Schedule of Spiritual Retreat with Swami Medhanandaji in Zurich

DateTimeMain Topic
Saturday - June 11, 202210:00Devotional Singing
10:15Welcome and Introduction
10:20Talk: “Sri Ramakrishna the prophet of Harmony”
11:20Q & A
14:00Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna Class
15:00Q & A
17:00Guided meditation
18:15Interactive session with devotees on the challenges they face in spiritual life and practical tips
Sunday - June 12, 202210:00Devotional Singing
10:30Talk: The Science of Prayer
11:30Q & A
12:30Thanks and Closing

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 has the following flow:

  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 Amaranandaji. 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.