This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.
—Swami Vivekananda

Durga Puja 2016


Durga Puja will be held at the Center on Sunday, October 9 at 10:30 AM. Prasad will be served to all after the Puja and Cultural Program.

10:30 am: Puja
11:30 am: Flower offering and Arati
Noon: Vocal Concert by Sonali Ray
1:00 pm: Prasad

 Labor Day Weekend Retreat 2016

This year’s retreat will follow the same format as last year’s with more participation from the devotees as well as more time for meditation and reflection. Our special guest will be Swami Kripamayananda, spiritual head of the Vedanta Society of Toronto.

 Vedanta Medical Clinic

Vedanta Medical Clinic is now open and providing free medical service.  See the clinic flier.

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…)

(Download September 2016  bulletin) (Download October 2016  bulletin)

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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…)