Monthly Schedule: January 2017

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The New Year is again upon us. Please help us close out the old and ring in the new by joining us for our New Year’s Eve program on Saturday, December 31. We will meet in the shrine room at 11 pm for a reading from The Great Master about Kalpataru Day and then have a silent meditation until midnight, when we wave the arati lights to welcome in the New Year. That will be followed by our worship of Sri Ramakrishna on January 1, 11 am, the day he became the Wish-fulfilling Tree to the devotees. Later in the month, on the 15th, we will observe the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda as well.


Other programs are as follows:

Sunday Lectures

1 Lecture canceled for Kalpataru Day Puja

      Please see under Special Programs

 8 Swami Brahmarupananda   

               Serving God in All I

 15 Lecture canceled for Swami

                Vivekananda Puja

      Please see under Special Programs

 22 Swami Chidbrahmananda

              Traits of Necessity

 29 Swami Atmajnanananda

  Swami Brahmananda: the Spiritual Son of Sri Ramakrishna

Special Program

 1 Kalpataru Day Celebration
 11 am: Puja
12 noon: Flower offering and bhajans
12:30 pm: Prasad lunch

 15 Swami Vivekananda Puja
      11 am: Short talk, readings, etc.
      12 noon: Puja and flower offerings
      1 pm: Prasad lunch

7 Ram Nam Sankir­tan:
 7:30 PM: Chanting of Ram Nam Sankirtan will begin after evening arati and med­i­ta­tion. All are invited to stay for pot-luck din­ner following the program.

Wednesday Class 8:00 PM

Friday Class 8:00 PM
6 Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
13 Bhagavadgita
20 Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
 27 Life of Holy Mother


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 .