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Sangha Shantivanam
of Santa Cruz


This Page is updated with upcoming retreats, speakers, and fund raisers. Make sure to check regularly for news and events.

                  Guest Speaker:
                Annapurna Pandey

          Wisdom of the Upanishads
              March 10 4p - 5:30p
Sangha Room/Hybrid

Dr. Annapurna Devi Pandey teaches Cultural Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University and a Post-doctorate in Social Anthropology from Cambridge, UK. Her research interests are women’s livelihood and identity in rural and tribal India, South Asian religions in the Indian diaspora in the US, and Indian immigrant women’s challenges and struggles in the Diaspora.

Dr. Pandey is the author of numerous essays on Women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment in India and the Indian diaspora.

She will reflect on the Vedic Mythology from the introduction of Universal Wisdom
By Bede Griffiths. Pp 16-23
We will be using this text in the coming months.


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The Zoom link to access the Vigil is

Peace Vigil 2023 Program

Sangha Room Spring Cleaning

We are resuming our annual Sangha Room Spring Cleaning. This means that we can return to in-person meetings in the Sangha room! A few of us have committed to doing this work for the community, but we welcome members who want to join us. Tasks include dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, and wiping down the kitchen counters. The date is Saturday, May 6, from 10 - 12 am. We may have lunch in the park afterward. 

For more information, email

(Photo shows some of Sangha's members after a meeting and shared meal in the room.)

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19th Annual Interfaith Peace Vigil 
will be held at Holy Cross Parish Hall from 7:30 - 9pm. 
All are welcome

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