Hollywood Temple

Our Hollywood location is home to a temple, a monastery, a 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.

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 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Sarvadev…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Class: Katha Upanishad
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: Vivekananda’s "Ins…
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  • Teachings of Ramakrishna'…
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  • Ram Nam
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Vedarupa…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Class: Katha Upanishad
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: "What Is a Mantra?…
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  • Teachings of Ramakrishna'…
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  • Karma Yoga day
  • Chanting for Beginners
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Mahayoga…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Class: Swami Atmapriyananda &q…
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Kali Puja
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  • Teachings of Ramakrishna'…
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  • Kali Immersion
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Atmapriy…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Class: Pravrajika Vidyaprana &…
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: "Truth Alone Trium…
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  • Vigil
  • Teachings of Ramakrishna'…
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Jon Monday &qu…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Class: Pravrajika Vidyapranana…

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Here are some photos from our Kali Puja. More to follow... JAI MA! ... See MoreSee Less

Here are some photos from our Kali Puja. More to f...

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The image of Mother Kali will be returned to the formless state, immersed in the ocean, as per tradition, on Saturday October 21. It's a festive occasion: we will board a large boat, with Mother's image, and sail out past the breakwaters, singing and chanting. Then Mother's image will be consigned to the ocean, and we shall return for a group pot-luck picnic and meditation on the beach.

The boat will leave the dock at 12 noon sharp, so don't be late!

Location: 700 Edgewater Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92661
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KALI Immersion

October 21, 2017, 12:00pm - October 21, 2017, 3:00pm

The image of Mother Kali will be returned to the f...

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Here is Swami Mahayogananda's illuminating and inspiring talk about Swami Vivekananda's personal relationship with Kali. A perfect preparation for our Kali Puja this coming Thursday! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are pleased to announce that Swami Atmapriyananda, President of Vivekananda University, India, is visiting Southern California. He will be giving talks and retreats at our various centers throughout his trip, and will lead our Tuesday night class in Hollywood, attend our Kali Puja, and speak the following Sunday. See flyer below for details. ... See MoreSee Less

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Swami Mahayogananda's Sunday talk tomorrow will be on "Vivekananda and Kali." Since our annual Kali Puja is so close (Thursday, 10/19), may Swamiji's insight add to our understanding and meditation on MA that special night... ... See MoreSee Less

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