Activities

Weekly Activities

  • Sunday lectures at 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday evening scripture and meditation class. The current text is the Astavakra Samhita. 8–8:50, reading and discussion; 8:50–9, meditation.
  • Friday evening scripture class, 8–9 pm. Texts, by turn, are the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, the Bhagavad Gita, and Life of the Holy Mother.
  • Karma Yoga on Saturday mornings, from 9 to 1.

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. All are welcome.
  • Saturday & Sunday also from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (see Karma Yoga).
  • Sunday lectures at 11 a.m.
  • Closed on Monday.

Evening Worship or Arati

  • Daily 6:30 p.m., followed by silent meditation.

Monthly

  • Ram Nam, singing the names of Sri Rama, on (usually) the first Saturday night of the month. 7:30 pm. Followed by pot-luck supper.

Occasional

  • Satsang every night at 8 o’clock, when senior monks are visiting the center.

Celebrations

  • New Year’s Day: Kalpataru Day celebration, the day on which Sri Ramakrishna blessed his disciples with illumination.
  • Birthday of Swami Vivekananda
  • Birthday of Sri Ramakrishna
  • Ram Navami, the Center’s foundation day
  • Fourth of July celebration
  • Durga Puja
  • Kali Puja
  • Birthday of the Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi
  • Christmas Eve
  • New Year’s Eve

Interviews

Private meetings with a resident swami or one of the visiting swamis may be scheduled either by phone or in person.

Social Service

Some center members participate in social service, or seva activities, with Shepherd’s Table and Meals on Wheels. Please contact the center for more information.

Annual Retreat

The center conducts an annual retreat over the Labor Day Weekend every year.