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Orange County

Bust of Swami Vivekananda at the Ramakrishna Monastery in Trabuco Canyon

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San Diego

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Piñon Hills

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Durga Puja in Santa Barbara, Saturday October 18
Swami Sarvadevananda will perform the worship for Durga Puja in the Santa Barbara temple this Saturday. Worship begins at 11
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Memorial Service for Barbara Kalyani Piner, Sunday October 14 in Trabuco
We are sorry to let you know that Barbara Piner, Kalyani, left her body peacefully and solemnly, surrounded by love
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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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Words of Wisdom

"Never say, 'O Lord, I am a miserable sinner. ' Who will help you? You are the help of the universe. What in this universe can help you? What can prevail over you? You are the God of the universe; where can you seek for help? Never help came from anywhere but from yourself. In your ignorance, every prayer that you made and that was answered, you thought was answered by some Being, but you answered the prayer yourself unknowingly. The help came from yourself, and you fondly imagined that someone was sending help to you. There is no help for you outside of yourself; you are the creator of the universe. Like the silkworm, you have built a cocoon around yourself. Who will save you? Burst your own cocoon and come out as a beautiful butterfly, as the free soul. Then alone you will see Truth."Swami Vivekananda