Monthly Bulletin: August 2019

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The month of August will begin with a spe­cial musi­cal con­cert on Sat­ur­day night the 3, fol­lowed by a vis­it on the week­end of the 10th and 11th by two P-ravra­jikas of Sri Sara­da Math. We will also have a med­i­ta­tion retreat at the cen­ter on Sun­day the 18th. Oth­er pro­grams in August are:

 Sun­day Lec­ture: 11 AM

4 Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da       
                 Still Stand­ing

 11 Pravra­ji­ka Divyanan­daprana*
        Sri Rama­kri­shna & Vedan­ta    
 * Pravra­ji­ka Divyanan­daprana is a nun of Sri Sara­da Math vis­it­ing from India.

18 Med­i­ta­tion Retreat
       Please see under Spe­cial Pro­grams   

25 Swa­mi Brahma­rupa­nanda
         Three Types of Peo­ple

Tues­day Dis­cus­sion Group 10 AM\
Talks with Swami­ji

Wednes­day Dis­cus­sion Group 11 AM
Prac­tice of the Pres­ence of God

Wednes­day Night Class 8 PM

Thurs­day Dis­cus­sion Group 10 AM
Bha­gavad Gita

Fri­day Night Class 8:00 PM 

2 Gospel of Sri Rama­kri­shna
9 Bha­gavad Gita
16 Gospel of Sri Rama­kri­shna
23 Life of Holy Moth­er
30 Gospel of Sri Rama­kri­shna

17 Ram Nam 
Ram Nam will be held at the Cen­ter on August 17 at 7:30 pm, imme­di­ate­ly after evening arati and med­i­ta­tion. All are invit­ed to stay for a veg­e­tar­i­an potluck din­ner fol­low­ing the pro­gram.

Spe­cial Pro­grams

3 Clas­si­cal Hin­dus­tani Music Con­cert: 7:30 pm
Fea­tur­ing: Kas­turi Ban­dopad­hyay on Vocal
                   Supratik Sen­gup­ta on Sitar
                   Soumya Chakravar­ty on Sar­od
                   Debu Nayak on Tabla

10 Talk by Pravra­ji­ka Bha­va­niprana* 7:30 pm
    On Holy Moth­er
 * Pravra­ji­ka Bha­va­niprana is a senior nun of Sri Sara­da Math from India.

18 Med­i­ta­tion Retreat

10:15-11:00 am: 1. Read­ings and med­i­ta­tion
11:00-11:15 am: Tea and cof­fee break
11:15-12 noon: 2. Read­ings and med­i­ta­tion
12 noon-12:30 pm: Reflection/ read­ing
12:30-1:15 pm: Lunch
1:15-2:00 pm: 3. Read­ings and med­i­ta­tion


Vedan­ta Med­ical Clin­ic
The Vedan­ta Med­ical Clin­ic offers free med­ical ser­vices to all, regard­less of income lev­el, insur­ance cov­er­age, or immi­gra­tion sta­tus. To make an appoint­ment, please call 240-516-6726.

Kar­ma Yoga: We invite you to join us Sat­ur­day morn­ings from 9 am to 1 pm in per­form­ing var­i­ous week­ly chores of the cen­ter: main­te­nance, gar­den­ing and land­scap­ing, clean­ing, office work, etc. With the com­ple­tion of the new tem­ple, the need for vol­un­teer help is greater than ever. Please con­sid­er becom­ing a reg­u­lar mem­ber of our kar­ma yoga team. Also, we need vol­un­teers to help with set­up and cleanup before and after the Sun­day lec­ture.

Tem­ple Hours: The shrine room in the new tem­ple will be open for morn­ing med­i­ta­tion at 5 am and dai­ly Puja at 7:45 am, and will remain open through­out the day until the close of evening med­i­ta­tion at 8 pm. Evening arati begins at 6:30 pm. Devo­tees may enter through the dou­ble doors at the main entrance to the tem­ple or through the front door entrance to the Cen­ter. All are wel­come.

Par­ents with small chil­dren are wel­come to watch the Sun­day lec­ture on the movie screen in the low­er lev­el of the tem­ple while their child­ren are free to qui­et­ly play.

Gro­cery Gift Cards: We urge all of you to take part in our gift card pro­gram. Gift cards for Giant and Gift cer­tifi­cates for Lotte/Assi Plaza may be pur­chased at the Cen­ter fol­low­ing the Sun­day lec­ture or dur­ing vis­it­ing hours, and are used just like a deb­it card when pur­chas­ing gro­ceries. This is an impor­tant part of our month­ly income and a way to sup­port the Cen­ter at no cost to you. Those who would like to help in the sale of cards may con­tact Rana­jit Pal at (301) 330-1634.

Audio record­ings:  Please go to our web­site for the lat­est  lec­ture record­ings .