Hollywood Temple

Our Hollywood location is home to a temple, a monastery, a convent, bookshop, library, and the society’s administrative offices. Our minister, Swami Sarvadevananda, and other monks reside in the Hollywood monastery.

The temple is open daily to the public from morning meditation through evening classes. Daily puja, worship, is observed at 12:00 noon every day. Daily arati, vespers, is at 6:00 pm. We also host Sunday morning spiritual talks, Sunday School, scripture and chanting classes, kirtans, karma yoga days, and special pujas.

Contact Information

Hours:

6:30am to 7:00pm daily

Puja (Worship) Noon daily

Arati (Vespers) 6:00pm daily

Bookstore:

Phone: (323) 465-7114
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00am to 12:30pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 11:00am
Noon to 5:00pm
CLOSED WEDNESDAYS

Closed Wednesdays, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Calendar of Events

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June 2017

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  • Class: Vivekananda's Insp…
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  • Teachings of Ramakrishna'…
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  • Chanting for Beginners
  • Ram Nam
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Sarvadev…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Class: Katha Upanishad
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: "What Is Brahman?&…
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  • Teachings of Ramakrishna'…
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  • Chanting for Beginners
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Pravrajika Sev…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Class: Katha Upanishad
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: Vivekananda's Insp…
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  • Teachings of Ramakrishna'…
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  • Karma Yoga day
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Mahayoga…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Class: Katha Upanishad
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: "Brahman and the W…
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  • Teachings of Ramakrishna'…
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Vedanta Seva: Hygiene Kit Asse…
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Vedarupa…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Special Talk: Swami Chidananda…
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Vigil
  • Teachings of Ramakrishna'…

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"The Theory of Reincarnation" is Swami Vedarupananda's topic for this Sunday morning's spiritual talk at 11 o'clock. Sanskrit class meets as usual at 9, and Sunday School is in session during the spiritual talk. In the afternoon, Vida Espiritual Según Escrituras Hindúes meets in the Green House living room at 2:30. All are welcome. #vedantaorg #advaitavedanta #ramakrishna #reincarnation ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us this Sunday morning at 9 am in assemblying personal hygiene kits. We will give the kits to PATH (People Assisting the Homess) for distribution to the men and women who need them. No need to bring anything other than your helping hands; Vedanta Seva provides all the supplies. Please direct your questions to vedantaseva@yahoo.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Vedanta Society of Southern California Hollywood Temple shared Vedanta Press and Catalog's post. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are deeply sorry to announce the maha-samadhi of our dear and revered President Maharaj, Swami Atmasthanandaji, on Sunday June 18, at 5:30 pm, in Kolkata. Swami Atmasthanandaji was the fifteenth president of the Ramakrishna Order.

His body was consigned to the holy flames on Monday June 19 starting at 9:30 pm (Indian time).

In Hollywood, we will have a special offering and puja at noon on Friday June 30, in honor of Revered President Maharaj. After the worship, there will be a flower offering.

As regards religious observances to be followed after the Mahasamadhi of one’s Guru, there are no special rites or vows prescribed by Ramakrishna Sangha. The Sangha’s emphasis is always on spiritual life – leading a pure life and turning the mind towards God through japa, meditation, prayer, chanting of hymns, etc. However, after the passing away of one’s Guru, the disciple may restrict his / her diet to havishyanna (simple boiled rice and vegetables with ghee and salt) and fruit for 13 days, or at least 3 days.

Those who are unable to arrange for havishyanna diet, may take vegetarian food for either three or thirteen days (which ends on the 20th or 30th June) according to their wish.
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This Thursday evening's class will be the last one until September. Swami Vedarupananda continues discussing Brahman, this time "Brahman and the World". All are welcome to join us in the temple at 7:30 pm. #vedantaorg #advaitavedanta #ramakrishna #vedarupananda ... See MoreSee Less

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