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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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Swami Brahmananda Birthday Celebrations
  Santa Barbara Temple Wednesday, February 6 11:00 am  Worship 12:30 pm  Homa Fire at the Pavilion followed by Prasad Lunch at
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Memorial Service for Mary Anton, January 5
We are sorry to let you know that Mary Anton, a longtime member, has left the body. We will hold
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Swami Satyamayananda Joins VSSC as Assistant Minister
Swami Satyamayananda joined the Order at Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata in 1988. An initiated disciple of Swami Bhuteshananda (the twelfth president
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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