Interfaith Explorers

Mission Statement for Interfaith Explorers

“Interfaith Explorers builds bridges by providing

interfaith education and events of different faith

traditions in the greater Sacramento region.”

Monthly Newsletter


Click here for latest Interfaith Explorers newsletter which includes list of Interfaith Connection podcasts, calendar of monthly Interfaith Holy Days, Upcoming Field Trips, Spiritual Tools, Minister Musings, etc. 

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Monthly Podcast

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A fun and exciting monthly interfaith podcast hosted by Rachel Lyman and Rev. Dave Lyman, founders of Interfaith Explorers. Interfaith Explorers builds bridges by providing interfaith education and experiences of different faith traditions in the greater Sacramento region. Each podcast on the 4th Thursday of each month will be an exploration and adventure with topics and guests from the interfaith world that will prove again we are all one!


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2022 Upcoming Field Trips & Events

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* Important Update: Please note that due to unexpected high temperatures on Friday, June 10th, this Field Trip has been postponed. 


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Buddhist Temple Field Trip

Friday, June 10, 2022

5:30 p.m. Guided Tour of Temple Grounds

7:00 p.m. Participate in Walking Meditation

Inside Temple

Location: 3119 Alta Arden Expressway (In Sacramento on Mission Ave between Arden Way and Fair Oaks Blvd.) Facemasks not required inside the temple, but removal of shoes is required. There is limited parking on Temple grounds. If needed, it is okay to park in Kaiser Morse Hospital parking lot at the corner of Morse Avenue and Alta Arden Expressway. The Temple is a brief walk from Kaiser parking lot if you walk east toward Watt Avenue on Alta Arden Expressway. Contact Rachel Lyman at for more information.

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Vedanta Society of Sacramento Volunteer Yardwork Day

Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 8-10 a.m.


Vedanta Society of Sacramento

1337 Mission Ave, Sacramento


The Vedanta Society of Sacramento hosts over 8 acres of lovely property: the Garden of Saints; meditation places; a temple; a bookstore; and a lotus pond with blooming lotus blossoms. Please join our team of yard workers to weed, mulch, and trim - whatever projects need to be done. After working, bring a lawn chair and join us for social time.


For questions contact Rachel Lyman at

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Vedanta Society of Sacramento Krishna Puja Celebration

Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

The Vedanta Society of Sacramento at 1337 Mission Avenue, Carmichael (between Arden Way and Fair Oaks Blvd on Mission), will hold its annual Krishna Puja Celebration to honor Krishna’s birthday beginning at 7:30pm on Saturday, August 20, 2022.

Sunday garb is appropriate attire. This is an outside event at the Krishna lily pond area of the Garden of Saints. Vedanta Swamis will perform the ceremony across the bridge where the Krishna statue sits on an island. It will be recorded and livestreamed and will include: chants and prayers while adorning the Krishna statue with flower leis and food offerings. The ceremony lasts about an hour. After the ceremony the public will be invited to cross the bridge at that time to give offerings of flowers and food to Krishna. Refreshments will follow.

Space is limited so please register by August 17.

SLC's Interfaith Explorers proudly presented Rituals of Light Part I on Wednesday, August 4th. Rev. Dave & Rachel Lyman, and guests Ann Roach & Carol Bruce, explored two rituals of light from two different faith traditions: Jewish - Hanukkah - Lighting the Menorah and Hindu/Sikh/Jain - Diwali Festival of Light.  

 2022 Special Services

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Interfaith Explorer Rev. Dave Lyman will facilitate an Interfaith Women Panel discussion with Durriya Syed (Muslim), Karen Fujikawa (Hindu), Kedi Davidson (Baha'i), and Rachel Lyman (Christian) on Wednesday, June 15 at SLC. This will be a hybrid WOW Wednesday program that will livestream on YouTube and Facebook.

Join us for Salad at 6 p.m. and the "Women of Faith: An In-Depth Conversation" at 7 p.m.

Click Here to Watch

 2021 Special Services

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SLC's Interfaith Explorers proudly presented Rituals of Light Part II on Wednesday, September 15. Join Rev. Dave & Rachel Lyman, and their Special Guests, Rev. Judith Davis and Kathy Frank explored two more rituals of light: Christian - Lighting of the Advent Candles and Kwanzaa - Lighting of the Kinari.