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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.

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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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Saturday May 31st, Karma Yoga Day at Piñon Hills, 9am-4pm

Come experience the peace and beauty of the desert,  spiritually uplifting readings, meditation and the company of devotees and monastics, as we experience joy and invigoration from service at our Pinon Hills Retreat House.  When:   Saturday May 31st, from 9 to 4pm Where : 720 Sage Rd, Pinon Hills, CA What:  Karma Yoga Retreat DayREAD MORE

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May 11 to June 8th – Serve the Divine Mother thru CPAF

Please join us in worshiping the Divine Mother through serving her embodiments in women of the Los Angeles area. In the West, May is traditionally the month of Mary, Christ’s Mother, and it is the time we celebrate Mother’s day.  For the Vedantin, every day is Mother’s day.  Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda particularly stressedREAD MORE

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Karma Yoga Saturday, May 17th, 9am

Join us for our monthly Karma Yoga in Hollywood Saturday May 17 at 9:00 am, in front of the bookshop. We have two exciting opportunities for service: (1) gardening and yard work in the Iris Garden, and (2) cleaning the Puja Kitchen. We will work until 12:30, have some time for meditation and then have a heartyREAD MORE

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Buddha’s Birthday Observed, Saturday May 17th, 7pm in Hollywood

7:00 pm Opening Chanting “Prajna-Paramita-Hrdaya-Sutram” (in Japanese) Slide Presentation “The Life of Gotama Buddha” (Till His enlightenment —– by computer arts and photos in the forest) STORY: Based on the book, “Gotama Buddha” by Hajime Nakamura ”The Life of Shakyamuni” by Hidetomo Kanaoka   8:00 pm Reading from “Present Moment, Wonderful Moment” (By Thich NhatREAD MORE

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Who Am I? Retreat in San Diego, Sunday May 18,
With Swami Atmarupananda

Signup required at mysignup.com.

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Antaryoga Retreat, Piñon Hills, Saturday May 24, 2014

RETREAT FOR INNER COMMUNION Meditation on The Teaching of Buddha May 24th (Saturday) 2014 9:30 ~ 4:00 PM Vedanta Retreat, Pinon Hills “The life of Buddha has an especial appeal. All my life I have been very fond of Buddha, but not of his doctrine. I have more veneration for that character than for anyREAD MORE

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