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Guru Purnima 2017

Please join us for Guru Purnima on Saturday, July 8th, as we honor the great teacher in form and within. The yajña will begin after morning ārati, followed by a bhoj (feast) at 11:30am, and Hanuman Olympics in the afternoon. 7:30 - 11am — Puja & Yajña11:30 - 12:30pm — Bhoj  (Feast)12:30 - 4:30pm — Hanuman Olympics  All are welcome! The day's events are compliments of the...

Hanuman Jayanti

Mount Madonna Center's Hanuman Jayanti celebration will take place on Monday, April 10, 2017. All are welcome to attend the day's festivities! No reservations are necessary. Please see the schedule of events below. Please join us for the auspicious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti and the 94th Birthday celebration of our beloved Guru,  Sri Baba Hari Dass.  April 10th, 2017 7 AM...

HWY 152 Has Reopened

After may weeks of being closed due to landslides, HWY 152 has reopened. Mount Madonna Rd. via Redwood Retreat Rd. is still closed and there is no expectation that it will reopen any time soon. Google, and other map services are still not aware of this so please double check that you are not attempting to use Redwood Retreat Rd. The best way...

At this time HWY 152, HWY 17, and Redwood Retreat Road are closed due to landslides from the rain. Please follow these directions to get to Mount Madonna Center: From US 101:Take exit 347 for CA-129 toward Watsonville, and turn right onto CA-129 WAfter about 9 miles, turn right onto Carlton Rd.After about 3 miles, there is a stop sign at...

Winter Update from Hanuman-ji

Greetings from all of us at Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple!  We have been blessed with healthy doses of beautiful rain this Fall. Our Mountain region has been transformed and is now lush with new growth and overflowing ponds and streams. Bear with us as we struggle to keep enough dry areas to sit and blankets to keep you warm while...

Ramayana!

Mount Madonna School's performance of The Ramayana is coming up! June 9, 10, 11, and 12Mexican Heritage Theaterat the School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza,1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose

Anjaneya's Chai Cart

This weekend we are unveiling our new chai cart on the patio outside of Anjaneya's World Café. Guests can purchase and enjoy fresh chai and samosas on the weekends directly from the cart without having to go inside. Come on by and check it out! OM

Prasad for Thought

This New Year's Retreat we are exploring the theme of "the spirit of yajna." Yajna, as an ancient ritual of offering into a sacred fire, energetically connects us with the natural forces of creation. The Vedas say that the spirit of yajna, or the "sacrifice of dharma," is what creation and the universe is based on. The spirit of yajna...

Every Tuesday before the full moon, we have a special morning at the temple. We start at 6am with Hanumān Pūja, and then at 6:30 we begin Hanumān Chālisā Pāṭh (chanting Hanumān Chālisā 11 times) and apply fresh Sindoor to Hanumān and Gaṇesh. Once this has been completed, Ārati happens at both temples. Everything is usually finished by around 8:30am...