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.
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.