Hollywood Temple

The Hollywood Temple & Bookshop are open according to the schedule below.

  1. Please wear a mask without vents while inside the temple.
  2. Please be fully vaccinated.

Please have patience with us as we slowly remove restrictions and move towards a full re-opening.

Our Hollywood location is home to a temple, monastery, 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, scripture and chanting classes, kirtans, karma yoga days, and special pujas. The library is open before and after Sunday morning talks. Members may search for titles in our catalog and borrow books.

Contact Information

Temple Hours

Daily

  • 6:30 – 8 am
  • 12 noon – 1:15 pm
  • 6 – 7 pm
  • (6 – 8:30 pm on class nights, Tues – Thurs)

Sundays
11 am – 1:15 pm

Bookstore

Phone: (323) 465-7114

The Hollywood Bookshop is open with limited hours as follows:

  • Thurs – Fri 11 am – 1 pm, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Sat 11 am – 5 pm
  • Sun 10 – 11 am, 12 – 5 pm
  • Closed Mon – Wed

Visit vedanta.com to purchase books online.

Calendar of Events

November 2021

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  • Class: Srimad Bhagavatam with …
  • Class: Shanti Gita with Swami …
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Kali Puja
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  • Class: Living Wisdom of Swami …
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  • Sanskrit Chanting Class by Pra…
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Spiritual Talk - The Vedas: Pe…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritur…
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: The Bhagavad Gita with …
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  • Class: Living Wisdom of Swami …
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  • Meditation Skills for Meditato…
  • Sanskrit Chanting Class by Pra…
  • Ram Nam
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Spiritual Talk: Harmony of Rel…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritur…
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  • Class: Srimad Bhagavatam with …
  • Class: Scripture Class from Sw…
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: The Bhagavad Gita with …
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  • Vigil - Chanting of "Jai …
  • Class: Living Wisdom of Swami …
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  • Meditation Skills for Meditato…
  • Sanskrit Chanting Class by Pra…
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Spiritual Talk: Encountering t…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritur…
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  • Class: Srimad Bhagavatam with …
  • Class: Shanti Gita with Swami …
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: The Bhagavad Gita with …
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  • Meditation Skills for Meditato…
  • Sanskrit Chanting Class by Pra…
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Making Friends with Death · Sw…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritur…
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  • Class: Srimad Bhagavatam with …
  • Class: Shanti Gita with Swami …

Facebook Posts

IN GRATITUDEWe remember with profound gratitude the infinite grace of the holy teachers who come from age to age to lead us from the unreal to the Real, from darkness unto Light, from death to Immortality. How thankful we feel to Sri Ramakrishna, for his guidance towards the Goal Supreme, and for his assurance that the teachings of the various religions of the world are true, in that they bring us to direct realization of the Divine. How grateful we feel to the Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, for embodying in her blessed life the compassion and grace of the Divine Mother. We thank again and again Swami Vivekananda, for bringing the lifesaving teachings of Vedanta, and of his master, to the entire world, and for coming to Los Angeles and planting the seeds of our Vedanta Society. We are grateful to all of you, sincere seekers of truth and practitioners of Vedanta, for striving to realize the ideal in your own lives, and for your support and encouragement. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve the Divine in you. Let us take a few minutes today, and every day, to remember all the blessings we have received, and all the reasons we have to be thankful. Let us express our gratitude to others, and to the Divine. All best wishes for Thanksgiving, from Swami Sarvadevananda and all of us at the Vedanta Society. ... See MoreSee Less
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Chanting ClassNovember 13th, 2:30 ~ 4:00 pmAfter the Kali Puja, we want to chant “Brahma Stuti” in “Devi Mahatmyam”.The order to practice.Please keep orderly before the class! 1) Gananam (Review)2) Sahana (Review)3) Purnamada (Review)4) Brahma Stuti (P3, 4)5) BhavanyashtakamPlease let me know whether you will attend or not. I will send the link to you.ScheduleChanting Class. November 27th ... See MoreSee Less
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