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573 South VanNess Avenue,

San Francisco CA 94110 

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Mahashivaratri Celebrations
Friday, February 21
6pm – 12am
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.

Every Thursday


573 S VanNess Ave

Devotional Singing (7-8:15pm)

Study Circle (8:30–9:30pm)

All are welcome.

weekly devotional service

Every other Sunday
573 S VanNess Ave

Veda Chanting (2-2:30pm)

SSE Class Breakouts (2:30-3:30pm)

Activity & Snack time (3:30-4pm)


The SSE Calendar begins in the first week of September and ends the first week of June every year.

sai spiritual education classes

Every Sunday


Golden Gate & Leavenworth St Corner


We meet at the center (573 S VanNess Ave) every Sunday morning at 7am to prepare breakfast for the homeless. 

The food is distributed in the Tenderloin neighborhood at the corner of Golden Gate and Leavenworth St between 8:15am and 10am.

weekly breakfast service project

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.