Dear Devotees,

As of November 16, 2020, Orange County has increased restrictions due to the high COVID rates.

We regret to inform you that, per these restrictions, the temple will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Please join us online for classes on Fridays and Sundays.

All programs will be telecast live on Facebook www.facebook.com/lagunabeachtemple, and on Zoom (Meeting ID: 949-108-1008; Passcode: 108). We will also be regularly posting pictures of the Deities on Facebook and Instagram (www.instagram.com/lagunatemple).

As a community we want to help each other stay safe.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us, if you need help or support in any way: (949) 436-0588.

Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.

Dear Devotees,

We pray that each of you and your loved ones are staying safe and doing well during these trying times. We hope to be able to safely reopen soon, so that we can again be in one another’s good association, and in the association of our worshipable deities.

The Laguna Beach Temple has continued with our high standard of Deity worship throughout the entire pandemic. We have not compromised: we bathe and dress the deities beautifully every day with fresh flower garlands, and offer them quality bhoga and full aratis, per our usual schedule. We humbly ask that even though you may not be able to physically come to the temple, please take darshan daily online.

The temple building is almost 100 years old, and it requires regular maintenance and upkeep. As such, we are undertaking the following projects. If you are able to assist, please consider sponsoring any of the following:

Repair bathrooms $250
Restore front patio furniture $250
New marquee signs $500
Paint kitchen $500
Paint pujari room $500
Repair Srimati Tulasi Devi’s house $1000
Put in drip system to water plants $1000
Refinish foyer floor $1,500
Trim all palm trees and landscape property $1,500
Paint temple hall, foyer, and bathrooms $2,000
Paint Temple exterior $2,500

You may donate by Zelle (info@lagunatemple.com), PayPal (lagunatemple@gmail.com) or by check to ISKCON of Laguna Beach, 285 Legion Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, or contact Acutya Keshava pr (Ashish Wig) tel:(714.398.6474) to help facilitate your donation.

If your employer offers a matching donation, please contact Sri Devi Radha (mailto:sdburney@gmail.com) or Tukaram Prabhu tel:(949.436.0588) and they will help facilitate your donation match.

Please know that donations of any amount towards these projects are deeply appreciated, and they are tax deductible.

Questions and Answers

Here are some key terms and concepts of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
WHO IS KRISHNA?
Krishna means ``the all attractive one.`` it is a standard term for the divine in the sanskrit language.
WHAT IS BHAKTI?
Bhakti can be translated into english as 'devotional service towards Krishna.'
WHAT IS KIRTAN?
One of the primary practices of the bhakti tradition is kirtan, or the chanting of krishna's divine names.
WHO AM I?
We are the soul, or the conscious life force within our bodies, yet we are different from our bodies.
WHAT IS THE GITA?
Bhagavad-gita is the essence of vedic knowledge and one of the most important books in vedic literature.
WHAT IS BHAKTI YOGA?
Mantra meditation is one of the key practices of a bhakti yogi. This is done through japa and kirtan.

Our Temple

Upcoming Events

Temple Schedule

Arati (Worship) Schedule
5:00 a.m. Mangala Arati
8:00 a.m. Darshan Arati
11:30 a.m. Raja Bhoga Arati
5:00 p.m. Upala Bhoga Arati
7:30 p.m. Sandhya Arati (6:45 on Sunday)

Regular Programs

Friday 7:30pm-09:00pm Bhagavad Gita**

Sunday 5:30pm-08:00pm Sunday Program**

All programs will be telecast live on Facebook and on Zoom (Meeting ID: 949-108-1008; Passcode: 108). We will also be regularly posting pictures of the Deities on Facebook and Instagram (www.instagram.com/lagunatemple).

Classes and Lectures

: "One should learn how to associate with the devotees of the Lord by gathering with them to chant the glories of the Lord. This process is most purifying. As devotees thus develop their loving friendship, they feel mutual happiness and satisfaction and by thus encouraging one another they are able to give up material sense gratification, which is the cause of all suffering."

Srimad Bhagavatam, 11.03.30.,