“Whatever you are doing, put your whole mind on it. If you are shooting, your mind should be only on the target. Then you will never miss. If you are learning your lessons, think only of the lesson. ”

Swami Vivekananda

Rama­kri­shna Vedan­ta Soci­ety of North Car­oli­na is ded­i­cat­ed to the prac­tice and prop­a­ga­tion of the ideals of Vedan­ta as pre­sent­ed to the mod­ern world by Sri Rama­kri­shna, Sri Sara­da Devi, and Swa­mi Vivekananda.

The Soci­ety main­tains a small but beau­ti­ful cen­ter near the Raleigh-Durham air­port, where dai­ly wor­ship, reg­u­lar class­es, and spe­cial pujas are held.

2020 Upcom­ing Events: Please view the Events Page for more details


Hum­ble Appeal for a Help­ing Hand

Food banks are see­ing unprece­dent­ed surge in demand as this pan­dem­ic induced health cri­sis con­tin­ues around the coun­try.  Accord­ing to Feed­ing Amer­i­ca, the impact of COVID-19 is pro­ject­ed to increase food inse­cu­ri­ty in line with the Great Reces­sion.  Peo­ple have lost jobs and health­care, chil­dren have been home for months – in many cas­es with­out access to school meals.  The Food Bank of Cen­tral & East­ern North Car­oli­na esti­mates 756,000 peo­ple in their ser­vice area to be fac­ing hunger includ­ing 253,000 chil­dren – a whop­ping 38% increase due to the pan­dem­ic.  Each num­ber rep­re­sents a real neigh­bor going through a hard time.

We at RKVSNC are moti­vat­ed by Swa­mi Vivekananda’s time­less mes­sage of ser­vice of the poor being akin to wor­ship­ping God.  He said: If you want to find God, serve man.  To reach Narayana you must serve the Daridra Narayanas – the starv­ing millions…It is only by doing good to oth­ers that one does good to one­self.  It is our priv­i­lege to be allowed to be char­i­ta­ble, for only so can we grow.”.

We would like to appeal to your kind­ness and gen­eros­i­ty in com­bat­ing hunger dur­ing these chal­leng­ing times.  We have cho­sen three orga­ni­za­tions for this dona­tion dri­ve including:

  • Food Bank of Cen­tral & East­ern North Car­oli­na (Foodbankcenc.org)
  • Dor­cas Min­istries (dorcascary.org)
  • Rama­kri­shna Mis­sion (RK Foun­da­tion – Belur Math) for their self­less ser­vice in India

Even a small dona­tion can make a big dif­fer­ence.  As we get ready for the hol­i­days, please con­sid­er donat­ing to RKVSNC for the relief of hunger and to help bet­ter our com­mu­ni­ties here and in India.  RKVSNC will match your dona­tions and dis­trib­ute the funds equal­ly to the above men­tioned orga­ni­za­tions.  All dona­tions col­lect­ed before Decem­ber 15th’2020 will be dis­bursed by Christmas.

Note: You can mail a check or donate on our web­site.  All your dona­tions to RKVSNC are tax deductible.


December 2020

Decem­ber 9 : 7.30pm (EST) 

Dis­course by Swa­mi Atmajnanananda

  Top­ic: Man­dukya Upan­ishad and Mean­ing of OM

Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86957312295?pwd=RWtkUlByQksrVkhhays3M2RaWGlJQT09

Meet­ing ID: 869 5731 2295
Pass­code: Jaimaa


Decem­ber 23 : 8.00pm (EST) 

Dis­course by Swa­mi Nirakaranan­da  

Top­ic: Inter­ac­tive Ses­sion on  “How would you describe the Pan­demic’s impact on your life so far: Pos­i­tive ‚Neg­a­tive or Neu­tral? Why.  Has it taught you any lessons or changed your way of think­ing? How

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82969064141?pwd=SnFQM0NtaVFZUWtKaGR5QUtKUUw4QT09

Meet­ing ID: 829 6906 4141
Pass­code: Jaimaa


Every Sat­ur­day @ 2pm

Bha­gavad Gita class­es with  Swa­mi Brahma­rupa­nanda ( Copy of Bha­gavad gita book for ref­er­ence of vers­es is recommended.)

Zoom Link:     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85781008688?pwd=S1FCa3dqSVZ1Mk9HYUM1elR0NllVdz09

Meet­ing ID: 857 8100 8688
Pass­code:    Jaimaa



Upcoming Zoom Meeting:

Jan­u­ary 1 :Swa­mi Mahayo­gananda (Kalpataru day and Holy­moth­er birthday)

Jan­u­ary 21 :Swa­mi Sarvapriyananda

Video recordings : Please visit our YouTube channel for all latest Zoom recordings.

For more  Zoom meetings and Lectures on vedanta please visit vedantadc.org ( Vedanta Center of Greater Washington, DC )

** Night­ly Arati at 7 pm (Mon-Sun) **




Ongo­ing week­ly events:  Please note that ongo­ing reg­u­lar week­ly events list­ed below may be super­seded by sched­uled spe­cial events and pro­grams asso­ci­at­ed with the vis­it­ing swamis/pravrajikas.

Mem­ber­ship:  Mem­ber­ship is open to per­sons 18 years of age or old­er.  Some mem­bers and friends become sus­tain­ing donors, mak­ing a month­ly dona­tion to sup­port the Society’s activ­i­ties. Please vis­it our Mem­ber­ship Page for more details.

Youth Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram:  “Pupils of Prac­ti­cal Vedan­ta” is a val­ue edu­ca­tion pro­gram offered by the Rama­kri­shna Vedan­ta Soci­ety of North Car­oli­na to our youth.  Class­es meet on alter­nate Sun­days through the school year.  Click here to learn more about “Pupils of Prac­ti­cal Vedan­ta”.

Be a Vol­un­teer: Our vol­un­teers go through vol­un­teer­ing train­ing ses­sion to pro­vide a broad array of sup­port.  Our goal is to serve mem­bers of our local com­mu­ni­ty who need help in sit­u­a­tions that are beyond their con­trol. Please click here for more details about our Vol­un­teer Program.

Con­tact Us: Please feel free to reach out to us if you need any infor­ma­tion or have any ques­tions or com­ments about RKVS of NC.  Click here for more details on how to vis­it us.