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.

2019 Upcoming Events: Please view the Events Page for more details


Swami Harinamananda Visit

Swami Harinamananda Maharaj, was born in the US and received Masters in Socioeconomics from the University of California, Davis. He joined the Order in 1996 at Hollywood and served as Swami Swahananda’s attendant for 5 years. He then went to the Training Seminary at Belur Math for a few years. On coming back to America, he served in the Trabuco Monastery before taking his final vows as a monk in 2008. He is posted as Resident Monk at the Vedanta Society of Southern California, San Diego.

Friday, February 8

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm : Talk and Video Presentation - "Understanding the Photos of the Avatars"
8:00 pm : Potluck Dinner

Saturday, February 9

11:00 am - 12:30 pm : Retreat - "Decoding the Chandi, The Divine Mother"
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm : Potluck Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm : Reflections on Chandi and QA

**Sunday Satsang by Devotees**

Sunday, February 10 & February 24

11:00 am - 12:30 pm : Studies on Scriptures, Reflection and Meditation
Sunday Satsang is subject to change because of special visitors and weather. Call 919-824-1700 for details.

** Please note - Nightly Arati at 6 pm (Mon-Sun) (Effective November' 2018 - March' 2019) **

Ongoing weekly events:  Please note that ongoing regular weekly events listed below may be superseded by scheduled special events and programs associated with the visiting swamis/pravrajikas.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 6 pm (Mon-Sun) : Arati

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.