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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


Kali Puja with Swami Nirakarananda (October 20th - October 22nd) RSVP

Goddess Kali at Dakshineswar Temple

Swami Nirakarananda of Vedanta Society of St. Louis

Swami Nirakarananda became interested in Vedanta in his student days in Argentina, and joined the Ramakrishna Order in England in 1993.  After spending a number of years in India, he has been residing at the Vedanta Society of St. Louis since 2007.  

Friday, October 20: Program at the Ashram
7 pm: Aarti
7:30 pm: Meditation and Songs on Mother

Saturday, October 21stProgram at the Hindu Society of North Carolina
3-6 pm: Preparations for the Worship
6:30 – 8:45 pm: Kali Puja performed by Swami Nirakarananda (RSVP)
9:00 Dinner Prasad Served

Sunday, October 22ndProgram at the Ashram
11 am -12 pm: "Lessons from the Taittiriya Upanishad"
12:15 pm: Lunch Served


Ongoing weekly events:  Please note that ongoing regular weekly events listed below may be superseded by scheduled special events and programs associated with the visiting swamis/pravrajikas.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.