COVID-19 advisory
Sai Ram dear devotees! In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many center and regional activities are now online, and some have been discontinued temporarily. Please refer to our calendar for more details!
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


573 S VanNess Ave

Devotional Singing (7-8:15pm)

Study Circle (8:30–9:30pm)

All are welcome.


weekly breakfast service project

On hold until further notice


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 bhajan practice

On hold until further notice 

Weekly bhajan practices are held at San Francisco center on Wednesday evenings. This is an opportunity for devotees to practice bhajans they would like to offer or to learn new bhajans.

All are welcome.


sai spiritual education classes

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.

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  There are also a lot of songs, videos, and study materials available for viewing and download.