Dear Devotees,

We pray that each of you and your loved ones are staying safe and doing well during these trying times. We are currently open in a limited capacity, per California’s latest Stay-At-Home Order. We look forward to when we can again fully 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 – Sponsored

New marquee signs $500

Paint kitchen $500 –  Sponsored

Paint pujari room $500 – Sponsored

Repair Srimati Tulasi Devi’s house $1000 – Sponsored

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

Ways to Donate:

  • PayPal: click this PayPal link or send via PayPal to [email protected]
  • Zelle: send funds to [email protected]
  • Check: make a check out to ISKCON, and send to 285 Legion Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Contact Acyuta Keshava Prabhu (Ashish Wig @ 714-398-6474) directly

 

If your employer offers a matching donation, please contact Sri Devi Radha ([email protected]) or Tukaram Prabhu (949-436-0588) and they will facilitate your donation.

Please know that donations of any amount towards these projects are deeply appreciated and tax deductible. Please see below pictures of renovations we have begun.

COVID Closure Updates

The Temple is now open in a limited capacity, per state orders. If you would like to attend programs in person, we humbly request that you RSVP, and depending on the number of guests we will be adjusting the safety protocols, so as to keep everyone safe.

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE:

Please keep in mind that the safety regulations are still in place, and so we humbly request you to RSVP if you are coming to any of our programs.

HOW TO RSVP:

Please just email, text, or call us with the number of people planning to attend at:
[email protected]
949.436.0588

SAFETY PROTOCOLS:

Please wear a mask at all times, and maintain 6ft of social distancing from others (except members of your household).

Prasadam will be packed in to-go boxes, and for the safety of all, we humbly request you not eat on the premises.

Please stay home if you have experienced any symptoms at all, or have been near anyone who has been ill.

ONLINE ATTENDANCE:

During this time, please continue to join us online for classes:

 

REGULAR PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

Bhagavad Gita Class: Weekly on Fridays 7:30-9pm***
Join us for a systematic and in-depth study of one the most beloved texts of ancient India, that offers guidance to anyone seeking wisdom.

Sunday Feast: Weekly on Sundays from 530-730pm ***
Join us for an evening of spiritual nourishment and an ecstatic kirtan experience. We will start the evening with bhajans at 5:30 PM, followed by an inspiring lecture at 6:00PM, and worship (arati/kirtan) at 6:30 PM, and prasadam at 7:00 PM (as per latest COVID guidelines).

***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).

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
[email protected]

Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.

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

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
Feast – $251
Arati – $108
Garlands – $51

To sponsor the festival, please call:
949-436-0588

Or donate via Zelle at:

[email protected]

Or donate via PayPal by:

clicking this PayPal link or send via PayPal to [email protected]

TEMPLE ARATI (WORSHIP) SCHEDULE

5:00 a.m. Mangala Arati, Tulasi Puja
8:00 a.m. Darshan Arati, Guru Puja, Bhagavatam Class
11:30 a.m. Raja Bhoga Arati
5:00 p.m. Upala Bhoga Arati
7:30 p.m. Sandhya Arati (6:30 on Sunday)

DAILY DARSHAN (VISITATION) SCHEDULE

05:00 AM to 05:30 AM
08:00 AM to 12:00 PM – noon
05:00 PM to 08:00 PM (until 7:00 PM on Sundays)

REGULAR PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Bhagavad Gita Class: Weekly on Fridays 7:30-9pm***
Join us for a systematic and in-depth study of one the most beloved texts of ancient India, that offers guidance to anyone seeking wisdom.

Sunday Feast: Weekly on Sundays from 530-730pm ***
Join us for an evening of spiritual nourishment and an ecstatic kirtan experience. We will start the evening with bhajans at 5:30 PM, followed by an inspiring lecture at 6:00PM, and worship (arati/kirtan) at 6:30 PM, and prasadam at 7:00 PM (as per latest COVID guidelines).

***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.,