Vedanta Center program for September 2020

We begin another month with a continuation of the same policies regarding classes, lectures, visits, etc. as the past few months. All programs will be via Zoom or YouTube. Visits will be on an individual basis with a limited number of devotees at one time. All will be requested to wear masks, wash hands, observe social distancing, etc.

Our usu­al Labor Day Week­end Retreat will be replaced by a one day ses­sion on Sun­day Sep­tem­ber 6 via Zoom with Swa­mi Prasan­nat­manan­da, spir­i­tu­al head of our Vedan­ta Soci­ety of Berke­ley. He will speak for rough­ly one hour, fol­lowed by a half hour or so of dis­cus­sion. His top­ic will be: Prayer as a Spir­i­tu­al Dis­ci­pline and Way for Med­i­ta­tion. The Zoom link is: . We encour­age all of you attend.

Our Sun­day lec­tures at 11:00 AM will be:
6 Swa­mi Prasan­nat­manan­da:  Prayer as a Spir­i­tu­al Dis­ci­pline and Way for Med­i­ta­tion.

13 Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda: Be Fear­less!
20 Swa­mi Brahma­rupa­nanda: Sri Krish­na Speaks to Us Part II
27 Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da: Mother’s Riffraff

Week­ly Lec­ture with Sw. A, B, or C: (Youtube)

Links for all pro­grams, lec­tures, and class­es:
Mon­day @ 8pm  (New class)
Man­dukya Upan­ishad with Swa­mi A
Tues­day @ 11am
     Teach­ings of Swa­mi Vivek­a­nanda with Sw. A.
Wednes­day @ 8pm
     Bha­gavad Gita with Sw. B.
Thurs­day @ 11am 
     Inte­ri­or Cas­tles - St. Tere­sa of Avi­la with Sw. C.
Fri­day @ 8pm
     Gospel of Sri Rama­kri­shna with Sw. A.

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 .