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

Hours:

6:30am to 7:00pm daily

Puja (Worship) Noon daily

Arati (Vespers) 6:00pm daily

Bookstore:

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

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

Calendar of Events

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October 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Class: Nectar of Supreme Knowl…
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: "What Is Life?&quo…
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  • Class: Living Inspiration of S…
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  • Ram Nam
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Children's Program
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Sarvadev…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Class: Nectar of Supreme Knowl…
  • Navaratri
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: Sri Sarada Devi and Her…
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  • Class: Living Inspiration of S…
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Children's Program
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Mahayoga…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Class: Nectar of Supreme Knowl…
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  • Sandhi Puja
  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: Sri Sarada Devi and Her…
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  • Class: Living Inspiration of S…
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Children's Program
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Vedarupa…
  • Devi Mahatmyam Chants and Song…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Class: Nectar of Supreme Knowl…
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: "What Makes Good A…
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  • Class: Living Inspiration of S…
  • Vigil
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  • Karma Yoga day
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Children's Program
  • Spiritual Talk: Pravrajika Vid…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Class: Upanishadic Meditation
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…

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Here is Swami Sarvadevananda’s talk on a thorny issue we grapple with on a daily basis. #vedantaorg #advaitavedanta #attachmentanddetachment #ramakrishna

youtu.be/PreRUPQYSzoSwami Sarvadevananda's talk about living in the world with detachment, and attachment leading to enslavement
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The Santa Barbara Temple hosts Durga Puja, Saturday October 20 from 11 am to 3 pm. If you would like to bring a dessert (that doesn't require refrigeration), please bring it to the convent (not the temple). Jai Sri Durga! #vedantaorg #ramakrishna #durgapuja #jaisridurga ... See MoreSee Less

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Join Pravrajika Sevaprana in the Green House living room this evening at 7:30 pm for diving into Sri Sarada Devi and Her Divine Play. All are welcome. #vedantaorg #advaitavedanta #ramakrishna #srisaraddevieandherdivineplay #theholymother ... See MoreSee Less

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This afternoon we observe Sandhi Puja. This ''Sacred Juncture'' is considered to the most auspicious time of Durga Puja. At this time Durga is worshipped as Chamunda, that is, Kali who killed the demon Chanda and Munda. This year the time is 12:26--1:14 pm when we gather in the temple to chant "Jai Sri Durga". All are welcome to join us in chanting to the glory of the Divine Mother. #vedantaorg #ramakrishna #durgapuja #navaratri #sandhipuja #jaisridurga ... See MoreSee Less

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Another talk for Navaratri from Devadatta. #vedantaorg #ramakrishna #navaratri #divinemother

youtu.be/hUzQM4DPhb8A talk given at the Santa Barbara Vedanta Temple on October 8, 2017.
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