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Kirtan in Hollywood, Saturday March 23
Spring Kirtan is next Saturday at 7:30 pm followed at 9:30 with refreshments. Usher in this new season of growth
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Antargyoga Retreat at Piñon Hills Retreat House, Saturday, March 23
  We will read about and meditate upon the Prasna Upanishad. Retreatants will read provided passages from the text aloud
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Two New Classes in Hollywood with Assistant Minister Swami Satyamayananda
Srimad Bhagavad Gita Class with Swami Satyamayananda Alternate Thursdays, 7:30 pm Begins tonight, March 7, 2019 Hollywood Temple The Bhagavad
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Katherine “Shobha” MacGregor, 1925 – 2018 Memorial Service: February 24, 2019
We are sorry to let you know that longtime devotee and Vedanta Society member Katherine “Shobha” MacGregor left her body on
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Words of Wisdom

"How often does a man ruin his disciples by remaining always with them! When men are once trained, it is essential that their leader leave them, for without his absence they cannot develop themselves. Plants always remain small under a big tree."Swami Vivekananda