Past Events

Sep­tem­ber 2021

Sataurday,September 11 :10:00 am - Spir­i­tu­al Dis­course by Swa­mi Bane­shanan­da ;Top­ic : “The Val­ue of Mate­r­i­al Knowledge”

Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 12 : 2:00 pm -3.30 pm (EDT) ; Sun­day Sat­sang @ the Vedan­ta Cen­ter - 30 min­utes of Med­i­ta­tion & read­ings from “See God with open eyes” by devotees.

August 2021 

Wednes­day, August 4 : 7:30pm(EDT) -  Spir­i­tu­al Dis­course by Swa­mi Atmaru­panan­da ; Top­ic : “The Art of Meditation”

Wednes­day, August 18 : 7:30pm(EDT) - Spir­i­tu­al Dis­course by Swa­mi Vedanan­da; Top­ic : “The Wis­dom of the Upan­ishads”, Gems from our ancient scriptures.

Satau­r­day, August 28 : 7:30pm (EDT) -  Online Bha­jan cel­e­brat­ing Krish­na Jan­mash­ta­mi by devo­tees and Spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion by Vedan­ta School.

August 8 & 22 - 2:00 pm -3.30 pm Sun­day Sat­sang @ the Vedan­ta Cen­ter - Med­i­ta­tion & read­ings from “See God with open eyes” by devotees.

Every Sat­ur­day @ 2pm  Bha­gavad Gita class­es with  Swa­mi Brahmarupananda

July 2021:

Swa­mi Mahayo­ganan­da vis­it July 8-10 & July 18-20   Thurs­day, July 8 -Top­ic :Infor­mal class & dis­cus­sion: Gospel of Sri Rama­kri­shnaFri­day,

July 9 -Talk: Unleash­ing the Pow­er of Love Sat­ur­day,

July 10 -: Bha­jans, fol­lowed byTalk: Just Who Do You Think You Are? ; 7:30 pm  : Infor­mal class and dis­cus­sion: Let­ters of Swa­mi VivekanandaMonday,

July 18 :- Gurupurima 

July19 Talk :  Upan­ishadic Med­i­ta­tion: dis­cus­sion & practice

July20 - Talk: The All-bliss­ful Moth­erSun­day,

July 25 : 2:00 pm -3.30 pm Sun­day Sat­sang @ the Vedan­ta Cen­ter - Med­i­ta­tion & read­ings from “See God with open eyes” by devotees.

Every Sat­ur­day @ 2pm  Bha­gavad Gita class­es with  Swa­mi Brahmarupananda

June 2021 :

June 10: 7:30 pm (EDT) Dis­course by Pravra­ji­ka Krish­naprana -Top­ic : Why me ? Why Not ?

June 23 : 7:30 pm (EDT) Dis­course by Swa­mi Satya­mayanan­da -Top­ic : The Pow­er of Mandalas

Every Sat­ur­day @ 2pm  Bha­gavad Gita class­es with  Swa­mi Brahmarupananda

May 2021 :

May 12: 7:30 pm (EDT) Dis­course by Pravra­ji­ka Brahmaprana -“Vivek­a­nanda the Guru” (with guid­ed Meditation)

May 27: 7:30 pm (EDT) Dis­course by Swa­mi Ish­tanan­da -Top­ic : Reli­gious Approach to Hap­pi­ness and Peace

Every Sat­ur­day @ 2pm  Bha­gavad Gita class­es with  Swa­mi Brahmarupananda

April 2021 :

April 14 : 7:30 pm (EDT) Dis­course by Pravra­ji­ka Shud­dhatmaprana -talk on A Joy­ful Approach to Spir­i­tu­al practices

April 21 : 7:30 pm (EDT) Online Ram Nam by Devo­tees for Ramanavami

April 28 : 7:30 pm (EDT) Dis­course by Swa­mi Nish­pa­panan­da -talk on Self Denial and Self Manifestation

Every Sat­ur­day @ 2pm  Bha­gavad Gita class­es with  Swa­mi Brahmarupananda

March 2021 :

March 15 : 7:30 pm (EST) -Online Bha­jans & Devo­tion­al Singing cel­e­brat­ing Shiv­ara­tri and Ramakrishna’s birth­day by devo­tees,Fea­tured Singers: Ani­ta Kulka­rni, Malli­ka Vad­la­mani, Shiv­ani Sankar­lingam, Suchi­tra Dut­ta, Sharmelle Das, Adi­ti Bose, Seema Dev­asthali, Sag­nik & Satak­shi Das, and Naren­dar & Shreyas Thota.

March 20 : 10:30 am (EDT) -Sri Rama­kri­shna  Puja and talk by Swa­mi Atmajnanananda

March 21 : 11:00 am (EDT) - Annu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing (Over Zoom) - Presided by Swa­mi Atmajnanananda

March 31 : 7:30 pm (EDT) Dis­course by Swa­mi Sar­vade­vanan­da - Sri Rama­kri­shna: Who Is He?

Every Sat­ur­day @ 2pm  Bha­gavad Gita class­es with  Swa­mi Brahmarupananda

Feb­ru­ary 2021 :

Feb­ru­ary 4 : 7:30 pm (EST) -online Swa­mi Vivekananda’s Birth­day Cel­e­bra­tion -Read­ings, Bha­jans  & Reflec­tions by our Stu­dents of Prac­ti­cal Vedanta

Feb­ru­ary 15 : 7:30 pm (EST) -Dis­course by Pravra­ji­ka Vrajaprana-“Swamiji’s America”

Feb­ru­ary 28 : 7:30 pm (EST) -Sangeet Evening: Bha­jans & Devo­tion­al Songs: Led By Swa­mi Nirakaranan­da and accom­pa­nied by Ms. Deb­jani Ghosh, Mr. Dur­joy Roy Chowd­hury, Ms. Malli­ka Vad­la­mani, Ms. Mad­hu­mi­ta Saha, Ms. Dur­ba Ghos­al & clos­ing  song by Swa­mi Mahayogananda

Every Sat­ur­day @ 2pm  Bha­gavad Gita class­es with  Swa­mi Brahmarupananda

January 2021

Jan­u­ary 1 : 11:30 am (EST)  Swa­mi Mahayo­ganan­da -Kalpataru day and Holymother’s birth­day Puja

Jan­u­ary 21:7.30pm (EST) Swa­mi Sarvapriyananda-“Importance of Bhak­thi in our spir­i­tu­al Lives & Vedan­tic Self-Enquiry ”

Every Sat­ur­day @ 2pm  Bha­gavad Gita class­es with  Swa­mi Brahmarupananda

December 2020

Decem­ber 9 : 7.30pm (EST) Speak­er :Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda - “Munda­ka Upan­ishad and Mean­ing of OM”

Decem­ber 23 : 8:00pm (EST) Speak­er :Swa­mi Nirakaranan­da  - “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

Every Sat­ur­day @ 2pm  Bha­gavad Gita class­es with  Swa­mi Brahmarupananda

November 2020

Novem­ber 14 : 7.30pm (EST) Live Stream puja by  Swa­mi Nirakaranan­da and streamed through YouTube from the Vedan­ta Cen­ter of St. Louis 

Novem­ber 18 : 7.30pm (EST) Speak­er :Swa­mi Tyagananda-“Ramakrishna of the Heart

Every Sat­ur­day @ 2pm  Bha­gavad Gita class­es with  Swa­mi Brahmarupananda

Octo­ber 2020:

Octo­ber 7 : 7:00PM(EST)  Speak­er :   Swa­mi Chetananan­da -” How to Attain Devotion ”

Octo­ber 21 : 7:00PM (EST)  Speak­er :   Swa­mi Ishat­manan­da- ” How To Remain Hap­py Always ”

Octo­ber 24 :  10:00AM (EST)  - Dur­ga puja per­formed  by Dr. Pravin Shuk­la  via Zoom  from Vedan­ta cen­ter of North Carolina.

