Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.—Swami Vivekananda
Annual Celebration : Durga Puja on Sunday October 18 at the Center
10:30 AM: Puja
11:30 AM: Flower offering and Arati
12:00 Noon- 1:00 PM Musical Program by Dr. Subhadra Desai
1:00 PM: Prasad
Musical Workshop/Perfomance : Saturday, October 31
Indian concept of Raga and sing different Ragas having pentatonic, hexatonic and heptatonic scales.
11:30 am -- 1:00 pm Part one
1:00 pm -- 2:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm -- 3:00 pm Part two (accompanied by Jitendra Swain on tabla and Namita Kundu, on harmonium)
Sunday Lecture : Sunday, November 1 at 11:00 AM
Musical Heritage of Valmiki’s Ramayana and sing devotional songs on Rama, both from the Sanskrit Ramayana and Tulasidas’s Ramacharit Manas.
Dr. Desai will be accompanied on tabla by Pt. Jitendra Swain and on harmonium by Namita Kundu.
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…)
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