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Vedanta Center of Atlanta February activities

2/7/2021 11:00 AM

Vedanta Center of Atlanta February activities

Dear Devotees and Friends,

Many of you may recall our congregation member Paul Rentz. Paul died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack on Monday, January 18th. Here is a sweet remembrance by a fellow devotee —

My thoughts on Paul Rentz

by Hyma Naidu

I knew Paul a little more than a year at the Vedanta Center, and also through our Compassionate Communication group, which meets with Clarice Belcher. He was always very personable, pleasant and cheerful. He came with a smile. Paul often said in our Zoom meetings with Clarice that he had everything — a good wife, a house, a boat, good retirement, and financial security. He was always honest about his feelings, and said that he was not doing enough for the community, and wanted to do more. At the same time he said, “I am doing a lot and still not fully happy, and do not know why.” That worried me a bit, and we talked about counseling for his dissatisfaction of “not doing enough and unable to feel satisfied.”

However, it was wonderful that I had a chance to get to know Paul for a short time, by making a good connection. Even though his sudden death is shocking news, I found peace in knowing that he is in God’s hands. I pray for his soul while also praying for his family. God bless Paul and his family that is left behind.

With peace,
Hyma

    COVID-19 UPDATE

    Your Center's Chapel (the building closest to the parking lot) is open for private meditation, and to visit the self-serve Bookshop. Otherwise, your Center remains closed to visitors due to the coronavirus. Thank you for helping us keep our congregation, friends, and residents of the Center safe and healthy. Do join us online for classes, talks, discussion and the sweetness of continuing fellowship that is such a balm during this challenging time of great transition.

      Announcements

      Join us for evening Arati via Zoom, at 7pm, Monday through Saturday evenings (no Arati on Sunday). Zoom in at https://tinyurl.com/yylpqxmp.
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      Holy_mother_imageHoly Mother's Helping Hands, your Center’s annual effort to provide food and warm clothing for the less fortunate, is ongoing during the winter months. Our Food Drive is in cooperation with the Atlanta Community Food Bank. This year we will NOT be collecting food here at the Center. Instead, you may support this effort with a monetary donation here: https://tinyurl.com/y9ozyadd

      With regard to your donations of warm winter clothing, there WILL BE a clothes rack on the Monastery sunporch. As we have done every year, the gifts you leave with us will be passed on to a local church. They have a large “clothes closet,” and invite the homeless to drop by and find things they like and need.

      This Sunday
      Swami Vivekananda’s Birthday Celebration & Puja

      Feb 7, 11am to 12noon

      Join us via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/y7veshzt
      or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VedantaCenterAtlanta/
       

      Swami Vivekananda’s Birthday Celebration and Puja will be on Sunday, Feb 7 from 11am to noon. No in-person attendance; the puja will be live streamed from our Chapel; please participate by Zoom or watch the live stream on our Facebook page.

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      Upcoming Activities & Events

      2/6 (Sat) - 9-10am - Chandi chanting in Sanskrit
      - Join us online via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/511355102
      pw: Jai Ma

      2/7 (Sun) - Swami Vivekananda’s Birthday Celebration and Puja will be on Sunday, Feb 7 from 11am to noon. No in-person attendance; please participate by Zoom or watch live stream on Facebook.
      - Join us online via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/y7veshzt

      2/13 (Sat) - 10-10:30am - Chandi reading in English
      - Join us online via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/y9lftqvd

      2/14 (Sun) - Swami Brahmananda’s Birthday Celebration and Puja will be on Sunday, Feb 14 from 11am to noon. No in-person attendance; please participate by Zoom or watch live stream on Facebook
      - Join us online via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/y7veshzt

      Ongoing Activities

      Weekly Classes (online via Zoom)

      Mondays, 8-9pm - Love Poems from God
      - Join us via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/y653onro

      Tuesdays, 8-9pm - Sri Sarada Devi and Her Divine Play
      - Join us via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/ybe4ytz3

      Wednesdays, 8-9pm - Jnana Yoga by Swami Vivekananda
      - Join us via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/ybq6r89p

      Saturdays, 11am-12noon - Swami Prabhavananda's Realizing God
      - Join us via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/ydebaoog


      Evening Arati
      Daily except Sunday, at 7pm
      - Join us via Zoom at  https://tinyurl.com/yylpqxmp


      Other

      Nisargadatta and Jnana Yoga Online Group
      Sundays at 5pm Eastern, via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/yb2p6lp6 

      Contact ryanneuc@gmail.com to have chapters sent to you.

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