General News

December 3, 2016

Santa Barbara Spiritual Talks Now on YouTube

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of a Santa Barbara temple devotee, Sunday spiritual talks are being video recording. You can find them on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoeQClkDRaj9uABKHfHJUdw […]
November 23, 2016

A Thanksgiving Message from Swami Sarvadevananda

Thanksgiving is a wonderful American tradition where we express gratitude for our blessings, usually by sharing a meal. It is a reminder for us to pause […]
October 28, 2016

Monks on the Move

Swami Sarvadevananda will be traveling between November 7th and 18th to Washington DC and meeting several devotee groups in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Swami Sarvapriyananda […]
May 12, 2016

Survey on Holy Mother

A Letter from Suzanne Schier-Happell requesting participation in an online survey about Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi Dear Vedanta Society members, My name is Suzanne Schier-Happell, […]
January 8, 2014

Pravrajika Varadaprana Passes Away

Varadaprana was born Doris Ludwig in Los Angeles in 1923. She was born with an innate musical talent, which she used and enjoyed her entire life. She began piano at the age of five and soon progressed to violin, organ, voice, harmonium and tabla. Her exquisite and original musical compositions were her greatest gift and are widely performed in Vedanta Societies throughout the country. While still a teenager, Doris discovered The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna at the Los Angeles Public Library and that discovery changed her life. When she turned 21, she became one of the original nuns of the Vedanta Society, joining its convent in Hollywood in 1944. She moved to the Santa Barbara convent in 1947 and remained in here until her passing.