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
Construction of the Vedanta Center’s new temple is in its final stages, and the temple was inaugurated on April 19-21. 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. Devotees and Vedanta students may also purchase new townhouses and single-family homes being built next door. (See the inauguration photos here.) 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…)
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We are very pleased to announce that we have reached our goal of $50,000 for the Swami Swahanandaji Memorial Fund. Interest from the fund will go to support a number of worthy causes connected with Swami Swahanandaji.
We are now able to start collecting funds for our second project in conjunction with Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary, the purchase of a mammogram machine for the Ramakrishna Mission Hospital in Kolkata, Seva Pratishthan. Please see the flier.