Hollywood Temple

Our Hollywood location is home to a temple, monastery, convent, bookshop, library and the society’s administrative offices. Our minister, Swami Sarvadevananda, and other monks reside in the Hollywood monastery.

The temple is open daily to the public from morning meditation through evening classes. Daily puja, worship, is observed at 12:00 noon every day. Daily arati, vespers, is at 6:00 pm. We also host Sunday morning spiritual talks, Sunday School, scripture and chanting classes, kirtans, karma yoga days, and special pujas. The library is open before and after Sunday morning talks. Members may search for titles in our catalog and borrow books.

Contact Information


6:30am to 7:00pm daily

Puja (Worship) Noon daily

Arati (Vespers) 6:00pm daily


Phone: (323) 465-7114
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00am to 12:30pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 11:00am
Noon to 5:00pm

Closed Wednesdays, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Calendar of Events

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September 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Chanting for Beginners
  • Ram Nam
  • Sanskrit Class
  • No Children's Program Thi…
  • Spiritual Talk: Radha Krishna …
  • Labor Day Retreat
  • Class: Nectar of Supreme Knowl…
  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
  • Sanskrit Class
  • Children's Program
  • Spiritual Talk: Pravrajika Sev…
  • Class: Reading Spiritual Books
  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
  • Maha Kirtan
  • Sanskrit Class
  • Children's Program
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Vedarupa…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
  • Class: Nectar of Supreme Knowl…
  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
  • Class: e Voice of Freedom
  • Class: Living Inspiration of S…
  • Karma Yoga day
  • Sanskrit Class
  • Children's Program
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Saravdev…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
  • Class: Nectar of Supreme Knowl…
  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
  • Class: Sri Sarada Devi and Her…
  • Class: Living Inspiration of S…
  • Vigil
  • Sanskrit Class
  • Children's Program
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Vimoksha…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…

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Please join us for a spiritual retreat - Staying Spiritual in an Unspiritual World - with Swami Arupeshananda at Piñon Hills. The retreat includes meditation, potluck lunch and discussion. ... See MoreSee Less

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Memorial for Bill Fray, September 29th at 10 am

William (Bill) James Fray was born on Dec. 27th, 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri to Audrey Mason and William John Fray. His family traveled between Southern California, Norfolk (Virginia) and the Kansas City area during and after the Second World War. They ultimately settled in Southern California.

After Bill graduated from high school in 1952, he immediately joined the US Navy as an electronics/radio technician class A. He served on the USS Intrepid and the USS Hale, an experience that took him around the world. He was a lifetime member of the VFW.

After his navy discharge in 1955, Bill attended El Camino College and UCLA, graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He then attended the Peter Drucker School of Management in Claremont.

Bill worked for most of the major defense plants in the southland from the mid 1950s through the early 1990s, culminating with management roles at AQMD.

Married in 1960, Bill became a family man and an active citizen in his community. An avid fan of youth soccer and baseball, he served both as coach and referee for his son’s and daughter’s teams.

Bill discovered his religious path with Vedanta in the early 1970s. He contributed his time and energy for many years to the Vedanta Society, including 18 years as president of the Board of Trustees.

Some years after retiring from the Vedanta board, Bill developed Alzheimer’s disease. He passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s and pneumonia on August 17, 2018 at the age of 83.

A good man. A good citizen. A true and loyal patriot, family man and leader. A very loyal and caring friend. And as a production manager - “he got the job done”.
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Swami Sarvadevananda’s topic for this Sunday’s spiritual talk is “Attachment vs. Detachment”. Our regular Sunday programs include Sanskrit class at 9, Sunday School at 11, and Spanish language scripture class at 2:30. Please join us. #vedantaorg #ramakrishna #sanskritclass #sundayschool #escritureshindues ... See MoreSee Less

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Vedanta Society of Southern California Hollywood Temple

This coming Sunday is our monthly retreat with Swami Sarvadevananda.We will be here from 4 PM until 7 PM, beginning with meditation and singing in the shrine. After 6 o’clock, will move downstairs for reading from Swamiji. Come join us.#vedantaorg #meditation #vivekananda ... See MoreSee Less

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We’re gathering at 9 am tomorrow morning for Karma Yoga! You’re service is invaluable to keeping our center’s gardens and buildings in shape. Plus, you get the benefit of serving God through man and enjoying holy company. #vedantaorg #karmayoga ... See MoreSee Less

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