The 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.

2017 Upcoming Events: Please view the Events Page for more details

Swami Sarvapriyananda at the NC Museum of Art:sarvapriyananda

Sunday, August 20th 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm:

 Swami Sarvapriyananda's Discourse and Q&A: "Spirituality in Daily Life"

 Prasad refreshments served.  Flyer for the event.

RSVP for free

Swami Sarvapriyananda Visit 8/18-8/20 Events at Center:

Friday, August 18th:

7:00 pm Arati
7:30 pm Talk: "In Search of Bliss"

Saturday, August 19th

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Talk and Question and Answer: "Ashtavakra - The Heart of Awareness"
12:30 pm Prasad Lunch will be served
No evening program

Sunday, August 20th

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Talk and Question and Answer: "The Power of Bhakti"  
12:00 pm Prasad Lunch will be served

 Meditation Camping Retreat September 21-23:

Swami Chidbrahmananda

A three-day tent camping retreat in Umstead Park.  In response to Ramakrishna's instruction to find  a solitary place to think of God every now and then, we will go into the woods and leave the world behind.  There will be sunrise meditations, devotional singing, scripture readings, topical discussions, campfire cooking and hiking.  

For more information and RSVP click here.

Ongoing weekly events:  Please note that ongoing regular weekly events listed below may be superseded by scheduled special events and programs associated with the visiting swamis/pravrajikas.

  • Nightly at 7 pm (Mon-Fri): Arati
  • Saturday 2-3pm Scripture Study Circle - Bhagavad Gita

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.