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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

Ma_DurgaThe wor­ship of the Divine Mother is always a very spe­cial event, so please join us on this aus­pi­cious occasion.

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 Pro­gram with Dr. Sub­hadra Desai

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. 

The tem­ple reflects the archi­tec­ture of the Rama­kri­shna Tem­ple at Belur Math.(See the inau­gu­ra­tion pho­tos here.) Video from the inau­gu­ra­tion pro­gram can be watched in youtube. More…

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 Octo­ber 2015  bulletin)

Con­tact us or get direc­tions.

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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