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Antaryoga Retreat Piñon Hills, Saturday April 19, 2014

Antaryoga Retreat RETREAT FOR INNER COMMUNION Meditation on “The Sermon on the Mount” Saturday April 19, 2014 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Vedanta Retreat, Piñon Hills  “Religion is a continuing fact in human life. The prescriptions of the Sermon on the Mount can be and are lived today.” This retreat provides the chance to do ourREAD MORE

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Applying Buddhism and Vedanta in the Workplace
Retreat in San Diego on Sunday April 6, 2014

Join Buddhist Nun Karma Lekshe Tsomo and Vedanta Nun Pravrajika Saradeshaprana for retreat at the San Diego Monastery on Sunday April 6. During this retreat the presenters will explore methods through which we can bring our spiritual practices into the work environment. Retreat Schedule 10:00 AM to 11:20 AM – Session 1: Practicing Buddhism inREAD MORE

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Retreat Saturday March 22, Piñon Hills

ANTARYOGA RETREAT RETREAT FOR INNER COMMUNION Meditation on The Life of Sri Ramakrishna and Singing March 22 (Saturday) 2014 9:30 ~ 4:00 PM Vedanta Retreat, Piñon Hills 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

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Hollywood Convent goes Solar

The nuns of the Vedanta Society Sarada Convent in Hollywood have installed solar panels on the roof to help provide electric power for the convent. Read more about it in this report.

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Shiva Ratri, Thursday February 27, 6 pm-1:30 am

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

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Kirtan in Hollywood, Saturday February 15, 7:30 pm

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.

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Karma Yoga Saturday February 15, 9:30 am

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

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Food Drive 2014

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

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Pravrajika Varadaprana Passes Away

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.

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12/31 Tuesday – New Years Eve Kirtan & Meditation, 8pm

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

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12/24 Tuesday – Holy Mother Puja, 10am

  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

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Swami Sarvadevananda at Claremont

Swami Sarvadevananda addressed a group of students and faculty at the Claremont McKenna College on November 7. A nice write-up was placed on their website.

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10.27 – Swami Vivekanada Tribute Event at Redondo Beach Center for Spiritual Living

The Vedanta International Cultural Center will hold a special program called Gitanjali and Beyond…A Tribute to Swami Vivekananda on Sunday October 27th at 4:30pm at the Redondo Beach Center for Spiritual Living. Tickets $20 & 25 dinner included. Please see the attached flyer for event details and address: Contact: Rini Ghosh with further questions 310.791.6631

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October 19 – Antaryoga Retreat for Inner Communion, Pinon Hills

Retreat Topic: Purusha Suktam - Chanting & Contemplation This retreat provides the chance to do our own Sadhana through silence. This time, we will meditate on this “Purusha Suktam” with Shvetashvatara Upanishad. And in the afternoon, we will talk on “Purusha Suktam” Verse 17 ~ 24. There will be meditation in the morning to think of our realREAD MORE

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Indian Ambassador visits Hollywood Temple

It seems that Swami Atmavidyananda’s Vivekananda Oratorio has attracted attention in high places.   Early in September he received a call from the Indian Ambassador to the United States. Ambassador Rao was looking for Vivekananda material on You Tube and came across the “Arise, Awake” music video from the Vivekananda Oratorio that was created and posted by Tara. TheREAD MORE

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September 28 – Antaryoga Retreat for Inner Communion, Pinon Hills

  On Saturday, September 28th from 9:30am-4pm, there will be a Vedanta Retreat in Pinon Hills. This retreat provides the chance to do our own Sadhana through silence. This time, we will talk on this “Purusha Suktam” every 30 minutes and meditate on these verses every 30 minutes. There will be six meditation sessions to think of ourREAD MORE

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July 20 Vedanta Retreat – Pinon Hills, 9:30am-4pm

“Sahasranama is perhaps the most extensive elaboration of the Divine Name. This is a special feature of Hindu devotional practice, unknown to other religions which invoke the Supreme Being by one name only”  This retreat provides the chance to do our own Sadhana through silence. We will use our voice only for “Vishnu Sahasra-nama” andREAD MORE

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Ramakrishna Mission – Uttarakhand Flood Relief Work 2013

In the wake of the unprecedented devastation caused by cloud-burst and flash floods in a major portion of Uttarakhand, Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math has undertaken relief work in the affected areas through its Kankhal (Haridwar) centre. A relief camp has been established at a place called Agastya Muni, about 25 kms from Rudra Prayag. DryREAD MORE

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Annual 4th of July Celebration – Trabuco Canyon

Please join us for our Annual 4th of July Celebration, honoring Swami Vivekananda at the beautiful Ramakrishna Monastery in Trabuco Canyon. 12pm Noon Worship 1:20pm Lunch 2:30pm Special Program All are welcome!    

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June 1 – Pinion Hills Karma Yoga Retreat, 9:30am

On Saturday June 1st at the Pinon Hills Retreat Center, Swami Atmavidyananda will hold a retreat on Karma Yoga, from 9:30am-4pm. Please RSVP to Atmavidyananda  atmavidya@vedanta.org if you are planning to attend and for directions. Retreat Schedule: 9:30-10 Reading from Karma Yoga 10-12 Karma Yoga Assignments – Work session I 12 – 12:45  Chanting Meditation BreakREAD MORE

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