Every Sat­ur­day @ 2pm  Bha­gavad Gita class­es with  Swa­mi Brahmarupananda

September 2020:

Every Sat­ur­day @ 2pm  Bha­gavad Gita class­es with  Swa­mi Brahmarupananda

Sep­tem­ber 2 : 7:00PM (EST)  Speak­er :   Swa­mi Sar­vade­vanan­da-” Gita Guid­ance - Fight Fearlessly ”

Sep­tem­ber 13 : 11:00AM (EST)  Speak­er :   Pravra­ji­ka Divyanan­daprana-” How to Cul­ti­vate Bhakti ”


Every Sat­ur­day @ 2pm  Bha­gavad Gita class­es with  Swa­mi Brahmarupananda

August 5 : 7:00PM (EST)  Speak­er :   Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda- ” Climb­ing the Ladder ”

August 11 : 7:00PM (EST) -  Online Bha­jan cel­e­brat­ing Jan­mash­ta­mi led by Singers : Mr.Durrjoy Roy Chowd­hury, Mr.Sujoy Gosh, Ms.Debjani Gosh and Ms.Madhumita Saha

August 19 : 7:00PM (EST)  Speak­er :   Pravra­ji­ka Vra­japrana -   ” Fearlessness ”


July 4: 2:00 to 3:00PM (EST) - Bha­jan & OM Chanting(For World Peace) led by Anitha Kulka­rni & Mad­humitha Saha.

July 8: 7:00PM (EST) Speak­er: Swa­mi Satya­mayanan­da- Sci­ence of Chanting

July 22 : 7:00PM (EST) Speak­er: Swa­mi Mahayo­ganan­da - ” Com­ing to terms with Impermanence”

Every Satau­r­day -Gita class with Swa­mi Brahmarupananda

June, 2020

June 24 -  Swa­mi Atmaru­panan­da” HOW WE DEAL WITH PRESENT CRISES”

March, 2020

Swa­mi Sar­vade­vanan­da Visit:

March 11: “What is God Realization.”
March 12: Talk on “Con­tent­ment”
March 13: All Events Canceled.
March 14: All Events Canceled.


Feb­ru­ary, 2020

Feb 22 -  Talk on Bhak­ti Yoga
Feb 23 - Cel­e­bra­tion of Sri Ramakr­ish­na’s Birth­day with Med­i­ta­tive Puja and Talk on His Teachings.
Feb 24 - Infor­mal Satsang.
Feb 25 - Infor­mal Satsang.

Jan­u­ary, 2020

Sun­day Jan­u­ary 19: Swa­mi Vivekanan­da’s Birth­day Cel­e­bra­tion with Bha­jans, Read­ings and Reflection.

Swa­mi Hari­na­manan­da Visit
Jan­u­ary 25: Decod­ing the Chan­di (2 Sessions).


Decem­ber, 2019

Swa­mi Vedanan­da Visit

Decem­ber 20: “The Vedic way of Life” Ses­sion 1 and QA.
Decem­ber 21: “The Vedic way of Life” Ses­sion 2 and QA.
“The Vedic way of Life” Ses­sion 3 and QA.
Decem­ber 22: “The Vedic way of Life” Ses­sion 4 and QA.

Swami Mahayogananda Visit

Decem­ber 27:  “Gospel Read­ing”.
Decem­ber 28: “Bhak­thi Yoga”.
Decem­ber 29: “Bhak­thi Yoga”.

Novem­ber, 2019

Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda Visit 

Novem­ber 8: “The Sage of Steady Wis­dom” Gita Chap­ter 2 (Part 1).
Novem­ber 9:“The Sage of Steady Wis­dom” Gita Chap­ter 2 (Part 2).
“The Sage of Steady Wis­dom” Gita Chap­ter 2 (Part 3).
Novem­ber 10: “The Sage of Steady Wis­dom” Gita Chap­ter 2 (Part 4).
“The Sage of Steady Wis­dom” Gita Chap­ter 2 (Part 5).


Octo­ber, 2019

Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Visit

Octo­ber 4:Read­ings from Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
Octo­ber 5:Talk on “The Path of Prayer”.
Octo­ber 6: Talk on “Uni­ver­sal Beloved”.
Octo­ber 7:Read­ings from Eter­nal Companion
Octo­ber 8:Spir­i­tu­al Poet­ry class.

Swa­mi NirakaranandaVisit

Octo­ber 25: Kali Puja Pro­gram at the “Hin­du Soci­ety of North Carolina”
Octo­ber 26:
Talk on “Intro­duc­tion to Raja Yoga”.

Swa­mi Bra­hamaru­panan­da Visit

Sep­tem­ber 6:Essen­tials of Spir­i­tu­al Prac­tice (Based on the teach­ings of Sri Ramakrishna)
Sep­tem­ber 7: Talk on “Prac­tice of Pure Devo­tion”. (Based on the 12th chap­ter of the Bhagavadgita.
Sep­tem­ber 8: Talk on “See­ing God in All and Everything”.

Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Visit

Sep­tem­ber  20:Read­ings from Gospel of Sri Ramakrisna
Sep­tem­ber  21: Talk on “The Goal and its Attainment”.
Sep­tem­ber  22:Talk on “Prin­ci­ples of Practice”.
Sep­tem­ber  23:Read­ings from Eter­nal Companion
Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber  24:Spir­i­tu­al Poet­ry class.

Swa­mi Ish­tanan­da Visit

August 2:Read­ings from Gospel of Sri Rama­kri­shna and ques­tion and answer.
August 3:Talk on “To Be A Disciple”.
August 4: Talk on “In Search of Hap­pi­ness And Peace”.

Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Visit

August 16:Read­ings from Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
August 17: Talk on “Won­der of Wonders”.
August 18: Talk on “A Gem and its Luster”.
August 19:Read­ings from Eter­nal Companion
August 20: Spir­i­tu­al Poet­ry class.

