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

Additional talk by Swami Atmapriyananda, on  Saturday, May 20th, 4:00 pm —   At the Iyengar Yoga Center North County, Swami Atmapriyananda will speak on the topic of Yoga and the Scientific Age We Live In.  Free, and all are welcome. Click here for details.

Spiritual Retreats — Swami Atmapriyananda, President of Vivekananda University in India,  will lead two Spiritual Retreats in May. See Special Events, below.

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.

 

 

Monthly Schedule

May 2017

Tuesday Evenings

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:    05/09     05/16     05/23     05/30

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.

05/19   Spiritual Retreat with Swami Atmapriyananda — see Special Events

 

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.

05/07   Vedic Religion–It’s Vitalizing Presence  — Swami Brahmavidyananda

Sunday

05/13   Buddha  — Swami Sarvadevananda

Saturday

05/20   Spiritual Retreat with Swami Atmapriyananda — see Special Events

Saturday

05/28   Discovering Yourself  — Swami Harinamananda

Sunday

 
Special Events

 

05/19   Spiritual Retreat 1 with Swami Atmapriyananda  — Bhakti: The Simplest Path That Is Most Difficult

Swami Atmarupananda, President of Vivekananda University, India, will lead two spiritual retreats. Participants may attend either or both retreats, and no registration is required.

Friday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

05/20  Spiritual Retreat 2 with Swami Atmapriyananda — Jnana: The Difficult Path That Is Most Simple

Swami Atmarupananda, President of Vivekananda University, India, will lead two spiritual retreats. Participants may attend either or both retreats, and no registration is required.

Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm