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Sunday Worship: Shivaratri: The Radiance Within the Darkness

March 3 @ 10:30 am

Shive temple beside the ocean
Statue of Shiva at the Murudeshwara Temple complex beside the ocean in the state of Karnataka, India.

Rev. Dr. Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati, Guest Speaker
Rev. Jeremiah Lal Shahbaz Kalendae and Chela Metzger, Worship Associates

Join us in person or online to celebrate the Hindu festival of Shivaratri (the Night of Shiva), as we contemplate this “Auspicious One,” who shines beyond the limitations of human thought, structure, and prejudice, inviting us to search for the Divine in the darkness of the unknown.

Each church year, we select one special teacher to lead worship, who helps us to widen our multireligious embrace, and/or to deepen our commitments to anti-racism/anti-oppression. The Rev. Dr. Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati is our 2023-2024 Honored Guest Teacher.

Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati is a sannyasi (monk), pujari (priest), writer, and teacher living and serving at Kali Mandir in Laguna Beach. We are thrilled to have “Swami B” with us this year. 


March 3
10:30 am
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