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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September 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Ram Nam
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  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Sarvadev…
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  • Labor Day Retreat
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  • Class: Katha Upanishad
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: "The Five Elements…
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  • Teachings of Ramakrishna'…
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  • Chanting for Beginners
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Dhyanayo…
  • 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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  • Karma Yoga day
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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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  • Navaratri
  • Special Guest: Swami Maheshwar…
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  • Class: "The Meaning of Li…
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  • Vigil
  • Teachings of Ramakrishna'…
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  • Maha Kirtan
  • Chanting for Beginners
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Atmatatt…
  • Devi Mahatmyam Chants and Song…
  • Sing with Mother Durga
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Class: Katha Upanishad
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Sandhi Puja
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  • Teachings of Ramakrishna'…
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Indian Classical Music singer Joita Bose Mandal will perform Durga Stotras along with her group in the spirit of Mahalaya. Then we'll enjoy prasad lunch, followed by musical and video offerings led by Pr. Dayaprana.

Joita Bose Mandal is the daughter of renowned Hindustani Classical vocalist Vidushi Kamala Bose and a disciple of eminent musicologist Pandit Ramashray Jha of Bhatt Gharana.
12:15 pm: Joita Bose Mandal and Group
Devi Mahatmyam Chants and Songs
1:30 pm: Lunch Prasad
2:00 pm: Pr. Dayaprana
Sing with Mother Durga
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Divine Mother Music Celebration!

September 24, 2017, 12:15pm - September 24, 2017, 3:30pm

Indian Classical Music singer Joita Bose Mandal wi...

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All are invited! Join us for fresh chai at 9:30AM...We'll begin at 10AM with chanting the Gayatri Mantra! See our Schedule below.

Morning Session
10:00 – 10:10 Gayatri Mantra Chanting with Pravrajika Sevaprana
10:10 – 10:25 Swami Mahayogananda
10:25 – 10:45 Jacquelina Clemons
10:45 – 11:15 Deva (Devahuti & David Hathaway)
11:15 – 12:00 The Sathya Sai Baba Center of Hollywood

12:00 – 01:00 Indian Vegetarian Prasad Lunch

Afternoon Session
01:30 – 02:15 Nikunj Ras (Radha Kunj Kirtan Ensemble)
02:15 – 02:35 Jeffrey Ainis
02:35 – 02:55 Pravrajika Vidyaprana
02:55 – 03:15 Christopher Cornelius
03:15 – 03:35 Quincy Coleman
03:35 – 04:20 Art of Living
04:20 – 04:30 Open Mic: Call-response singing by anyone in attendance
04:30 – 04:50 TBA
04:50 – 05:00 Open Mic: Call-response singing by anyone in attendance
05:00 – 05:45 Vedanta Bhakti Singers

05:45 – 06:30 Break for Arati-Meditation
& Light Dinner-Refreshments

Evening Session
06:30 – 06:50 Mirabai (Anya Cronin)
06:50 – 07:20 Ananda Los Angeles (Rev. Robert "Ram" Smith & Dikshiniji)
07:20 – 07:40 Tara Taylor Donlan
07:40 – 08:25 Kamini Natarajan Kirtan
08:25 – 08:50 Gong Meditation Or Santoor Recital
08:55 – 09:40 Temple Bhajan Band
09:40 – 10:00 Closing Chant and Remarks - Swami Mahayogananda

All Day Accompanists
Jeffrey Ainis (Keyboard) Eddie Young (Cello)
from Art of Living and Temple Bhajan Band

Refreshments and Chai All Day & Evening

In the spirit of community sharing, brief stretches of light service in coordinating and helping in the kitchen/refreshments area or the kirtan proceeding will be much appreciated as blessings. If you wish and have a little time to offer service, please contact our tireless coordinator Jit Sarkar at vedantakirtan@yahoo.com
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Maha Kirtan!

September 23, 2017, 10:00am - September 23, 2017, 10:00pm

All are invited! Join us for fresh chai at 9:30AM...

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Instead of our usual Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna class on Wednesday night all are invited to join us for a visit with a very special guest, Swami Maheshwarananda Puri. He will give a talk on "Harmonizing Jnana and Bhakti."

We have enjoyed the swami's visits and talks in previous years. He is a well-known teacher of Vedanta, and travels regularly to different parts of the world. His website: sannyasashram.org.
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