Welcome to the Vedanta Society of Southern California

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What is Vedanta?

Who or What is a Guru?

How I Found a Meditation Practice?

What is Ego? Is it the “I”?

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Orange County

Bust of Swami Vivekananda at the Ramakrishna Monastery in Trabuco Canyon

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Piñon Hills


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Piñon Hills Retreat, September 29
  Please join us for a spiritual retreat – Staying Spiritual in an Unspiritual World – with Swami Arupeshananda at
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Bill Fray, 1934–2018
    William (Bill) James Fray was born on Dec. 27th, 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri to Audrey Mason and
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Pravrajika Vivekaprana · 1934–2018
Memorial Service Saturday May 19, 4 pm, Hollywood Temple. We are sorry to let you know that senior nun Pravrajika
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Regular Talks and Classes Beginning at Our Piñon Hills Retreat House
We are pleased to announce that Swami Arupeshananda will give Spiritual Talks and hold arati, meditation and a class on
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Words of Wisdom

"How often does a man ruin his disciples by remaining always with them! When men are once trained, it is essential that their leader leave them, for without his absence they cannot develop themselves. Plants always remain small under a big tree."Swami Vivekananda