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Monastery Rules

Daily Schedule

6:30 AM to 8:30 AM Nitya Anushthaana, Nitya Pooja, Vaishyadeva
12:00 PM to 12:30 Vishnu Sahasranama, Madhyaahna Pooja
7:00 PM Saayam Pooja

Temple Timings

Monday to Friday 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM
5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday 6:30 AM to 1:30 PM
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Dharma Protocol

Samadhi is a monastery in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. When you are in the shrine room, you are in a sacred space just like any other religious tradition. Please be calm and quiet and be respectful of practitioners and the monks and nuns in all areas of the monastery and take a moment to be aware of the following general protocol:

  • Remove shoes and leave them in the front entrance before entering the main shrineroom or small practice rooms.
  • You may notice people performing 3 prostrations (a type of bow) upon entering the shrineroom; this is a part of their spiritual practice and a gesture of respect and devotion; it is not necessary if it is not a part of your tradition.
  • Dress appropriately when you visit Samadhi: please wear shirts and no short shorts.
  • Feel free to walk around all public areas quietly, including to the front of the shrineroom (if no teaching is in progress) to look more closely at the ritual objects and architectural elements. We do appreciate that you will not touch or disturb objects on the shrine.
  • You are welcome to do your own meditation practice or simply sit in silence for as long as you wish during your visit; sit on the cushions on the floor provided or in the chairs along the sides of the rooms.
  • Please sit with legs crossed or to the side (or with feet flat on the floor or tucked under your chair if seated); please do not stretch out your legs toward the shrine; in this tradition, it is considered a form of disrespect for the bottoms of one’s feet to face the sacred images at the front of the room.
  • Feel free to use any texts provided during your visit. Do not place texts directly on the floor and please leave them in the shrine room; a wide variety of prayers and practice texts are available for purchase in the bookstore onsite.
  • You are welcome to make lamp offerings in the shrine room on behalf of loved ones, the deceased, or for any reason; there is often someone available to assist you or simply follow the instructions provided around the lamp tables. Contact the front desk with any special requests to sponsor practices or lamps at the monastery.
  • Learn a schedule of tours and practices that are open to the public regardless of spiritual tradition or level of training.
Contact Us
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Shri Krishna Vrundavana Atlanta

4946 Shiloh Rd,Cumming, GA 30040

(678)-648-5198

JP Achar

Harish Bhat

Temple Timing

Monday to Friday:

Morning: 6.30 am to 1.00 pm

Evening: 5.00 pm to 8.30 pm

Saturday and Sunday

6.30 am to 1:30 pm

5.00pm to 8.00pm

Pooja Schedule

Daily

6.30-8.30 am : Nitya Pooja

12.00-12.30 pm : Mahadhyaahna pooja

7.00 pm to 8.00 pm : Saayam Pooja

Monthly

Every Sankashtahara Chathurthi Ganapathi Homa

Every Purnima Shri Sathya Narayana Pooja

Every Amavasya Day Shri Durga Pooja

Parayana

Weekly

Mon 7.00 pm Rudra Paarayana & Abhisheka

Wed 7.00 pm Vishnu Sahasranaama

Thu 7.00 pm Raghavendra Stotra

Fri 6.30 pm Lakshmi Shobhane Paarayana

Sat 7.00 am Panchamrutha Abhisheka

Satyanarayan Puja is a Hindu religious ritual dedicated to Lord Vishnu, also known as Satyanarayana. Described in the Skanda Purana, a medieval Sanskrit text, this puja involves a recitation of the Satyanarayana Katha (story) which highlights the spiritual and worldly benefits of performing the ritual. The narrative emphasizes the importance of fulfilling promises made to God and recounts tales of those who neglected their vows. This puja is often performed during auspicious occasions and is a symbol of gratitude and reverence in the Hindu faith.

Sankashti Chaturthi, also known as Sankatahara Chaturthi, is a Hindu observance dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It occurs every lunar month on the fourth day after the full moon (Krishna Paksha). Devotees observe a strict fast, breaking it at night after moonrise with prayers to Ganesha. The significance increases if this Chaturthi falls on a Tuesday, known as Angaraki Sankashti Chaturthi, believed to be especially auspicious. Each month’s Sankashti Chaturthi involves worshiping Ganesha with a different name and peeta (seat), accompanied by specific Vrata Kathas (stories).