Truth, purity, and unselfishness – whenever these are present, there is no power below or above the sun to crush the possessor thereof. Equipped with these, one individual is able to face the whole universe in opposition.—Swami Vivekananda
Saturday (August 22) Retreat and Sunday (August 23) Lecture
Swami Yogatmanandaji* will be conducting a day-long retreat on Saturday, August 22 on Narayana Suktam. Swamiji will deliver Sunday Lecture (August 23) on the title “Catching the Train at Platform Nine & Three-Quarters”
*Swami Yogatmannada is Minister of the Vedanta Society of Providence.
Sitar concert at the Vedanta Center on Sunday afternoon, August 23 at 2:00 pm (Click for more information)
We cordially invite all of you and your fiends to attend a sitar concert at the Vedanta Center on Sunday afternoon, August 23 at 2:00 pm. Anupama Bhawat, a wonderful sitar player, has performed for us several times and is dearly beloved by all for her extraordinary talents and devotional mood. She will be accompanied by Mihir Kallianpur, a gifted young tabla player. The concert will follow the 11:00 am Sunday morning lecture by Swami Yogatmanandaji, head of the Vedanta Society of Providence. All those who would like to attend the morning lecture and stay on for the afternoon concert are invited to join us for lunch as well.
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.
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…)
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.
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