Monthly Bulletin: February 2020

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The month of Feb­ru­ary will fea­ture our Shi­va Ratri on the night of the 21st as well as the birth anniver­sary of Sri Rama­kri­shna on Feb­ru­ary 23. Oth­er events are:

2 Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da

9 Swa­mi Brahma­rupa­nanda
              Vale­dic­to­ry Address
            Tait­tiriya Upanisad II

 6 Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda
            Climb­ing the Lad­der

 21 Shi­va Ratri
 6:30 p.m.: Arati and med­i­ta­tion
7:30 p.m.:  Singing of 108 names of Shi­va,
fol­lowed by Puja, offer­ings, and prasad

22 Chant­i­ng of 108 Name of Sri Rama­kri­shna           
 6:30 p.m.: Arati and med­i­ta­tion
7:30 p.m.: Chant­i­ng
8:30 p.m.: Refresh­ments

23 Sri Rama­kri­shna Puja
       11:00 a.m. to noon: Puja & bha­jans
       Noon to 12:30 p.m.: Flower offer­ing & arati
12:30 p.m.: Prasad lunch

Tues­day Dis­cus­sion Group 10 AM
Talks with Swami­ji

Wednes­day Dis­cus­sion Group 11 AM
Prac­tice of the Pres­ence of God

Wednes­day Night Class 8 PM

Thurs­day Dis­cus­sion Group 10 AM
Bha­gavad Gita

Fri­day Night Class 8:00 PM
7 Gospel of Sri Rama­kri­shna
14 Bha­gavad Gita
21 Gospel of Sri Rama­kri­shna
28 Life of Holy Moth­er

1 Ram Nam 
Ram Nam will be held at the Cen­ter on Feb­ru­ary 1 at 7:30 pm, imme­di­ate­ly after evening arati and med­i­ta­tion. All are invit­ed to stay for a veg­e­tar­i­an potluck din­ner fol­low­ing the pro­gram.

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 .