“Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.”
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.
October 24 : 10:00AM (EST) - Durga puja performed by Dr. Pravin Shukla via Zoom from Vedanta center of North Carolina.Virtual on-line Pushpanjali will be offered
Monetary donations will be accepted as Puja Offering in the name of the Donor Family. Please provide the name of the Family and their Gotra. Please call or text @ 910-398-7348 (Kaveri Bose) for details.
Meeting ID: 842 4143 1276
YouTube Live Streaming Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_4BNKJ1pIo&feature=youtu.be
Prasad will be available for Drive-through pick up till 1:00 pm on Saturday Oct 24th.
Message from Swami Sarvadevananda
My hearty greetings and best wishes.
This year 2020 is very challenging for the whole world. Covid’s impact on every individual is tremendous. So far more than 36 million people have been affected and more than 1 million have lost their lives. The whole world is being buffeted in every aspect of life—physical, mental, emotional, financial, and other areas.
Now it has become more important than ever to call upon the Divine Mother, chant Her name, and pray to Her so that She may take care of the calamities and save Her children all over the globe, granting everyone good health, prosperity, joy, peace, Jnana, Bhakti, Viveka, and Vairagya.
This is a great opportunity for us to withdraw our minds from the painful world, and dive deep in the contemplation of the Divine Mother, repeating Her name continuously.
This year the Navaratri period is : Saturday October 17 to Monday October 26, 2020.I invite and encourage everyone everywhere to join in chanting “Jai Sri Durga” over and above their regular daily japa, during these ten auspicious days, for our own spiritual growth and the good of the world.
Swami Swahanandaji inaugurated this practice of chanting Jai Sri Durga (or our own mantra) and used to say that every 100,000 repetitions of Jai Sri Durga will bring the same benefit of performing an entire Durga Puja (which is a serious amount of auspiciousness!).
Counting may be done using a mālā (rosary) or tally counter, or simply by measuring how long it takes to do one hundred or one thousand, and thereafter keeping track of the time spent in japa.
May Mother bless us all.
Yours in Mother,
NOTE: Please send your pledge per day during the 10-day period of Navaratri (October 17-26) to: ( text message ) to 919-824-1700. or email firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp site. . We’ll submit the total number of our devotees’ japa to Swami Sarvadevananda after Navaratri. Thank you.
October 21 : 7:00PM (EST) Speaker : Swami Ishatmananda
Topic : ” How To Remain Happy Always ”
Meeting ID: 897 8503 7587
Every Saturday @ 2pm
Bhagavad Gita classes with Swami Brahmarupananda ( Copy of Bhagavad gita book for reference of verses is recommended.)
Meeting ID: 857 8100 8688
Upcoming Zoom Meeting:
November 14 : Live Stream Kali puja with Swami Nirakarananda
November 18 : Swami Tyagananda
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 6 pm (Mon-Sun) (Effective November - February) **
** Nightly Arati at 7 pm (Mon-Sun) (Effective March - October) **
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.