Kirtans and Events


Christmas Meditation

Saturday December 23rd
7am -10am
Chanting, readings from Yogananda on the teachings of Christ, and pranayama leading us into meditation.

Come for all 3 hours,
or you may enter or leave at 8 or 9
only during chanting please
so as not to disturb those meditating.
We will have chanting, readings,
and pranayam on the hour at 8 and 9 as well.
The meditation will end with a flower ceremony
within the temple at the Jesus altar,
and a flower offering and pilgrimage to the Jesus shrine,
so please bring two flowers.

New Year

New Year’s Mantras

and Kirtan

108 Mahamritunjaya Mantras for
a wonderful prosperous and blessed new year.
Followed by chanting.
Dec 31st
Starting at 7 pm

$10 includes chai


Yogananda’s Birthday

Friday January 5th.
7 pm
Chanting, stories, readings, poems/songs and meditation.

We will celebrate in the main temple
INSTEAD of the Peace meditation in Shanti Mandir.
Jai Guru!



Saturday February 17
6 pm- 6 am

Stay all night or leave earlier
Those who stay all night receive boon from Shiva!
Stories Chanting Ritual Pilgrimage Mantras Dance Fire Ceremony
$15 includes chai
Quiet children welcome until and including Shiva Blessing(approx 9 pm)
No sleeping in temple



Chanting lights a purifying flame in the heart,


cleansing the mind, the body, and the spirit.


Chanting awakens the devotion


that burns up all delusion


and brings us to rest at last


at the sacred feet


of God’s Presence.


Chanting Bliss

by Sanjaya

Closing eyes to other worlds, inner gaze expands and holds;

A gentle ache of heart-space waking, to places deep of Divine making.

The first notes sound to reach and probe,
Devotions sweet and pure abode,

Self-conscious bonds of earth chains shatter,
Lifting thought from clouded matter.

Rhythms pulse in spheres of light, shining out from beings bright,

God and angels join and merge, immersing all to heal and purge.

Crescendo’s ripple the Eternal ocean, soul cries deep are set in motion;

Softness descends as warm tears kiss, the
Beloved’s feet in chanting bliss.