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Durga Puja in Santa Barbara, September 30
Please come and join the joyous celebration of Mother Durga’s annual festival: 11:00 am: Puja Worship 12:30 pm: Flower Offering 12:45 pm: Lunch
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Swami Maheshwarananda Puri Speaks at Hollywood Temple Wednesday, September 20
Swami  Maheshwarananda Puri will be visiting the Hollywood and center and speaking on Harmonizing Jnana and Bhakti. We have enjoyed the swami’s
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“Jai Sri Durga” Chanting
Following the inspiration and footsteps of Swami Swahanandaji, we invite and encourage devotees everywhere to pledge for extra “Jai Sri
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Swami Smarananandaji Maharaj Elected New President
Swami Smarananandaji Maharaj was elected as the President of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission at the meeting of the Board of
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Words of Wisdom

"First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others."Thomas à Kempis