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Each soul is poten­tial­ly divine. The goal is to man­i­fest this divin­i­ty with­in by con­trol­ling nature, exter­nal and inter­nal. Do this either by work, or wor­ship, or psy­chic con­trol, or philosophy—by one or more or all of these—and be free. This is the whole of reli­gion. Doc­trines, or dog­mas, or rit­u­als, or books, or tem­ples, or forms, are but sec­ondary details.
—Swa­mi Vivek­a­nanda

 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…)

Activ­i­ties:
• 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…)

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

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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…)                                                   

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