Monthly Schedule: February 2017

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This month we will be observing Shivaratri, February 24, and Sri Ramakrishna’s Birthday on February 26. Please join us for these two very special events.

Other programs are as follows:

 Sunday Lectures

5 Swami Chidbrahmananda
          The Wise Guy

 12 Swami Brahmarupananda
       Seeing God in All III

 19 Swami  Atmajnanananda
    The Holy Name of God I

 26 Lecture Canceled for
    Sri Ramakrishna Puja

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     of Sri Ramakrishna

Special Program

24 Shiva Ratri
  7:30 pm:  Singing of 108 names of Shiva, followed by a short worship, offerings, and prasad

26 Sri Ramakrishna Puja
11:00 am–12 noon: Puja & bhajans
12 noon–12:30 pm: Flower offering & arati
12:30 pm: Prasad lunch

4 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

3 Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
10 Bhagavadgita
17 Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
24 Class Canceled for Shivaratri
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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 .