day One: Laying the Foundation
          The Bhagavad Gita’s Spiritual Approach to Life
          The Heart of Bhagavad Gita

          Day Two: Applying the Principles
          The Power of Choice
          Living in Freedom

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.


Monthly Schedule

February 2018

Tuesday Evenings

Vedanta Scripture Class

Time: 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Prior to class,  Arati (Vespers) starts at 5:00 pm.

Sessions:  02/06    02/13    02/27*

*02/27 Spiritual Discussion via Skype with Swami Sarvapriyananda


Friday Evenings

You are invited to attend Evening Arati with silent meditation at 6:00 pm.


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.

02/04   Evolution: The Divine Within — Swami Brahmavidyananda 


02/10    Sri Ramakrishna’s Contribution — Swami Sarvadevananda 


02/18    Sri Ramakrishna Puja 10:00 am: see schedule below 


02/25    Spiritual Resilience — Azim Khamisa  


Special Events 

02/10    Vegetarian Potluck Lunch  


This potluck will follow the Spiritual Talk by Swami Sarvadevananda.

02/18    Sri Ramakrishna Puja  


10:00 am     Ritual Worship

12:00 pm     Music & Flower Offering

12:15 pm      Program

1:00 pm       Prasad Lunch

02/25    Guided Meditation  

                Sunday, 10:30 am

                Azim Khamisa, Founder of Tariq Khamisa Foundation will lead a guided meditation in the shrine room.