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 Address and Activities of Hollywood Centre


Vedanta Society of Southern California, Hollywood

Vedanta Society of Southern California
1946 Vedanta Place
Hollywood, California  90068
United States of America
Phone : 1-323-465 7114
Telefax : 1-323-465 9568
Email :

    Sub Centre(s)  

    Vivekananda Retreat, Ridgely
    101 Leggett Road
    Stone Ridge, New York  12484
    Phone : 1-845-687-4574
    Telefax : 1-845-687-4578
    Email :

    Vedanta Society
    1440 Upas Street
    San Diego, California  92103
    Phone : 1-619-291-9377
    Email :

    Vedanta Society (Sarada Convent)
    927 Ladera Lane
    Santa Barbara, California  93108
    Phone : 1-805-969-2903
    Telefax : 1-805-565 0837
    Email :

    Vivekananda House
    309 Monterey Road
    South Pasadena, California  91030
    Phone : 1-323-254 1546
    Email :

    Ramakrishna Monastery
    19961, Live Oak, Canyon Road,
    P.O. Box 408
    Trabuco Canyon, California  92678
    Phone : 1-949-858 0342
    Email :

    Vedanta Centre of Greater Washington DC
    3001, Bel Pre Road
    Silver Spring, Maryland  20906
    Phone : 1-301-603 1772
    Telefax : 1-301-460-5459
    Email :

Started in 1930, this branch of Ramakrishna Math has Swami Sarvadevananda as its current leader, assisted by a few other monks and nuns.

Activities of the Math centre :

  1. The Society has a temple, a monastery, a convent and a
    bookshop in Hollywood. At Santa Barbara, California, it has a
    temple, a convent, a monastery and a bookshop. At Trabuco,
    California, it has a temple, a monastery and a bookshop. At San
    Diego, California, the centre has a monastery and a shrine.

       The activities of these centres are as follows :
          a. Daily meditation, worship and vesper service in all the 
              four establishments.
          b. Periodical Ramnam Sankirtan and vigils.
          c. Celebration of religious festivals such as Kali Puja, 4th July,
              Shivaratri and Christmas, and the birthdays of Sri Krishna, Sri
              Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda,
              Swami Brahmananda and founders of different faiths.
          d. Classes on weekdays and lectures on Sundays.
          e. The minister-in-charge swami and other monks and nuns
              lectured at various places and took part in interreligious meets,

  1. The publication department brought out a few title in English
    and translated and some books in Spanish and Dutch.

  1. Vedanta Archives, which runs a website and offers free lectures
    and other materials.

  1. The house in South Pasadena, California, where Swami
    Vivekananda stayed for some days in 1900, is maintained by the
    Society as a shrine and a memorial to Swamiji. Retreats are held
    there every month.

  1. In Washington D.C. sub-centre, Sunday lectures, regular scriptural
    classes, retreats, weekly Karma Yoga day, daily worship and vesper
    service, and celebration of the birth anniversaries of religious
    personalities were held.

  1. At Vivekananda Retreat, Ridgely, (where Swami Vivekananda
    had stayed for three months, the longest in one place in USA)
    weekly classes, regular lectures, retreats, etc were conducted.

Additional Photos of the Activities of the Centre:

    Ashrama View
        Ashrama View



        Durga Puja





 W S    A R C H I V E

This information on Centre's activities is collected from
The General Report of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, April 2017.


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