Vivekananda House

In 1900 Swami Vivekananda stayed for six weeks in this house. Built before 1877, the two-story house is a good example of Victorian architecture with its gabled roof and distinctive sunburst designs.

Inside, the house has been restored to its original decor wherever possible. The bedroom where Vivekananda slept is now a sanctuary for meditation. The table at which he dined is still downstairs near the fireplace. Devotees can walk through the parlor where he spoke, the kitchen where he cooked, and stroll in the garden where he often played with the children. Each tangible reminder of the life of the Swami recalls the great principles for which he stood.

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6 days ago

Vivekananda House

Swami Sarvadevananda will be here this Sunday for our monthly retreat. Please join us at 4:30 pm in the shrine to meditate, read and sing. At 6 pm we will move downstairs for a prasad snack and study of Swami Vivekananda's work. #vedantaorg #advaitavedanta #vivekanandahouse ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Vivekananda House

This coming Sunday is our monthly retreat with Swami Sarvadevananda.We will be here from 4 PM until 7 PM, beginning with meditation and singing in the shrine. After 6 o’clock, will move downstairs for reading from Swamiji. Come join us.#vedantaorg #meditation #vivekananda ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

Vivekananda House

Swami Sarvadevananda will be here this coming Sunday afternoon, August 12, for another retreat of meditation, singing and reading. Join us in the shrine at 4 o'clock or when you can. The retreat moves downstairs to the living at 6 o'clock for prasad snacks and reading until 7. All are welcome, just slip your shoes off on the porch. #vedantaorg #advaitavedanta #ramakrishna #vivekanandahouse #meditation #retreat ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

Vivekananda House

Please join us, and Swamis Sarvadevananda and Sarvapriyananda this afternoon at our annual open house. The celebrations begins at 4 o'clock with a special worship followed by readings from Swamiji's works. We close the festivities with refreshments in the garden. The temperature will be high, so bring a fan, wear cool clothing and stay hydrated. Jai Swamiji ji ki jai! #vedantaorg #advaitavedanta #vivekanandaopenhouse ... See MoreSee Less

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5 months ago

Vivekananda House

Attention Karma Yogis:

We'll be working this Saturday, June 30, at the historic Swami Vivekananda House, 309 Monterey Road, South Pasadena, CA 91030 (map). We want to get the whole place spiffed up before the open house celebration on the following Saturday July 7, and we need your help.

Meet us at the Vedanta Society in Hollywood at 9 am to carpool, or come straight to the house at 9:30 am. We'll provide cleaning supplies. Lunch is “bring your own”.

Please do let us know if you'll be coming. We look forward to spending a joyous morning in the holy atmosphere of this sacred place of pilgrimage.
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