Public Programs

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.   From 6:30 to 6:55 is time for socializing, browsing through the bookstore and library.
Program begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.    $5 suggested donation is appreciated.

As the situation with Covid-19 continues to change and evolve, we have decided to cancel the lecture series with Cristo Bowers on the designated Saturdays at the physical location of the Lodge.  In place of being there in person, Cristo is able to offer the classes to you online.  Please contact Cristo for more information at  You can contact him for further information or if you'd like to register.

Feb 28 - The Metaphysical Origin of Desire
Presentation by Jambavan Dasa

Each and every one of us — as a sentient being — is an entity full of desire and yearning, yet where does that desire originate from? Are such desires inherent within our being or are they somehow or other inherited during our sojourn over the course of many lives and thus superfluous to our nature? And how are desires, which may prove to be detrimental to our spiritual lives, to be dealt with? Jambavan Dasa will explore the wisdom of the Vedas to find the answer to these and many other questions.  Jambavan Dasa had been practicing Bhakti-Yoga for over 20 years, studying the wisdom of the Vedas, and has spent time in India studying Sanskrit and the ancient practices of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition.

Mar 06 The Sanctity of Life - Decadence and The New Think
Presentation by Yusif Barakat

As we cannot create life, we should not destroy it!  All of life is sacred: the animals, the trees, the mountains and the seas.  All empires ultimately collapse from internal decay, where profits are deemed to be more important than the people.  We need to take personal responsibility for all that happens to us and around us, remembering that we are creators and can create peace as well as war if we put our intentions to it.  Yusif Barakat has devoted the last fifty years as an activist for world peace.  A visionary, he sees humanity as All One People. Yusif’s mission is to put an end to the scourge of wars and secure the preservation of Nature and Mother Earth.

Mar 13    Cancelled
Mar 20 Cancelled

Mar 27  Cancelled

TSD YouTube Videos

Our Friday Night talks are world famous. Did you miss a Friday Night talk? Well, you are in luck. Some of the talks are posted on YouTube. 

Click on this link to watch.


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