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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February 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Class: Swami Vivekananda'…
  • Class: Living Inspiration of S…
  • Chanting for Beginners
  • Ram Nam
  • Sanskrit Class
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Sarvadev…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
  • Class: Katha Upanishad
  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
  • Class: "The Story of Crea…
  • Class: Living Inspiration of S…
  • Chanting for Beginners
  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Vedarupa…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
  • Class: Katha Upanishad
  • Shiva Ratri
  • Class: Swami Vivekananda'…
  • Class: Living Inspiration of S…
  • Ramakrishna Puja
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
  • Class: Katha Upanishad
  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
  • Class: "What Is Life?&quo…
  • Vigil
  • Class: Living Inspiration of S…
  • Karma Yoga day
  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Pravrajika Sev…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
  • Class: Upanishad Meditation
  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…

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The VSSC is a participant in the Los Angeles Hindu-Catholic Dialogue and we encourage you to attend what promises to be an insightful talk. #vedantaorg #ramanuja #hinducatholicdialogue ... See MoreSee Less

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Come celebrate the 182nd birth anniversary of Sri Ramakrishna with us today! Puja begins at 10 am, followed by home fire, flower offering, prasad lunch and afternoon programs of American Gospel and classical Indian music and a short film. Swami Sarvadevananda will give a talk before the 6 pm special arati.

This is also the final day of our Vivekananda food drive. Your contribution of commercially packaged food or checks made out VSSC-food drive will benefit hungry families and individuals in Los Angeles.

Jai Sri Ramakrishna ji ki Jai!
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Shiva in meditation after his dance. More images of our Shiva Ratri to come. #vedantaorg #shivaratri ... See MoreSee Less

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Remembering Swami Vivekananda through Service as Worship: Annual Food Drive

The nuns, monks, devotees, members, and friends of the Vedanta Society of Southern California pay tribute to the memory of Swami Vivekananda by conducting an Annual Food Drive. Usually, we do this at the time of Swami Vivekananda's birthday celebration, but this year due to many of us falling ill at that time, we are conducting it now.

Non-perishable food items are collected and given to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. The Food Bank collects and distributes food to individuals and over 900 charitable organizations throughout Los Angeles County. Please bring new, unopened, non-perishable food items to the Hollywood bookshop. If you have questions, please contact Swami Mahayogananda (mahayogananda@vedanta.org).

If you are able, please bring an offering for the food drive on Sri Ramakrishna's birthday celebration in Hollywood, Sunday February 18.

Suitable Offerings for the Food Bank
All food items much be unopened and non-perishable.
All cans must have labels, and must not be dented or rusted.
All packages must be factory sealed.
We focus on collecting food items that are as healthy as possible—whole grain, low sugar, low fat, less processed foods.

Financial Contributions are also welcome. You can make checks out to the Vedanta Society, marking the memo line with "Food Drive". You may also donate online by visiting our website. Be sure to include a message that your donation is intended for the food drive. #vedantaorg #fooddrive
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