Monthly Schedule: December 2017

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The month of December is full of special programs, starting with the Chanting of the 108 Names of Holy Mother on December 9, 7:30 pm, and followed by Holy Mother Puja on Sunday the 10th. Our Christmas Eve celebration will begin at 7:30 on the 24th, and we will welcome in the New Year on the 31st with satsang, readings from the Great Master, and midnight meditation. We will have our Kalpataru Puja the following day, January 1. Please join us for all of these special events.

Other programs for the month will be:

Sunday Lecture: 11 AM

3 Swami Atmajnanananda
              The Wheel of Life

 10 Lecture canceled for Holy Mother Puja
        Please see under Special Programs         

17 Swami Chidbrahmananda
             Crucifixion and the Godhead

24 Lecture canceled due to
         Christmas Eve Program
    Please see under Special Programs

31 Swami Brahmarupananda
       The Sage of Steady Wisdom IX   


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

Special Programs

9 Chanting of 108 Names of Sri Sarada Devi
       6:30 pm: Evening Ararti
       7:30 pm: Chanting     

10 Holy Mother Puja
       11 am: Puja, bhajans, and flower offerings    
        12:30 pm: Prasad lunch

24   Christmas Eve
7:30 pm: Christmas Carols and Readings
8:30 pm: Refreshments

31    New Year’s Eve
11 pm: Reading from
           Sri Ramakrishna the Great Master
11:20 pm: Meditation
12 Midnight: Arati


Vedanta Medical Clinic
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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 .