A man may be the greatest philosopher in the world, but a child in religion. When a man has developed a high state of spirituality he can understand that the kingdom of heaven is within him.
—Swami Vivekananda

Kali Puja 2016

Saturday, October 29

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Kali Puja
       6:30 pm: Evening arati and meditation
       7:30 pm: Puja, flower offerings, prasad


 Vedanta Medical Clinic

Vedanta Medical Clinic is now open and providing free medical service.  See the clinic flier.

Arise, Awake!

Dedicated to “One’s own liberation and the welfare of the world,” the Vedanta Center of Greater Washington, DC is a branch of the Ramakrishna Order of India. Though founded in 1997, its roots draw from Swami Vivekananda’s visits to the USA in the 1890s, and from the immemorial wisdom of the Upanishadic sages. (more…)

Vedanta: A philosophy, a religion, a way of life. “I am the Self of the universe, I am eternally blessed, eternally free”—this is the message of Vedanta. (more…)

• Public lectures on Sundays at 11:00 am
• Scripture classes on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 8:00 pm
• Evening worship (Arati) daily at 6:30 pm (more…)

(Download October 2016  bulletin)

 Contact us or get directions.

Food Drive: We are accepting donations of non-perishable food items, in conjunction with Manna Food Center, for an unexpectedly large increase in need. (more…)




  • Meditation Retreat this Sunday

    23 Meditation Retreat
    10-10:45 am: 1. Readings and meditation
    10:45-11 am: Tea and coffee break
    11-11:45 am: 2. Readings and meditation
    11:45 am-12:30 pm: Reflection/ reading
    12:30-1 pm: Lunch
    1-1:45 pm: 3. Readings and meditation

  • Swami Vivekananda

    in the News:
    Swamiji is making his way into American newspapers—see the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Huffington Post. Now also in the BBC.

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