Learning at the Temple

Aiya-croppedAs a “Learning Temple,” we offer various classes and workshops on various topics related to Sanskrit, bhajans, Sri Vidya, the Tamil Saiva tradition, and Sanatana Dharma in general. Workshops are always announced by email and classes are listed in our current Class Calendar. To receive emails about learning opportunities, please sign up to receive Temple News.

All official Temple classes or workshops will be announced via the SVTS Email Newsletter or will be posted in the Class Calendar. If you have any questions about Temple classes, please email learning@srividya.org or call the Temple.


For information on current classes, please visit our Class Calendar page. For more information on classes for young adults and kids, please see the Youth Learning Sessions (YLS) or Bala Vidya pages. If you have questions, suggestions or feedback about learning at the Sri Vidya Temple, please email learning@srividya.org.


From time to time, Sri Chaitanyananda (Haran Aiya) offers public workshops on topics like Sri Vidya, the why’s and how’s of performing puja, traditional Saiva culture, the need and purpose for the Hindu samskaras, and more. There is always time for Q&A, and Aiya welcomes all sincere questions on every aspect of Hinduism, spirituality, and Devi worship.

Completed Classes

Archived class materials and video recordings for some of the completed classes are available here.

  • 2019 Class Calendar
  • 2018 Class Calendar
  • 2017 Class Calendar
  • Sounds of Sanskrit (Mar 19-20, 2016)
  • Introduction to Sri Chakra Puja – For Sri Vidya Initiates) (Mar 22 – Jun 7, 2016)
  • Sounds of Sanskrit (May 7-8, 2016)
  • Sounds of Sanskrit – For VSI Counselors and JCs (Jun 25-26, 2016)
  • Puja for Beginners (Jul 17, 2016)
  • Lalita Sahasranama Chanting Practice (Oct – Nov 2016)

Please email learning@srividya.org for any questions or suggestions about these classes and workshops.