Programme

Schedule

DateMain Topic
04.04.2020Monthly meeting (cancelled)
02.05.2020Monthly meeting (tentative)
06.06.2020Monthly meeting (tentative)
04.07.2020Monthly meeting
08.08.2020Monthly meeting
05.09.2020Monthly meeting
03.10.2020Monthly meeting
07.11.2020Monthly meeting
05.12.2020Monthly meeting

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

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.