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Durga Puja

DURGA PUJA
Where: Santa Barbara Temple
When: Saturday, October 4, 2014

Schedule of Events:
11:00am—Puja12:45pm—Flower offering
1:00pm—Prasad Lunch
2:30pm—Vivekananda Oratorio (Abridged) composed by Swami Atmavidyananda
4:30pm—Class on “Nectar of Supreme Knowledge” with Swami Sarvadevananda
6:00pm—Vespers

All are welcome to attend.

Other Durga Puja Events:
Navaratri Chanting: September 24-October 4

Sandhi Puja: Chanting of “Jai Sri Durga”
October 2, 11:44am-12:32pm

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September 21st – Peace Sunday Festival 2014

The Vedanta Society is a sponsoring organization for the Peace Sunday Festival 2014 (www.peacesunday.org). The Festival will be from 9am-6pm at the IMAN Cultural Center 3376 Motor Ave, LA, CA 90034. For more information, please see the flyer below.

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Retreat: The Vedanta Approach to Death and Dying

The September retreat will be held in the Pavilion (next to the Temple) on Saturday, September 27, from 10:00am to 2:30pm. The retreat will be on “The Vedanta Approach to Death and Dying”, and will be led by Pravrajika Vrajaprana.

Please bring a bag lunch.

To sign up, call 805-969-5697.

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September 20 – The Sounds of Peace, Singing Bowl Concert, 7:30pm

Please join us at the Hollywood Temple for a special concert of Singing Bowls with Neal Miller & Orchestra, Saturday September 20th at 7:30pm. If you have your own Bowl feel free to bring it. Click flyer below  for more information

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September 20 – Pinon Hills Retreat, 9:30am

RETREAT FOR INNER COMMUNION Meditation on Chandogya Upanishad (Part 1) September 20th (Saturday) 2014 9:30 AM ~ 4:30 PM Vedanta Retreat, Pinon Hills “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 theREAD MORE

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Saturday September 13 – Maha Kirtan 12pm

Namaskar to All! Come One, Come All! ’tis the season of Durga-Kali energy….Let us invoke in unison the Shakti within us! The day will begin with delicious Indian vegetarian prasad lunch served from 12 pm to 1 pm – Prepared by Kokila Chaudhuri. Not to be missed! Refreshments as well as Tara Donlan’s Special ChaiREAD MORE

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September 1 – Labor Day Retreat 10am

Please join us for our yearly LABOR DAY RETREAT at the Hollywood Temple – the program is as follows: 10 AM Reading Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna 1:30 PM Lunch 2:30 Bach Fugue, Swami Atmavidyananda Discussion of Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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Karma Yoga Saturday – August 16, 9am

We invite you to join us Saturday, August 16, for Karma Yoga at the Hollywood temple. We’ll begin at 9 am as always, break for some time in the Temple, and enjoy lunch together at 1:20 pm. We plan to take up these projects:  (1) Cleaning the Vedanta Archives and Moving Archival Materials, (2) Gardening,READ MORE

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Bhajan Fest/Kirtan: Saturday, August 9

This Saturday, August 9 at 3:30pm will be our 4th annual Bhajan Fest/Kirtan which should be a lot of fun. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SING WELL OR EVEN SING OK TO JOIN! Just come and join us and enjoy singing fun devotional songs. The songs are easy to follow and the Santa Barbara bhajan groupREAD MORE

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Saturday Night Kirtan – July 19th, 7:30pm

Join us and chant with Vedanta Singers and special guests Jacquelina Clemons & La Mer during our monthly free kirtan.  Come and inspire the singers with your collective voices and merge into the breeze of divine chants in unison…. Carry the evening’s Bhakti Vibrations out to the life around you…. Refreshments to follow. All are welcome!

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Spanish Class Resumes in Hollywood Sundays at 2:30 pm

Swami Dhyanayogananda, of the Vedanta Society of Northern California, will be leading the class via Skype. He is a native speaker of Spanish, and has lived many years in India.  The class will take Swami Vivekananda’s Jnana Yogaas the text (Gñana Yoga en Español).  The class and discussions are held each Sunday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 inREAD MORE

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Saturday July 12th – Vivekananda House Annual Open House, 4pm

Join us for the Annual Open House, July 12th, at the Vivekanda House in South Pasadena starting at 4pm.         There will be a special worship service, readings and light refreshments. All are welcome! Please click the link below for directions: http://vedanta.org/about-the-vedanta-society/vivekananda-house-south-pasadena/    

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Saturday July 12 – Guru Purnima Chanting, 9am

Come join us celebrating Guru Purnima on July 12th between 9 – 11:30am in the Hollywood Temple. We will be chanting Guru Gita & Guru Bhajana Stotra. Light refreshments to follow.

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Annual 4th of July celebration, 12pm Ramakrishna Monestary, Trabuco Canyon

Please join us for our wonderful ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION! We will be honoring Swami Vivekananda and enjoying spiritual camaraderie. 12 Noon Worship 1:20 PM Lunch 2:30 PM Special Talk, Swami Nikhilatmananda, Allahabad, India Click here for directions and details of the Monastery – http://vedanta.org/about-the-vedanta-society/ramakrishna-monastery-trabuco-canyon/  

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Tuesday July 1 – Special lecture, Swami Nikhilatmananda, 7:30pm

Please join us at the Hollywood Temple for a special lecture by Swami Nikhilatmananda, Allahabad Center, India “Removing Obstacles to Spiritual Practice according to Hanuman” All are welcome!

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Saturday Night Kirtan – June 21st 7:30pm

Namaskar Everyone!Let us invoke the summer’s brightness into our beings…Let all our voices be one in bhakti-filled melodies…Let the chants transport us to our higher selves…Refreshments to follow.  Come One, Come All!  Share and invite all…

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Swami Nikhilatmananda to Visit Santa Barbara

Swami Nikhilatmananda from the Allahabad center in India, will be visiting Santa Barbara on Saturday, July 5th. He will give a talk on “Application of Vivekananda’s Ideals among the Tribals of India”. The talk will be followed by a potluck dinner.

All are welcome to attend.

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Retreat Saturday June 14th, Pinon Hills

This month’s Antaryoga Retreat at our Pinon Hills location continues from May with a focus on Buddhist meditation and readings from Thich Nhat Hanh. This retreat is by reservation only for those who already practice meditation. Call Pravrajika Dayaprana at (323) 960-1729, ext. 88 to reserve a spot or to ask questions. Click below forREAD MORE

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Saturday May 31st, Kirtan in Hollywood – 7:30pm

Please join us for an evening of devotional chanting and camaraderie with Vedanta Singers, Tim Jordan, and others lead us in kirtan, call-and-response chanting. Vedanta Kirtan—A Donation-Free Spiritual Camaraderie Initiative Free Parking in Vedanta Society Parking Lot. Free street parking around the center but please watch for parking restrictions.  

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Retreat: Transformation Through Worship—How to Do It

The May retreat will be held in the Pavilion (next to the Temple) on Saturday, May 31, from 10:00am to 2:30pm. The retreat will be on “Transformation Through Worship—How to Do It”, and will be led by Swami Harinamananda from our San Diego center. Please bring a bag lunch. To sign up, call 805-969-5697.

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