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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. 

The tem­ple reflects the archi­tec­ture of the Rama­kri­shna Tem­ple at Belur Math.(See the inau­gu­ra­tion pho­tos here.) Video from the inau­gu­ra­tion pro­gram can be watched in youtube. More…

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 2015  bul­letin) (Down­load August 2015  bulletin)

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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.

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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