July, 2019

Swa­mi Mahayo­ganan­da Visit

July 11:Read­ings from Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
July 12:“The Dia­mond Heart”
July 13: Retreat Day:  “The Voice of the Mother”.
July 21: Talk “Fear­less in a Fear­some World”
July 22: Infor­mal Satsang


Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Visit

July 26:Read­ings from Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
July 27:Talk on “Like a dock”
July 28:Talk on “Get­ting Real”.
July 29: Spir­i­tu­al Poet­ry class .
July 30: Teach­ings of Holy Mother

June, 2019

Pravra­ji­ka Shud­dhatmaprana Visit

June 9: Talk on “The pur­pose of Spir­i­tu­al Practices”

Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Visit

June 21: Read­ings from Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
June 22:Kar­ma Yoga
June 23: Talk on “Wise men and sand castles”.
June 24: Read­ings from Eter­nal Companion
June 25: Teach­ings of Holy Mother

Swa­mi Atma­jananana­da Visit

June 28: Read­ings from Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
June 29: Isha upan­ishad - “Cov­er­ing every­thing with God. Part 1”
June 30: Isha upan­ishad - “Cov­er­ing every­thing with God. Part 2”

April 2019

Pravra­ji­ka Vrajaprana
April 11 : Talk on “Find­ing Our­selves” at The For­est at Duke
April 12 : Talk on “Why Rama­kri­shna Matters”
April 13 : Talk on “Hid­den Spring: The Role of Vedan­ta Soci­eties in the West”
April 14 : Talk on “Wis­dom of the Divine Mother”

Swa­mi Chidbrahmananda
April 19 : Arati and Read­ings from Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
April 20 : Class on Teach­ing of Swa­mi Vivek­a­nanda Ji
April 21 : Study of Scriptures
April 22 : Arati and Read­ings from Eter­nal Companion
April 23 : Arati and Teach­ings of Holy Mother

March 2019:
March 9: Sri Rama­kri­shna Birth­day Celebration

Swa­mi Atmajanananda:

March 15 : Read­ing by Swa­mi Ji from the “Gospel Of Sri Ramakrishna”
March 16 : Sri Rama­kri­shna Birth­day Celebration
March 17 : Talk on “The Path of Self Surrender”

Feb­ru­ary 2019:

Swa­mi Harinamananda:

Feb­ru­ary 8 : Talk and Video Pre­sen­ta­tion - “Under­stand­ing the Pho­tos of the Avatars”
Feb­ru­ary 9 : Retreat - “Decod­ing the Chan­di, The Divine Mother”
Feb­ru­ary 9 : Reflec­tions on Chan­di and QA

Jan­u­ary 2019:

Jan­u­ary 27 : Birth­day Cel­e­bra­tion Of Swa­mi Vivek­a­nanda with Bha­jans, Read­ings and Reflections

Swa­mi Mahayogananda:

Jan­u­ary 1: Kalpataru Day Celebration
Jan­u­ary 2: Evening Med­i­ta­tion and Prayer fol­lowed by Read­ings from “Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna”
Jan­u­ary 3: Evening Med­i­ta­tion and Prayer fol­lowed by Talk on “Upan­ishadic Meditation”
Jan­u­ary 4: Evening Med­i­ta­tion and Prayer fol­lowed by Talk on “Unleash­ing the Pow­er to Choose”

Decem­ber 2018:

Swa­mi Mahayogananda:

Decem­ber 31: Med­i­ta­tion and “Ring­ing in the New Year”

**Holy Mother’s Birth­day Cel­e­bra­tion with Bha­jans, Read­ings and Reflection**

Date: Sat­ur­day, 29 December
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Swa­mi Sarvadevananda:

Decem­ber 15: Talk and QA on “Attach­ment Ver­sus Detachment”
Decem­ber 14: Talk on “Blessed are Pure in Heart, for They Shall See God”
Decem­ber 14: Ini­ti­a­tion Cer­e­mo­ny with Swa­mi Sar­vade­vanan­da @ Vedan­ta Center
Decem­ber 13: Talk on “Com­pas­sion­ate Moth­er Sarada”

Novem­ber 2018:

Swa­mi Nirakarananda:

Novem­ber 11: Talk on “The Sig­nif­i­cance and the Prac­tice of Puja” fol­lowed by QA
Novem­ber 10: Arati, Sat­sang with Bha­jans and Spir­i­tu­al Conversations
Novem­ber 9: Kali Puja with Swa­mi Nirakarananda

Octo­ber 2018:

Swa­mi Yogatmananda:

Octo­ber 28: Talk on “Soul, Cre­ation and Cre­ator” Part 1
Octo­ber 29: Talk on “Soul, Cre­ation and Cre­ator” Part 2

Octo­ber 16: Dur­ga Puja by Pravin Shukla

Sep­tem­ber 2018:

Swa­mi Atmajnanananda:

Sep­tem­ber 28 : Read­ings from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
Sep­tem­ber 29 : Med­i­ta­tion Retreat
Sep­tem­ber 30: Talk on “Avatar and Ideal”

Swa­mi Chidbrahmananda:

Sep­tem­ber 9/14 - 9/18: Vis­it was can­celled due to inclement weather

Swa­mi Sarvadevananda:

Sep­tem­ber 9/12 - 9/13: Vis­it was can­celled due to inclement weather

Swa­mi Sarvapriyananda:

Sep­tem­ber 1: Talk on “Turiya, Our Real Self”
Sep­tem­ber 2: Talk on “Who am I” - A Vedan­tic Inves­ti­ga­tion of Human Nature at NC Muse­um of Art in Raleigh

August 2018:

Swa­mi Sarvapriyananda:

August 30: Talk on “Wak­ing, Dream­ing and Being”
August 31: Talk at HSNC (Hin­du Tem­ple) on “Swa­mi Vivek­a­nanda and Prac­ti­cal Vendanta”

Swa­mi Chidbrahmananda:

August 17: Read­ings from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
August 19: Talk on “Mean­ing­less”
August 20: Read­ings from Eter­nal Companion
August 21: Med­i­ta­tion and Teach­ings of “Holy Mother”

Swa­mi Brahmarupananda:

August 3: The World as Gymnasium
August 4: The Search for Happiness
August 5: The Spir­i­tu­al Dimensions

July 2018:

Swa­mi Mahayogananda:

July 5: Gospel of Sri Rama­kri­shna - Read­ing and discussion
July 6: Talk on Dar­shan - See­ing the Divine
July 7: Retreat on The Goal and the Way
July 15: Talk on ‘The Song of the Free’

Swa­mi Chidbrahmananda:

July 13: The Eter­nal Com­pan­ion: Read­ing and Discussion
July 14: Self-Realization

June 2018:

Swa­mi Atmajnanananda:

June 22: Read­ings by Swa­mi A from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
June 23: Talk on “Focus­ing the Mind” fol­lowed by Q&A
June 24: Talk on “Being and Becom­ing” fol­lowed by Q&A
June 24: Gen­er­al Body Meeting

Pravra­ji­ka Shuddhatmapran:

June 10: Talk on “Over­com­ing Suf­fer­ing in Life” fol­lowed by Q&A

May 2018:

Swa­mi Chetananan­da Ji:

May 26: Talk on “Sri Rama­kri­shna and His Divine Play” fol­lowed by Q&A
May 27: Talk on “They Lived with God” fol­lowed by Q&A.
May 27: Talk on “Holy Moth­er and Her Divine Play” fol­lowed by Q&A.

