Santa Barbara Temple

Quietly nestled against a scenic mountain range, the Vedanta center in Santa Barbara overlooks the Pacific ocean. A convent of four nuns oversees the maintenance of the 45-acre property, manages the bookstore and facilitates public activities at the temple. Activities include daily worship, meditation and vesper services, Sunday spiritual talks, scripture classes, and pujas (special worship services). The Society celebrates Durga Puja every year in the Santa Barbara temple.

Dedicated in 1956, the temple has received several awards for its design, and is a special point of interest for architects from around the world. The temple is open daily to the public.

Contact Information

Hours:

6:30am to 7:00pm daily

Puja (Worship) Noon daily

Arati (Vespers) 6:00pm daily

Bookstore:

Mon-Sat 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 1:00pm
Closed Wednesdays

925 Ladera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Phone: (805) 969-5697
Email: sbbooks@vedanta.org

The Bookstore at the Vedanta Temple is located next to the temple. It is well-stocked with religious classics and hard-to-find books on the major religions of the world. The store also carries incense, religious statues, music and imported gifts.

Visit the Bookstore website at www.vedantabookstore.com

Calendar of Events

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December 2017

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  • Spiritual Cafe: "Living in Balance" w/ Swami Harinamananda
  • Reading: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
  • Video: Mahabharata
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  • Spiritual Talk: "Ayurveda and Vedanta: Finding Balance" w/ Swami Harinamananda
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  • Holy Mother Puja
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  • Spiritual Talk: "Jesus Christ Through the Lens of Vedanta" w/ Dr. Hymon Johnson
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  • Reading: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
  • Video: Mahabharata
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  • Spiritual Talk: "Fate, Fortune, or Karma" w/ Swami Vedarupananda
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  • Christmas Eve Program
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  • Saturday Class: "Nectar of Supreme Knowledge" w/ Swami Sarvadevananda
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  • Spiritual Talk: "Christ the Messenger" w/Swami Sarvadevananda
  • New Year's Eve Meditation

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