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
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.
The retreat will be held Saturday January 26 from 9:15am-4:30pm at the Vedanta Retreat House, Pinon Hills, CA. The day will focus on Swami Vivekananda His Experiences & Wisdom (Part 3). The retreat is for those who already practice meditation and a reservation is required. This is the final retreat to be held commemorating Swami-Ji’sREAD MORE
The retreat will be held Saturday December 15 from 9:15am-4:30pm at the Vedanta Retreat House, Pinon Hills, CA. The day will focus on Swami Vivekananda His Experiences & Wisdom (Part 2). The retreat is for those who already practice meditation and a reservation is required. This is the second of three retreats to be heldREAD MORE
For those planning to attend the Santa Barbara Memorial Service on December 8, 2012 the Carpinteria Best Western is offering a special rate for “Vedanta” at $95 a night if booked before November 29th.
We will have two memorial services for Swami Swahanandaji, one at Hollywood to be held on Saturday December 1st, and another at Santa Barbara on Saturday December 8th, with the head swamis or their representatives of all the US centers. Keep checking back to the website for additional details regarding the memorial services. Please avoidREAD MORE
The Cremation will be held at Forest Lawn, Glendale Saturday morning Oct 27. Devotees may gather just prior to the cremation for the cremation service at the Chapel of the Recessional, one of the facilities at Forest Lawn in Glendale. When you arrive at the gates, the attendant will give you a map and directREAD MORE
REVERED SWAMI SWAHANANDAJI, a disciple of Swami Vijnananandaji,passed away peacefully on October 19, 2012 at 2:52pm, PST. He suffered a brain stem stroke on Wednesday morning. After several tests and consultations with doctors it was determined that his condition was irreversible and life support was removed per his wishes. He has blessed us asREAD MORE
This retreat is by reservation only for those who already practice meditation. The retreat will focus on Meditation on Katha Upanishad Pt. 6. Contact Pravrajika Dayaprana at (323) 960-1729, ext. 88 before September 13th for reservation and questions, including car-pooling and directions. Please leave information slowly, twice on on the answering machine. Date: Sat, SeptemberREAD MORE
Swami Sarvadevananda will give a retreat in the Pavilion on Saturday, September 22, from 9:30am to 2:00pm. His topic will be “Mantra and Japa”. Please bring a bag lunch. To sign up for the retreat, call 805-969-5697.
Swami Gautamananda, head of the Ramakrishna Math, Chennai, and a Trustee of the Ramakrishna Order, will be visiting Southern California from August 18 to 21. He will lecture in Hollywood on Sunday, August 19, at 11 am. His topic is Vivekananda’s Message to the World. Swami Prapannananda, head of the Vedanta Society of Sacramento, will be accompanying him.
Sri Ramakrishna’s birthday will be celebrated in Hollywood, Santa Barbara, and San Diego. All are welcome to attend.
Sponsored by the Vedanta Society of Southern California in celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth Official Contest Rules The Vedanta Society is pleased to announce an essay contest to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda was a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. He was the founder of the Ramakrishna OrderREAD MORE