Welcome to the Vedanta Society of Southern California

Upcoming Events

In-person and Online

Covid-19 Update

Our centers at South Pasadena and Piñon Hills are still closed to the public. Our Trabuco center is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m and on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Our San Diego center is open for Saturday morning talks only (talks resume in September)
Our Santa Barbara temple and bookshop are open with restrictions.
Our Hollywood Temple is open with restrictions.

Daily Evening Vespers/Arati Live on YouTube at 6 pm (Texts)

All events and activities will continue to be streamed live online
(YouTube links and Meeting info available in the calendar of upcoming events)

Quick Links:

Hollywood Temple YouTube Channel

Santa Barbara Temple YouTube Channel

Trabuco Monastery YouTube Channel

What is

Why is there Misery
and Suffering in Life?

What is

When to Commit to a
Spiritual Path?

Our Locations

All Events and Activities are Streamed Live Online
(YouTube links and Meeting info available in the calendar of upcoming events)



Orange County

Bust of Swami Vivekananda at the Ramakrishna Monastery in Trabuco Canyon

Santa Barbara


San Diego


South Pasadena


Piñon Hills


Our Blog

Here are the words for our Hollywood Ram Nam Sankirtan, in transliteration, Devanagari, and translation. The version we sing is
The nuns, monks, devotees, members, and friends of the Vedanta Society of Southern California pay tribute to the memory of
Swami Brahmananda Birthday Celebrations Hollywood Temple Sunday January 26 10:00 am Worship 1:00 pm   Homa Fire and Prasad Lunch 2:30 pm   Special Program
by Drake Childress Multicultural Counseling Cultural Immersion & Reflection It might seem like the typical story to you: Hollywood and