At SAT Temple in Santa Cruz


We are in the US this Sunday, staying at the SAT temple in Santa Cruz, CA, USA. Today I took satsang with Nome. It was so very good to be here for satsang again.

(Note: Click this link to listen to a satsang with Nome.)

Here is a close-up of the Nataraja murti in the Satsang Hall. Jim, who does the flowers for satsang, went pretty wild on Nataraja today. This season of the year has so many flowers blooming, and he makes exquisite use of the blooms.

Here are a few photos from within the temple.

This is the Ramana Shrine at the entrance to the Satsang Hall.

The Satsang Hall before people enter.


Four murtis line the back wall.

Here is Dakshinamurti.

Siva Nataraja.

The Lingodbhava.


Nome, meditating before satsang.

After satsang there is a Tamil reading from the Ribhu Gita.


Sangita is reading today.


People listen and may read along in the English translation, Song of Ribhu.


Afterward prasad is served downstairs in the Lotus room, and people converse and talk about today’s satsang.

It was so good to take satsang with Nome today.

Monday we fly for the next leg of our trip, for one month in Peru.


5 Responses to “At SAT Temple in Santa Cruz”

  1. babita2008 Says:

    Thanks for the quick reply. Are you visiting CA? I’m in NJ. I would love to meet you. How do I contact you when I get there? Is the weather cool enough for Giripradakshina if I start around 5 am?

    • richardclarke Says:

      We will be in CA again in August, mid-august. OK for pradakahina starting at 5 AM. Best way to me us is at satsang at SAT in Santa Cruz, 10 am on Sundays.

  2. babita2008 Says:

    Hi Richard,

    I plan on visiting Tiruvannamalai in mid October. How is the weather at that time? I couldn’t do Giripradakshina because it was just too hot in April. Looking forward to your response. Om Shanti, Babita

    • richardclarke Says:

      Weather starts to be nice by Nov, is cooler in October. Hope to meet you when you come.

  3. richardramanarocksforever Says:

    Hello Richard & Carol 🙂

    Happy Journey and you folks have fun!!!!


    Best Wishes,

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