Join us to begin the All Day Kirtan at 10 AM with GAYATRI MANTRA by Sevapranaji and Mahayoganandaji. Accompanied by Jeffrey Ainis (Keyboards) of Art of Living, we will offer our Bhakti-filled call-response chanting with several kirtan groups and singers from around town. Indian Vegetarian Prasad Lunch will be served at 12 PM. Refreshments asREAD MORE
RETREAT FOR INNER COMMUNION – Pinon Hills Retreat Center, 9:30am-4:30pm Meditation on Chandogya Upanishad (Part 7) “It is very beneficial to learn the view of this Upanishad, how we perceive the world through our sense organs, with successive steps, this Upanishad leads to the Highest Goal. We want to focus on the review of PartREAD MORE
Join us for a special talk by Swami Maheshwarananda Puri, from Sannyas Ashram, Kankhal at 7:30pm on Tuesday September 8th. All are welcome!
Join us on Labor Day for our annual retreat. We will collectively reading the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna in the temple, starting at 10 am. The daily worship is at noon, and prasad lunch at 1:30 pm. We’ll have a music program and discussion in the afternoon, followed by tea.
Swami Sridharananda, head of the Vedanta Center of Sydney and its five branches in Australia, has had to cut short his tour of the USA, and will shortly be returning to Sydney. We feel fortunate that he will be speaking at the Hollywood temple this Saturday, September 5, at 7:30 pm, for a “farewell lecture”.
Swami Suhitananda, the General Secretary of the Ramakrishna Order of India, will visit Santa Barbara on Friday, October 2. He will give a talk after Vespers in the Temple at 6:30pm, which will be followed by a potluck dinner.
All are welcome to attend.
We are having our Kirtan Fest on Saturday, August 29. We’ll begin at 3:30pm, and end with Vespers at 6:00pm. Singers and musicians from Hollywood will be joining us. The Kirtan will be followed by a Potluck Supper at 6:30pm.
Please join us on August 15th and surrender your heart to sublime and mellifluous chants by Nirvananandaji! Originally from Italy, Nirvananandaji travels and sings kirtan chants all over the world. His bhakti-filled presence and his simple yet melodious chants let us all experience instantaneously the power of stepping down to our heart from ourREAD MORE
Swami Sridharananda, the head of the Vedanta Centre in Sydney, Austrailia, will be visiting Santa Barbara on Thursday, August 13. He will give a lecture at 6:30pm in the Temple, following Vespers. We are most fortunate to have this very senior swami of the Ramakrishna Order with us again.
Join us for our monthly Kirtan! Come chant with Vedanta Singers and special guest Indian classical and Kirtan singer Nisha Narsai. Carry the evening’s Bhakti Vibrations out to the life around you…. Refreshments to follow. All are welcome!
Join us for the Annual Open House, July 11th, 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/
Please join us for our ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION! We will be honoring Swami Vivekananda and enjoying spiritual camaraderie. We ask everyone to bring a dessert that does not need refrigeration. Please bring your dessert to the library. There are also seva opportunities. Food service at lunch time and kitchen clean-up thereafter are both available. ThereREAD MORE
Come chant with Vedanta singers and special guest Jeffrey Ainis from Art of Living and Jacqulina Clemons. Carry the evening’s Bhakti Vibrations out to the life around you…. Refreshments to follow. All are welcome!
Please join us in worshiping the Divine Mother through serving her embodiments in women of the LosAngeles area. In the West, May is traditionally the month of Mary, Christ’s Mother, and itis the time we celebrate Mother’s day. For the Vedantin, every day is Mother’s day. Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda particularly stressed that weREAD MORE
The May retreat will be held in the Pavilion (next to the Temple) on Saturday, May 23, from 10:00am to 2:30pm. The retreat will be on “Touching the Divine”, and will be led by Swami Mahayogananda from our Hollywood center.
Please bring a bag lunch.
To sign up, call 805-969-5697
Please join us for a special lecture on Tuesday, May 19th at 7:30pm. Swami Anubhavananda will be speaking on “Reach your Goal in Life”. You can visit his website at http://www.justbehappy.org/
“Please join us for an evening of joyful and devotional chanting and music with Vedanta singers and special guests Temple Bhajan Band. Refreshments to follow. All are welcome!
Please join us on Monday May 25th for our Memorial Day Retreat. The schedule is as follows: 10 AM Reading Vivekananda’s Works 1:30 PM Lunch 2:30 PM Special Program All are welcome!
On Saturday May 9, 2015 from 10AM to 4PM, Pravrajika Vidyaprana will lead the retreat “Principles to Live by”: An Introduction / Review of the practical applications of the Sankhyan Cosmology and Psychology. Please see link for more detailed information – May 9 Pinon Hills Retreat details Space is limited. For reservations contact only Jaya Sri atREAD MORE