Programme

Schedule of events in 2022

DateTimeMain Topic
Saturday - October 8, 202214:00Welcome
14:05Singing
14:15Gospel reading & discussion
15:00Talk and discussion with Sw. Vedanishthananda on
"Living Vedanta: The lives of the Holy Trio and Direct Disciples."
15:45Quiz
16:00Meditation
16:20Reading "They Lived with God"
17:00Close and thanks
Saturday - November 5, 202214:00Monthly meeting (detail will follow)
Saturday - December 3, 202214:00Monthly meeting (detail will follow)

The Vedanta Study Circle (VSC) consists of devotees who identify with the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda (collectively known as the Holy Trio) and take delight in remembering them. These holy personalities epitomized the paths of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga and Raja Yoga . Their lives, therefore, form the context for our discussions.

Sri Ramakrishna stressed the importance of holy company in the development of one’s spiritual life. He furthermore underscored the importance of devotees themselves:

Sri Ramakrishna:  “… you should remember that the heart of the devotee is the abode of God. He dwells, no doubt, in all beings, but He especially manifests Himself in the heart of the devotee.”

The Vedanta Study Circle program has two goals:  (1) to feel the divine presence of the Holy Trio through ardent and heartfelt discussions on their lives and (2) to benefit from the holy company of fellow-devotees.

We meet on the first Saturday of every month and the program is arranged based on the following topics:

  1. Short introduction and welcome
  2. Singing of a few hymns
  3. Reading Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
  4. Meditation
  5. Bhagavad Gita chanting
  6. Discussion of a holy text
  7. Singing of a few hymns
  8. Discussion of a commentary on Bhagavad Gita
  9. Tea and simple refreshments

A monthly online-class will be held by Swami Vedanishthanandaji. Invitations will be sent out by WhatsApp chat and Email.
 
Apart from the monthly meetings the VSC organizes celebrations of the birth anniversaries of the Holy Trio in which we hope to bring their message to new comers.