Shiva Ratri, the “Night of Shiva”, will be celebrated in the Hollywood Temple on Thursday, February 27, beginning at 6 pm. 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 ofREAD MORE
1:30pm— Prasad lunch
6:00pm— Relic vespers
All are welcome to attend.
Shiva Ratri, the “Night of Shiva”, will be celebrated in Santa Barbara Temple on Thursday, February 27, beginning at 6:00pm.
Please join us for an evening of devotional chanting and camaraderie. Kirtan will be followed by refreshments. 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.
Join us for Karma Yoga Saturday, February 15th for Temple Cleaning and Maintenance Please volunteer for the Karma Yoga Group at the Hollywood Temple from 9:30 am to 4 pm. We accomplished so much during our January Garden project and the group had a great time together as well. On this upcoming Saturday, we’ll beREAD MORE
Our monthly Kirtan will take place on Saturday, February 15th at at 7:30pm. Come for an evening of chanting with Vedanta singers and special guests. Refreshments to follow. All are welcome!
Join us for Karma Yoga Saturday, February 15th for Temple Cleaning and Maintenance Please volunteer for the Karma Yoga Group in the Temple from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We accomplished so much during our January Garden project and the group had a great time together as well. On this upcoming Saturday, we’ll be doingREAD MORE
The February retreat will be held in the Pavilion (next to the Temple) on Saturday, February 15, from 10:00am to 2:30pm. The retreat will be on “Worship: Its Meaning and How to Do It as a Spiritual Practice”, and will be led by Swami Harinamananda from our San Diego center.
Please bring 20 flowers (4 big and 16 small), and a bag lunch.
To sign up, call 805-969-5697.
All are welcome to attend.
Swami Vivekananda taught that our worship of God may start in the temple, but it should not be confined there; it should radiate out into every activity of our life and manifest itself in loving service to all human beings, especially those who are sick, or hungry. For the past few years, to honor thisREAD MORE
11:00am—Puja, Bhajans 12:30pm—Flower offering 12:45pm—Homa fire 1:30pm—Prasad lunch 6:00pm—Special arati All are welcome to attend.
Join us for Karma Yoga Saturday, January 18 in the Temple Garden Please volunteer for the Karma Yoga Group in the Temple Garden on Saturday, January 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteering allows you to spend time in the holy company of our monks and nuns and provides a wonderful way to getREAD MORE
Varadaprana was born Doris Ludwig in Los Angeles in 1923. She was born with an innate musical talent, which she used and enjoyed her entire life. She began piano at the age of five and soon progressed to violin, organ, voice, harmonium and tabla. Her exquisite and original musical compositions were her greatest gift and are widely performed in Vedanta Societies throughout the country. While still a teenager, Doris discovered The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna at the Los Angeles Public Library and that discovery changed her life. When she turned 21, she became one of the original nuns of the Vedanta Society, joining its convent in Hollywood in 1944. She moved to the Santa Barbara convent in 1947 and remained in here until her passing.
On Tuesday, December 31, there will be a New Year’s Eve Meditation in the Temple from 11:30pm to midnight. It’s a wonderful way to usher in the New Year!
On Saturday, January 4, Swami Yogatmananda of Providence, RI, will lead a retreat on Meditation: The Inner Journey to the Final Destination. The retreat will be held in the Pavilion from 10:00am to 2:30pm. We highly recommend it!
Please bring a bag lunch
Sign-up required: 805-969-5697
HOLY MOTHER PUJA
Tuesday, December 24
1:15pm— Flower offering and relics
1:30pm— Prasad lunch
Let the year gone by usher in many moments of self-discovery and bliss streaming into our lives…. 8 PM – 10:30 PM – Kirtan – Chant joyfully with Vedanta Singers and Tim Jordan. www.timjordankirtan.com 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM – Refreshments 11:30 PM – 12 AM – Midnight Meditation to bring in the New Year Refreshments/meetREAD MORE
Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi’s Birthday & Christmas Eve fall on the same day this year. Program for the day at the Hollywood temple: 10 am: Puja for Holy Mother 1 pm: Homa fire followed by prasad 2:30 pm: Christmas readings and Carols 4:15 pm: Readings on Holy Mother 5:30 pm: Talk by Swami SarvadevanandaREAD MORE
Meditation on Holy Mother and Singing December 28th (Saturday) 2013 9:15 am –4:00 pm Vedanta Retreat, Piñon Hills (See Flyer Here) The Birthday of Holy Mother will be on December 24th this year. So we want to focus on Holy Mother this time. Her life is very simple, pure and loving. Through her life, weREAD MORE
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: