We will hold our Annual Vedanta Society Garage sale in the Parking Lot of the Hollywood Temple from 7am-3pm. Please see the attached flyer for additional details:
Please join us for a talk by Swami Shantarupananda, Head, Vedanta Society of Portland on Vivekananda: Teacher of Four Yogas
Our mission is to make preparations for the Annual Vedanta Society Garage Sale. We’ll sort, price and gather items for the sale on the following Saturday, December 7th. Please join us at 10 a.m. in front of the Hollywood Monastery. We’ll work until lunch, take a break, and then work for a couple moreREAD MORE
Or, see the Bulletin in PDF format here HOLLYWOOD SUNDAY LECTURES 11 AM 3 LECTURE CANCELED · 3 PM Kali Immersion in Balboa 10 Dr. Rita Sherma · How Yoga Came to America: Swami Vivekananda’s Unique Legacy (Dr. Sherma is Vivekananda Visiting Professor, USC) 17 Pravrajika Sevaprana · Swami Vivekananda: Monk Transformed into Missionary 24 Swami Mahayogananda · Deepening Our Meditation: Foundations WEEKLY CLASSES 7:30 PM ORREAD MORE
Swami Sarvadevananda addressed a group of students and faculty at the Claremont McKenna College on November 7. A nice write-up was placed on their website.
Please join us at the Hollywood Temple for Kali Puja on Saturday, November 2nd from 10pm to 3am. Remember that daylight savings time ends at 2am on November 3. More details soon.
Please join us for a talk by visiting scholar Dr. Sangeetha Menon this Tuesday evening, October 22, at 7:30, at the Hollywood temple. Her topic:Consciousness and Self-Transformation in the Bhagavad Gita Dr. Sangeetha Menon is a philosopher-psychologist and is a Professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Her specific research interestsREAD MORE
Swami Aparokshananda, the Head of the Ramakrishna Mission in Fiji, will be visiting Santa Barbara for the first time on Monday, October 28. He will give a talk on “How to Love God” in the Temple at 6:30pm, which will be followed by a potluck dinner in the convent. All are welcome to attend.
The Vedanta International Cultural Center will hold a special program called Gitanjali and Beyond…A Tribute to Swami Vivekananda on Sunday October 27th at 4:30pm at the Redondo Beach Center for Spiritual Living. Tickets $20 & 25 dinner included. Please see the attached flyer for event details and address: Contact: Rini Ghosh with further questions 310.791.6631
Please join us at the Hollywood Temple Saturday, October 26th at 7:30pm for a New Play by Cliff Johnson titled “A Message for the West: Vivekananda in America”. See the attached flyer for more information:
Retreat Topic: Purusha Suktam - Chanting & Contemplation This retreat provides the chance to do our own Sadhana through silence. This time, we will meditate on this “Purusha Suktam” with Shvetashvatara Upanishad. And in the afternoon, we will talk on “Purusha Suktam” Verse 17 ~ 24. There will be meditation in the morning to think of our realREAD MORE
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From Fri, October 4, 12am – Sun, October 13, 12am devotees commit to chanting “Jai Sri Durga” during Navatri, (the nine nights of Mother’s worship). Sign up in the bookstore to have your japam counted. On Saturday, October 12, from 3:48pm to 4:36pm devotees are invited to come for group chanting of “Jai Sri Durga” inREAD MORE
Please join us on Saturday, September 28th at 7:30pm for an evening of chanting with Vedanta singers and special guests Swami Nikhilanandji and Radha Madhav Dham singers. Swami Nikhilanandji lives in Radha Madhav Dham Ashram in Austin, TX and is currently visiting California. Refreshments to follow. All are welcome! Please see attached flyer
It seems that Swami Atmavidyananda’s Vivekananda Oratorio has attracted attention in high places. Early in September he received a call from the Indian Ambassador to the United States. Ambassador Rao was looking for Vivekananda material on You Tube and came across the “Arise, Awake” music video from the Vivekananda Oratorio that was created and posted by Tara. TheREAD MORE
On Saturday, September 28th from 9:30am-4pm, there will be a Vedanta Retreat in Pinon Hills. This retreat provides the chance to do our own Sadhana through silence. This time, we will talk on this “Purusha Suktam” every 30 minutes and meditate on these verses every 30 minutes. There will be six meditation sessions to think of ourREAD MORE
Durga Puja will be held in the Santa Barbara Temple on Saturday, October 20, 2013.
The October retreat will be held on Saturday, October 5. Please note that the hours have been changed to 10:00am to 2:30pm. The retreat, held in the Pavilion, will be on the Divine Mother, and will be led by David Nelson (Devadatta) who has written two excellent books on the Divine Mother. He is alsoREAD MORE
Please join us on Wednesday, September 4th at 7:30pm for a special talk given by Swami Maheswarananda Puri, Head of the Sannyasa Ashrama in Rishikesh, India, Monks of the Himalayas.
The Hollywood Temple will have its Annual Labor Day Retreat beginning at 10 am. Following is the schedule: 10am – Silent Group Reading of The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna 12pm – Noon meditation/Puja 1:30pm – Lunch 2:30pm – Special Program All are welcome.