“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. ”
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.
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 9 : 7.30pm (EST)
Discourse by Swami Atmajnanananda
Topic: “Mandukya Upanishad and Meaning of OM”
Meeting ID: 869 5731 2295
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”
Meeting ID: 829 6906 4141
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:
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.