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Swami Vedaswarupananda to Visit Santa Barbara May 9-10

Swami Vedaswarupananda, assistant head of the Vedanta Society of Western Washington, will be visiting Santa Barbara on May 9th and 10th. On Saturday, May 9, he will read the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna before Vespers. And on Sunday, he will give a lecture in the Temple on “Selfless Service”.

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May 3 – Annual Public Dinner, 11am

Join us for our Annual Public Dinner on Sunday May 3, 2015. Schedule is as follows: 11am Swami Vedaswarupananda of Vedanta Society of Western Washington will speak on Ramakrishna and His Message 12:15 PM Prasad Lunch 1:30 Buddha Birthday Celebration

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April 23 – Special Talk “The Power of One” by Mrs. Jaya Row, 7:30pm

Join us for an evening lecture by Mrs. Jaya Row on “The Power of One”. Click the flyer below for more information –

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April 18 – Karma Yoga Day, 9am

Please join us for Karma Yoga Saturday on April 18th at 9 a.m. Our projects will be: Cleaning the exterior walls of the Temple and other buildings in preparation for the Public Dinner Gardening, including deadheading roses, transplanting snapdragons, planting seeds, weeding and repotting. We will meet at 9 a.m. in front of the bookshop.READ MORE

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Pinon Hills Antaryoga Retreat – April 18th, 9:30am

RETREAT FOR INNER COMMUNION – Pinon Hills Retreat Center Meditation on Chandogya Upanishad (Part 4) “In Third Chapter , called the Madhu-vidya, Honey doctrine, describe the meditation on the sun, through successive steps, leads to the Highest Goal.” We want to focus on Chandogya Upanishad, the Third Chapter. This tries to draw our attention toREAD MORE

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Interfaith Program Explores “The Golden Rule”

On April 26, the Inter religious Council of San Diego is hosting a public program for all ages, “Understanding the Golden Rule” through music and storytelling from various religious and cultural traditions.

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Spiritual Cafe Comes to the Monastery

On April 18, please join us at the Spiritual Cafe: A venue for roundtable discussions on provocative topics. Our first session is on Death.

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Retreat: Learning from the Great Wisdom Traditions

The April retreat will be held in the Pavilion (next to the Temple) on Saturday, April 11, from 10:00am to 2:30am. The retreat will be on “Learning from the Great Wisdom Traditions”, and will be led by Wade Dazey, a long-time Vedantist, a Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, and a great friend.

Please bring a bag lunch.

To sign up, call 805-969-5697

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April 4 – 11th Annual Hanuman Jayanti, 4am-5pm

COME ONE, COME ALL for the 11th ANNUAL HANUMAN JAYANTI ! ALL DAY Saturday, April 4th, 4 AM to 5 PM Come lead The Chalisa and/or sing along with singers and chanters from all around town with all your heart and infuse expansion in your soul and life.    Click the flyer for specific details of theREAD MORE

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March 31 – Special talk by Swami Yogatmananda, 7:30pm

Swami Yogatmananda, head of the Vedanta Society of Providence, RI, will be visiting Southern California and giving a special talk titled “The Cloud of Unknowing” at 7:30pm on Tuesday, March 31st.   Born in 1953 in Karnataka, India, Swami Yogatmananda joined Ramakrishna Order in 1976. He received his monastic vows in 1986. After being atREAD MORE

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March 28 – Ram Navami: Birthday of Sri Rama, 6:30pm

Please join us to help invoke the joy of singing for Sri Rama’s birthday at 6:30pm on March 28th. We will be signing Ram Nam, followed by satsang with Swami Sarvadevananda in the Living Room. After satsang, all who would like to stay and enjoy prasad are welcome.    

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Swami Yogatmananda to Visit Santa Barbara

Swami Yogatmananda, head of the Vedanta Society in Providence, will be visiting Santa Barbara on Monday, March 30. He will give a talk on “Canticle of the Soul” at 6:30pm, which will be followed by a potluck dinner.

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Pinon Hills Antaryoga Retreat – March 21st, 9:30am

Meditation on Chandogya Upanishad (Part 3) “The first five chapters are about worship and meditation that is, they are dualistic. The purpose of the meditation chapters is to emphasize the need for a pure heart.” We want to focus on Chandogya Upanishad, the First and Second Chapter. This tries to draw our attention to Self-knowledge. “ItREAD MORE

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Saturday Night Kirtan – March 14th, 7:30pm

Come chant with Vedanta singers and special guest Spring Groove, Saturday March 14th Carry the evening’s Bhakti Vibrations out to the life around you…. Refreshments to follow. All are welcome!    

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February 22 – Ramakrishna Birthday Puja, 10am

Please join us in celebrating Sri Ramakrishna’s birthday. We’ll be observing as follows: 10 am             Puja Begins 1 pm               Homa Fire 1:45 pm          Flower Offering 2 pm               Prasad Lunch 2:45 pm    READ MORE

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February 15 – Spiritual Retreat: Aspects of Holy Mother, 10:30am

Join us on Sunday, February 15th from 10:30am-12pm for a spiritual retreat on Aspects of Holy Mother. The retreat will be given by Swami Chetanananda of the Vedanta Society of St. Louis. Click here for full schedule –  

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Shiva Ratri: Tuesday, February 17

Shiva Ratri, the “Night of Shiva”, will be celebrated in Santa Barbara on Tuesday, March 17, beginning at 6:00pm.

Vigil is kept on this holy night through four separate worships and intervening watches. Worshippers fast, meditate, pray and sing throughout the night. The holy mantra “Om Namah Shivaya” is repeated and hymns of praise are sung to Lord Shiva. The celebration is concluded with with a prasad meal.

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Sri Ramakrishna Puja: Friday, February 20, 2015

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11:00am—Puja, bhajans
12:30pm—Flower offering
12:45pm—Homa Fire
1:30pm—Prasad lunch
6:00pm—Special Arati

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February 17 – Shiva Ratri 6pm-1:30am

Shiva Ratri, the “Night of Shiva”, will be celebrated in the Hollywood Temple on Tuesday February 17th, beginning at 6:30pm. Vigil is kept on this holy night through four separate worships and intervening watches. Worshippers fast, meditate, pray and sing throughout the night. The holy mantra “Om Namah Shivaya” is repeated and hymns of praiseREAD MORE

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February 7 – Lois Jewell Memorial Service, 3:30pm

The Vedanta Society will hold a memorial Service at the Hollywood Temple for long time devotee Lois Jewell on Saturday February 7, 3:30 pm. Lois Jewell 1935 – 2014 Born in Wilmington Delaware on June 14, 1935, Lois Jewell studied in Syracuse and Boston before moving to New York, where she pursued a successful modeling career.READ MORE

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