April 2018:

Swa­mi Ishat­manan­da Ji:

April 27: Talk on ‘Who am I?”
April 28: Talk on “Be God-Hun­gry” fol­lowed by Q&A
April 28: Talk on “Be Blessed” fol­lowed by Q&A

March 2018:

Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji:

March 16: Read­ing of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
March 17: Prepa­ra­tion of lunch for dis­tri­b­u­tion amongst the homeless
March 17: Vivekachu­damani Class
March 18: “Unceas­ing Prayer”
March 19: Read­ings from The Eter­nal Companion

Feb­ru­ary 2018:

Pravra­ji­ka Anan­taprana Ji:

Feb­ru­ary 23: Dis­cus­sion on Holy Mother
Feb­ru­ary 24: “Kena Upanisad: Exam­ine the Witness”
Feb­ru­ary 25: “Unselfish­ness is the Best Worship”

Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji:

Feb­ru­ary 16: Read­ing of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
Feb­ru­ary 17: Sri Rama­kri­shna Puja
Feb­ru­ary 18: “Path of Prayer” and Kar­ma Yoga
Feb­ru­ary 19: Read­ing of the Eter­nal Companion

Jan­u­ary 2018:

Swa­mi Yogat­mananan­da Ji:

Jan­u­ary 27th: Vivekachu­damani I and II
Jan­u­ary 28th: Morn­ing Med­i­ta­tion and Vivekachu­damani III

Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji:

Jan­u­ary 19th: The Eter­nal Com­pan­ion on Brahmananda’s Birthday
Jan­u­ary 20th: “God­dess” and Vivekachu­damani class
Jan­u­ary 21st: Kar­ma yoga
Jan­u­ary 22nd: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
Jan­u­ary 23rd: Teach­ings of Holy Mother

Swa­mi Sar­vade­vanan­da Ji:

Jan­u­ary 2nd: “Bhak­ti Yoga”
Jan­u­ary 3rd: “Raja Yoga”
Jan­u­ary 4th: “Kar­ma Yoga”
Jan­u­ary 5th: “Jnana Yoga”
Jan­u­ary 6th: Swa­mi Vivekanana­da Puja and Lecture

Decem­ber 2017:

Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji:

Decem­ber 24th: “Cru­ci­fix­ion and the God­head”, Christ­mas Car­ol­ing, Med­i­ta­tion, Read­ing of Christ­mas Scrip­tures and Found­ing of the Rama­kri­shna Order, Gift Exchange
Decem­ber 25th: The Eter­nal Companion
Decem­ber 29th: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
Decem­ber 30th: Kar­ma Yoga, Vivekachu­damani Scrip­ture Study
Decem­ber 31st: “Through the Look­ing Glass”, mid­night aarti
Jan­u­ary 1st: Kalpataru Day: all day med­i­ta­tion, read­ing, singing, puja, and con­tem­po­rary dhu­ni fire

Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda Ji:

Decem­ber 15th: Read­ing of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
Decem­ber 16th: Holy Moth­er Sara­da Devi Birth­day Puja
Decem­ber 17th: “Holy Mother’s Teach­ings on For­bear­ance and Contentment”

Swa­mi Vedanan­da Ji:

Decem­ber 1st: “The One Thing Needful”
Decem­ber 2nd: Morn­ing med­i­ta­tion, Key Vers­es of Katha Upanisad, Kar­ma Yoga, Key Verse of Bha­gavad Gita
Decem­ber 3rd: Morn­ing med­i­ta­tion, “Infi­nite Free­dom in a Finite World”, Read­ings from the Gospel of Holy Mother

Novem­ber 2017:

Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji:

Novem­ber 17th: Read­ings from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
Novem­ber 18th: Kar­ma yoga, lunch, and scrip­ture study “Vivekachu­damani”
Novem­ber 19th: “My Maya”
Novem­ber 20th: Study of “The Eter­nal Companion”

Octo­ber 2017:

Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji:

Octo­ber 27th: Read­ings from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
Octo­ber 28th: Kar­ma yoga, lunch, and scrip­ture study “Vivekachu­damani”
Octo­ber 29th: “Souler Energy”
Octo­ber 30th: Study of “The Eter­nal Companion”
Octo­ber 31st: Guid­ed Med­i­ta­tion and Teach­ings of Holy Mother

Swa­mi Nirakarananda:

Octo­ber 20, 2017: Songs on Mother
Octo­ber 21, 2017: Kali Puja at HSNC
Octo­ber 22, 2017: “Lessons of the Tait­tiriya Upanisad”

Swa­mi Yogatmananda:

Octo­ber 8, 2017: “Imme­di­ate Experience”

Sep­tem­ber 2017:

Swa­mi Chidbrahmananda:

Sep­tem­ber 21st-23rd: Vedan­ta Camp­ing Retreat at Umstead State Park
Sep­tem­ber 23rd: Class on “Vivekachu­damani”
Sep­tem­ber 24th: “Being There”
Sep­tem­ber 25th: Class on spir­i­tu­al clas­sic, “The Eter­nal Companion”
Sep­tem­ber 26th: Guid­ed Med­i­ta­tion and Teach­ings of Holy Mother

Swa­mi Nirb­hayanan­da Saraswati:

Sep­tem­ber 14th: “Spir­i­tu­al­i­ty - the Panacea”

Swa­mi Atmajnanananda:

Sep­tem­ber 9th: “Sri Rama­kri­shna as Lord Krishna”
Sep­tem­ber 10th: “Sara­da Devi as Divine Mother”

August 2017:

Swa­mi Sarvapriyananda:

August 18th: “In Search of Bliss”
August 19th: “Ash­tavakra - The Heart of Awareness”
August 20th: “The Pow­er of Bhak­ti”  
Event at the NC Muse­um of Art: “How to Life Every­day Life in the Light of One’s Spir­i­tu­al Ideals”

Swa­mi Chidbrahmananda

August 11th: Read­ings from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
August 12th: Kar­ma yoga and scrip­ture class on “Vivekachu­damani”
August 13th: “Healthy Rela­tion­ships”  and women’s study circle
August 14th: Read­ings from “The Eter­nal Companion”
August 15th: Guid­ed med­i­ta­tion and Teach­ings of Holy Mother

Mata Ji Krishnaprana

August 4th: “Peace in this Chaot­ic World”
August 5th: “Con­tent­ment”
August 6th: “Vedan­ta for Dai­ly Living”

July 2017:

Swa­mi Bane­shanan­da Ji

July 29th: “Life Is a Jour­ney, Not a Des­ti­na­tion” Part 1
“Life Is a Jour­ney, Not a Des­ti­na­tion” Part 2
July 30th: “Life Is a Jour­ney, Not a Des­ti­na­tion” Part 3

Swa­mi Mahayo­ganan­da-Ji and Swa­mi Nishpapananda-Ji:

June 7th: “The Holy Name” - Swa­mi Nishpapananda
June 8th: Guru Purn­i­ma led by Swa­mi Mahayo­ganan­da and “The Guru” by Swa­mi Nishpapananda
June 16th: “Glimpses of Brah­manan­da” - Swa­mi Nishpapananda
June 17th:  Read­ings from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
June 18th: “The Uni­tive Life” - Swa­mi Mahayogananda

June 2017:

Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da-ji:

June 16th: Meet and Greet
June 17th: Kar­ma Yoga and Scrip­ture Study Circle
June 18th: Women’s Study Cir­cle and “Wis­dom Perspectives”
June 19th: “Eter­nal Companion”
June 20th: Guid­ed Med­i­ta­tion and teach­ings of Holy Mother

Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda Ji:

June 3rd: “Sri Rama­kri­shna and His Gospel” part 1
June 4th: “Sri Rama­kri­shna and His Gospel” part 2

Pravra­ji­ka Shud­dhatmaprana Ji:

June 6th: “A Mother’s Heart ”

May 2017:  

Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji:

May 26th: Women’s Study Circle
May 27th: Kar­ma Yoga, Soup and Piz­za, Scrip­ture Study Cir­cle: Vivekachudamani
Math 28th: “Hear­ing God”, Soup and Bread

Swa­mi Hari­na­manan­da Ji:

May 6th: Work­shop: “Dis­cov­er­ing Our­selves Through the Gunas” and Movie: “The Asian and Abra­ham­ic Reli­gions: A Divine Encounter in America.”

