Visitor Information

Visiting the Temple

Beginning March 1st, reservations will be required for day visitors on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. People arriving without a reservation on these days will not be admitted to Mount Madonna Center.

Saturday is the busiest day of the week at the Temple, and parking is limited. If you plan to visit on a Saturday between 11am and 7pmmake a reservation here

Sundays, the Center is only open between 4pm and 7pm. After March 1st, reservations will be required for visiting on Sundays.

Reservations are not required when visiting on non-holiday weekdays during our open hours.

​Upon Arrival

Please pick up a brochure at the Gate House or Temple highlighting areas open to day visitors. The Temple is located within a private residential community, and many areas are reserved for private retreats and conferences.

Quiet Please

Please help us to maintain an atmosphere of peace and contemplation. Many of Mount Madonna Center’s guests practice meditation and other spiritual disciplines for which quiet surroundings are important. Please avoid loud conversations and be sure that any children in your group are not left unattended.

​Anjaneya’s World Café

Located within the Center property, the Café provides light snacks and refreshments.

Café Hours

  • Monday-Tuesday
    • 9 - 10am & 1 - 6:30pm 
  • Wednesday: CLOSED 
  • Thursday-Friday
    • 9 - 10am & 1 - 6:30pm
  • Saturday
    • 10am - 6:30pm
  • Sunday
    • 4pm - 6:30pm

Samosas are available at Anjaneya's World Cafe on Saturdays from 1:00pm-6:30pm, and Sundays from 4:00pm-6:00pm

Honoring the Space

Most buildings and indoor areas surrounding the Temple are reserved for registered guests and residents of Mount Madonna Center. To register as an overnight guest on a personal retreat at the Mount Madonna Center, please visit www.mountmadonna.org/personal.

Food Policy

Outside food is strictly prohibited at Mount Madonna Center. Coffee, Chai and snacks are served in our café. If you wish to have a picnic, Mount Madonna County Park is one mile from the center and offers picnic tables. Please note that the park requires payment of an entrance fee to use their facilities which can be paid at the park entry station. Learn more at Mount Madonna County Park's website.

Meals at the Center

For those wishing to dine at the Center dining hall, limited reservations are available. (Please note that we do not make reservations for Sunday.) Please make a reservation at least one day in advance by speaking directly with a MMC receptionist at (408) 846-4065. Visitors who have a meal reservation must pay for their meal at the reception office in the Community Building before 5pm.

Meal times are as follows:

  • Monday - Thursday
    • Breakfast 8:15am, Lunch 12:30pm, Dinner 5:00pm
  • Friday
    • Breakfast 8:15am, Lunch 12:30pm, Dinner 5:30pm
  • Saturday
    • Brunch 10:00am, Dinner 5:00pm

Samosas are available at Anjaneya's World Cafe on Saturdays from 1:00pm-6:30pm, and Sundays from 4:00pm-6:00pm

Large Groups

Groups of 25 or more must schedule an appointment to visit the temple anytime during open hours on Saturdays and Sundays.

Please call (408) 722-0226 or email temple@mountmadonna.org. Confirmation of group reservation by temple staff is required prior to group visit. Please also note that Mount Madonna Center is only open from 4pm to 7pm on Sundays.