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What is Vedanta?

Who or What is a Guru?

How I Found a Meditation Practice?

What is Ego? Is it the “I”?

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Hollywood

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Orange County

Bust of Swami Vivekananda at the Ramakrishna Monastery in Trabuco Canyon

Santa Barbara

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San Diego

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South Pasadena

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Piñon Hills

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Our Blog

Update on Trabuco Canyon Fire
The “Holy Fire” started in Holy Jim Canyon, quite near our Trabuco Monastery, on Monday August 6.  The fire is
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Pravrajika Vivekaprana · 1934–2018
Memorial Service Saturday May 19, 4 pm, Hollywood Temple. We are sorry to let you know that senior nun Pravrajika
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Regular Talks and Classes Beginning at Our Piñon Hills Retreat House
We are pleased to announce that Swami Arupeshananda will give Spiritual Talks and hold arati, meditation and a class on
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A Thanksgiving Message from Swami Sarvadevananda
When we sit down at our Thanksgiving meal it is customary to thank the God of our choosing for our
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Words of Wisdom

"The heart-knot is full of the darkness of ignorance, and it is illusory. When this knot snaps and opens, consciousness, like the sky, surges undividedly, leading to a clear and enduring peace in which the Self shines forth in the Heart. Only the love for the Self that springs forth in the Heart is the true devotion that is full of auspiciousness."Muruganar, Guru Vachaka Kovai