“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.”

Swami Vivekananda

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.

2020 Upcom­ing Events: Please view the Events Page for more details

October 2020:

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.


Zoom Link:       https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84241431276?pwd=eldoSzUvM3F5bW4yNzlkYTQwZk41dz09

Meet­ing ID: 842 4143 1276
Pass­code: Jaimaa

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.

Navaratri Chanting
Message from Swami Sarvadevananda

Dear All,
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   ushagulati@earthlink.com 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 ”


Zoom Link:     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89785037587?pwd=dlNwb1pKNXNhNkhNcStIVnVaYjJTdz09

Meet­ing ID: 897 8503 7587
Pass­code:     Jaimaa


Every Sat­ur­day @ 2pm

Bha­gavad Gita class­es with  Swa­mi Brahma­rupa­nanda ( Copy of Bha­gavad gita book for ref­er­ence of vers­es is rec­om­mend­ed.)

Zoom Link:     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85781008688?pwd=QmVCS1ovZndPcmZVSjZkd2pqNVp6Zz09

Meet­ing ID: 857 8100 8688
Pass­code:    Jaimaa



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.