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A special satsang with world renowned Ramayana scholar Dr.Philip Lutgendorf Saturday April 14th 2018 — 3:30 pmMt. Madonna Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir Join us for a Lecture followed by a Ram Lila excerpt and a musical presentation by leading bay area actors and musicians.

Hanuman Jayanti 2018

March 31st, 2018 Please join us for the auspicious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti and the 95th Birthday celebration of our beloved guru, Sri Baba Hari Dass! All are welcome, compliments of the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple and the Mount Madonna Center (reservations will be required after 11am). An annual tradition at the Center, the day's events include a kirtan parade, chanting of the Sundar...

Shivaratri

The auspicious night of Shiva will be celebrated at Mount Madonna Center on February 14th with chanting, prayer, meditation, and performing ritual throughout the night. Shiva Rātri is the night that celebrates the Great God Shiva as a manifestation of the Pure Consciousness Principle. Traditionally, Shiva Rātri is observed on the lunar fortnight, when the moon is waning into the new moon...

Navaratri

Please join us as we once again immerse ourselves in the timeless, devotional story of the Ramayana. This year we will celebrate Navaratri from Thursday, Sept. 21st to Saturday, Sept. 30th.  As is our tradition, beginning on Thursday the 21st we will hold daily morning Pujas to Śri Rām at the Saṇkaṭ Mochan Hanumān Temple at 7:30 am immediately following...

The Center will be closed to the public from Monday, Aug 21st to Thursday, Aug 24th for our Residential Community Renewal. While the Temple will continue regular arati and ongoing maintenance, the cafe, bookstore, and all other services will not be available. Thank you for your understanding as our resident volunteers take this time to rest and renew.

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...