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573 South VanNess Avenue,

San Francisco CA 94110 

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Love all, Serve all
Start the day with love, fill the day with love, end the day with love. That is the way to god.
-Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
About Our Center

The San Francisco Center is the oldest Sai Center in the Bay Area, and one of the first in the USA. It was started in 1974 by a group of American Sai devotees who together rented a flat with some apartments on Ivy St. near downtown San Francisco, These devotees dedicated the flat to the center and stayed there.  In its early years, it was a temporary home for many devotees traveling from all over the USA to Puttaparthi to see Swami. 

In 1994, the center moved to its current Location in a beautiful Victorian house (built in 1874) in the Mission District. The center location is generously donated by a devotee and is only used for the center. It has a prayer hall, study room, bookstore/library and kitchen. The center has seen many miracles and welcomed many devotees over the years from all over the world.

Weekly Devotional Service 

Every Thursday from 7pm to 9:30pm

Bhajans: 7pm — 8:15pm

Study Circle: 8:30 pm - 9:30pm

(All are welcome)

SF Sai Center

573 South VanNess

San Francisco, CA

Weekly Service Project

Every Sunday from

7am — 9:30am

We meet at the center every Sunday at 7am to prepare food for the homeless. 

The food is distributed in the Tenderloin from 8:15am—10am. If you cannot make it at 7am, you are always free to join at 8:15am for distribution.

Corner of Golden Gate & Leavenworth St

Weekly Bhajan Practice

Every Friday 


Weekly bhajan practices are held at the center every Friday for all devotees. All are welcome to join these practice sessions.

SF Sai Center

573 South VanNess

San Francisco, CA

SSE Classes for Kids

Every other Sunday from

Veda Chanting


SSE Classes Breakout

  • Sai Nursery + Group 1
    (Ages 3-8)

  • Group 2-4 (Ages 9-17) 

(SSE Calendar Year Begins in the first week of September and ends in the first week of June every year.)

SF Sai Center

573 South VanNess

San Francisco, CA

We are part of the Region 7 USA Sai Centers (Northern CA and Nevada). To view other centers in the Bay Area, and to find out more about regional events, please visit region7saicenters.org.  There are also a lot of songs, videos, and study materials available for viewing and download.