May 7th: Guid­ed Puja and “Cre­ative Spir­i­tu­al Habits”

Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji:

May 1st: Study Cir­cle to read “The Eter­nal Com­pan­ion” by Swa­mi Prabhavananda
May 2nd: Guid­ed Med­i­ta­tion and Read­ings from “The Teach­ings of Holy Mother”

April 2017:  

Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji:

April 28th: Ser­vice Project
April 29th: “Dynam­ic Tranquility”
April 29th: Scrip­ture class
April 30th: Women Study Circle
April 30th: Talk - “Man­i­fest­ing Inner Joy”

Swa­mi Tattwa­mayanan­da Ji:

April 14th: A psy­cho­log­i­cal approach to Spir­i­tu­al Life I: Man­dukya Upanisad
April 15th: A psy­cho­log­i­cal approach to Spir­i­tu­al Life II: Man­dukya Upanisad
April 15th: A psy­cho­log­i­cal approach to Spir­i­tu­al Life III: Man­dukya Upanisad
April 16th: A psy­cho­log­i­cal approach to Spir­i­tu­al Life IV: Man­dukya Upanisad

March 2017:

March 4th: Sri Rama­kri­shna Birth Anniver­sary Cel­e­bra­tion & Satsang/Spiritual Retreat, Con­duct­ed by – Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda Ji.  Click for Pro­gram details.

Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji:

March 24th: Ser­vice Project
March 25th: Talk “A Guide to the bewil­der­ing Play of Mother”.
March 26th: Talk “Three Tools for Investigation”.
March 27th: Study Cir­cle to read “The Eter­nal Com­pan­ion by Swa­mi Prabhavananda”.
March 28th: Women Study Cir­cle, Fem­i­nine Per­cep­tive on Spir­i­tu­al Life.
March 28th: Med­i­ta­tion and Read­ings from ” The Teach­ings of Holy Mother”.

Feb­ru­ary 2017:

Feb 3rd, 4th and 5th: Yoga Psy­chol­o­gy Retreat Program
Feb 17th: Talk on “Self Accord­ing to Viveka-Chudamani”
Feb 18th: Ser­vice Ori­ent­ed Projects
Feb 19th: Talk on “Traits of Necessity”
Feb 20th: Read­ing from “Eter­nal Com­pan­ion, Brah­manan­da, His Life and Teachings”
Feb 21st: Med­i­ta­tion and Teach­ings of Holy Mother

Jan­u­ary 2017: Swa­mi Chid­bra­hamanan­da Ji

Jan 1st: Talk – Wish­ing Wise­ly and Birth­day Cel­e­bra­tion of Holy Moth­er & Kalpa­tru Day

Decem­ber 2016: Swa­mi Chid­bra­hamanan­da Ji

Dec 23rd: Aar­ti and Christ­mas decorating
Dec 24th: Aar­ti and Christ­mas Carols
Dec 25th: Talk – Who is He
Dec 26th: Aar­ti and Read­ings & Reflection
Dec 27th: Aar­ti and Guid­ed Meditation
Dec 28th: Aar­ti and Talk – Prac­ti­cal Vedanta
Dec 29th: Aar­ti and infor­mal meet with Swamiji
Dec 30th: Aar­ti and Knit­ting class
Dec 31st: Aar­ti and Med­i­ta­tion & Readings

Novem­ber 2016: Swa­mi Mahayo­ganan­da Ji

Nov 2: Arati and Read­ing & discussion
Nov 3: Med­i­ta­tion, Arati and Discourse
Nov 4: Med­i­ta­tion, Arati and Puja preparations
Nov 5: Puja at Hin­du temple
Nov 6: Dis­course, Tea, Med­i­ta­tion, Arati and Infor­mal Satsang
Nov 7: Med­i­ta­tion, Arati, Read­ing and Discussion
Nov 16th: Aar­ti and Guid­ed Med­i­ta­tion and Teachings
Nov 17th: Aar­ti and Read­ings and Reflection
Nov 18th: Aar­ti and Talk
Nov 19th: Silent Med­i­ta­tion and Kar­ma Yoga
Nov 20th: Talk “Nav­i­gat­ing Karma”

Octo­ber 2016: Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji

Oct 7th: Aar­ti and Devo­tion­al jamboree.
Oct 8th:  Silent Meditation
Oct 9th: Dur­ga Wor­ship; Discourses
Oct 10th: Aar­ti and Read­ings from EternalCompanion
Oct 11th: Aar­ti and Guid­ed Meditation

Sep­tem­ber 2016: Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji

Sept 23rd: “Devo­tion­al Jamboree”
Sept 24th: Kar­ma Yoga
Sept 25th: Talk “Instruc­tions for Div­ing Deep”
Sept 26th: Read­ings and Reflec­tion from Book by Thomas Merton
Sept 27th: Read­ings and Reflec­tion on teach­ings of Holy Mother

August 2016: Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji

August 26th: Aar­ti and then cel­e­bra­tion of Krish­na Jana­mashth­mi with Bha­jans and Talk ” Our Ideal ”
August 27th: Plan­ning and Brain­storm­ing ses­sion with devo­tees and friends con­duct­ed by Swa­mi Ji for future events.
August 28th: Talk “The Most Impor­tant Thing ”
August 29th: Aar­ti and then talk ” Using Austerity ”
August 30th: Aar­ti and guid­ed med­i­ta­tion and then Read­ings from Book ” The Teach­ings of Sara­da Devi, The Holy Mother.

July 17th - July 21st, 2016

July 17th : Swa­mi Mahayo­ganan­da, Swa­mi Nish­pa­panan­da: Arati; Both Swami­jis will speak on Holy Mother
July 18th : Swa­mi Mahayogananda:Meditation; Arati; Infor­mal Satsang
July 19th : Guru Purn­i­ma (with Swa­mi Mahayo­ganan­da): Puja; Arati; Talk; Prasad
July 20th : Med­i­ta­tion; Arati; Infor­mal Sat­sang with Swa­mi Mahayogananda
July 21st : Med­i­ta­tion; Arati; Talk, “I throw myself on Thy mer­cy” by Swa­mi Mahayogananda

June 12th - June 19th, 2016

Sun­day, June 12th
4:00pm-5:00pm: Tea & Aar­ti with Swa­mi Yogat­manan­da Ji
5:00pm-6:30pm:  Talk ” Locat­ing the Soul ”
Feel free to bring a dish to join Swami­ji for dinner.

Mon­day, June 13th
6:30pm-7:00pm: Aar­ti with Swa­mi Hari­na­manan­da Ji
7:00pm:  Talk “Vedan­ta 101”, An Intro­duc­tion into Vedan­ta and Spir­i­tu­al LifeSwa­mi Hari­na­manan­da Ji
Feel free to bring a dish to join Swami­ji for dinner.

