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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

Visiting Monastics in July:

Swami Mahayogananda and Swami Nispapananda Visit 7/6-7/8, 7/16-7/18:

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Thursday, July 6:
7 pm: Arati and meet and greet
Friday July 7:
6 pm: Meditation
7 pm: Arati
7:30 pm:  Evening talk on “The Holy Name” by Swami Mahayogananda, with discussion with Swami Nispapananda
Saturday July 8: Guru Purnima Celebration
10:30 am: Puja led by Swami Mahayogananda
11:30 am : Short talk by Swami Mahayogananda
11:45 am: Talk on “the Guru” by Swami Nispapananda
12:45 pm: Prasad lunch
6 pm: Meditation
7 pm: Arati
7:30 pm: Informal satsang with reading from Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

Sunday July 16:
6 pm meditation
7 pm arati
7:30 pm Evening talk on “Glimpses of Swami Brahmananda” by Swami Nispapananda, with discussion with Swami Mahayogananda
Monday, July 17:
6 pm: Meditation
7 pm: Arati
7:30 pm: Informal satsang with reading from Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
Tuesday July 18:
6 pm: Meditation
7 pm: Arati
7:30 pm: Talk on “The Unitive Life” by Swami Mahayogananda

Swami Baneshananda Visit 7/29-7/30:

Saturday, July 29th:banmj
10:30am to 12:00pm talk “Life Is a Journey, Not a Destination” Part 1
12:30 pm: Prasad Lunch
3:00pm to 4:30pm talk “Life Is a Journey, Not a Destination” Part 2

Sunday, July 30th:
11:00am to 12:30pm talk ” Life Is a Journey, Not a Destination” Part 3
1:00 pm: Prasad Lunch


Ongoing weekly events:  Please note that ongoing regular weekly events listed below may be superseded by scheduled special events and programs associated with the visiting swamis/pravrajikas.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.
Phone:  919-371-8260  Email:  vedantanc@gmail.com