Monthly Schedule: September 2017

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The center will be closed on Sunday and Monday morning the 3rd and 4th due to the Labor Day Weekend Retreat at the Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown, MD.

Our special program this month will be the celebration of Durga Puja on September 24. In addition to the worship, we will have a performance of Classical Indian Vocal Music by a very distinguished singer, Esha Bandyopadhyay. She will be accompanied on Tabla by another highly skilled musician, Jakir Hossain, and Namita Kundu on Harmonium. 

Other programs for the month will be:

Sunday Lecture: 11 AM

 3 Lecture canceled for
        Labor Day Weekend Retreat     

10 Swami Brahmarupananda
       The Sage of Steady Wisdom VII

 17 Swami Chidbrahmananda
                 Being There 

24 Durga Puja Celebration  

10:30 am: Puja
11:30 am: Flower offering and Arati
Noon: Indian Classical Vocal Concert
Esha Bandyopadhyay on Vocals
Jakir Hossain on Tabla
Namita Kundu on Harmonium
1:00 pm: Prasad

2 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

1 Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
 8 Bhagavad Gita
 15 Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
22 Life of Holy Mother
 29 Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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 .