Santa Barbara Temple

Quietly nestled against a scenic mountain range, the Vedanta center in Santa Barbara overlooks the Pacific ocean. A convent of four nuns oversees the maintenance of the 45-acre property, manages the bookstore and facilitates public activities at the temple. Activities include daily worship, meditation and vesper services, Sunday spiritual talks, scripture classes, and pujas (special worship services). The Society celebrates Durga Puja every year in the Santa Barbara temple.

Dedicated in 1956, the temple has received several awards for its design, and is a special point of interest for architects from around the world. The temple is open daily to the public.

Hours:

6:30am to 7:00pm daily

Puja (Worship) Noon daily

Arati (Vespers) 6:00pm daily

Bookstore:

Mon-Sat 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 1:00pm
Closed Wednesdays

925 Ladera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Phone: (805) 969-5697
Email: [email protected]

The Bookstore at the Vedanta Temple is located next to the temple. It is well-stocked with religious classics and hard-to-find books on the major religions of the world. The store also carries incense, religious statues, music and imported gifts.

Visit the Bookstore website at www.vedantabookstore.com

Calendar of Events

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January 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Spiritual Talk: "Practical Vedanta" w/ Swami Vedarupananda
  • Kalpataru Day Reading after Arati
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  • Reading: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
  • Video: Mahabharata
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  • Spiritual Talk: "Shiva Shakti the Sacred Androgyne" w/ Swami Atmavidyananda
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  • Saturday Class: "Nectar of Supreme Knowledge" w/ Swami Sarvadevananda
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  • Spiritual Talk: "Vivekananda & Brahmananda, the Founders" w/ Swami Sarvadevananda
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  • Reading: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
  • Video: Mahabharata
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  • Spiritual Talk: "New Beginnings" w/ Pravrajika Vrajaprana
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  • Reading: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
  • Video: Mahabharata
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  • Brahmananda Puja
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Happy New Year everyone! Please come tonight to our New Year's meditation at 11:30 pm (ending at midnight) to welcome in the New Year. ... See MoreSee Less

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Merry Christmas to all! Please join us on Christmas Eve from 6pm-7pm where we'll first have arati, then at 6:15 we'll have a reading from the Nativity Gospels interspersed with sing-along Christmas carols. ... See MoreSee Less

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Here is Swami Vedarupananda's latest lecture, "Be Here Now." ... See MoreSee Less

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We had such a beautiful Holy Mother's puja yesterday. Below are photos of Mahayogananda doing the puja and Vrajaprana doing the homa fire. ... See MoreSee Less

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Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi's puja celebration Tuesday, December 20th, 11am. ... See MoreSee Less

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