Opening Status of  the Vedanta Center

Dur­ing this very dif­fi­cult peri­od, we hope and pray you are all well, safe, and adjust­ing to life with so many restric­tion. We know that for many of you the Vedan­ta Cen­ter is a great place of refuge and source of com­fort, and we will try to start mak­ing lec­tures, class­es, and pro­grams avail­able to you through online pre­sen­ta­tions. Please note that some of the tim­ings will be dif­fer­ent as well as class­es. Once things return to nor­mal and we can all meet at the cen­ter, we will go back to our reg­u­lar sched­ule. In the mean­time, the cen­ter will be closed for class­es and lec­tures, but avail­able for vis­its to the cen­ter for med­i­ta­tion or short vis­its. If you do come, please observe all the guide­lines for safe dis­tanc­ing, hand-wash­ing, etc.

Class­es and lec­tures at the Vedan­ta Cen­ter of Greater Wash­ing­ton, DC will con­tin­ue in elec­tron­ic for­mat. The videos can be viewed at the time of the sched­uled class­es on the Vedan­ta DC youtube chan­nel. The class­es will remain post­ed indef­i­nite­ly and can be viewed at any time. The chan­nel can be accessed by going to and search­ing for “Vedan­tadc” or from the fol­low­ing link:

Our April schedule will be:

Sun­day Lec­tures: 11 am
5 Ram Nava­mi, Vedan­ta Cen­ter Foun­da­tion Day:  short talk and Puja
12 Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da
19 Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda
Holy Moth­er to the Res­cue
26 Swa­mi Brahma­rupa­nanda
Tait­tiriya Upanisad III

Wednes­day Night Class: 8 pm
Bha­gavadgi­ta with Swa­mi Brahma­rupa­nanda

Fri­day Night Class: 8 pm
Gospel of Sri Rama­kri­shna with Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda

Thurs­day Morn­ing Class: 11 am
Inte­ri­or Cas­tles by Saint Tere­sa of Avi­la with Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da


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 .