Hollywood Temple

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, Sunday School, 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
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 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Class: Living Wisdom of Swami …
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  • Ram Nam
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  • Sanskrit Class
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Sarvadev…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Shiva Ratri
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  • Class: Nectar of Supreme Knowl…
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: The Bhagavad Gita
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  • Class: Living Wisdom of Swami …
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  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
  • Ramakrishna Puja
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  • Class: Nectar of Supreme Knowl…
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  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
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  • Class: "Plato and Vedanta…
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  • Class: Living Wisdom of Swami …
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  • Karma Yoga day
  • Chanting for Beginners
17
  • Sanskrit Class
  • Spiritual Talk: Pravrajika Vid…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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19
  • Class: Nectar of Supreme Knowl…
20
  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
21
  • Class: The Bhagavad Gita
22
  • Class: Living Wisdom of Swami …
23
  • Kirtan
24
  • Sanskrit Class
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Harinama…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…
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  • Class: Limits of the Mind
27
  • Class: Gospel of Sri Ramakrish…
28
  • Class: "The Sword of Disc…
29
  • Class: Living Wisdom of Swami …
  • Vigil
30
  • Chanting for Beginners
31
  • Sanskrit Class
  • Spiritual Talk: Swami Satymaya…
  • Vida Espiritual Según Escritu…

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Today is Sri Chaitanya's birthday, the Holi Festival. Here is Sri Chaitanya's Prayer, his only written record, translated from Sanskrit by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood. We chant it in our shrines and homes every morning. Jai Sri Chaitanya!

Sri Chaitanya's Prayer

Chant the name of the Lord and his glory unceasingly
That the mirror of the heart may be wiped clean
And quench that mighty forest fire, worldly lust,
Raging furiously within.

O name, stream down in moonlight on the lotus heart,
Opening its cup to knowledge of thyself.
O self, drown deep in the waves of his bliss,
Chanting his name continually,
Tasting his nectar at every step, bathing in his name,
That bath for weary souls.

Various are thy names, O Lord,
In each and every name thy power resides.
No times are set, no rites are needful,
For chanting of thy name, so vast is thy mercy.

How huge then is my wretchedness
Who find in this empty life and heart,
No devotion to thy name.
O my mind, be humbler than a blade of grass;
Be patient and forbearing like the tree;
Take no honor to thyself, give honor to all;
Chant unceasingly the name of the Lord.

O Lord and Soul of the universe,
Mine is no prayer for wealth or retinue,
The playthings of lust or the toys of fame.
As many times as I may be reborn,
Grant me, O Lord, a steadfast love for thee.
A drowning man in this world’s fearful ocean
Is thy servant, O Sweet One.
In thy mercy, consider him as dust beneath thy feet.

Ah, how I long for the day
When an instant’s separation from thee, O Govinda,
Will be as a thousand years;
When my heart burns away with its desire,
And the world without thee is a heartless void.

Prostrate at thy feet let me be, in unwavering devotion,
Neither imploring the embrace of thine arms
Nor bewailing the withdrawal of thy presence
Though it tears my soul asunder.
O Thou, who stealest the hearts of thy devotees,
Do with me what thou wilt—
For thou art my heart’s beloved, thou—and thou alone.
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Learn more of Sri Ramakrishna’s teaching by reading The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna with us Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the Green House living room. #vedantaorg #advaitavedanta #gospelofsriramakrishna ... See MoreSee Less

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ALL are invited to JOIN US for VEDANTA’S FIRST KIRTAN of 2019!🙏🎶❤️🎶🙏 ... See MoreSee Less

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Pravrajika Vidyaprana's topic for tomorrow morning's spiritual talk is "The Wonders of Water". Please join us in the temple at 11. #vedantaorg ... See MoreSee Less

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