Inside and Outside the Churches of Scientology Around the World
The newly-renovated Church of Scientology of Los Angeles opened its doors this weekend, ushering in a new era not only for the Scientologists of Los Angeles, but for staff members around the world who will come to LA to use this ideal Church of Scientology as a training ground as part of their apprenticeships.
Were you there? If so, I’d love to hear your feedback on what this new Church means to you!
Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, dedicated the new Church of Scientology of Los Angeles on April 24, 2010, with city, county and state government officials and 6,000 Scientologists and their guests in attendance.
The fully renovated Church of Scientology of Los Angeles, established in 1954 and the largest in North America, was rededicated April 24, 2010 in ceremonies attended by 6,000 Scientologists and their guests.
Thousands of visitors streamed into the new Church of Scientology of Los Angeles after the ribbon was cut in ceremonies April 24, 2010, attended by 6,000 parishioners and guests. The fully renovated 65,000-square-foot Church includes an extensive multimedia Public Information Center describing Dianetics and Scientology beliefs and practices and the life and legacy of Founder L. Ron Hubbard.
The L. Ron Hubbard Way entrance, between Sunset Boulevard and Fountain Avenue, welcomes visitors to the new Church of Scientology of Los Angeles for introductory lectures, films, courses and self-guided tours of the Public Information Center, and to event and conference facilities for the Church’s community betterment and humanitarian programs.
The Bookstore in the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles where the written and recorded works of L. Ron Hubbard, which constitute the Scripture of the Scientology religion, are available to parishioners and the general public.
Introductory courses addressing a variety of life skills are offered in the Life Improvement Course Room.
In the Hubbard Guidance Center, spiritual counseling is provided to parishioners by ministers of the Church. The lounge, adjacent to the counseling rooms, is for parishioners awaiting their minister.
The Chapel serves parishioners and guests for Sunday services, weddings, naming ceremonies and other congregational gatherings.
The Purification Program is a precise and closely supervised religious regimen engaged in by parishioners to address the barriers to spiritual gain.