Tues­day, June 14th
6:30pm-7:00pm: Aar­ti with Swa­mi Hari­na­manan­da Ji
7:00pm:  Talk “Inner Pilgrimage”
Feel free to bring a dish to join Swami­ji for dinner.

Fri­day, June 17thSwami Chid­brah­manan­da Ji
6:30pm-7:00pm: Aar­ti with Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji
7:30pm:  Sat­sang with QA
Feel free to bring a dish to join Swami­ji for dinner.

Sat­ur­day, June 18th
10:30am-11:00am: Music
11:00am-12.30pm:  Talk “Poet­ry of the Heart” by Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji
Please call Swa­mi Ji for lunch plan – 424-233-5733.

Sun­day, June 19th
10:30am-11:00am: Music
11:00 am-12.30pm:  Talk “At the Feet of Sufi Mys­tics” by Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji
Lunch served after the Talk.

May 6th - May 8th, 2016 -- Vis­it by Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji

Fri­day, May 6th
6:30 pm: Aar­ti fol­lowed by infor­mal Sat­sang with open Q &A fol­lowed by potluck din­ner with Swamiji.

Sat­ur­day, May 7th
10:30 am to 11:00 am: Devo­tion­al Singing
11:00 am to 12:30 : Dis­course on “At the Feet of Holy Moth­er” fol­lowed by potluck lunch with Swamiji.

Sun­day, May 8th
10:30 am to 11:00 am: Devo­tion­al Singing
11:00 am to 12:30 pm: Dis­course on “Select­ed Teach­ings of Holy Mother”.
Lunch pro­vid­ed by Vedan­ta Society.

Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 1st, 2016 -- Kalpataru Day and Holy Mother’s Birth­day cel­e­bra­tion. for details, please click here.

Read­ings from The Gospel of Sri Rama­kri­shna with puja by Shri Pravin Shuk­la, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm fol­lowed by Prasad.

Spon­sors  are wel­come and much appre­ci­at­ed. Please call 919-824-1700

Decem­ber 2015

Decem­ber 18th and 19th Retreat by Swa­mi Ish­tanan­da Ji.

Fri­day, Decem­ber 18th -- Retreat with Swa­mi Ish­tanan­da Ji. “Awak­en­ing of the Soul” Part 1 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 fol­lowed by potluck dinner.

Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 19th -- “Awak­en­ing of the Soul” Part II from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm fol­lowed by potluck lunch.

Novem­ber 2015

Novem­ber 7th Kali Puja by Swa­mi Atma­jananan­da Ji. Details : Kali Puja 2015.


Sun­day, Novem­ber 8th

Dis­course­by Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda Ji on “Wor­ship of
the Divine Moth­er” from 11:00 am to 12:30 fol­lowed by potluck lunch

Sun­day, Novem­ber 15th

Sun­day Sat­sang from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Fri­day, Novem­ber 20th

Dis­course by Swa­mi Bra­hamaru­panan­da Ji on “The Power
of Thought” from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm fol­lowed by potluck dinner

Sun­day, Novem­ber 22nd Sun­day---------Sun­day Sat­sang from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Weekend Satsang - Thursday, July 9th 2015 to Sunday, July 12th 2015 with Swami Atmajnanananda JiSwami Mahayogananda Ji and Swami Nishpapananda Ji

Octo­ber 2015

Octo­ber 21st - Dur­ga Puja by Dr. Shuk­la from 6:30 to 8:30.

Octo­ber 25th - Sun­day Sat­sang from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Octo­ber 9-11, 2015 - Retreat by Swa­mi Chid­brah­manan­da Ji. Details will be giv­en soon.

Sep­tem­ber 2015

Sep­tem­ber 6th - Sri Krish­na Jan­mash­ta­mi Cel­e­bra­tion from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Sep­tem­ber 13th and 27th - Sun­day Sat­sang from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

July 2015

Thursday, July 9th 2015

Aar­ti at 7:00 fol­lowed by talk “Chant the name of the Lord” by Swa­mi Mahayo­ganan­da Ji

Friday, July 10th 2015

7:00 pm.  - Aarti
Dis­course on “Essen­tials of Spir­i­tu­al Life” by Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda JiSwa­mi Mahayo­ganan­da Ji and Swa­mi Nish­pa­panan­da Ji

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - Retreat on Peace and Happiness

10:00 am to 1:00 pm - Retreat on Peace and Hap­pi­ness with Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda JiSwa­mi Mahayo­ganan­da Ji and Swa­mi Nish­pa­panan­da Ji
1:00 pm onwards - Potluck Lunch

Sunday, July 12th 2015

11:00 am to 12:00 noon - Talk by Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda Ji fol­lowed by Q&A
Top­ic: Bhak­ti Yoga accord­ing to Bhag­vad Gita
12:00 noon to 01:00 pm - Q& A with Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda Ji
1:00 pm onwards - Lunch

Weekend with Swami Chidbrahmananda Ji - Friday, Jun 19th 2015 to Sunday 21st Jun 2015

Fri­day, June 19th 2015

6:30 pm to 7:00 pm ------- Aarti

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ----------  Talk fol­lowed by Q&A

Top­ic:  “How to approach the Scrip­tures for bet­ter understanding”.

Sat­ur­day, June 20th 2015

11:00 am to 12:30 pm ------  Talk fol­lowed by Q&A

Top­ic: “Vedan­tic Prin­ci­ples reflect­ed in Chris­t­ian Scriptures”.

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm -------- Potluck Lunch

Sun­day, June 21st 2015

11:00 am to 12:30 pm ------- Talk fol­lowed by Q&A

Top­ic: “Liv­ing the Katha Upanishad”

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm --------- Lunch

Weekend with Swami Tyagananda Ji  - A Karma Yoga Retreat - Friday, May 29th to Sunday 31st May 2015

Fri­day, May 29th 2015

7:00 pm to 7:30 ---------- Aarti

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm ---------- Intro­duc­tion to the Kar­ma Yoga and talk about his book  “Walk­ing the Walk : A Kar­ma Yoga Man­u­al

8:30 pm to 9:00 pm ---------- Potluck Dinner

Sat­ur­day, May 30th 2015

11:00 am to 12:30 pm ---------- Con­tin­u­a­tion of Talk on Kar­ma Yoga and Q&A

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm -----------  Potluck Lunch

Sun­day, May 31st 2015

11:00 am to 12:30 pm ---------- Con­clud­ing the Talk on Kar­ma Yoga and Q&A

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm ---------- Out­door Pic­nic lunch by Vedan­ta Society

1:30 pm onwards ---------- Kar­ma Yoga in practice


Mother’s Day Celebration - Sunday, May 10th 2015

11:00 am to 11:30 am -------- Devi Stro­ta by Ani­ta Kulka­rni and Bha­jans by devotees.

11:30 am to 12:00 pm ------- Hon­or­ing our own Moth­ers as Divine Moth­er ( Holy Mother ).

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm ------- Aar­ti and flower offer­ing fol­lowed by Potluck Lunch


An evening with Swami Yogatmananda Ji - Sunday, April 26th 2015

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Talk /Discourse by Swa­mi ji

Top­ic: “Look­ing At Hologram”

7:00 pm: Evening Aar­ti and Prasad.

