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January 31 – Karma Yoga Day, 9am

Karma Yoga on Saturday January 31st, will be primarily working in the rose garden. The roses need pruning and we shall help with that, guided by Swami Atmavidyananda. We may also do a bit of cleaning inthe Puja Kitchen. As always, we will meet at 9 a.m. in frontof the bookshop. At 12:30 or so, weREAD MORE

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January 25 – Karma Yoga volunteers needed

Sunday, January 25th: Swami Brahmananda’s Puja At the puja we need people to help in the kitchen, washing and drying the pots and pans required to produce the wonderful food offered to Brahmananda that day. We work in one hour shifts, so one is only away from the puja for a short time. The shifts are: 10-11, 11-12, 12-1, 1-2, 2-3,READ MORE

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January 25 – Swami Brahmananda Puja, 10am

January 25 – Swami Brahmananda’s 152nd Birthday Celebration The Puja schedule is as follows: 10 am        Puja begins 1 pm          Homa Fire 2 pm          Prasad Lunch 2:45 pm     Film: Raga Unveiled: The History and Essence of North Indian Classical Music 4:00 pmREAD MORE

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Pinon Hills Antaryoga Retreat – January 31, 9:30am

Meditation on The Life of Sri Ramakrishna and Singing This retreat provides the chance to do our own Sadhana through silence. We try to contemplate on the episodes in the life of Sri Ramakrishna. In this Retreat, through Upanishads we always try to meditate deeper, to realize that one is in reality this Brahman. This time we wantREAD MORE

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January 11th – Vivekananda Puja, 10am

  VIVEKANANDA PUJA The Puja schedule will be as follows –           6:30 AM Breakfast offering, reading 10 AM Worship, Homa Fire, Prasad 2:45 PM Interfaith Panel 4:30 Video Presentation 5:30 Talk by Swami Sarvadevananda 6 PM Special Arati

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Pravrajika Anandaprana Passes Away

Pravrajika Anandaprana (Ursula Bond) was born to a wealthy Jewish family of great culture in Berlin. Fleeing the Nazis, the family emigrated to the United States and settled in San Francisco. Extremely intelligent and highly motivated, fluent in multiple languages, she graduated with honors in English literature at UC Berkeley. After graduation, she married Robert Bond and they moved to Pasadena where she worked at the Huntington Library.

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Retreat: Mindfulness

The January retreat will be held in the Pavilion (next to the Temple) on Saturday, January 3, from 10:00am to 2:30pm. The retreat will be on “Mindfulness” and will be led by Swami Atmarupananda, who is currently working on the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda in India.

Please bring a bag lunch.

To sign up, call 805-969-5697.

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December 31st – New Year’s Eve Kirtan 7:30pm

Come and join us for a Bhakti filled evening of Kirtan on New Year’s Eve at the Hollywood Temple. Schedule: 7:30 Kirtan 10:30 Refreshments 11:30 PM – 12 AM Midnight Meditation Meditation followed by refreshments  

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December 30 – Spiritual Talk by Swami Sarvapriyananda, 7:30pm

All are welcome on Tuesday December 30th at 7:30pm for a special lecture by Swami Sarvapriyananda of the Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math India.

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Christmas and New Year Events

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Wednesday, December 24
6:00pm—Vespers
6:20pm—Sing-along carols with Nativity reading

CHRIST PUJA
Thursday, December 25
11:30am-12:30pm

NEW YEAR’S EVE MEDITATION
Wednesday, December 31
11:30pm-12:00am

All are welcome to attend

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Pinon Hills Antaryoga Retreat – December 20, 9:15am

The retreat will focus on: Meditation on Holy Other and Singing Click on flyer below for detailed information –     Contact Pravrajika Dayaprana before December 18th. for reservation and questions, including car-pooling and directions (323) 960-1729 Ext. 88 Please put your information slowly twice on your message. This retreat is by reservation only.

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Holy Mother Puja – Saturday 12.13, 10am

  Holy Mother Puja Schedule (check back for more details): 1pm Homa fire & Prasad 2:30pm Special Program 5pm Talk by Swami Sarvadevanada 6pm Special Arati

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Holy Mother Puja

Please join us on Saturday, December 13
for Holy Mother’s Puja.

Schedule for the day
11:00am—Puja, bhajans
12:30pm—Homa Fire
1:15pm—Flower offering and relics
1:30pm—Prasad lunch in the convent

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Karma Yoga Saturday – November 22, 9am

Our projects on Saturday, November 22 will center around Swami Sarvadevananda’s garden and quarters. Please plan to come that day, if you can. We will gather at 9 a.m. in front of the book shop for these projects:   1) Prepping the wrought-iron railings on Swami Sarvadevananda’s balcony for painting)—6 devotees needed 2) Completing the new garden inREAD MORE

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Saturday night Kirtan – November 15, 7:30pm

Come chant with Vedanta singers and special guests Devahuti (Heather) & David Hathaway. Carry the evening’s Bhakti Vibrations out to the life around you…. Refreshments to follow. All are welcome! Suggested Donation: Singer within you  

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October 23 – Kali Puja, 10pm-3am

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October 18 – Divine Attunement Performance by Yuval Ron, 7:30pm

All are welcome to join us for a special performance by Yuval Ron October 18th at 7:30pm in honor of his newly published book : Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom Please click the flyer for more information:

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Retreat: Kali: in Our Hearts and Minds

The October retreat will be held in the Pavilion (next to the Temple) on Saturday, October 25, from 10:00am to 2:30pm. The retreat will be on “Kali: in Our Hearts and Minds”, and will be led by David Nelson (Devadatta), who is an authority on the Divine Mother.

Please bring a bag lunch.

To sign up, call 805-969-5697

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Swami Ishtananda to Visit Santa Barbara

Swami Ishtananda, from the Vedanta Society of St. Petersburg, will be visiting Santa Barbara on Monday, October 20. He will give a talk on “The Game of Fault Finding” in the Temple at 6:30pm, which will be followed by a potluck dinner.

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October 18 – Pinon Hills Antaryoga Retreat, 9:30am

The retreat will focus on: Meditation on the Chandogya Upanishad (Part 2)  “A sure way of controlling the mind is to recite Om whenever you do or say anything.” “In fact, there is hardly any issue in Vedanta which is not discussed in the Chandogya. It is a complete manual on Vedanta.” We want toREAD MORE

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