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

Labor Day Weekend Retreat 2016

This year’s retreat will follow the same format as last year’s with more participation from the devotees as well as more time for meditation and reflection. Our special guest will be Swami Kripamayananda, spiritual head of the Vedanta Society of Toronto.  Click to get the registration form.

Closing Ceremonies of  the Vedanta Summer Camp (Friday August 5, 7:30 PM)

Sreyashi Dey, a gifted performer and teacher of Odissi Dance, will lead the kids in a dance program, followed by a skit on “Each is Great in his Own Place.” The program will conclude with a performance entitled “Ananta” by Sreyashi and two other professional dancers, Supradipta Datta and Ananya Kar. At the conclusion of the program, light refreshments will be served to all. See more information on “Ananta” and program.

Fourth of July Celebration

11 am: Short Introduction to Program
11:30 am: Puja, Flower Offerings & Bhajans
1:00 pm: Prasad
2:00 om:00 pm: Musical Performance*

*Sri Dattareya Velankar will perform a concert of Classical Hindustani Vocal music for us. He will be accompanied on tabla by Sri Muralidhar Pai. See more information for Sri Dattareya Velankar

Vedanta Summer Camp (2016)

Plans are underway for a repeat of our very successful Vedanta Summer Camp in July and early August. Please see the registration form and let us know as early as possible if you would like to enroll your children.

Vedanta Summer Camp Registration Form

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 July 2016  bulletin) (Download August 2016  bulletin)

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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…)