Visit by Pravrajika Krishnaprana - 15th to 20th April 2015

Wednes­day, April 15th, 2015
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Lunch with devo­tees at the center.
7:00 pm: Evening Aarti

Thurs­day, April 16th, 2015
Lunch and talk at the For­est at Duke, top­ic ” Wealth of Expe­ri­ence Age Offers “.
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Talk at Duke Uni­ver­si­ty Cam­pus, top­ic ” Swa­mi Vivekananda’s mes­sage to the Youth ”

Fri­day, April 17th, 2015
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm: Lunch with devo­tees at the cen­ter from .
7:00 pm: Evening Aar­ti  and Read­ings from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.

Sat­ur­day, April 18th, 2015
11:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Guid­ed med­i­ta­tion and talk ” Strength­en­ing the Foun­da­tion ” fol­lowed by Lunch till 2:00 pm.
7:00 pm: Evening Aarti.

Sun­day, April 19th, 2015
10:00 pm to 11:00 pm: Time with Pupil of Vedanta.
11:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Talk and QA ” Gar­den­ing for the Soul ” fol­lowed by lunch till 2:00 pm.
7:00 pm: Evening Aarti

Mon­day, April 20th, 2015
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm: Lunch with devo­tees at the center.
7:00 pm: Evening Aarti.

Spiritual Discourses with Swami Sarvadevananda - 4th to 6th March, 2015

Wednes­day, March  4th, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm:  Aar­ti, a lit­tle talk, interviews

Thurs­day, March 5th, 2015

7:00 pm  - 8:30 pm: Aar­ti and dis­course on Sri Chaitanya

Fri­day March 6th, 2015
4:00 pm: Tea and infor­mal meeting
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Aar­ti and Talk: The Guru

Sri Ramakrishna’s Birth Anniversary celebration with Pravarajika Brahmaprana

Sat­ur­day, March 7th,2015

Tem­ple Hall at Hin­du Soci­ety of NC

309 Avi­a­tion Park­way, Mor­risville, NC 27560

11 am Wor­ship with chant­i­ng and Devo­tion­al Singing
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Talk on Sri Ramakrishna
12:30 pm Children’s pro­gram, flower offer­ing, fol­lowed by prasad lunch
7 - 8:30 pm: Arati and Satsang

March 8, Sunday
11 am - 12:30 pm : Talk “I Have a Moth­er”, fol­lowed by Q & A

Mantra Shakti Retreat Program with Pravarajika Brahmaprana


Sun­day, Feb. 1st: “Mantra Shak­ti” Retreat

10-10:15 am: Guid­ed Meditation

10:15-11:30 am: “Deep­en­ing our Mantra Prac­tice” (with Q & A)

11:30-12 Noon: Tea break

12-1 pm: “Med­i­ta­tion with the Mantra”

1-1:30 pm: Aar­ti Offertory

1:30 pm: Lunch Prasad

Spe­cial Vivek­a­nanda Wor­ship & Discourse

Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 31, 2015




11-12 Noon: Spe­cial Wor­ship and Devo­tion­al Singing

12-12.45 pm: “Vivekananda’s Encoun­ters with the West” by Pravra­ji­ka Brahmaprana

12.45-1:00 pm: Aar­ti Offer­to­ry & Flower Offering

1:00-2 pm: Lunch Prasad

“Lev­els of Well­ness” Retreat Program


Sat­ur­day, Jan. 24: “Yoga Psy­chol­o­gy” Retreat

10-10:15 am: Guid­ed Meditation

10:15-11:30 am: “Calm­ing the Lake of the Mind” (with Q & A)

11:30-12 Noon: Tea break

12-1 pm: “Well-being from Neu­ro­science, Psy­chol­o­gy, & Yoga Perspectives”
– a visu­al pre­sen­ta­tion by Pravra­ji­ka Brahmaprana

1-1:30 pm: Aar­ti Offertory

1:30 pm: Lunch Prasad

Sun­day, Jan. 25: “Yoga Psy­chol­o­gy” Retreat

10-10:15 am: Guid­ed Meditation

10:30-11:30 am: “Mind­ful­ness Practice”

11:30-12 Noon: Tea break

12-1 pm: “Psy­chother­a­peu­tic Tech­niques aligned with Yoga Psychology”
– a visu­al pre­sen­ta­tion by Pravra­ji­ka Brahmaprana
1 -1:30 pm: Aar­ti Offertory

1:30 pm: Lunch Prasad

Visit by Swami Mahayogananda

Christ­mas eve, Wednes­day Decem­ber 24

  • Christ­mas lunch, Thurs­day Decem­ber 25
  • Half-day retreat, “Prac­tic­ing the Pres­ence of God”, Sat­ur­day Decem­ber 27
  • Dis­course, Sun­day Dec. 28, “Ahim­sā in our Vio­lent World”
  • Dis­course, Tues­day Dec. 30, “Think on Me”
  • New Years’ Eve med­i­ta­tion, Dec. 31
  • New Years’ Day and Kalpataru Day celebration

Wednes­day Decem­ber 24: Christ­mas Eve

  • 6 pm         Aarti
  • 6:30 pm  Christ wor­ship, Aar­ti, Christ­mas Carols
  • 7 pm          Christ­mas Readings
  • 7:30 pm   Teach­ings of Jesus
  • 8 pm          Prasad sup­per (Pot Luck)

Thurs­day Decem­ber 25: Christ­mas Day lunch

  • 12 noon   Wor­ship, Med­i­ta­tion, Satsang
  • 1 pm          Pot luck Christ­mas Lunch

Sat­ur­day Decem­ber 27: Half-day Retreat: Prac­tic­ing the Pres­ence of God

  • 9 am   Intro­duc­tion & Open­ing Song
  • 9:15     Guid­ed Meditation
  • 9:45     First session
  • 10:30  Q&A
  • 10:45   Tea Break
  • 11:00   Musi­cal Interlude
  • 11:15     Sec­ond Session
  • 12 pm  Discussion
  • 12:30   Lunch

Sun­day Decem­ber 28: Dis­course, 11 am: Ahim­sā in our Vio­lent World

Tues­day Decem­ber 30: Dis­course, 7:30 pm: “Think on Me”

Wednes­day Decem­ber 31: New Years’ Eve Meditation

  • 11 pm               Readings
  • 11:30 pm        Silent Meditation
  • 12 Mid­night   Aarti

Thurs­day Jan­u­ary 1: Kalpataru Day Celebration

  • 6 am       Man­galarati, fol­lowed by chant­i­ng and silent meditation
  • 11 am      Wor­ship of Sri Ramakrishna
  • 12 noon  Read­ings and Discourse
  • 12:45       Flower offer­ing, fol­lowed by prasad lunch

October 25th (Saturday): Kali Puja by Swami Yogatmananda  from 5.30 pm to 10:00pm followed by Maha Prasad

West Cary Middle School, 1000 Evans Road, Cary, NC

Retreat on Sunday, October 26th by Swami Yogatmananda

at Rama­kri­shna Vedan­ta Soci­ety of NC, Location:3109 Globe Road, Mor­risville, NC 27560
11:30am to 12:30pm talk on “Doing Business”

12:30pm to 1:00pm QA
1:00pm to 2:30 Pot Luck Lunch
2:30pm to 3:30pm talk on Bhakti

3:30pm to 4:00pm QA
4:00pm to 4:30pm Aar­ti fol­lowed by tea and prasad with Swa­mi Ji

August 22ndTalk by Swa­mi Brahma­rupa­nanda from 7:30 to 8:30 followed
by Potluck Dinner

Top­ic of Talk “Shree Rama’s Instruc­tions to Shabri on Pure Devotion”

Vis­it by Swa­mi Mahayogananda

Sun­day July 13: Guru Purn­i­ma (observed)

  • 6 pm  Puja, chanting
  • 7 pm  Short talk
  • 7:20  Aarti
  • 7:50  Flower offering
  • 8 pm  Prasad supper

Tues­day July 15

  • 7 pm   Aarti
  • 7:30   Dis­course on the top­ic “Ocean of Love”.

