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Bust of Swami Vivekananda at the Ramakrishna Monastery in Trabuco Canyon

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Our Blog

Swami Girishananda Will Speak in Southern California, December 15 & 16
Swami Girishananda, Manager, Belur Math, will be visiting Southern California where he will speak in Santa Barbara and Hollywood. Here
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Pilgrimage: Swami Vivekananda in Southern California, December 27
To celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s first visit to the United States, we are planning a pilgrimage to
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Antaryoga Retreat: Kena Upanishad at Piñon Hills, December 15
Meditation on the Kena Upanishad “By whose will is the mind drawn towards its objects?” “By whom is this phenomenal
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Memorial for Cliff “Bhuma” Johnson, 1930—2018, December 1 at 3:30 pm in Hollywood
We are sorry to let you know about the passing of another long-time devotee, Cliff (Bhuma) Johnson. Bhuma was born
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Words of Wisdom

"Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness."George Bernard Shaw