Hollywood Temple

Important announcement: the Sunday services are suspended, and the bookshop is closed, until further notice, in accordance with the directive issued by the California Department of Public Health.

 

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

Hours:

6:30am to 7:00pm daily

Puja (Worship) Noon daily

Arati (Vespers) 6:00pm daily

Bookstore:

Phone: (323) 465-7114

The Hollywood Bookshop will remain closed at least through the end of March 2020. Visit vedanta.com to purchase books online.

Calendar of Events

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July 2020

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  • Class: Katha Upanishad (Livest…
  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: The Bhagavad Gita (Live…
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  • Class: Narada's Way of Di…
  • Class: The Nectar of Supreme K…
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  • Spiritual Talk: What is Divine…
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  • Class: Narada's Way of Di…
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  • Class: Katha Upanishad (Livest…
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  • Spiritual Talk: Lucidly Awake …
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  • Class: Narada's Way of Di…
  • Class: The Nectar of Supreme K…
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  • Class: Katha Upanishad (Livest…
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  • Class: The Bhagavad Gita (Live…
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  • Vigil
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  • Spiritual Talk: The Spiritual …
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  • Class: Narada's Way of Di…
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Tomorrow, on the auspicious day of Guru Purnima, Sunday, July 5, at 11:00 am PDT, our revered Swami Sarvadevanandaji's talk will be "Why Guru?" Since due to Covid-19 temple is still closed, it will be live-streamed at youtube.com/vedantaorg. ALL ARE INVITED to listen as Swamiji illumines the need for a Guru in spiritual life. He will also answer questions afterwards in the Live Chat segment. ॐ🙏 ...

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We are continuing our Trabuco Canyon Monastery ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA'S MAHASAMADHI on the day he left his body, July 4th! Due to coronavirus it will only be live-streamed this year: YouTube.com/ramakrishnamonastery. Puja begins at 11:15am, PDT. There will be music and a 3pm program and talk by Swami Satyamayananda. ALL ARE INVITED TO JOIN US!
From Belur Math, LAST DAYS:
"In June 1899 he went to the West on a second visit. This time he spent most of his time in the West coast of USA. After delivering many lectures there, he returned to Belur Math in December 1900. The rest of his life was spent in India, inspiring and guiding people, both monastic and lay. Incessant work, especially giving lectures and inspiring people, told upon Swamiji’s health. His health deteriorated and the end came quietly on the night of 4 July 1902. Before his Mahasamadhi he had written to a Western follower: “It may be that I shall find it good to get outside my body, to cast it off like a worn out garment. But I shall not cease to work. I shall inspire men everywhere until the whole world shall know that it is one with God.” JAI SWAMIJI! 🙏
belurmath.org/swami-vivekananda/
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TONIGHT: July 2nd, 7:30PM, PDT ALL ARE INVITED to join Swami Satyamayananda at www.youtube.com/vedantaorg as he returns to delve into Chapter 4, The Yoga of Knowledge, in the classic spiritual text, the Bhagavad Gita, wherein Sri Krishna meets Arjuna on the battlefield, and prepares him for the battle of his life!🙏 #vedantasociety #vedantaorg ...

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