Wednesday, July 2nd - Saturday, July 5th

We have the fol­low­ing pro­grams planned:

  • Fri­day July 4th Celebration,
  • Sat­ur­day July 5th Med­i­ta­tion Workshop,
  • Sun­day July 13th Guru Purnima,
  • Tues­day July 15 evening discourse.
Fri­day July 4

Cel­e­bra­tion and pic­nic in hon­or of Swa­mi Vivekananda
Young friends: please mem­o­rize a short quote from Swa­mi Vivek­a­nanda to recite, and explain why you chose that quote.

11 am: open­ing song
11:10 Readings
11:30 Talk
12 noon song
12:05 Puja
12:30 Youth recitations
1:00 pm clos­ing song
1:15 Pic­nic lunch/cookout

7 pm Aarti

7:30Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

Sat­ur­day July 5 
“Div­ing Deep­er”: a work­shop on meditation

The workshop/retreat will go from 10 am to 4 pm, and will include four to six short ses­sions of meditation.

Sug­gest­ed to bring :

  • com­fort­able cloth­ing for meditation.
  • a cush­ion or two for com­fort­able seat­ing, whether you like to sit in a chair or on the floor.
  • a mem­o­rized scrip­tur­al pas­sage or prayer. Could be a few favorite vers­es from the Gita, a song, or a prayer. This is not for recita­tion, but for meditation.
  • your mala if you use one.

Ten­ta­tive schedule:

  • 10 am open­ing song and introduction
  • 10:15 guid­ed med­i­ta­tion (only ses­sion that will be guided)
  • 10:35 “div­ing deeper”—foundations, cul­ti­vat­ing determination
  • two main obstacles
  • place of prayer
  • 11:00 silent med­i­ta­tion: pow­er of prayer
  • 11:20 silent tea break
  • 11:30 Impor­tance of pos­ture, breath
  • two types of breath practice
  • 11:50 silent med­i­ta­tion: pow­er of breath
  • 12:10 dis­cus­sion, Q&A
  • 12:30 mind­ful­ness break
  • 12:45 mind­ful lunch in silence
  • 1:15 group singing
  • 1:45 Con­tem­pla­tive reading/recitation
  • 2:00 Silent med­i­ta­tion: pow­er of a passage
  • 2:20 silent stretch and tea break
  • 2:30 Līlā dhyā­na: the divine play
  • 2:45 Silent meditation—power of the Divine Play
  • 3:05 Japa and the holy name
  • 3:20 Silent meditation—power of japa
  • 3:40 Con­clu­sion, dis­cus­sion, and Q&A
  • 4:00 Light refreshments

Saturday, June 21st- Sunday, June 22nd Visit by Brother Shankara

Saturday, June 21st

2-2:50pm — Read­ing and dis­cus­sion of por­tions of the Chan­di hymns (read in English)
2:50-3:10 — 20-minute break
3:10-4:00 — The Moth­er and Her veneration
4:00- — Tea, snacks and spir­i­tu­al fellowship

Sunday, June 22
11am-noon : The spiritual significance of the Mother,
as defined by Rev. Swami Swahanandaji

Thursday, June 26th - Saturday, June 28th Visit by Swami Sarvadevananda

Visit by Swami Nishpapananda May 30th - June 1st, 2014

Saturday, May 31st

11:00 am to 12:30 pm Dis­course on Spir­i­tu­al Rebirth and Q&A

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm Dis­course on The Light Divine and Q&A

Sun­day, June 1st

11:00 am to 12:30 pm Guid­ed Med­i­ta­tion and work­shop on “Peace”

Visit by Swami Ishatmananda, May 2-3, 2014

Location:3109 Globe Road, Mor­risville, NC 27560

May 2nd (Friday) 7-9 p.m. “Hinduism: An Unique Way of Life” followed by QA session and Potluck Dinner

May 3rd (Saturday) 9.30-4 pm -Day-long retreat on “Be Spiritual” 

Sri Ramakrishna’s Birth Anniversary Celebration March 2nd (Sunday) 3-4.30 pm

A laser show on SWAMIJI by Man­ick Sor­car on Sat­ur­day, March 8, 2014

March 6- March 10th Vis­it by Pravra­ji­ka Krishnaprana

March 9th (Sunday)

11:00 to 12:00 Talk on the life and teach­ings of Sri Ramakrishna
12:00 to 12:30 Aar­ti and flower offering.
12:30 to 1:30 Potluck Lunch and clean up
1:30 to 2:30 talk “Liv­ing a ‘Holy’ Bal­ance Life

Thanksgiving Celebration

Nov 24th 11 am-12.30 pm

Kali Puja Celebration

Kali Puja cel­e­brat­ed by RKVSNC at the Hin­du Tem­ple in Mor­risville, NC on Nov 2nd.

Date & Time: Nov 2nd, 2013 (Sat­ur­day) 6.30 pm onwards

Pravra­ji­ka Brahmaprana con­duct­ed retreats on Vivek­a­nanda Retreat and Cel­e­bra­tion (Feb 8th and 9th)   and  Raja Yoga (Feb 15, 22 and 23)

Raja Yoga Retreat

Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 16, Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 22 & Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 23, 2014

Date                                       Spir­i­tu­al Topic
Sun­day, Feb. 16th:                 Spe­cial Lec­ture   on Raja Yoga
11:30-12:30 pm:                           “Pow­ers of the Mind”
Sat­ur­day, Feb. 22nd:           Raja Yoga Retreat

10-10:15am:                                    Guid­ed Meditation
10:15-11:30am:                              Eight Limbs of Yoga (fol­lowed by Q & A)
11:30-12 Noon:                              Tea break
12-1pm:                                             Calm­ing the Lake of the Mind – Q & A on Spir­i­tu­al Life
1-1:30pm:                                         Aarti
1:30pm:                                             Lunch Prasad

Sun­day, Feb. 23rd:                Raja Yoga Retreat
10-10:15am:                                    Guid­ed Meditation
10:15-11:30am:                              Med­i­ta­tion and Its Meth­ods 1 (fol­lowed by Q & A)
11:30-12 Noon:                              Tea break
12-1pm:                                             Med­i­ta­tion and Its Meth­ods 2 (fol­lowed by Q & A)
1-1:30pm:                                         Aar­ti Offertory
1:30pm:                                             Lunch Prasad