1. Spiritual Books Distribution & MotelGita Program
A group of volunteers distribute spiritual books, including Bhagavad-gita, at various events, shopping centers, motels/hotels, and neighborhoods. To purchase these spiritual books for yourself or your organization/school/motel at a discounted price, please e-mail: [email protected] .
If you want to donate to support the MotelGita and Spiritual Books Distribution program, please use one of the following methods:
Payments by check: Mail checks payable to ISKCON at 285 Legion Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
2. High School – College – University – Speaking Engagements / Field Trips
We at the Laguna Beach Hare Krishna Temple want to familiarize local educators and their students with the philosophy and practice of Krishna Consciousness or Bhakti Yoga. A sample listing of the areas of study in which a visit to the temple might be helpful is:
- Eastern/Indian Philosophy and Religion
- Introduction to Hindu Thought, Holy Men, Mystics, & Rishis
- Death & Transmigration of the Soul
- The Law of Karma
- Narrative Literature (Mahabharat & Ramayana),
- Philosophy of Religion
- Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita
These topics are also discussed on Fridays, Sundays and at the many festivals held at the temple.
The temple is open daily from 9:00 am-7:30 pm for tours & gifts. Please call in advance (949) 436-0588 so we can prepare. On Friday and Sunday evenings we serve a full vegetarian feast consisting of delicious Indian and Western dishes. Although the feast is free, a $3.00 donation per person is suggested, if possible. Please see our Schedule for timings.
3. Pujas and Samskaras
The following Pujas and Samskaras can be performed on a donation basis. To reserve and pay for these services, please use the button below:
At the Temple
At your home
|Griha-pravesa [Enter new House]||NA||$251.00|
|Bhumi Puja [Pre-construction]||NA||251.00|
|Pumsavana [Male Child]||$151.00||251.00|
|Sosyanti Homa [Pre-birth]||151.00||251.00|
|Jata Karma [Birth]||151.00||251.00|
|Nama Karana [Name Giving]||151.00||251.00|
|Mundana [Hair cutting] Ceremony only||151.00||251.00|
|Anna-prasana [1st grain]||151.00||251.00|
|Upanayana [Sacred Thread]||151.00||251.00|
|Abhishek [Krishna, Ram]||151.00||251.00|
We provide any and all full service wedding arrangements, as follows:
- Priest for wedding ceremonies (Indian or customized) inside the temple room, out on the temple patio with ocean view, or in other locations.
- Wedding mandap (traditional four sided structure for Indian marriage ceremonies) decorated with fine fabrics and fresh flowers).
- Floral arrangements: arches for the bride’s entrance, table decorations, vases, garlands.
- Catering: Delicious complete vegetarian meals or finger foods.
Please contact [email protected] for pricing and availability.
Krishna’s Catering. Authentic Indian and Western vegetarian cuisine for your next event:
- Family Reunions
- Company parties
To discuss options, your needs, and pricing, please email: [email protected] or call (949)436-0588
6. Home Programs (Nam hatta)
Home programs are an opportunity for families to invite devotees, friends and relatives to their homes and engage in devotional service. Such activities help families in purifying their home and themselves. Programs typically include Bhajans, Kirtans, Class, discussion, Arati followed by prasadam for all.
Please visit the temple during Sunday Feast (5:00 PM-6:45 PM) or Friday Bhagavad Gita Class (7:00 PM-8:30 PM) and talk to Tukarama Dasa or email [email protected] for more information.
7. Daily Puja Sponsorship Opportunities:
You can sponsor the various Temple programs listed below. For each offering, your name will be announced before the Deities. Please indicate which services you wish to sponsor and print your information on the back.
Please indicate which service/services you would like us to perform on your behalf by clicking on the button below:
Daily Flower Offering: $51.00
Entire Daily Puja: $108.00
Daily Deity Bhoga Offering : $151.00
Sunday Feast Cake: $151.00
Sunday Evening Arati: $108.00
Sunday Feast Sponsor: $251.00
Entire Daily Puja, Flowers, and Deity Bhoga: $301.00