Schedule

Monthly Schedule: November 2016

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We are very fortunate to have three guest speakers this month: Swami Sarvadevanandaji from the Vedanta Society of Southern California on Sunday, November 13; Pravrajika Prabuddhapranaji from Sri Sarada Math, Dakshineswar, India on Sunday November 20; and a special Reception with Swami Girishanandaji from Belur Math on Saturday night, November 26, followed by Potluck dinner. Please join us for this special abundance of Holy Company in November.

Other programs are as follows:

Sunday Lectures

6 Swami Chidbrahmananda :                Karma Conundrum

13 Swami Sarvadevananda* 
 *Swami Sarvadevananda is the spiritual head of the Vedanta Society of Southern California. He will be staying with us here at the Vedanta Center from November 13 to 18. Please join us for satsang following evening meditation during his visit.

20 Pravrajika Prabuddhaprana*
 * Pravrajika Prabuddhaprana is a senior sannyasini of Sri Sarada Math from Dakshineswar, India.

27 Swami Brahmarupananda:              Seeing God in All VI

Special Program
 26 Reception for Swami Girishananda*
* Swami Girishananda is a senior trustee of the Ramakrishna Mission who stays at our Head-quarters at Belur Math, India.
      7:30 Talk
      8:30 Potluck dinner

5 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
Vivekacudamani

Friday Class 8:00 PM
4 Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
 11 Bhagavadgita
 18 Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
 25 Life of Holy Mother

Monthly Schedule: November 2016

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December is a very full month with the celebration of Holy Mother’s Birthday on the 18th, the Christmas Eve program on the 24th, and the New Year’s Eve program on the 31st. Please see details below.

Other programs are as follows:

Sunday Lectures
4 Swami Brahmarupananda:                Serving God in All I
11 Swami Chidbrahmananda:               One for All
 18 Holy Mother Puja
     Please see under Special Programs
25 Swami Atmajnanananda:       “Blessed are the Pure in Heart”
Special Program
18  Holy Mother Puja
     11 am: Puja
     12 noon: Flower offering and bhajans
     12:30 pm: Prasad lunch

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

31    New Year’s Eve – Saturday
          11 pm: Reading from
                       Sri Ramakrishna the Great Master
          11:20 pm: Meditation
          12 Midnight: Arati
3 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
Vivekacudamani

Friday Class 8:00 PM
2 Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
9 Bhagavadgita
16 Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
 23 Life of Holy Mother
 30 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 .