Everything can be sacrificed for truth, but truth cannot be sacrificed for anything. Strength is the sign of vigour, the sign of life, the sign of hope, the sign of health, and the sign of everything that is good. As long as the body lives, there must be strength in the body, strength in the mind, strength in the hand.—Swami Vivekananda
Vedanta Yoga Summer Camp
Vedanta Center of Greater Washington, DC is announcing the first annual Summer Camp. Information for this three weeks (July 20 - August 7, 2015) yoga camp can be downloaded from here and you may register here.
Annual Labor Day Weekend Retreat 2015
Our Labor Day Weekend Retreat will be held on September 5-6 at the Pearlstone Retreat Center. Our invited guest speaker this year will be Pravrajika Prabuddhaprana, a nun of Sri Sarada Math, Dakshineswar, India. The topic of the retreat will be Sri Sarada Devi, the Holy Mother. Registration forms can be downloaded here. The deadline for registration will be August 2.
Vedanta Medical Clinic
Vedanta Medical Clinic is now open and providing free medical service. See the clinic flier.
The Vedanta Center’s new temple was inaugurated on April 19-21, 2013. Our gratitude and appreciation to all those whose hard work and support made the function a success.
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…)
Flood Relief: The Vedanta Center is accepting donations for relief for the recent devastating floods in Uttarakhand. See an initial photo-report of relief activity here.
Some Recent Photos