Please join us in celebrating the Buddha’s birthday on May 25th. Beginning at 7pm, there will be chanting, a slide show on the Buddha’s life, hearing the message of Swami Vivekananda on Buddha, a flower offering and bathing of baby Buddha. For exact times and details please see the attached flyer:
In this Retreat, the focus will be Meditation on the Teachings of Buddha and Singing. The retreat will be held Saturday May 18th from 9:30am-4pm a the Vedanta Retreat House, Pinon Hills, CA. This retreat provides the chance to do our own Sadhana through silence. If we stop talking, we become aware of our actions, what weREAD MORE
In celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, we invite you to join us for an inter-religious panel discussion featuring distinguished practitioners from the world’s major religious traditions: Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.
Topic: What is the Problem? and What is the Solution?
Where: The Santa Barbara Vedanta Temple
When: Memorial Day, May 27, 2013
Time: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Please join and chant with us at the Vedanta Kirtan. Kirtan will be followed by light refreshments. All are welcome! See at attached flyer:
Join us and introduce your friends to Vedanta while sharing in the spiritual activities at the Annual Public Dinner on Sunday, May 5th. Please click the attached flyer for day’s program details. All are welcome.
Swami Ishatmananda, from the Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago, will be visiting Santa Barbara on Monday, May 6. He will give a talk in the Temple at 6:30pm, which will be followed by a potluck dinner. All are welcome to attend.
For the 9th year we will once again honor Hanuman’s birthday at the Hollywood Vedanta Temple by singing 108 Hanuman Chalisas for him. As usual we will begin at the magical holy hour of 4AM and continue singing until we have finished offering Mahavir 108 Chalisas (usually around 4:30PM). To keep everyone energized until Hanumanji’s prasad isREAD MORE
Come Celebrate Hanuman’s Birthday at the Hollywood Temple on Saturday, April 27th 4am-5pm For further information see Hollywood Temple News
All Vedanta Society of Southern California members are encouraged to attend the Annual Members meeting at the Hollywood Temple on Thursday, April 25th at 8pm. Your attendance is needed to vote on issues related to the VSSC and to keep you connected to events and updates of the Society.
Please join us at the Hollywood Temple on Tuesday, April 23th at 7:30pm for Part II – “Exploring India through the Six Schools of Indian Philosophy and Beyond – Buddha’s Life & Teachings” a Multimedia presentation by Br. Vedachaitanya.
Please join us at the Hollywood Temple on Tuesday, April 16th at 7:30pm for the lecture “Exploring India through the Six Schools of Indian Philosophy” a Multimedia presentation by Br. Vedachaitanya.
In this Retreat, the focus will be Meditation on Ishavasya Upanishad and Singing. The retreat will be held Saturday April 27th from 9:30am-4pm a the Vedanta Retreat House, Pinon Hills, CA. This retreat provides the chance to do our own Sadhana through silence. If we stop talking, we become aware of our actions, what we are thinking, andREAD MORE
The April retreat will be held on Saturday, April 20. Please note that the hours have been changed to 10:00am to 2:30pm. The retreat, held in the Pavilion, will be on Cultivating Happiness, and will be led by Wade Dazey, a Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater. Wade is a long-time devotee, andREAD MORE
EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE
6:30am: Christ worship
7:30am: Prasad breakfast
11:00am to 12:00n
The Meaning of Resurrection
Visiting speaker: Swami Veetamohananda
During the lecture, we hold an Easter egg hunt for the
children while their parents are attending the lecture.
This is a very popular event and we often have 35-40 children.
Please join us Saturday March 23rd for the chants of Cooper Madison, Madhumati Gaurangi and Vedanta singers and friends smear your hearts with colors of joy and bliss…. Let the drudgeries of life dissolve into sublime offerings….Let us carry the evening’s Bhakti into the world we create around us….. Learn more about kirtanwallah Cooper MadisonREAD MORE
Swami Veetamohananda, head of the Centre Vedantique Ramakrishna in Gretz, France, will be visiting Santa Barbara on Easter Sunday, March 31. He will give the 11:00am Sunday lecture on The Meaning of the Resurrection.
Sri Ramakrishna Puja - Sun, March 17, 10:00am – 2:30pm 10 am Worship, Homa Fire and Prasad 3-8 pm Special Program and Arati
In celebration of Swami Swahananda’s life, we are offering a DVD set of his Funeral Service, Hollywood Memorial Service, and Santa Barbara Memorial Service. The double-disk set includes a 30-minute photo collage spanning Swami’s life, clips of him speaking on various subjects, and reminiscences of nuns, monks, and devotees about his life and personality. TheREAD MORE
Sri Ramakrishna’s puja will begin at 11:00am with the puja, bhajans, flower offerings, and homa fire. The worship will conclude with prasad lunch. All are welcome to attend.
Meditation on The Life of Sri Ramakrishna and Singing. The retreat will be held Saturday March 23st from 9:30am-4pm at the Vedanta Retreat House, Pinon Hills, CA. 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,READ MORE