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

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 May 2016  bulletin)  (Download June 2016  bulletin)

Vedanta Summer Camp (2016)

Plans are underway for a repeat of our very successful Vedanta Summer Camp in July and early August. Please see the registration form and let us know as early as possible if you would like to enroll your children.

Vedanta Summer Camp Registration Form

Sitar Concert (May 29, 2:00 PM)
The Vedanta Center will present a concert of classical Indian music featuring two renowned artists from India, Partha Bose on sitar and Indranil Mallick on tabla. All are welcome. For more information please see the Flyer.

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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…)




  • Weekend Retreat!

    May 28 at 10:00 AM
    Guest Speaker: Swami Yogatamananda

    Topic: From Creation to the Creator

    10:00–10:15 Welcome, Introduction, Prayers
    10:15–11:00 Guided Meditation
    11:00–11:30 Refreshment break
    11:30–12:30 Discourse 1
    12:30–1:00 Question-Answer Session
    1:00–2:00 Lunch
    2:00–2:30 Devotional Music
    2:30–3:30 Discourse 2
    3:30–4:00 Question-Answer Session
    * * * *
    6:30–8:00 Arati and meditation
    8:00–9:00 Satsang
    9:00 Potluck dinner

    May 29
    Swami Yogatmananda 11 am
    Pursuit of Perfection

    May 29 Sitar Concert 2 pm

  • Swami Vivekananda

    in the News:
    Swamiji is making his way into American newspapers—see the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Huffington Post. Now also in the BBC.

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