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Monastery of the Angels

Metro Station: Hollywood & Vine, Red Line

Walking Distance: 12 minutes/0.5 mile

Address: 1977 Carmen Ave., Los Angeles 90068

Phone: (323) 466-2186

Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30am-5pm



Monastery of the Angels- where Catholic spirituality meets baked goods. Founded in 1924 by Mother Mary with devotion to the guardian angels. This small cloister of Dominican Nuns living in the Hollywood hills recites the litany of the holy angels in the Chapel of Perpetual Adoration and makes pumpkin bread. They sell other things in the gift store as well, but everyone goes back for the pumpkin bread.


Vedanta Society

Metro Station:Hollywood & Vine, Red Line

Walking Distance: 13 minutes/0.6 mile

Address: 1946 Vedanta Place, Los Angeles 90068

Phone: (323) 465-7114

Hours: Puja (Worship) Daily 6:30am-7pm; Arati (Vespers) Daily 6pm


vedanta It takes some doing to get there, under the freeway through a winding street uphill, hidden under the rush of freeways. The Vedanta Society opens the path to understanding the "Vedas", the philosophical basis of Hinduism. The teachings pre-date Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. If you are curious about the oneness of existence, the delusion of maya, karma, reincarnation and the harmony of religions; browse through the bookstore, a comparative religion gem crowded with works that reflect the City of Angels' eclectic spirituality. The Hollywood center is open daily for worship.


Self Realization Fellowship Temple

Metro Station: Vermont/Sunset, Red Line

Walking Distance: 4 minutes/0.2 mile

Address: 4860 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90027

Phone: (323) 661-8006

Hours: Open daily 5:30pm-7:30pm for meditation; check website for classes and services


self relazation hollywoodHave you ever dreamed that Jesus did yoga? If that mystic itch has you curious about the lost years of Christ, you must get to know Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi and founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship. Yogananda brought the lost science of Kriya Yoga, the Yoga of Jesus and the great sages, to the City of Angels during the 1930s. The Fellowship has continued to teach meditation and Kriya Yoga. The Self Realization temple is open to all true seekers.


Hollywood United Methodist Church

Metro Station: Hollywood and Highland, Red Line

Walking Distance: 5 minutes/0.2 mile

Address: 6817 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles 90028

Phone: (323) 874-2104

Hours: Service every Sun 11am


united methodist church hollywoodYou really can't miss it: look for the Gothic towers and a huge AlDS ribbon on the side. The Methodist Church is open to all regardless of race, gender, and sexual orientation. And they actually walk their talk- HUMC's group marches in the annual Hollywood Gay Pride Parade. The building is a city landmark, and the Church gives tours of the towers about once a month.


Panpipes Magickal Market Place

Metro Station: Hollywood & Vine, Red Line

Walking Distance: 5 minutes/0.2 mile

Address: 1641 N. Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles 90028

Phone: (323) 462-7078

Hours: Tues-Thurs 12pm-7pm; Fri 12pm-6:45pm; Sat 12pm-7pm; Sun 1-4pm; Closed Monday


panpipesFor the student of pagan religion and occult voyeur. Panpipes is THE store for all things magical. Chalices, stones, crystals, gargoyles, ankhs, and the highest-grade hand blended organic essential oils can all be found in the magickal apothecary. If you need a spell-kit for that special ritual, call ahead, they'll customize it for you. Panpipes defines the diverse and electic spirituality that has always been just below the surface of Hollywood.





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