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…)

Opening Status of  the Vedanta Center

Regarding the present circumstances related to the pandemic, it seems that the best approach for all of us to take is the “Stay at Home” approach. Accordingly, we will be keeping the center closed to the public until further notice and requesting all of you to only go out if absolutely necessary.  

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:


Our Sun­day lec­ture sched­ule for May will be:
Many 3 Swa­mi Brahma­rupa­nanda: Tait­tiriya Upanisad IV
May 10 Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda: Ode to Moth­er­hood
May 17 Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da: Into the Soul
May 24 Swa­mi Brahma­rupa­nanda: Tait­tiriya Upanisad Con­clu­sion
May 31 Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da: Inti­mate Prayer
Wednes­day night class: Bha­gavadgi­ta :Swa­mi Brahma­rupa­nanda
Fri­day night class: Gospel of Sri Rama­kri­shna: Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda


• 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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