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

May 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Sanskrit Class
  • Vivekananda’s Mission · Swami …
2
3
  • Class: Srimad Bhagavatam with …
  • Class: Shanti Gita with Swami …
4
  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
5
  • Class: Vedic Christianity—Prac…
6
  • Class: Living Wisdom of Swami …
7
  • Sanskrit Chanting Class by Pra…
  • Ram Nam (Livestream)
8
  • Sanskrit Class
  • A Mom’s Mom · Swami Chidbrahma…
9
10
  • Cancelled: Srimad Bhagavatam w…
  • Class: Upanishadic Meditation …
11
  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
12
  • Class: Vivekananda’s Karma Yog…
13
  • Class: Living Wisdom of Swami …
14
15
  • Sanskrit Class
  • Creation from the Word · Swami…
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17
  • Cancelled: Srimad Bhagavatam w…
  • Class: Upanishadic Meditation …
18
  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
19
  • Class: Vedic Christianity—Prac…
20
  • Vigil - Chanting of "Jai …
  • Class: Living Wisdom of Swami …
21
  • Sanskrit Chanting Class by Pra…
22
  • Sanskrit Class
  • Understanding the Mind · Swami…
23
24
  • Class: Srimad Bhagavatam with …
  • Class: Shanti Gita with Swami …
25
  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
26
  • Class: Vivekananda’s Karma Yog…
27
  • Class: Living Wisdom of Swami …
28
  • Antaryoga Retreat: Swamiji…
29
  • Sanskrit Class
  • The Truth of Our Perception · …
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31
  • Class: Srimad Bhagavatam with …
  • Class: Shanti Gita with Swami …

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