Truth, purity, and unselfishness – whenever these are present, there is no power below or above the sun to crush the possessor thereof. Equipped with these, one individual is able to face the whole universe in opposition.—Swami Vivekananda
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.
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…)
Flood Relief: The Vedanta Center is accepting donations for relief for the recent devastating floods in Uttarakhand. See an initial photo-report of relief activity here.
Mammogram Machine: We are collecting funds for our second project in conjunction with Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary, the purchase of a mammogram machine for the Ramakrishna Mission Hospital in Kolkata, Seva Pratishthan. Please see the flier.
Some Recent Photos