Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear.” Tell this to every­one — “Have no fear.”
Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unright­eous­ness, fear is wrong life. All the neg­a­tive thoughts and ideas that are in the world have pro­ceed­ed from this evil spir­it of fear. Face the brute, which is a les­son for all life—face the ter­ri­ble, face it bold­ly. The hard­ships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
—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…)

Opening Status of  the Vedanta Center

Dur­ing this very dif­fi­cult peri­od, we hope and pray you are all well, safe, and adjust­ing to life with so many restric­tion. We know that for many of you the Vedan­ta Cen­ter is a great place of refuge and source of com­fort, and we will try to start mak­ing lec­tures, class­es, and pro­grams avail­able to you through online pre­sen­ta­tions. Please note that some of the tim­ings will be dif­fer­ent as well as class­es. Once things return to nor­mal and we can all meet at the cen­ter, we will go back to our reg­u­lar sched­ule. In the mean­time, the cen­ter will be closed for class­es and lec­tures. Regard­ing vis­its to the cen­ter, please fol­low the new guide­lines regard­ing non-essen­tial travel.Once these are relaxed, we will be open for med­i­ta­tion or short vis­its. 
Class­es and lec­tures at the Vedan­ta Cen­ter of Greater Wash­ing­ton, DC will con­tin­ue in elec­tron­ic for­mat. The videos can be viewed at the time of the sched­uled class­es on the Vedan­ta DC youtube chan­nel. The class­es will remain post­ed indef­i­nite­ly and can be viewed at any time. The chan­nel can be accessed by going to youtube.com and search­ing for “Vedan­tadc” or from the fol­low­ing link:

• 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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Online retreat from San Diego Vedan­ta Monastery
San Diego Vedan­ta Monastery is orga­niz­ing online Vedan­ta Retreat on Wednes­days from April 22 to June 3, 2020 at 9 pm (ET), 6pm (PT). There is no charge but reg­is­tra­tion is required. See the attached fli­er for more infor­ma­tion. 

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…)                                                   

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