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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March 2017

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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: "Simplify, Simplif…
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  • Teachings of Ramakrishna'…
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Ramakrishna Puja
  • Sunday School
  • 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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  • 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: "Character Is Spir…
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  • Teachings of Ramakrishna'…
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  • Chanting for Beginners
  • Kirtan
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Sarvapri…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Class: Katha Upanishad
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  • Special Program: Songfest with…
  • Special Talk: Swami Veetamohan…
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  • Class: Vivekananda's Insp…
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  • Teachings of Ramakrishna'…
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Sunday School
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Atmarupa…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Class: Swami Atmarupananda &qu…
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: "What Is Conscious…
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  • Vigil
  • Teachings of Ramakrishna'…

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We welcome back to Hollywood Swami Atmarupananda, visiting from Belur Math where he has been editing a new edition of Swami Vivekananda's Complete Works. Swami will give this Sunday's spiritual talk.
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Reminder: TONIGHT! KIRTAN! All are invited to join us in leaving strife and struggle behind and steeping in the restorative sound of the Divine names! We also have guests, the wonderful Art of Living coming to lead some Kirtan! "Music is the highest art and, to those who understand is the highest worship." ~ Swami Vivekananda ... See MoreSee Less

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Today we observe the birth anniversary of Swami Yogananda. This brief biography is taken from the Belur Math website.

Pre-monastic name :
Jogendranath Roy Chaudhury
Date of Birth : 30 March 1861
Place of Birth : Dakshineswar, Kolkata.

Jogin was one of the six disciples whom Sri Ramakrishna regarded as ishvarakotis. He was spiritually inclined from boyhood. He first met the Master when he was studying for school final examination. Since he lived in the neighbourhood of Kali Temple, he started visiting Sri Ramakrishna frequently.

After the Master’s passing, Jogin accompanied Holy Mother on her pilgrimage. At Vrindavan she initiated him by giving a sacred Mantra. After his return from the pilgrimage he joined Baranagar Math and took the vows of sannyasa, assuming the new name Yogananda. However, he dedicated his life to the service of Holy Mother. Whenever Mother visited Kolkata, Swami Yogananda would arrange for Mother’s accommodation, usually in rented premises, and stayed with her to look after her needs. He also spent some time in Varanasi and other places doing severe austerities which told on his health.

When Swami Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Mission on 1 May 1897, he made Yogananda its Vice-President (Swami Brahmananda was made the President). Owing to his delicate health, he did not live long. He passed away on 28 March 1899 at the age of 38, causing much sorrow to Holy Mother and the other disciples of Sri Ramakrishna.
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