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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July 2018

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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk:
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  • Class: "Nectar of Supreme…
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  • Class: Cancelled
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Sarvadev…
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  • Class: Swami Sarvapriyananda &…
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Kirtan
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Atmatatt…
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  • Class: Swami Sarvapriyananda &…
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  • Class: Swami Baneshananda &quo…
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  • Karma Yoga day
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Baneshan…
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  • Class: "Nectar of Supreme…
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Vigil
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Vedarupa…
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  • Class: Upanishadic Meditation

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Swami Sarvapriyananda closes his Southern California visit with a talk on "Moksha" at 7:30 Tuesday evening. We will not be streaming this talk, but it will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel. #advaitavedanta #vedantaorg #ramakrishna #moksha #sarvapriyananda ... See MoreSee Less

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Vedanta Society of Southern California Hollywood Temple

And here is Swami Kripamayananda's lecture on "Does Place Matter in Spiritual Life?" youtu.be/3j9licnrHMg. ... See MoreSee Less

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"Living Pilgrim" is Swami Atmatattwananda's talk tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock. Come early for Sanskrit class; it meets in the library at 9 o'clock. Drop the kids off at the white house for Sunday School before you head into the temple for the talk. As always, all are welcome. #vedantaorg #advaitavedanta #ramakrishna #sanskritclass #sundayschool ... See MoreSee Less

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Come join us in chanting the divine name this Saturday at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to chant or listen. #vedantaorg #advaitavedanta #kirtan ... See MoreSee Less

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“I see people who talk about religion constantly quarrelling with one another. Hindus, Mussalmāns, Brāhmos, Śāktas, Vaishnavas, Śaivas, all quarrel with one another. They haven’t the intelligence to understand that He who is called Krishna is also Śiva and the Primal Śakti, and that it is He, again, who is called Jesus and Āllāh. ‘There is only one Rāma and He has a thousand names.’

“Truth is one; only It is called by different names. All people are seeking the same Truth; the variance is due to climate, temperament, and name.”

-- Sri Ramakrishna, Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Chapter 21, A Day at Dakshineswar, April 5, 1884

Join us in reading and studying our essential text The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna at 7:30 this evening. #vedantaorg #advaitavedanta #gospelofsriramakrishna
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