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

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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Third Annual Summer Camp (Vedanta Yoga Summer Camp)

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Climate March

The Vedanta Center will be one of the sponsoring interfaith groups at the Climate March on April 29. There will be several different groups marching for various social justice causes. We will be marching under the banner of: “Keepers of Faith” upholding the ideal of “All faiths respect the earth. Stewardship of our planet is a moral duty.” The walk will be preceded by a prayer gathering at 11 am at 3rd St NW between Madison Drive NW and Jefferson Drive NW. Please register at http://bit.ly/2o25aLV so that they may keep track of the number of participants. If anyone would like to leave for the walk from the Center, please let us know and we will try to arrange rides to the Glenmont Metro Line.

For more information, visit: peoplesclimate.org/lineup/

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…)