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Hollywood

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Orange County

Bust of Swami Vivekananda at the Ramakrishna Monastery in Trabuco Canyon

Santa Barbara

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San Diego

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South Pasadena

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Piñon Hills

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Our Blog

Pravrajika Vivekaprana, June 12, 1934–April 11, 2018
We are sorry to let you know that senior nun Pravrajika Vivekaprana of the Hollywood Convent left her body on
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Interfaith Retreat “The Beloved Community”, Saturday, April 29, 10am to 6 pm
Vedanta Society of Southern California Retreat: Establishing the Beloved Community This April is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther
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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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A Thanksgiving Message from Swami Sarvadevananda
When we sit down at our Thanksgiving meal it is customary to thank the God of our choosing for our
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Words of Wisdom

"There is no God separate from you, no God higher than you, the real 'you '. All the gods are little beings to you, all the ideas of God and Father in heaven are but your own reflection. God Himself is your image. 'God created man after His own image. ' That is wrong. Man creates God after his own image. That is right. Throughout the universe we are creating gods after our own image. We create the god and fall down at his feet and worship him; and when this dream comes, we love it!"Swami Vivekananda